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.

What’s New

Version 4.1

• 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.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

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,.

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.

Samuel Goodell ,

Unusable in fullscreen mode

I love the native UI that this app has but it is simply unusable for me because of one issue: it hides the tabs in fullscreen mode and there is no preference to keep them visible. When I have several codebases and need to swipe between them as fullscreen windows, I cannot use tabs because switching tabs requires me to move the mouse to the top of the screen.

It would be great if the developer added more options to customize basic UI stuff like this, but it is very narrow in focus. Probably great for whoever made it, not for me. Literally all I want is to keep the tabs visible as if it were not fullscreen.


Alexander Blach
4.8 MB

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor



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