Use as 3rd party keyboard

Bea Steers 3 years ago in General updated by JESii 3 months ago 2

Textastic is by far the best coding keyboard I’ve seen for iOS devices and there aren’t really any viable options for external keyboards out there. 

I would love if I could use Textastic in other apps (like if I’m submitting an issue on github) so I don’t have to copy and paste from Wikipedia just to get a backtick character. 


Textastic only adds a row above the standard iOS keyboard. To make this available in all apps, I would need to provide the full keyboard. It's not possible to just add a row like I can in my own app. This means I would need to re-implement the standard iOS keyboard, which I don't think is feasible.

Actually it’s totally feasible… at least from a technical POV. There is the Typewise keyboard which is available on iOS for typing with two thumbs. See this article for a complete description https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-ease-typing-on-your-mobile-phone-with-the-typewise-keyboard/.