Developer: Alexander Blach
Current Version: 3.3
Last Updated: 2 months ago
Download Size: 5.2 MB - Download
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.
• 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
Most Helpful Reviews
Textastic has matured into a first-class code editor - Alexander Blach did developers a big favor by creating the first serious code editor for iOS. The early OS X versions were solid but lacking some crucial features (for me least). Those gaps have largely been filled now. Here are some outstanding features: - Excellent code completion - Emmet support - compatibiliity with Textmate syntax definitions and themes - symbols support better than some much more expensive editors I have In the past I’ve used Textastic when I was stuck with nothing but an iPad or for quick editing jobs, but I can honestly say now that if it was the only code editor I had, I’d be fine. Highly recommended whether you’re a sometimes or serious developer.
Not usable with the Voiceover screen-reader. - THe app seems wonderful; offering text editing options for many scripting languages. However, the actual text area is not accessible, so a user of the Voiceover screen-reader (found in OS X) cannot enter or edit code. It should be designed like a standard text field but it is not. Too bad, because this would have been a great app otherwise. I tried to email support about this but their site requires a third-party login that only adds to the hassle I've experienced. Not happy… Please improve the app for accessibility, and I will revise my review. Until then, any Voiceover users must go elsewhere.
More Reviews for Current Version
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.