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!

Local Preview for SVG + XHTML

Martin 7 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 5
Great editor, but... please allow LOCAL preview and syntax highlighting for new web standards like SVG and XHTML. Both of them are simple XML... and rendered in every modern browser inclusive Safari... thanks for correction in advance, it should be very easy
Version 2.0

iPhone find and replace keyboard covers done button.

ian townsend 5 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 1
On the iPhone vesion getting the keyboard to go away in the find and the find & replace window is a little tricky. I cant get to the done button at the bottom. Can you add a done button to the keyboard or up top where it won't get covered up.

Open .cs files from GoodReader

Jonathan Clarke 7 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 0
GoodReader allows .txt files to be opened by Textastic, but not .cs files. I can rename the files in GoodReader as .txt, but then I lose the syntax highlighting. That's a shame, as that's my reason for using the app.
This is fixed in 1.1 which is currently in review at Apple. It should hit the App Store very soon.

In this version, all supported file extensions are registered as text files in the system.

R Syntax Highlighting

tmarquart 6 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago 1
The manual shows R and S-plus syntax highlighting, yet the app does not seem to support R.  How do I get R/S-plus syntax highlighting?

Would you consider adding the keyboard component from Kodiak as an option?

Dan Diemer 5 years ago in iPad • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 1

It's another interesting take on how to handle touchbased text navigation and I'm rather fond of it. Best of all, it's opensource! https://github.com/adamhoracek/KOKeyboard/


Can't grab text selection handles.

Bob Lob Law 7 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 3
I have the new iPad 2. When I try to grab the handles to change the selected text, it acts as if the handles are not there and comes up with the move curser baloon.
Implemented for Textastic 2.2.

8052 assembly syntax highlighting

Asher 7 years ago 0
8052 assembly is fairly common teaching languages.

Building Automation code file Format

Rene Herrera 6 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago 1
I create .pcl code files for building automation that can be view and edited as a .txt file but your app does not recognize that format. I would love for your app to be able to open and edit theses files.

WEBDAV - question about changing directories

mhmedia 6 years ago • updated 6 years ago 2

I have a webdav area on my web server that contains a number of directories. When I connect I can see my directories as 0-byte files, so I cannot change to those directories. The permissions are 0770/drwxrwx---  and are owned by the web server. If I use the Keynote app to access the same webdav directories there is no problem.  Is this a bug, feature, or my mistake?  Tnx!


unable to transfer files with Forklift 2 for Mac

shammel 7 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 1
error when trying to transfer files to ipad through webDAV with Forklift 2 for Mac