Textastic is a powerful and fast text, code, and markup editor.
• Syntax highlighting of more than 80 programming and markup languages
• Compatible with TextMate and Sublime Text 3 syntax definitions and themes
• 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.
• Sometimes previously closed files were mistakenly reopened on application launch.
• Textastic could crash if an emoji was used in a Markdown header and the symbol list was generated.
Ratings and Reviews
Can’t handle large files, don’t expect a refund
Program purports to be fast. Try opening a 100mb file, and then entering a few characters in the middle of it. Glacial, beach ball sadness. Now try that in Sublime, or UltraEdit. No problem. Refund request said “not eligible”, YMMV. iOS app has been great, but this isn’t desktop grade.
This is a capable program
I’ve used this editor for a pretty long time. I’m generally happy with it.
My main peeve is that upon opening, it will prompt for a new document instead of just opening to a default blank document. I’m told this is a default behavior that the operating system governs and that may be, but other apps (sublime, textwrangler, vs-code etc) found away around it. I think it has something to do with iCloud support, which I don’t “need”. I’d prefer this to be an option.
Also many, if not most, text editors perform terribly when you open really huge files. To that end, and I’m responding to another comment here, Texttastic is not alone.
Edited Aug 14th 2017:
One thing that really bothers me and I forgot to mention this, is that you can’t view invisibles like line breaks and tabs. I find this a real oversight.
Okay but need to have (S)FTP support
I saw the IOS version of this and thought that the Mac version will be the same and have (S)FTP support bought after buying this application i found that (S)FTP was not supported. I am very disappointed. The app’s user interface looks really nice but with the lack of (S)FTP support it is useless to me. I hope that this will be implemented soon.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.