Text editors for Mac users are as they are everywhere in the world, Mac, Windows, or Linux users– an acquired taste. Every coder, developer, programmer has their favorite text editor, but also keep a few others on hand, often for specific functions, often bouncing between one or the other.
Here’s a modern day text editor for the Mac that’s called Textastic, and it has mobile legs. That means there’s an iPhone and iPad version which syncs files between devices, so code can travel wherever you travel, thanks to Dropbox.
Textastic handles basic text editing, more than 80 source code and markup languages with a robust syntax coloring engine.
What’s interesting about Textastic is the difference in price. The Mac version is less expensive than the iPhone and iPad version. However, the iOS Textastic also features SFTP, FTP, WebDav connectivity and a few more features not found in the Mac version.
As text editors go, Textastic is more lean than mean, has a gentle learning curve, but the claim to fame will be the 80 plus source code and markup languages.