When comparing TextMate vs Textastic, the Slant community recommends TextMate for most people. In the question“What are the best programming text editors?” TextMate is ranked 19th while Textastic is ranked 47th. The most important reason people chose TextMate is:
Textmate is open source and hosted on [GitHub](https://github.com/textmate/textmate).
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Open source
Textmate is open source and hosted on GitHub.
TextMate has an extensive library of plugins which can be further extended to make it even more powerful.
Pro Lightweight footprint
It's lightweight footprint makes it extremely fast to load and use.
Pro Multi line select and editing
Pro OS X only (native)
Pro iOS version available
Pro Supports 80 source code and markup languages
Textastic has support for several script and markup languages.
Pro Very fast
There's no need for hundreds of modules to be loaded on every start of Textastic. It's perfect for the fast editing of files.
Pro Supports online sync
Textastic can sync with iCloud documents.
Pro Code completion
Con OS X only
TextMate is for OSX only.
Con Mac only
Textastic is for Mac only.
Textastic is a proprietary software and needs a license which costs $7.99.