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By Alexander Blach

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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
• symbol list to quickly navigate in a file
• Auto Save and Versions
• iCloud document sync (requires Mountain Lion or higher)
• ready for Retina displays

PLEASE NOTE: Textastic 4.4 for iPad and iPhone adds iCloud document sync support. This version allows you to sync files between the Mac and iOS apps.

What's New in Version 2.1

• Added support for responsive scrolling on OS X Mavericks v10.9.
• Additional shortcuts:
- You can now use Cmd-T in addition to Cmd-N to create a new file/tab.
- Select next/previous tab: Cmd-} and Cmd-{ are now supported in addition to Ctrl-Tab and Ctrl-Shift-Tab.
• ".htaccess" files are now recognized as Apache files. ".profile" and ".bash_profile" files are now recognized as Shell Script (Bash) files.
• If the sidebar is empty, there is now a button that let's you add a folder directly from the sidebar. You can also use "File" > "Open" and select a folder, or drag a folder onto Textastic's Dock icon to add a folder to the sidebar.

• Files were left open even after being closed by the user. This would cause problems when other processes tried to access the files.
• Fixed several issues on OS X v10.9.
• some other bug fixes and improvements


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Customer Reviews


I was pretty surprised that the Mac version of Textastic has fewer options than the iPad version. There isn’t even an integrated FTP so you’ll have to open up another program for that or transfer it to iPad through iCloud then use the iPad version to upload to your site since that DOES have FTP (weird…and hardly a streamlined workflow). It’s OK as an editor but apart from the going Full Screen option, I can’t see opening this over TextWrangler for my lightweight editor.

No SFTP Support?

Seriously no SFTP support? Personally this restricts this applications use to icloud and local storage. I don’t want to use a third party sftp client. I want it integrated so will use a different editor. Wish I knew this before I paid for it. iPad/iPhone versions have better support.

No Printing? No FTP?

I started using this app on IPad. Expected more out of the Mac version.

Can we see printing and (S)FTP in a future update? And maybe SVN/GIT integration?

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  • $8.99
  • Category: Developer Tools
  • Updated: Nov 22, 2013
  • Version: 2.1
  • Size: 8.5 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Alexander Blach

Compatibility: OS X 10.7.3 or later, 64-bit processor

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