Viewing and Editing Files

Textastic adds a set of additional keys above the standard keyboard. These allow you to enter 40 different special characters quickly without having to switch to another keyboard layout or scrolling a list of keys and also add direct access to undo and redo.

You can use swipe gestures to quickly move the cursor when you are editing text.

Here you can find a list of keyboard shortcuts you can use when you connect a wireless bluetooth keyboard or a keyboard dock to your iPad. These shortcuts work in all iOS apps.

A list of supported programming and markup languages.

Textastic allows you to add your own custom syntax definitions and themes. You can add TextMate-compatible .tmbundle packages and .tmTheme files. You can also add custom file templates that appear in the file creation screen.

Textastic exposes actions that can be used by other apps using the x-callback-url specification. The textastic:// scheme can also be used to view the source code of websites.

Using the Recent Files list you can quickly switch between different files - even when they are located in different folders. This popover also has a button to close the currently open file.

Textastic supports the preview function of iOS which allows you to view image, pdf and office files.

Here you can find details about the saving mechanism.

Importing and Managing Files

Many iPhone apps support the Open In... menu. See some examples.

Learn how to use iTunes File Sharing to copy files between your computer and Textastic using a USB connection.

Learn how to use edit mode in the Files section. This allows you to move, copy and rename local files and folders.

Connecting to Remote Servers

Learn how to configure a new FTP, FTPS (FTP over SSL), FTPES (FTP over Explicit Auth SSL) or SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) connection.

Textastic offers a fast and easy way to upload files you downloaded from a remote server. You can also download the latest version if you know that the file was changed on the remote server.

Learn how to access your Dropbox account.

Connecting via Wi-Fi / built-in WebDAV server

The built-in WebDAV server allows you to easily transfer files to Textastic from your Mac or PC via Wi-Fi.

Learn how to configure and start the builtin WebDAV server in order to manager your files via Wi-Fi.

Learn how to connect to the builtin WebDAV server using Finder on Mac OS X.

Learn how to connect to the builtin WebDAV server using Explorer on Windows.