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Textastic is a powerful and fast text, code, and markup editor.

• syntax highlighting support for more than 80 source code and markup languages
• compatible with TextMate 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
• symbol list to quickly navigate in a file
• Emmet support built-in
• Auto Save and Versions
• iCloud document sync
• ready for Retina displays

Please note: You can use Textastic for iPad and iPhone to sync files between the Mac and iOS versions of Textastic using iCloud.

What's New in Version 3.1

• Support for iCloud Drive and Handoff
• Improved performance on OS X Yosemite
• Made syntax-based auto-indentation less aggressive when editing existing files.
• Fixed a crash that could happen after closing the last tab of a full-screen window.
• Fixed a crash when creating a new file from a template with a file extension that is not known to the system.


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Customer Reviews

No FTP support

Good app just has no way to upload via FTP to server. Its not a big deal but if I knew it before I bought it I would of kept looking for another app. I bought the iPad version first and it can upload via FTP. I have a small hobby site I mess around with but the iPad version was a bit to clumsy to work with for long periods of time so I decided to get the mac version. I was to happy with the iPad version to see what was different. Once I downloaded and installed it I was at a loss on how to add a connection. After a little bit of looking around I saw the mac version has no FTP support.

I like it, mostly. No print support

I like this editor. It’s simple, and just does what it does, without a lot of fuss. In fact, it’s so simple it has no printing support! I rarely print, but to do it in Textastic I have to launch TextEdit, copy the content out of Textastic, paste in TextEdit and print. Really? Although I’m glad they are circumspect about adding features, I think that’s a little too austere. But again, the actual editor is nice.

Great companion to the incredible iOS versions.

This is a great, on-the-go editor. It's super light-weight, knows dozens of languages, and the developer has an open forum where he responds to bugs and feature requests. For $2.99, it's a steal.

View in Mac App Store
  • $7.99
  • Category: Developer Tools
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1
  • Size: 4.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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