Coding and FTP App Recommendation

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jkundi, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. jkundi macrumors member

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    Hi I'm new to owning a Mac (2 weeks) and at the moment in the process of installing apps that are similar what to what I'd have used on my PC.

    For Coding (html etc.) editing I used to to use Notepad++ and loved that it was minimalistic and highlighted tags/code different colour. Now I've read threads on here where everyone recommends Coda, Sublime 2 etc I feel that these apps are aimed at the high end pro level of coding where as I would only be creating small websites. I'm leaning towards Espresso as it seems less cluttered than the others in screenshots I've seen.

    Am I walking down the right route, or are there other coding apps that may be well suited for me which are similar to Notepad++ on Windows. What are your views?

    Also what FTP apps are popular for mac users?

    Thanks.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    For FTP, I use Transmit

    For text editors Check out TextWrangler (its free) and BBEdit (its not free)

    There's also UltraEdit I use that for Windows and the Mac version is ok
     
  3. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    I second the recommendation for TextWrangler. BBEdit is overkill for my need. For FTP I use YummyFTP. It works the way I expect. I used to use WSFTP on Windows but never bothered loading it on my Windows VM.
     
  4. superscape macrumors 6502a

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    I'd certainly go along with the other posters and recommend TextWrangler. BBEdit is its bigger brother, but personally TextWrangler does everything I need for free, so I see no need to pay for more!

    For FTP, I've always liked CyberDuck: http://cyberduck.io

    Hope that's of some help

    Rob
     
  5. jkundi thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi guys thanks for the recommendations, after checking out YouTube reviews I'm going to decide between Coda2/TextWrangler/BBEdit. As for FTP I have not decided yet but will check out reviews and your recommendations.

    Thanks.
     

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