Developer: Alexander Blach

Current Version: 4.1

Last Updated: 4 months ago

Download Size: 4.8 MB - Download


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

• Syntax highlighting of more than 80 programming and markup languages
• Supported file types include HTML, JavaScript, CSS, XML, Markdown, Objective-C, Swift, C++, PHP, Perl, Python, SQL, shell scripts and many more
• Compatible with TextMate and Sublime Text 3 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
• 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.


Release Notes:

• Added new keyboard shortcuts "Toggle Comment" (Cmd-/) and "Toggle Block Comment" (Cmd-Option-/).
• Fixed a crash that could happen when selecting the first word in a file (for example with a double click).
• Other minor fixes.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.3
Review by DaveOnTheRoad

Does not break your Default App Extension settings (Updated) - As others have noted, Textastic appears to override your macOS default app settings for some files, i.e., GetInfo and Always Open With options don’t seem to work. On macOS this occurs when the file is stored in the Textastic iCloud folder and is a macOS/iCloud instituted behavior, not something done by Textastic. Since this is not a Textastic issue and the app is otherwise excellent - no reason not to give this app five stars. Thank you to the developer Alexander for his support in very quickly identifying the concern.

Found helpful by 27 out of 28 people
Version 1.0
Review by doggrowl

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.

Found helpful by 12 out of 28 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 4.1
Review by Appesque

Pretty nice - Only issues are the lines on the editor look a little out of plac on the Mac. The lines on the side don't use tones of color like this review box does, it doesn't have a harsh outline. And why... why... is the tab view open, when there is only one tab, and no way to make more? Just make it without tabs until more things are opened. That last one kind of odd... out of place again on macOS. Otherwise, I think it's a pretty solid app and good value,.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people