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
• 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
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 3.3
• By default, Textastic now always restores files and windows when re-opening the app. This can be disabled in the new advanced preferences tab.
• Improved indentation when the cursor is between HTML or XML tags and you press return.
• The sidebar can now follow symbolic links. Please note that the symbolic link target must be within a folder added to the sidebar due to sandboxing restrictions.
• Fixed performance issues with wide color monitors on macOS Sierra.
• Deleting a very large number of lines from large files could result in a crash.
• The line and column status bar items now use a system font with monospaced digit glyphs. This prevents the status bar from jiggling when you type.
• Sometimes folders in the sidebar were not restored properly when re-opening the app.
• When changing to another tab before duplicating a file was finished, the wrong file was renamed.
• Pasting text with the last line only consisting of whitespace sometimes did not properly update the internal text selection state. This could result in a crash on the next key press.
• A file extension specified in a template was not honoured when saving the new file created by template. For example, if the template specified a ".cc" file extension, ".cp" was used instead.
• Loading a custom syntax definition from the #Textastic folder could result in a crash if the language grammar was not a valid property list dictionary.
• Other minor fixes
Fantastic iCloud-Integrated Code Editor
This is the best code editing application I have used in my 40 years as a computer programmer. I have been using it for a couple years and It has never crashed. The code coloring for Swift is very helpful. All the code I write on my MacBook Air is available to me on my iPhone.
My favorite code editor so far.
Tried them all and keep coming back to Textastic.
iPad sync is a convenient way to work on the go. Works like a charm.
Four years ago you were asked about FTP capabilities in the Mac version like you have in the iOS version. Nothing has happened in four years. When do you plan to update Textastick for Mac. I have to use two other programs to update and create websites when I go to my Mac. It’s getting old. I sure would like to have the same capabilities that are available in iOS. I use the iOS version all the time while on the go. I give it five stars. But when I have to go to my Mac because I am designing a logo or editing pictures and backgrounds I have to use other software to complete the code and upload it. It’s really frustrating. Thanks,