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!

Dynamic Token Keyboard Input

philmaker 7 years ago 0
Create a ui for Textastic keyboards to be able to input tokens and constructs. I did purchase text expander - but given that the iPad has dynamic input capabilities, using text expansion is kind of lame.

I haven't looked I to what's possible- but I'd like something like: have Textastic parse a source tree and present it as an input device (keyboard) as a column browser - potentially something like that.

The 2.0 release is outstanding. It came out 2 days after I purchased Textastic and I am very pleased.

Options for Symbols

brihogan 6 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago 1
In CoffeeScript all `new` keywords show up in the Symbols list - which is not ideal (at least, not for me). Also, the intending of symbols is almost too subtle. Would love it if we could turn off some keywords (or at least the `new` keyword). Also, would love if the indent was wider (or customizable). Furthermore, if possible, it'd be cool if items in symbols list could have a toggle arrow (show/hide children) to make things more compact.

Over all, awesome app!
Under review

Show Hidden Files Toggle for SFTP Connection

Studded 7 years ago • updated by Matt Doyle 3 years ago 4
FTP and FTPS connections have an option to Hide/Show hidden files. Would love this to be implemented for SFTP(SSH) connections as well. 

UNIX systems that I use SFTP/SSH with denote a hidden file simply with a . at the start of the filename ( .bash_profile, .ssh, .svn, etc. ).

Would love to hide these files (and almost more importantly, ignore them when downloading a directory containing them). Be sure to make this a toggle though, as I occasionally do want to edit these hidden files.

I can't edit tmpl-files. They are simple Textfiles.

Jörg Spieler 7 years ago • updated 7 years ago 2

iOS 5.1

Olaf Kolle 6 years ago in iPhone • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 6 years ago 1
It's a pity that Textastic for the iPhone requires iOS 5.1. Is there now way to code it also for 5.01?

German translation of "Failure when receiving data from the peer" is missing.

Moritz Krause 7 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 0
Thanks for the amazing app!
Textastic uses libcurl for FTP and SFTP file transfers.  Unfortunately, the error messages of libcurl are not localized. But, while it would be nice if they were also available in German, I don't think it's really that important.

Add Function

Shaun Bless 6 years ago • updated by Fexxel 6 years ago 1
Please add a iOS and android simulator

Go lang support

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

Can you please add a Go ( http://golang.org/ ) support? I'd like to buy your application, but but this feature missing stops me.

Under review

Turning off the highlighting of the current line

stargate 7 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 3
I'd liike to be able to turn off the cursor highlight while editing plain text, or configurable based on a file type.

Could you add the font "Aurulent Sans Mono"

Jack Stratton 7 years ago 0
Here's a link:
It is under the GNU Public Domain license, so you probably could use it.
It has all the coding characters, like {, [, (, :, ;, ", ', #, % etc...