Why You Need These 5 Excellent HTML Editors for iPad

Edit Web Pages While Out and About

While it may be tempting to use your iPad only for watching movies and reading books, it is quite possible to do work on them as well. In fact, I use these editors (and other apps) all the time to write and edit Web pages, blog posts, images and more. Don't make the mistake of thinking that if you only have your iPad, you're not going to be working.

The five apps below are an excellent way to edit HTML and other Web documents. They allow you to edit Web pages right from your iPad without needing a laptop or other intermediate step. Most of these apps are text editors, so knowing HTML is helpful for using them, but not all of them are!

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Textastic

Textastic in Landscape
Textastic is a code editor and HTML editor for the iPad. Screen shot by J Kyrnin courtesy Alexander Blach

Textastic is a code editor and HTML editor for the iPad. It is a powerful tool that offers a lot of features that you might not expect in an iPad editor. This is easily my favorite text editor for the iPad. I use it all the time.

2
Gusto

Editing a file in Gusto iPad Editor
Editing a file in Gusto iPad Editor. Screen shot by J Kyrnin courtesy Gusto
Gusto used to be my favorite HTML editor for iPad. With the advent of Textastic it's moved to second place, but it's still a very strong HTML editor. One feature in its favor is that it is good looking, and aesthetics are important.

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Koder

Koder connected to an SFTP Site
Koder connected to an SFTP Site. Screen shot by J Kyrnin courtesy Koder

Koder is another nice looking HTML editor for iPad. It has a lot of the features I look for in an HTML editor and it's easy to use. There are a few annoyances, but in general, this is a great app.

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FTP on the Go PRO

FTP on the Go PRO
FTP on the Go PRO. Image courtesy FTP on the Go PRO

You might not think of FTP on the Go PRO at first when you're thinking of HTML editors for the iPad, but this FTP client has all that you probably need and more. While it doesn't have some of the features, such as syntax highlighting, that you might want, it has some extras that most of the other HTML editors don't—like graphics editing right inside.

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HTML Egg Web Page Creator

HTML Egg Web Page Creator
HTML Egg Web Page Creator. Image courtesy HTML Egg Web Page Creator

While I was reviewing HTML editors for the iPad, I began to despair at ever finding one that wasn't a text editor. But then I came across HTML Egg. This is a neat little no-code WYSIWYG editor that you can use to edit pages without knowing HTML. Cool!