Textastic Code Editor 4+

Text, Coding, SFTP Client, SSH

Alexander Blach

    • £9.99



Textastic is a comprehensive and versatile text and code editor 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 account. Use the built-in SSH terminal to work directly on your server.

• Syntax highlighting of more than 80 languages: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, C++, Swift, Objective-C, Rust, XML, Markdown, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Lua, YAML, JSON, SQL, shell scripts and many more (full list available on the website)
• Compatible with Sublime Text 3 and TextMate 1 syntax definitions and themes
• Code completion for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, Objective-C, and PHP
• SFTP (SSH connection), FTP, FTPS (FTP over SSL), WebDAV and Dropbox 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
• 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!


What’s New

Version 10.2

- Added file transfer settings: For uploads and downloads, you can now specify whether you are asked for confirmation before files are overwritten or whether existing files should always be overwritten.
- A warning message is now displayed when trying to add a new Google Drive connection and when connecting to existing Google Drive connections. See below for details.
- Removed Microsoft App Center crash reporting because App Center is scheduled for retirement on March 31, 2025.
- Removed duplicate "Share…" item in text selection menu.
- Other minor improvements

Due to Google’s changes to the Google Drive API, the built-in Google Drive client will be removed from Textastic in a future update.

More information about this change and recommended alternatives can be found at: https://blach.io/2024/03/28/removal-of-textastic-google-drive-client/

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
398 Ratings

398 Ratings

scoobsoriginal ,

Just what’s needed for text.

Having tried many of the text editors for iOS and looking for the BBEdit of iOS I thought I just wasn’t going to get there.
Then I stumbled on Textastic and it’s fantastic. Does everything i need and much more I’ll probably never need.
Recently I was sent a file which everything else declared as being unopenable but Textastic just fired it up like it was a regular txt file.

Good selection of customisations and all the useful things like copy/paste between iOS and MacOS just work. It’s a really versatile and useful tool.

Cecil Ward ,

Superb, indispensable

I can't rate this text editor highly enough. It's indispensable, not solely for programmers, because its text editing aids such as cursor movement controls, enhanced keyboard and full undo will prove extremely useful to just about anyone. It's a plain text editor that handles full Unicode text and uses monospaced fonts, so that makes it ideal for programmers. It can store files in the iCloud or locally. It can also transfer files to other machines using a variety of mechanisms. Alexander’s support is fantastic too. Run, don't walk.

llars0689 ,

Great app!

This app is exactly what I was looking for. Being able to access my own local/iCloud directories and add the folder to the app is very useful. I can now mount the directory with my whole website and easily make changes. What’s also very useful is the “Preview in Safari” feature, which really makes it handy when developing a website. App is very responsive with many good themes. Highly recommended!

App Privacy

The developer, Alexander Blach, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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