It is now possible to open entire folders from the iOS Git client Working Copy in Textastic using the iOS document picker. Previously you could only open individual files.
Using Git on iOS with Working Copy and Textastic
With the new document picker in iOS 8, you can use Working Copy and Textastic to fully access your Git repositories on your iPad or iPhone.
Script to hide desktop icons and Dock when creating OS X screenshots
When creating screenshots for the latest version of Textastic for Mac in OS X Yosemite, I needed a way to quickly hide the Dock and all desktop icons without using a separate demo account on my Mac.
Generating App Store promo codes with itc.cli
If you are like me and have an app available in versions for iPad, iPhone, and Mac, you know how tedious it is to create promo codes for the whole suite of apps. There needed to be a better way to quickly create a promo code for each app than the endless clicking and waiting game in iTunes Connect.
NSJSONSerialization category to read JSON with comments
Before Apple added NSJSONSerialization in iOS 5, I’ve been using JSONKit to parse commented JSON configuration files in Textastic. I’ve been wanting to replace it with NSJSONSerialization for some time now. The fact that JSONKit’s direct access of the
isa pointer made Textastic crash on OS X 10.10 Yosemite finally made me do the switch.
Creating OS X document icons or: how to convert an icns file to png files
While I was preparing version 1.0 of Textastic for Mac, one of the things I still needed to do was to create some basic document icons. Considering the amount of Mac apps out there, I was sure that either Apple or someone else would provide a template for that. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case.