By Alexander Blach

  • Category: Developer Tools
  • Release Date: 2013-03-22
  • Current Version: 5.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 5.12 MB
  • Developer: Alexander Blach
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.13 or later.


Textastic is a powerful and fast text, code, and markup editor. • Syntax highlighting of more than 80 programming and markup languages • Supported file types include HTML, JavaScript, CSS, XML, Markdown, Objective-C, Swift, C++, PHP, Perl, Python, SQL, shell scripts and many more • Compatible with TextMate and Sublime Text 3 syntax definitions and themes • Code completion for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, C, and Objective-C • Open files in tabs • Open folders in a sidebar • Find in files • Print files • Symbol list to quickly navigate in a file • Emmet support built-in • Auto Save and Versions • iCloud document sync • Full support for Dark Mode Please note: You can use Textastic for iPad and iPhone to sync files between the Mac and iOS versions of Textastic using iCloud.



  • No warning when files are auto saved

    By Old_man643
    Not using anymore because there is not option to warn you before saving a file, in case it was a mistake.
  • Proof-of-concept

    By freyquency
    This app lacks features present in the iOS app. Some, like "Preview" are sorely missed because they're handy. Not being able to right-click and rename, copy, or do anything with a file in the sidebar navigation is criminal for a paid code editor.
  • Nowhere near what the iOS version is

    By 1SMARTchicken
    I want to like this app. I want to use it. I use the iOS version happily because it does everything I could ask for and more. But this macOS version is kind of weak. It could have a few better themes. At least one good one. The code hightlighting doesn't differentiate between things enough... barely at all really. The app is quirky when you don't have a project or document open in the editor, as if it doesn't really know what to do and just wants to be closed. It's kind of ugly. Sorry. But it is. It should take some cues form Brackets, Atom, and Coda. I know they're all gone, but they were pretty. But the worst thing, that the dev believes is the norm (and maybe it is with these editors in the App Store; I don't know), but it saves automatically. I work on a lot of live sites and cannot have that happening. Saving halfway through something I'm building, halfway through a PHP function breaks everything. At least give us the option to turn that off.
  • No longer usable.

    By BitingChaos
    Is it a macOS Monterey thing? An M1 thing? I can no longer edit scripts and programs. Every time I save with Textasic, a mess of extended attribues get applied to my file, including "com.apple.quarantine", which then prevents the script from running.
  • Disappointing compared to iOS Version

    By Drag0nSilver
    It's not that it's *bad*, exactly, but I'm disappointed that the Mac version doesn't support: Show Invisible characters. Only tabs? Automatic theme change to match system theme. I'd like the theme to change to dark at sunset, like the rest of my system and apps. A way to reload a text that I darn well *know* I edited with a different app on a different system. Seriously, the iOS version is more capable than Mac? Not cool, folks.
  • Pretty nice

    By Appesque
    Only issues are the lines on the editor look a little out of plac on the Mac. The lines on the side don't use tones of color like this review box does, it doesn't have a harsh outline. And why... why... is the tab view open, when there is only one tab, and no way to make more? Just make it without tabs until more things are opened. That last one kind of odd... out of place again on macOS. Otherwise, I think it's a pretty solid app and good value,.
  • Good but needs a compiler for multiple languages

    By Cypher2405
    I love textastic and what would make it so much better is if it had a complie feature like coderunner! Please make it happen :)
  • Amazing

    By MohamadKarbi
    It'd be very wonderful to have folding option. Other than that it's my preferred edit text as it sync flawlessly with my phone and ipad. I thing it's the only app that have such feature. Keep the good job
  • No FTP

    By StigsCousin
    Why is there FTP on every version except desktop?? Also, I have to but it for iphone and desktop??
  • Just great text editor

    By CapVideo
    Love how it works; on the Mac and on the iPad.