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!

Add support for non-standard Markdown features

Tony Sloane 7 years ago • updated 7 years ago 2

It seems from the "Markdown preview" thread that you are using discount as your markdown processor. Could you please enable some of the non-standard features of discount?

In particular, I would like to use the ~~~ syntax for code blocks, which doesn't seem to work in textastic now, but is supported by discount if it is compiled with the --with-fenced-code option. Could you turn this and other options on?




additional keys displayed/not displayed

Tobias Lahmann 4 years ago in iPad 0

i would like the additional keys to remain diplayed while using external BT keyboard, because my Keyboard does not have all the keys i need.

please let me decide if i wan't the additional keys displayed or not

Will be answered

Can you please enable preview for asp pages they have HTML in them

timcrosbie 7 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago 1

Verbose FTP conection

gerardo 7 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 1
It would be useful to know what's behind the scenes when a transaction takes a while.
Under review

bluetooth keyboard become non-responsive after uploading file

Mike Yuan 3 years ago in iPad • updated 3 years ago 4
I am using logitech keys to go keyboard with bluetooth connecting. everything works great first. But after I upload file to the server, all the alphabet keys became non-responsive. but the other function keys such as home, multi-task, spotlight search still work. And in other apps, all the keys work.

I had to click on the "File" buttom to "refresh" app to get the keys functioning again. Not sure if it is just this keyboard but hope you could fix this bug. Thanks!!!

files changed on server not refreshed on ipad via ssh

cyberCode 7 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 1
A file on the server has been update but i can' t seem to get it copied back down to the ipad (use sftp connection) How do i get the  local files to update?

Design mode

John Crause 5 years ago in iPad 0
I would love to see a design mode like dreamweaver that lets me edit the design instead of just the code, and it makes the code. I like to use that to create HTML code by just typing like a normal text editor, then I can copy the code into my web system afterwards. that would be a really cool feature.

Split view multitasking for the iPad?

Matthew Gordon 2 years ago in iPad • updated 2 years ago 2

Does this app supports split view multitasking for the iPad Air 2?


PHP Fehler anzeigen & Benutzerdefinierte Sonderzeichen

xDGeForcexD 6 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago 1

wäre es möglich das wenn man in PHP Fehler macht das diese dann markiert werdenalso wenn man z.B.: Das ; vergessen hat oder wenn man eine Schleife nichtgeschlossen hat. Also so wie in Dreamweaver :)

Und was noch schön wäre das man vielleicht noch selbstentscheiden kann welche Sonderzeichen man über der normalen Tastatur habenmöchte.

Hoffe das wäre möglich, würde die Arbeit ziemlich erleichtern :)

MFG xDGeForcexD


Suggestions for next version

Steve McManus 6 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 5
  1. List of open files, either as tabs, or a popover view
  2. Mark files that have been changed locally.  If this already happens, well, I'm missing it somewhere.  ;)
  3. Option to auto synchronize with Dropbox.  I actually dislike having to re-sync every time I make changes.
  4. Auto retry on failed upload to Dropbox.
  5. Allow for root syncing of Dropbox.  What I mean by that is say I pulled down a subfolder to edit locally.  I don't to have to have the same folder selected in the Dropbox area.  It would be nice to be able to just push changes back, without having to navigate through Dropbox to get to the folder you want to sync.