Textastic Code Editor 9

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Category iPhone iPad
Paid·Overall - 1090


  • Textastic Code Editor 9
  • Textastic Code Editor 9
  • Textastic Code Editor 9
  • Textastic Code Editor 9
  • Textastic Code Editor 9
  • Textastic Code Editor 9


Developer Alexander Blach
BundleID com.textasticapp.textastic-universal
Version 9.1
Size 19.8MB
Released March 12,2016
Updated March 25,2020
Score 4.8
Review Num 1108
Support https://feedback.textasticapp.com/
Language English ,German
Rating 4+
Compatibility 13.1


  • spudWorks78 - 2020-02-10 08:18:32

    Texastic Gets Better & Better

    I bought this app when I got my 9.7" iPad Pro to have a basic text editor that supported some code highlighting. Since then, the app has added SFTP directory based uploading and downloading, a SSH terminal, and some best in class iOS in-place file editing support. And works like a charm on my shiny 11" just as well as it ever did. When you take all of this and how well it integrates with Shortcuts and other apps, you basically have a productivity machine with this. As an iPad Pro lover and constant user, I am glad bought this app when I did to help support something really great. My only problem is that I really don't see how it can keep getting better! But as new features are added to iOS, this app always keeps up to take advantage, so I can't wait to see where the developer takes it in the future. I would give it more stars were they available.

  • ryankyeong - 2019-12-29 02:04:43

    Best code editor on the App Store, when it works.

    I’ve been using this app for years. It is the best code editor on the App Store. I love the Live preview and the iCloud integration. The iPad app is killer as well. The themes and editor customizations are great. HOWEVER one of the latest updates has caused the app to be unreliable in opening files. I get an error every time. I’ve tried reinstalling and sometimes it works for a little bit. I’ve tried emailing support but never received a response. Hopefully they are working on a fix because this app is truly great when it works!

  • Michiruuu - 2019-12-05 06:40:44

    Fantastic code editor but terminal needs work

    I love the code editor and how you are able to connect to terminal and also transfer files. I was hoping I wouldn’t need a separate terminal app due to the lack of being able to scroll up on the terminal screen. Sometimes there are command lines that print results that are beyond the screen size and I keep finding myself swiping up to no avail. If this was fixed, I wouldn’t have to purchase a new app for SSH and use Textastic for everything. Keep up the good work!


Textastic is a fast and versatile text, code and markup editor. It supports syntax highlighting of more than 80 programming and markup languages. Connect to FTP, SFTP, SSH and WebDAV servers or to your Dropbox or Google Drive account. Use the built-in WebDAV server to easily transfer files from your Mac or PC over Wi-Fi.

• Support for Dark Mode
• Multiple Windows on iPadOS 13
• Context Menus for Files and Tabs

• Syntax highlighting of more than 80 languages: 
HTML, JavaScript, CSS, XML, Markdown, Objective-C, Swift, C++, PHP, Perl, Python, SQL, shell scripts and many more (full list available on the website) 
• Compatible with TextMate and Sublime Text 3 syntax definitions and themes 
• Code completion for HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP functions 
• Emmet support
• JavaScript console
• FTP, FTPS (FTP over SSL), SFTP (SSH connection), WebDAV, Dropbox and Google Drive clients
• SSH terminal connections
• Git repositories from the Git client app Working Copy can be opened as external folders in Textastic
• iCloud Drive
• WebDAV server
• Symbol list to quickly navigate in a file 
• Full external keyboard support
• Configurable keyboard shortcuts
• Displays additional keys over the virtual keyboard to make it easy to type characters often used for programming 
• Cursor navigation wheel for easy text selection
• Easily move the cursor using swipe gestures
• Split View and Slide Over multitasking on iPad
• Open multiple files in tabs
• Full iPad Pro and iPhone 11 support
• Supports most encodings like UTF-8, ISO-8859-1, CP 1251 or MacRoman 
• Supports different tab widths and soft tabs (spaces instead of tabs) 
• Customizable font and font sizes 
• Find & Replace (including regular expression search)
• File information like character count and word count 
• Send files by email 
• Local and remote web preview for HTML and Markdown files 
• Supports TextExpander touch snippet expansion
• Custom fonts

Textastic supports several ways to import your files: 
• Connect to (S)FTP and WebDAV servers, Dropbox or Google Drive
• By using "Open In" in other apps 
• Over Wi-Fi with the built-in WebDAV server 

Don't hesitate to tell me the features you want to see in the next version!