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 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.
  • Latest update broken

    By Marcel424
    Latest update crashes on launch. This is massive, please fix NOW, not today.
  • New new favorite text editor, nice dark mode!

    By My Pen Name
    Thank you for the great editor, it's my new default now! A
  • Favorite Editor (but not an IDE)

    By an Alaskan.
    This is my favorit text editor. It supports opening huge files (like several GB log files or SQL dumps) with no porblem, where textedit.app or any other editor would suffer massive lag and/or crash. It also supports syntax highlighting for basically everything. I only wish it was available on more platforms.