Textastic Code Editor

Alexander Blach

Thank you @hcsavn for providing Apple ID Textastic Code Editor


Textastic is the most comprehensive and versatile text and code editor available for iPad and iPhone. It supports syntax highlighting of more than 80 programming and markup languages. Connect to SFTP, FTP, and WebDAV servers or to your Dropbox or Google Drive account. Use the built-in SSH terminal to work directly on your server.


• Syntax highlighting of more than 80 languages: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, C++, Rust, Swift, Objective-C, XML, Markdown, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Lua, YAML, JSON, SQL, shell scripts and many more (full list available on the website)

• Compatible with TextMate 1 and Sublime Text 3 syntax definitions and themes

• Code completion for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, Objective-C, and PHP

• 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

• Emmet support

• JavaScript console

• Supports TextExpander snippet expansion

• iCloud Drive file synchronization

• WebDAV server to easily transfer files from your Mac or PC over Wi-Fi.

• Symbol list to quickly navigate in a file

• Full support for external keyboards, trackpads, and mice

• 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

• Multiple Windows on iPadOS

• Support for Dark Mode

• Supports most encodings like UTF-8, UTF-16, and ISO-8859-1

• Supports different tab widths and soft tabs (spaces instead of tabs)

• Custom fonts

• Find & Replace (including regular expression search)

• Find in multiple files

• File information like character count and word count

• Local and remote web preview for HTML and Markdown files

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




Last updated



– Improved handling of very large files

– Fixed: If a file was changed under iOS 17 while Textastic was in the background, the file was not reloaded when the app became active again.

– Fixed: Stack overflow that could occur when closing files with a large number of lines

– Other minor improvements and bug fixes

– Fixed: the insertion point was not displayed when tapping once on the editor in upcoming iOS versions

– Other minor fixes

– Improved support for Stage Manager and external displays.

– Improved keyboard handling on iPad:

* When an external keyboard is connected and the collapsed shortcuts bar is displayed in a corner of the screen, it is now ignored instead of moving the UI up.

* Fixed: When switching between code editor tabs, the on-screen keyboard moved down and back up. Now it stays on screen without animation.

* Fixed: Line numbers were sometimes not displayed when an external keyboard was connected.

– Other minor fixes

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