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Textastic Code Editor for iPhone

Textastic Code Editor for iPhone

       iOS iPhone

Textastic is a fast and versatile text, code and markup editor supporting syntax highlighting of over 80 programming and markup languages. Connect to FTP, SFTP and WebDAV servers or to your Dropbox account. Use the built-in WebDAV server to easily transfer files from your Mac or PC over Wi-Fi.

It's the perfect app to view and edit your website and source code files at home, in the office or on the road.


• Syntax highlighting of more than 80 languages:
HTML, XML, Markdown, Objective-C, C++, PHP, Perl, Python, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, shell scripts and many more (full list available on the website)
• Compatible with TextMate syntax definitions and themes
• Code completion for HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP functions
• FTP, FTPS (FTP over SSL), SFTP (SSH connection), WebDAV and Dropbox clients
• iCloud
• WebDAV server
• Symbol list to quickly navigate in a file
• Full external keyboard support
• Displays additional keys over the virtual keyboard to make it easy to type characters often used for programming
• Easily move the cursor using swipe gestures
• Supports most encodings like UTF-8, ISO-8859-1, CP 1251 or MacRoman
• Supports different tab widths and soft tabs (spaces instead of tabs)
• Customizable font and font sizes
• Undo & Redo
• Find & Replace
• File information like character count and word count
• Send files by email
• Local and remote web preview for html and Markdown files
• Supports TextExpander touch snippet expansion

Textastic supports several ways to import your files:
• Over USB via iTunes File Sharing
• By using "Open In" in other apps
• Connect to (S)FTP and WebDAV servers, and Dropbox
• Over Wi-Fi with the built-in WebDAV server

Don't hesitate to tell me the features you want to see in the next version!

What's new

• new user interface designed to match iOS 7
• added syntax definitions for Arduino, Batch files, Clojure, Fountain, and Go
• UI themes: blue, gray, and black
• dark keyboard support

• new external keyboard shortcuts:
- Cmd-N: create new file/folder
- Cmd-F: toggle find/replace
- Cmd-W: close current file
- Alt-Cmd-P: toggle preview
- Alt-Cmd-I: toggle file properties popover
- Alt-Cmd-T: toggle symbol list popover
- Alt-Cmd-Up Arrow: upload current file
- Alt-Cmd-Down Arrow: download current file
- Cmd-I: toggle italics (works in Markdown and HTML files)
- Cmd-B: toggle boldface (works in Markdown and HTML files)
- Cmd-U: toggle underline (works in HTML files)

• redesigned theme selection:
- There's now a preview image on the left side of each theme. This is generated on demand using the current font settings and also works with custom themes.
- Changed sort order: light themes are now displayed before dark themes.

• Textastic now clears the url cache when the application starts. This allows you to clear outdated server responses when using the remote preview feature by restarting the app.
• Textastic now uses the MultiMarkdown v4 library instead of the Discount Markdown library
• updated network libraries to latest versions: OpenSSL, libssh2, libcurl
• added 64-bit support

• updated TextExpander SDK - you can now refresh snippets from the settings screen
• updated Dropbox SDK
• fixed a regular expression search issue when searching for escaped strings like "\n"
• fixed crashes that could happen when a hardware keyboard is used
• fixed VoiceOver issues
• fixed line ending issues when sending text files as an email attachment
• many, many more bug fixes


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Last changed:
Apr 15, 2014
Alexander Blach
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Current Version Average Rating:
5.00 (8)

All Versions Average Rating:
5.00 (97)
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