Web Preview

When previewing a file, Textastic runs a small web server that serves static files.

The web server for the web preview is started when the app is launched.

Port Settings

Web preview settings

Configure the port of the web preview web server here. The default port is 8080.

Random Port

Instead of a fixed port number, you can also let Textastic choose a random port.


Use a fixed port number so you can bookmark preview URLs in Safari when using Preview in Safari. You can change the port or use a random port in Settings -> Web Preview.