Writeroom tap-cursor zones plus select gesture
Dave Cross 11 years ago • updated 11 years ago • 4
Loving Textastic. I've found it very easy to use. The shortcut keys along the top have been very useful.
One thing I'm missing is quick cursor movement similar to Writeroom. They use a single-finger tap in a margin to move the cursor one character and two-finger tap to move one word.
I know Texttastic currently doesn't have margins, but this might be something for a future update. You could even take it a step further by adding a select (possibly by holding a single finger in opposite margin while using the writeroom-style gestures).
Just a wish. Thanks for all your hard work.
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did you try the cursor navigation wheel? http://www.textasticapp.com/v3/manual/lessons/How_can_I_bring_up_the_cursor_navigation_wheel.html
But, of course I'll think about your idea.
Strictly a preference/creature-comfort. I like Writeroom because of the lack of clutter. I also like Textmate for the same reason (thanks for adding TM theme support, by the way). There's a lot of functionality in them, but they feel 'clean'. Add in TextExpander support (which you've also done), and you have an awesome and extensible environment for programming.
Unfortunately, there aren't many options for keeping UI elements down in iOS... at least when it comes to cursor movement (from what I can see... I'm really no expert on this). You've done an excellent job packing a lot of functionality into Textastic too, but the nav wheel doesn't flow with how I like to work.