When comparing Textastic vs pyvim, the Slant community recommends Textastic for most people. In the question“What are the best programming text editors?” Textastic is ranked 42nd while pyvim is ranked 57th.
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 Fast development of new features
Pyvim is written in Python. It's a great language that allows for fast development of features and quick bugfixing.
It also relies on existing Python plugins to add even more functionality.
Pro Vim-like editor
Pyvim has some of Vim's features and shortcuts, as well as some custom improvements that are already built-in.
Con Mac only
Textastic is for Mac only.
Textastic is a proprietary software and needs a license which costs $7.99.
Con CLI only
Pyvim runs through the terminal only.