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One fast source-code editor

Textastic gives devs equal parts power and speed.

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Looking for a lightweight source-code editor with full syntax highlighting for pretty much any programming or markup file you throw at it? Add Textastic to your shortlist.

The app makes browsing projects a breeze. Simply drag your project folder onto the Textastic icon and the folder hierarchy appears in the app’s sidebar.

And when it’s time to dig into that code, the app comes well equipped. It supports over 80 programming and markup languages, from ActionScript to YAML.

Support for syntax highlighting makes your PHP code a lot easier to parse.

There are versions of Textastic for iPhone and iPad (available as a separate purchase). Both support Handoff, so you can edit files on one device and seamlessly switch to another. You can also store files in the appʼs iCloud Drive folder and automatically sync them to your connected devices. A Time Machine–like interface lets you easily browse and revert to previously saved versions of the current file.

Textastic, which was built using native macOS frameworks, is also one of the smallest source editors out there: which means it launches almost instantly. You’ll really appreciate that speed when popping open a shell script or editing your website’s style sheets.

That’s not to suggest Textastic is spartan in its design. Despite its small size, it offers 24 different dark and light themes built in. Will you go with Espresso Libre, or is today more of a Pastels on Dark kind of day? The beauty of Textastic is that it lets you code any way you like.

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