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Even better: why not provide "Download latest" in the context menu that appears when I tap-and-hold a file name? This is a minor change that would make our lives much easier!  Thanks!
Thanks, Alexander!  However, you have to admit that this workaround is rather inconvenient because I have to confirm on several occasions that I really, really want to open a binary file, and then I have to look at meaningless mumbo-jumbo. I would find it much more convenient if Textastic didn't ask for a confirmation and simply displayed "No preview available" in the right pane.