When comparing Textastic vs Lime, the Slant community recommends Textastic for most people. In the question“What are the best programming text editors?” Textastic is ranked 46th while Lime is ranked 65th.
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 Free and open source
Lime is open source and free to use, unlike Sublime.
Pro Almost as good as Sublime Text
Lime is very useful, powerful, and clean. It has a sleek UI (as compared to Sublime) but is generally quite similar, if not better in some respects, than Sublime Text.
Con Mac only
Textastic is for Mac only.
Textastic is a proprietary software and needs a license which costs $7.99.
Con Doesn't have an installer
You need to build Lime from source yourself, which may be out of many people's skill level.