Textastic is a text, code and markup editor for iPad and iPhone with rich support for syntax highlighting, FTP, SFTP and Dropbox. It will continue to be actively developed to provide you with the features you need to get your work done.

In order to achieve this, we would appreciate any and all feedback on challenges encountered when using Textastic.

Please also have a look at the manual.

Be sure to vote for the features you want to see implemented!

Allow "view in" browsers other than Safari

fjpoblam 5 years ago in iPad • updated 5 years ago 2

Thanks for a great app. It's worth noting, I'm no longer maintaining my websites via laptop, but rather *just* on my iPad, thanks to this app! (I just get out my laptop to download updates and keep copies in sync.)

I've read all the suggestions here, and think I'm not posting duplicates. I'll post three. This is one.

I have Chrome, Opera Mini, Onion, and Dolphin browsers on my iPad. It'd be very handy to be able to "preview" a source file in any of these browsers, for testing purposes.


Issues compiling .less file locally on iPad

Jeff Szpak 5 years ago in iPad • updated 5 years ago 9

Files not syncing with iCloud

Elliott 2 years ago in iPad • updated by mlaurencg4 1 year ago 8
My files have stopped syncing with iCloud on my iPad. I've been working on my files with textastic on my MacBook Pro but the new files aren't updating on my iPad. It updates on my iPhone app and desktop

please can you advise how I can fix this?

Natural Cursor Positioning, Like a Trackpad

Casey Anderson 2 years ago in iPad 0

This app is great except cursor positioning is painfully unrealistic for great productivity. It's because we are dealing with code where the cursor needs to be moved constantly and at precise locations.

The Codea app has MASTERED THIS. They simply provide two new keyboard keys in the center of the top row. You tap and hold the key, then move your finger and the cursor moves in parallel. It feels so natural as if I am using the trackpad on my MacBook Pro. One button is for regular movement and the other selects text. Productivity will improve 4 fold with this. I would use Codea instead but it's not a general purpose editor.

Screenshot of the Codea app.


Support for bookmarklets or multiple dimensions in Preview on the iPad

Rob Cherny 5 years ago in iPad 0

Would be great if the iPad preview window had support for bookmarklets or the ability to toggle a responsive / iPhone or "phone" sized screen size. I've been looking around trying to figure out how to test responsive sizes and bookmarklets seems to be a no brainer, similar to firebug lite. The UI could resemble the new Firefox Web Development tools responsive size tool.


see extra keys even when bluetooth keyboard is in use

Graham Charles 5 years ago in iPad 0

I'd like an option to be able to see the extra keys even when I'm using a bluetooth keyboard.


Integrate C/C++ compiler on Jailbreak device?

Ciro Camardella 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Anton Smirnov 3 years ago 3

I know that Apple limits code execution on iPad, but on Jailbreak device?

Could you try this way....

Under review

Translation of the whole app

Joe Smith 4 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 1
Is it possible to translate Textastic UI? If so, I'd like to help, because I love it and use it almost every day. It would be much easier for me to work with it if it was in my native (Czech) language :)
thx for answer

iOS 7 Design

Vitaly Ishkulov 4 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 0
Looking forward for Textastic to be updated for iOS 7 beautiful design. 

Bug in the magnifier - orientation upside down.

Guy Ozery 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Sarah Kelly 3 years ago 12


I am not sure when it happened but it did.

The magnifier orientation was opposite from the text orientation.  

Probably because I switched the iPad orientation number of times. 

I tried to restart the app and now its ok but it means that there are rare case that you lose track of orientation. 




This should be fixed in the next update.