The Mac version currently has no (S)FTP support. That's also the reason why it costs less than the iOS apps. I'll consider adding it in a future version, but I'm focusing on improving the code editor first. On Mac OS X, there are many commercial and free FTP clients that you can use to transfer your files to your servers which is not the case on iOS.
Thanks for your reply. I like to have my FTP client integrated with my editor like Coda does. So I don't have to swap programs all the time.
That would really be great. The SFTP support is one of the features I really need and love in the iPad version.
I know that is possible to use also transmit for "mapping" SFTP drive but this feature will be great. Hope to see this soon. :-)
and please add FTPS too!
I would rather see integration w/version control first...
If I had know this, I would not have given you my $6.
I like task isolation in the apps I use. A dedicated file transfer application can pretty much always trump file transfer integrated into other software. For file transfers I use version control software (like all developers really ought to ;) or ForkLift. Transmit is also quite excellent. Both of the dedicated FTP(S)/SFTP apps support change notification or are able to keep trees in sync. There's also the ultimate solution of mounting your remote filesystem: why "transfer" files when you can literally just modify them remotely? (Both of the mentioned packages support configuration of FUSE graphically for this purpose.)
wait update for sftp
I'd prefer to have my ftp service separate to the editor; it's a tough nut to crack with permissions and all so really belongs in SSHFS or Cyberduck, etc. All FTP clients offer an open in editor of choice feature.
Textastic for mac should better stick with doing one thing well, since it is a desktop app. Textastic is the most mac-ish text editor I know of, which is the point of its existence.
I do FTP with another app like Cyberduck. In reality, it would frustrate the users if they start configuring two FTP clients, one solely for text editing and another for general tasks.
You're missing the point here.
With or without FTP support, what Textastic do is and will always be text editing. You don't transfer non-text files via a text editor.
It's about enabling users to directly edit text files located on a remote server, instead of downloading them to local first and uploading them back to the server after.
If I'm right Textastic for IOS have SFTP/FTP feature so for me is natural to have the same feature is a bigger version like the one on OSX.
If you prefer to use cyberduck use it. I prefer to have a feature and don't use it instead of missing the same feature.
This is only my 2 cent
I feel cheated. I have used Textastic for some time on my iPad whilst using bluefish under Linux on my laptop. Having upgraded (?) to a MacBook which will not easily run Bluefish I bought Textastic. Downloaded and runs OK so I went to put in my ftp servers but then realised it is not supported. How do I get my money back????
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