Textastic is also a full-featured Markdown text editor that includes a built-in web server and Safari support for previewing your work. The app is also compatible with syntax definitions for Sublime Text and TextMate.
However, Textastic goes beyond the features of a classic text editor. You can manage external file transfers with FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Dropbox and Google Drive, and there is a fantastic full-featured SSH terminal built into the app. Since Textastic supports tabs, you can even have multiple files and SSH terminals open at the same time.
With robust search and replacement that supports regular expressions, customizable keyboard shortcuts, and support for Git files using Working Copy, it̵
The app is updated and maintained regularly. With the release of version 9.3 in June, Textastic got new shortcuts for code comments, a setting to automatically insert a matching closing character for parentheses, square brackets and curly brackets, code awareness that enables automatic indentation based on syntax context, an adjustable line height setting, and a setting to display the selected line indicator in the document tray. Dark mode has also been enhanced, allowing users to choose their own code editor theme and keyboard appearance and preview Markdown using a dark color scheme.
To learn more about Textastic and what it can do for your code editing needs on iPhone and iPad, go to textasticapp.com to download a copy today. You’ll love it.
Our thanks to Textastic for sponsoring MacStories this week.