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.
Please create a new FTP application with the good design of Textastic.
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.)
Who codes to icloud for business purposes
Well, that didn't age very well 🤔
In any case, it's kind of like buying an electric guitar and complain to the manufacturer when you discover that it doesn't behave like a drum kit.
When choosing a text editor, the most obvious consideration should be its text editing qualities (Captain Obvious speaking).
I just bought Textastic, and so far I'm impressed. It even imported my tweaked-to-the-point-of-madness Textmate 2 themes flawlessly. Thumbs up 🙌🏼
Well, it seems pretty obvious you're not in the majority here... Of course, maybe seven years ago we all weren't using development pipelines like we are today. Nevertheless, Textastic is no longer taking up space on my mac's drive and the iPad app is long gone, too. I wish them no malice. Might still be a decent choice for iPad.
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????
You can request a refund from Apple on the following website: http://reportaproblem.apple.com
The convenience of being able to edit any file on a remote machine you can ssh into like it was on your box, that often drags me off from Mac to my iPad, where there are a couple of editors that offer the convenience. Yet not a single Mac program does it as far as I can tell. A gap in the market right there, just waiting for you to own it Alexander.
It would be useful for everyone who uses a Mac and maintains a web site or other server. Wonder how many people there are in that situation? Quite a lot I would guess.
I get the 'you can bolt this together with FTP client X, use file update events' argument, but thats not happening for editing files on an active server. It's got to be dependable. Which for me means one guy/company in control of the complete stack, testing it all as one product.
I moved on long ago. I now use Sublime Text 3 with SFTP package installed.
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