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Old Jul 19, 2009, 12:39 PM   #1
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best notepad++ alternative for Mac?

what is the best alternative of notepad++ for Mac?

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Old Jul 19, 2009, 12:42 PM   #2
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Old Jul 19, 2009, 01:26 PM   #3
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TextWrangler looks pretty good for my question thanks...



ps: I know textmate and already using for web development : )
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First off, you'll find out that any Mac program, compared to Notepad ++, is much more intuitive and easy-- you'll save lots of time.

With that said, I recommend Coda. Why? Because if you start off with a FTP program and various text editors / subversion apps, you'll get fed up fast. Coda allows you to do most everything you'll need to (assuming you're a web designer OR will use FTP). Once you get used to a text editor, it's hard to switch because you get used to the colors. Although, sure, you can change the colors- it's annoying to do.

Expresso is also another great choice, and like Coda, it is an "all-in-one" sorta app.

If you simply want a text editor, try Smultron (free)- it's fast, easy, and lightweight. Textmate is also a very capable text editor. Try CSSEdit for faster CSS editing, if your a web designer.

Hope this helped out.
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Old Jul 20, 2009, 02:15 AM   #5
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thanks for detailed comment @JBuff88 : )

Coda is the first app which I have downloaded I tried that few hours, than downloaded textmate to compare. actually interface is important for me, thats why Coda looks cool to me for now. I dont know much about other details, maybe textmate is better for faster coding, I dont know. there must good reasons why so many people go for textmate, even more people than coda users as I found out.

I asked about notepad++ alternative because of some quick editing works. rather than opening coda or textmate.

Smultron seems good. I will give a try, thanks for link!
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I asked about notepad++ alternative because of some quick editing works. rather than opening coda or textmate.
I've found that Textmate opens faster than BBEdit, TextWrangler, Coda, Dreamweaver, and is comparable to TextEdit...
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 01:59 AM   #7
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Thanks, Textwrangler is the best choice
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Thanks for sharing info, Textwrangler looks really cool.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 11:47 AM   #9
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I just spend some time myself trying to find the best program, and IMO Journler is the best. Not to simplistic, and also not to fancy/needlessly complicated. Also the interface is very good.
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When I'm on a Mac, I use Textwrangler to edit one-off files, and Coda when I'm working on projects.
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Gotta give a shoutout to my favorite editor recently: Sublime Text

It is being actively developed. Not free, but fully functional with only an occasional nag, until you've fallen so in love with it, that you finally buy the license.
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I've spent some time now with Journler, and this program is amazing. I've searched for a good notepad program for a long time, and this is the only program that really works well IMO. There are other programs too, but they tend either to be too simplistic or too complicated.
Journler can do a lot more than just keeping simple notes, but it doesn't come off as overly complicated in any way.

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I've been learning Python & Ruby on Rails, and I use TextWrangler. Love the colours & the ability to see line numbers - it makes life *so* much easier. Also, TextWrangler is free

And while I know it's not a huge deal, but I love the fact that I can alias it to open from a shell script (okay, you can do that with pretty much any editor, but it's also made life easier).
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thanks for detailed comment @JBuff88 : )

Coda is the first app which I have downloaded I tried that few hours, than downloaded textmate to compare. actually interface is important for me, thats why Coda looks cool to me for now. I dont know much about other details, maybe textmate is better for faster coding, I dont know. there must good reasons why so many people go for textmate, even more people than coda users as I found out.

I asked about notepad++ alternative because of some quick editing works. rather than opening coda or textmate.

Smultron seems good. I will give a try, thanks for link!
TextMate is Great!, but CODA has an absolutely great interface, which allows for editing files and connecting to different servers within one application.
I think CODA's integration with ftp and text coding is excellent combination and has increased my efficiency. I've been looking for a program like this and hopefully they keep updating it and making it better.
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