drag and drop ios 11

douglas 4 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years ago 1

I'm just wondering if I'm doing something wrong?  Should I be able to drag a .js file from the ios11 files app into textastic?  Is this integration planned but not here yet?  thanks!

Under review

Quick open a file

Rahoul Baruah 4 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 10

If I open a git repo via Working Copy (or maybe in the future if I mount an SFTP folder - maybe via Transmit?) - is there any chance of something similar to TextMate/Sublime/Atom's Cmd-T function (or the Ctrl-P plugin in Vim)?

So I can type in part of a filename and it locates all matches within that directory and I can pick the one I want. As I do a lot of Rails work I often have to jump between different files in different parts of the tree - so being able to search aviecustinde which then matches to app/views/customers/index.html.erb is a massive time saver.


Find and replace in a whole project

Giacomo Lawrance 4 years ago in iPad updated by benjamino 2 years ago 1

It would be great if you could replace certain code with edited code in the whole project


Epub zipping

waynewongrj 5 years ago in iPad 0


I use Textastic regularly, and I’m a big fan.

Lately, I have been working on EPUB files, which need to be zipped in a particular way, with the mimetype file remaining uncompressed. Details are discussed here:

ePub Zip/Unzip AppleScript application for Mac OS X

This complex EPUB zipping currently requires me to use a Mac/PC app or command line to accomplish it. However, if Textastic could build it in as an action that could be performed on a folder like regular zipping, then Textastic could be used as a basic EPUB code editor on an iOS device. That would be great for those who need to edit the code of an EPUB when a Mac/PC is not available. It would also make Textastic even more unique in the App Store!


Guys, please make the jump and give us WYSIWYG editing

Peter Payne 8 years ago in iPad updated by StefanD. 3 years ago 1

I know I seem like a n00b by asking for this but there are NO good options for editing an existing HTML file in iOS. The reason I need to this is, I am a writer (not a HTML programmer) and need an environment where I can write my update posts and debug everything before it's uploaded as HTML to our website. Please give us this option? It would be greatly appreciated.

Under review

CDN Support

Brad Hellyar 7 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 5
It would be nice to have CDN support, so when I am using the CDN for bootstrap, jQuery, etc the content would display properly in preview mode.

Integrating mySQL/DB autocomplete/suggest support

Billy Griffiths 9 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 9 years ago 1

I've recently discovered Textastic for coding on to go. Something I would like to see (as a PHP purist) in future releases are database table autocompletes. As a developer working on various projects at the same time, I often get confused as to which table belongs to which project. 

If I had the ability to specify a remote DB connection and have table names autocompleted (a local cached list might be a good idea) when writing SQL queries, that would really boost my productivity as I would no longer need to hop between apps. 


Support for .master and .scss / .sass file extension

James Lock 8 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 8 years ago 1


Built int support for DotNET .master files (same as aspx) would be great, as well as .scss and .sass files.  I currently have downloaded some 3rd party textmate bundles to do this, but would be great to have in-built support.



Under review

SendCode from Editor to Terminal. Shortcut for this?

rmbowers 10 months ago in iPad updated 9 months ago 2

Wonderful software! I am having fun leaning to use my ipad as an alternative to my macpro for some computing.

Question: How to implement two Sublime Text 3 packages, "SendCode" and "SublimeREPL"

Purpose: (of which there may already be a shortcut for) would be to highlight a block of text in an editor (usually R or Python), then use some shortcut (Cmd + E) to send code to the currently open terminal. Is this already possible? If not, would there be a way to use specifically the SendCode package for Sublime Text 3 in Textastic? I have already copied the two SendCode and SublimeREPL directories to my #Textastic directory, but have run Reload Customizations, but to no avail. I can get theme files to work properly, but am not able to correctly implement Sublime packages. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Under review

hide unnecessary ui component

Dang H. 1 year ago in iPad updated by Graham 9 months ago 3


I would love to have an option to hide these components as it get in the way and wasting my screen real estate:

- system status bar

- system home bar (ios 13)

- textastic toolbar

Also a shortcut to open the file panel and focus to the search field would be very useful. I don’t think there’s a way to do it currently.