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Add remote preview support

Dave Z 9 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 13 2 duplicates
Add support in the "preview" section for remote viewing (in addition to local viewing) so that files like PHP can be interpreted. Having an address bar to manually enter a URL would be ideal since not every PHP file resolves to a specific file (PHP scripts are often included into other scripts).

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Textastic 4.0 will have remote preview support.

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I totally agree with this function. This will be handy for PHP programmers to test the code (instead of switching the app between Safari)
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This really is needed, iI use Textastic for editing websites. I would love to be able to preview the page on my server after I have uploaded it. Saves switching to safari. Please push this!
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I'm in the same boat. It's great to have a nice editor to code in but without being able to run my php code it makes things difficult.
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Gusto does a good job at this. For now I have to load the page in Safari and switch back and forth, breaks my workflow.
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Bumping this, just downloaded this from the app store and it's the one critical feature missing. Would be great to have an 'upload and preview' button in the editor which uses a base URL stored in the list of servers to figure out the full path of the URL and preview accordingly. I can see double tapping my home button to keep switching to safari is going to wear it out soon ;) Thanks for the great app.
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GIT support would be useless without remote previewing
totally agree, hope to this in future release!
This is my number one feature request!
This is a great idea: here's a way to make it sweeter (at least for me):

Can you include a bookmark bar (for bookmarklets) or just include a firebug lite option so we can get a console up? 

this would be great¡ and if it is not posible at leats an option to get the url directly not to write in safari
Also keen on seeing this supported, in fact it could open up the doors to a whole heap of further possibilities developing from this app and an iPad!?
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Textastic 4.0 will have remote preview support.
The only problem I have is that... when the website is protected by a password (Apache's), there is no way of logging in when using the preview feature so it loads forever. Thanks for fixing in next release!
You can add the user name and password to the url like that: http://user:password@example.com/