User-specification of syntax highlighting (e.g. for specialized modeling languages, like GAMS)

pleiby 13 years ago updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 12 years ago 1

n++, VIM, etc. allow user- based extension to new syntaxes.

I would like to add the reserved words, comment delimiters, etc. for GAMS, a specialized modeling language.  Others may have their own customization needs. 


Please, let us view, download and upload htaccess

PedroAparicio 13 years ago updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 13 years ago 1
We need to see files like .htaccess , please it is ver y important
I've just implemented this. Will be available in Textastic 2.1.

How do I locate lost Pages documents

Richard Krigman 10 years ago updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 10 years ago 1
I lost three pages of word documents under the "pages" head icon they are in my lock box  how to access ?po

Display error when additional keys are hidden

Clarence 12 years ago updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 12 years ago 4
The "tab" reminds on screen even when additional keys are hidden.

Textastic is of latest version on original iPad with iOS 5.0. Same problem exists no matter in landscape or portrait orientation, split or docked keyboard.

screen: http://d.pr/fixs
Fixed for Textastic 3.1

Cannot Upload files to xampp ftp Server

Markus Ziegler 12 years ago updated 12 years ago 4
I am using and liking the app for some time now.
I wanted to connect to my xampp server at home in my macbookpro.
Downloading the files did work. But whenever I upload a file it says something about not working 'upload failed (at start/before it took off)'
What is this?
With my ftp server on my domain all works ok, but I wanted to not always have to upload via the internet...
Any Ideas?


copy/paste not working

Adam Acosta 11 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 10 years ago 3

I've copied a bunch of javascipt (Backbone.js) in Safari (from raw view in Github) but when i press and hold in Textasic, paste is not an option.

Other than that, is there a better workflow for grabbing libraries and adding them into textastic? I can't seem to find a good clean way of just simply grabbing js files from anywhere and get them into textastic.


Text delay then empty from screen kb bug

Admiral27 13 years ago updated by Joseph Wilcock 13 years ago 2
When I write out text from the screen keyboard, ever third character causes a 10 sec delay when everything freezes, but then spits out the whole buffer. It's very hard to code with this problem. I turned off everything I could, but it still happens.
Not a bug

RSA Key won't take

Jeremy Ricketts 12 years ago updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 12 years ago 3
On OSX, I tried copying my id_rsa into /ssh within Textastic. I left everything else default. I tried entering my username. I tried entering my server password even though this RSA key doesn't use one. I tried importing my id_rsa.pub instead, but that didn't work. I keep getting "Transfer Error. Wrong passphrase or invalid/unrecognized private key file."

I know this id_rsa works because I use it to SSH into my server via terminal, Transmit FTP, and other applications. Lastly, I tried using some of the other files in my ~/.ssl folder on OSX. Oh, and I also tries using my server's FQDN instead of the IP.

Still get the same message! Any thoughts?

Open In...

KevinMc 13 years ago updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 13 years ago 1
When I attempt to "Open in..." and select "Pages", the Pages program opens to it's "My Documents" screen, but the file being edited in Textastic never shows up.
Under review

Back to the currently open file

freeranger 8 years ago in iPhone updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 8 years ago 1


It would be great if you could with one click get back to the file you currently have open - once you gone into the menu system, say from a OneDrive file I have opened, there is no way to quickly go back to the file apart from navigating to "recent files" or back to the original location - it would be nice to have a single click to "close the menu" and return to the file