When comparing Textastic vs jEdit, the Slant community recommends Textastic for most people. In the question“What are the best programming text editors?” Textastic is ranked 43rd while jEdit is ranked 54th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
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
Pro Plugin support
JEdit has lots of plugins that help you customize the editor to your liking. The plugins are easy to download (once you select a mirror) and take effect right away, without a restart.
Pro Syntax highlighting
JEdit offers syntax highlighting for several languages.
jEdit runs on Linux, OS X and Windows.
Con Mac only
Textastic is for Mac only.
Textastic is a proprietary software and needs a license which costs $7.99.
Con Depends on Java
Because jEdit requires Java to be installed on the OS, it's not suitable for those who don't want Java.