Bad Kissingen, Germany (PressExposure) May 21, 2011 -- Independent software developer Alexander Blach recently released version 2.2 of Textastic, a plain text editor iPad app with syntax highlighting and many other new features to help developers and Webmasters edit source code while they're on the go.
"People who always wanted to edit their Websites on the road or who wanted to review and edit source code on their iPads will now see that a software solution exists that fulfills their needs-and is updated regularly," Blach said. "Those who already own the text editor app will find many new features that our customers said they wanted to see implemented."
For example, Textastic 2.2 has its own editor control to enable syntax highlighting, which is not supported by iOS out-of-the-box. "For this version, the drawing code of the custom editor control has been rewritten and selecting and typing text is now very fast and happens with no delay," Blach explained.
The latest version of the text editor app also connects to FTP, SFTP and WebDAV servers or to Dropbox and MobileMe iDisk accounts. It features a built-in WebDAV server that allows users to easily transfer files from a Mac or PC over Wi-Fi. It also has a new cursor navigation wheel, which gives users an innovative way to select text on the iPad's touch screen.
Textastic 2.2 represents a major upgrade to the previous text editor app. Now users of the innovative software can:
* preview image, PDF and office files right from within the app
* use the new configurable password lock feature to protect files and server connections they have created in Textastic
* save several remote locations per file, making it easy to upload or download new revisions
* take advantage of a soft tabs feature that inserts a configurable amount of spaces when the tab key is pressed. (This is especially useful when editing Python source code.)
* use a convenient shortcut to jump to the beginning or end of a file. (They can tap once on the status bar to go to the top of the file and tap a second time to go to the bottom.)
The new Textastic text editor app is already making a positive impression among users. It's garnering mostly 5-star reviews at the ITunes App Store, with customers saying it is the best source code editor for the iPad. "No other app on the App Store has the same functionality as Textastic-especially the fast and versatile custom syntax highlighting editor control and the interactive find and replace feature, which are unmatched," Blach said.