What editor do you use?

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  1. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    I am sure this question has been asked before, but I searched the forum and couldn't find anything specific.

    There seem to be a wealth of text editors out there. Some more expensive than others, and some better than others. I have recently been playing with a couple of them, trying to find my favourite! I think I have decided on SKedit, but I would like to know what you are all using, as I am fairly new to this game.

    So let's hear your € 0.02
     
  2. floyde macrumors 6502a

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  3. scott182 macrumors member

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    I also primarily use TextWrangler. There used to be a free version of SubEthaEdit, that is still usable, that I prefer to TextWrangler simply for the fact that it has a more Mac-like look, but I needed the FTP/SFTP support in TextWrangler. On initial glance of the way remote files are handled in skEdit, it seems to be done a bit better in TextWrangler. Unfortunately, TextWrangler doesn't have project capability as far as I can tell.

    BBEdit seems to be the most preferred editor, full of features but quite expensive ($199.00) -- definitely more than I need.

    Smultron is pretty decent, and open source/free, but lacks FTP.

    TextMate shows a lot of promise, but IMO is currently overpriced for what it offers (~$50 US), lacking FTP support right now. A very nice feature is code folding, which I haven't seen in any other editor (maybe BBEdit??).

    You may want to look at the Comparison of text editors on Wikipedia.

    This is what I'm looking for in a text editor: code folding, FTP/SFTP, and projects (and ideally free!). Anyone know of anything? Until I find all these, I'll probably continue to use TextWrangler.
     
  4. cookie1105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow the stuff you find on wikipedia!
    If you take the ftp support out of the equation. For example, I already use Fetch and I don't mind paying shareware prices for software.

    SKedit offers code hinting, auto completion & projects. I am still learning, so I find those a great help. They make me quicker.:cool:

    I suppose it's a personal choice. I am just interested to hear what other people use.
     
  5. steelphantom macrumors 6502a

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    I love Smultron! I used to use jEdit, but it was ridiculously slow due to its being written in Java. I prefer the look and feel of Smultron anyway.
     
  6. theBB macrumors 68020

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    Another vote for Smultron. Developer is very friendly and responsive, too.
     
  7. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    For the last year I was using SubEthaEdit, but I've always just used it as a text editor when the whole point is network editing...

    Anyway, I didn't really like how they started charging for it. Either charge from the start or don't...

    I've been looking at new editors for a few weeks anyway, and I just decided on TextMate about 30 minutes ago...
    I was working on a PHP script real quick and when I finished I was amazed at how quickly I'd churned it out and how clean it was.

    reality

    edit: and there's never been a question about CSSEdit for... editing... css...
    http://www.macrabbit.com/cssedit/
     
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  9. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    I use TextWrangler and Taco HTML Edit because they're...free.
     
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  11. NewbieNerd macrumors 6502a

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    Another vote for Smultron. Simple and does exactly what I want, all the while having a perfect OS X GUI.

    VIM is good too for small things just so I don't have to leave the terminal.
     
  12. turbopants macrumors regular

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    Dreamweaver and TextWrangler work well for me.
     
  13. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    I use TextMate. A little steep, but I deducted it so its all good. ;)
     
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