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Old Dec 27, 2010, 07:26 PM   #1
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a good, free text/code editor on Mac OSX

Hi,

Can anyone recommend a good, free code/text editor for OSX? I am used to using either EditPlus or notepad++ on Windows, but i'm aware that neither of these programs have OSX equivalents.

Any recommendations?

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Old Dec 27, 2010, 07:27 PM   #2
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 07:29 PM   #3
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TextEdit is a good text editor and TextWrangler does code and text.
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 08:38 PM   #4
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nano, emacs, vim, pico...

...you should already have them installed. Launch Terminal, type any of the above, and hit enter.
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 11:25 PM   #5
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I like jEdit. It has the best search feature I've ever seen. It is called hypersearch. The search returns a tree of links.
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 06:53 AM   #6
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If you installed dev tools then Dashcode as a lightweight editor is really useful.
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 06:54 AM   #7
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Another vote for Text Wrangler here.
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 07:20 AM   #8
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TextWrangler's great if what you need is a Mac OS X tool. If you're seeking something cross-platform look at jEdit.
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I like TextWrangler but only use it now for composing responses in my online classes. Toward the middle of my web interface class I started using Komodo Edit. I don't use anything else anymore, but all I have done is HTML and PHP.
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 09:38 AM   #10
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If you require a mac gui, I'd suggest TextWrangler

If you're open to trying something different I'd check out emacs and vim (specifically MacVim). Both are very powerful and offer you a lot more than what you'll get in a gui text editor. But it's layers and layers deep. Both will have a big learning curve but it pays off.
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Old Jan 9, 2011, 09:32 AM   #11
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Cool! I'll give TextWrangler a try.

I had BlueFish installed, but it didn't do saving to remote files. Pah.

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