Textastic Code Editor

Textastic Code Editor

By Alexander Blach

  • Category: Developer Tools
  • Release Date: 2016-03-12
  • Current Version: 10.0.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 22.28 MB
  • Developer: Alexander Blach
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 16.0 or later.
Score: 4.79005
From 1,929 Ratings


Textastic is a comprehensive and versatile text and code editor for iPad and iPhone. It supports syntax highlighting of more than 80 programming and markup languages. Connect to SFTP, FTP, and WebDAV servers or to your Dropbox or Google Drive account. Use the built-in SSH terminal to work directly on your server. FEATURES: • Syntax highlighting of more than 80 languages: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, C++, Swift, Objective-C, Rust, XML, Markdown, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Lua, YAML, JSON, SQL, shell scripts and many more (full list available on the website) • Compatible with Sublime Text 3 and TextMate 1 syntax definitions and themes • Code completion for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, Objective-C, and PHP • SFTP (SSH connection), FTP, FTPS (FTP over SSL), WebDAV, Dropbox and Google Drive clients • SSH terminal connections • Git repositories from the Git client app Working Copy can be opened as external folders in Textastic • Emmet support • JavaScript console • iCloud Drive file synchronization • WebDAV server to easily transfer files from your Mac or PC over Wi-Fi. • Symbol list to quickly navigate in a file • Full support for external keyboards, trackpads, and mice • Configurable keyboard shortcuts • Displays additional keys over the virtual keyboard to make it easy to type characters often used for programming • Cursor navigation wheel for easy text selection • Easily move the cursor using swipe gestures • Split View and Slide Over multitasking on iPad • Open multiple files in tabs • Multiple Windows on iPadOS • Support for Dark Mode • Supports most encodings like UTF-8, UTF-16, and ISO-8859-1 • Supports different tab widths and soft tabs (spaces instead of tabs) • Custom fonts • Find & Replace (including regular expression search) • Find in multiple files • File information like character count and word count • Local and remote web preview for HTML and Markdown files Don't hesitate to tell me the features you want to see in the next version! https://feedback.textasticapp.com/



  • Excellent tool!

    By Sevikha
    Thank you very much!
  • THE code editor; full function, easy UI tailoring

    By fjpoblam
    Easy programmable UI, good local/FTP folder handling, great search/replace. I could need no more. (Me? No more laptop, no more “BB” editor. I’ll miss BB…sort of.)
  • You still cannot upload multiple files without a confirmation dialogue box!

    By YesImHereToHelp
    New “Upload To” feature is appealing, but … Developer absolutely refuses to save you time, forcing you to “confirm” EVERY time you want to upload multiple files. Yet, somehow “upload to” is the only option you’re allowed to disable the dialogue box with.
  • The Best

    By rcope
    Textastic is a great code editor that embraces the iPad and iOS. It looks and feels as it should, support the system well, and is a great way to write code.
  • Still working.

    By Didier_Moët
    Had it for years now. Still works
  • Great for the niche it fills

    By Mark Stoneman
    If I need syntax highlighting, this is my go-to app. For composition with reliable and extended undo/redo capability and customization, Drafts is my app. For whatever weaknesses this app has, it does not charge a subscription. It's there when I need it, which is only sometimes. I don't use the ftp and ssh parts of the app, so can't comment on them.
  • My Macbook is gathering dust

    By buckwheat144
    I’m not a developer; I work in email marketing, so my use case is pretty simple and pretty much just consists of building out our content in raw HTML. This app is so simple and straightforward to use that I’ve actually begun doing 100% of my job from my iPad Pro. The times I’ve gone back to the text editor on Mac, I’ve kind of just wished I was using this app instead. Can’t speak to the more advanced features it has but if you just need a quick, simple text editor and are curious about living the iPad life, give it a shot!
  • Not a real Web Server in the Editor.

    By william.jonah.roberts
    I requested a refund. When you say your app has a web server… I’m expecting a server-side handler for things like PHP. An HTML viewer is not exactly a “web server” but because you wrap it behind a port. It’s still and html viewer.
  • Useless on phone

    By 123bro321
    Found this useless on my phone and now I have to pay again to use the version on my Mac. Sticking to visual studio.
  • Delivers what is promises

    By Peterphilia
    I have used Textastic for years now. It provides a portable and uncluttered tool to edit Markdown and html. I have not been disappointed with it. The developer fixes bugs, maintains it, and provides updates.