Textastic is a fast and versatile text, code and markup editor for Mac. It will continue to be actively developed to provide you with the features you need to get your work done. 

In order to achieve this, we would appreciate any and all feedback on challenges encountered when using Textastic. 

Please also have a look at the manual.

Be sure to vote for the features you want to see implemented!


Code folding

Patrick 5 years ago • updated by Den 1 year ago 5

Code folding that allows the user to selectively hide and display sections of a currently-edited file as a part of routine edit operations. This allows the user to manage large amounts of text while viewing only those subsections of the text that are specifically relevant at any given time.


Show and auto-complete matching parenthesis, curly brackets and square brackets.

Trevor Williams 5 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 4

When an ending parenthesis, curly bracket and/or square bracket is typed or the cursor is placed near one, it shows the matching parenthesis/bracket.

Under review

FTP and SFTP support

Sebyno 5 years ago • updated by LEMONed 3 months ago 22
I really need this feature integrated.


Ability to open a folder - switch between files using a hierarchical file browser

Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago • updated 3 years ago 15

Instead of opening files individually, have the user open a base directory. There should then be a file browser that allows the user to quickly switch between files in the selected folder and its subfolders.


This feature will be available in the next update which I submitted to Apple.


Toggle comments

Jonathan Markevich 5 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago 2

There should be a simple way to comment out lines & blocks of code on all platforms.


Tabbed interface / tabs: open several files in one window

Alexander Blach (Developer) 5 years ago • updated by Cédric 4 years ago 10

Add the ability to open several files in a single window. Use a tab control to switch between files.


Tabs will be available in v1.1.


regex find and replace

David Loeffler 5 years ago • updated by Alice Zoë Bevan–McGregor 1 year ago 3

I just got Textastic from the Mac App Store.  Good first start.  I am working on a very long Multimarkdown file and I like the navigation.  What I would like to see is regular expressions for both find and find & replace.


Ability to print

Mathias Wagner 5 years ago • updated by Justin Oroz 2 years ago 14

It seems like there is no print support in the Mac version. Is this correct?

I think a paid editor should be able to print. 

Version 3.2
Under review

Column mode

David Preschel 5 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 2 years ago 10

Column selection mode:  Ability to select/copy/paste a column of text


Spell Checker would be nice

Mahyar Mousavi 5 years ago • updated by Jacob 3 years ago 2

A spell checker for different languages would be nice.