Under review

iOS file system

Martin Graf 5 years ago in General updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 1

When trying to open a folder from some apps (which have file system integration) the following errors occur on my iPhone and iPad (iOS 12.1.3):

OneDrive: Textastic tries to open folders as files (and does not display anything in this file then)

Nextcloud: Textastic takes no action (not even a warning message) when trying to open a folder

Opening just files from those file providers works perfectly fine.

It would be really nice if this bug was fixed.

Under review

This behavior is not a bug in Textastic, but a limitation of iOS. It is documented in the manual at https://www.textasticapp.com/v7/manual/integration_other_apps/external_files_folders.html


"Opening external folders only works when the files and folders are stored locally on the device. This is typically true for Git clients and the “On my iPad/iPhone” location, but also for apps like Documents by Readdle.

It does not work when folders are stored in the cloud. For cloud providers like iCloud Drive or Microsoft OneDrive, you can only open individual files, not folders."

Note: A future update of Textastic will add support for adding external iCloud Drive folders.