Notepad++ Alternative for OSX?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by prodigee, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. prodigee macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys,

    Sorry for such a basic question but I'm kind of in a pinch and been looking pretty much everywhere and can't find anything. I've been using a lot of notepad++ on the Windows side for programming basic web stuff in class, and I really like how easy it is to use and how it poitns out where there are errors in your code, I was wondering if there is something similar to that for OSX. I've tried BBedit but I wasn't too pleased with its in ability to save as .php
     
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I think (but not sure) this is what you are looking for.
     
  3. prodigee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That is exactly what I am looking for. Thank you very much.
     
  4. harpster macrumors regular

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    Text Wrangler a stripped down version of BBEdit but still very capable. You should also check out TextMate http://macromates.com/ which is another popular Mac text editor.
     
  5. level1kid macrumors newbie

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    you should look into komodo edit it is free and it basicly is a great IDE for HTML (and other languages) it also has a built in browser for easy testing. I don't know if this is what you wanted, as it is more to and IDE then a text editor, but you should really try it out.:)
     
  6. ryanvalle macrumors member

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  7. dwig macrumors 6502

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    Or consider TextWrangler's brother app, BBEdit. BBEdit is still being maintained and will be going forward.
     
  8. rjbruce macrumors regular

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    I use SublimeText. It is a free trial but doesn't enforce an end period, just occasional reminder. It works across all platforms and after using it a little off and on over the years, I went ahead and purchased since I've really started using it recently for Angular and JavaScript work.
     
  9. adib macrumors regular

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    Otherwise vim and emacs are free and built-in to macOS. Open Terminal and type:

    vim​

    or type

    emacs​
     
  10. mkelly macrumors regular

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    If you're coming from a Microsoft environment, you might like Microsoft's Visual Studio Code:

    http://code.visualstudio.com

    Great syntax highlighting, support for lots and lots of plugins, and is cross-platform (Windows, Linux and macOS).
     
  11. theluggage macrumors 68030

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    Note to avoid confusion: Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio for Windows and Visual Studio for Mac are three completely different products.

    I don't think "coming from a Microsoft environment" is relevant: VS Code is actually an Atom fork, so it will have similar pros/cons. However, it is good and I'd recommend checking it out for HTML/JavaScript/TypeScript - my impression was it needed less work "out of the box" than Atom.
     
  12. rctneil macrumors member

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    I'd highly recommend VSCode. I've used Sublime Text and Atom. I liked Sublime but decided to try another so went with Atom. I liked that but it was super slow at times. VSCode is similar to Atom but way faster. Free and cross platform too!
     
  13. Winni macrumors 68030

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    atom.io could also be your friend -- it's multi-platform and runs on macOS, Linux and Windows.
     
  14. Helpfixit macrumors member

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    Can I suggest Code Editor for OSX.

    CodeRunner can run code in 23 languages out-of-the-box, and can be easily extended to support any other language.

    https://coderunnerapp.com

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  15. Floris macrumors 68020

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    I love TextMate for anything plain text and most source files. It has support for all, highlights them, has bundles and great support for running commands through the files. I really have been enjoying it for years.

    For most serious coding I do lean towards Sublime Text 3. It's quite nifty and alike TextMate

    They aren't an IDE, but they get pretty close. While staying simple for just text editing.
     

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