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!

Symbols button - no symbols found

Fexxel 6 years ago • updated 6 years ago 0
If there are no symbols found either the button should be disabled (or not visible) or it should be bagded with a zero.

I would prefere the invisibility, because I don't like buttons that don't do anything.

Custom snippet support

Scott Thompson 6 years ago • updated 6 years ago 2
The only thing missing that I would find really useful is a way to add and use your own custom snippets.

For instance, and this is only a very simple example, when writing an html file, it would be good to select a snippet that sets all the basic stuff up for you rather than having to type it all out from scratch every time you write html. Something like this:

I'm sure developers coding in other languages would find this useful too.

How to call round thing with arrows for selection as on screenshot at appstore? thanks!

GrunSh 7 years ago • updated 7 years ago 2
Its useful for select, but i cant find, where it.

You should be able to share files over Bluetooth.

Kyle Sherman 6 years ago • updated by Fexxel 6 years ago 1
I have problems with my company not letting my iPad on the same network as my desktop and laptop. Therefore, I can't use WebDAV, FTP, or anything like that. Instead of having to plug in by USB to iTunes, it would be great if I could transfer files over Bluetooth!

Select name in the "New X Name" field when renaming or copying files or folders

Tim Baumgard 6 years ago • updated 6 years ago 0
It would be nice if the entire folder name or file name minus the file extension were selected by default when renaming or copying files or folders. It would speed the process up a bit.

Additional Coding

David A 7 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 1
Issues with Syntax Highlighting: I'd really like to see:
- Color selection control. 
- Color coding on parameters,
- Curly-brace/Paren color control
-  Open/close matching
-  Block hide/show (defined by braces/parens)
-  Constants and Deffintion color coding
-  Operator color coding. 

iPad compatible forum

Kevin White 7 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 3
The support site for an ipad app should be compatible with the ipad. I had to compose this message in simplenote and paste it into the feeback box. Pretty silly.


Philippe Jeanneret 7 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 1
It would be great to be able to work with csv's files.


nemeru 7 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 1
since u made it support MEL, adding a backtick character would be even better ^^ thanks guys for this, amazing tool this is. missing them backticks big time though...