Text Editor for Mac OS X

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  1. zrbecker macrumors member

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    On Windows I liked Notepad++. Right now, for Mac, I am using Aquamacs, but I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions for good text editors for Mac OS X?

    Although, I use Eclipse and Xcode for some programmings stuff, sometimes it is nice to have just a basic text editor to do small edits.

    If I end up getting Parallels I might just try running Notepad++ with the coherence mode, but it would be nice to run something native.

    Thanks for any advice!
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  4. zrbecker thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow thanks for the quick answers. I'll be sure to check both of those out when I get a chance.
     
  5. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    I use TextWrangler a lot, too. I also like Tex-Edit (not the apple editor). It has fantastic AppleScript support, so if you have any scripting needs, it's definitely the best, IMHO.

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  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Last time I used Smultron I thought it was terrible. Multiple crashes, inconsistent syntax highlighting, etc.

    Besides the aforementioned TextWrangler (and its big brother, BBEdit), Textmate is worth paying for. It loads faster than BBEdit or TextWrangler, and imo has a cleaner, more spartan interface.
     
  7. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a

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    What I don't like about TextWrangler is the missing 'show matching bracket' function when editing or reviewing source code.

    I have looked into Aquamacs, but it does not support my custom keyboad layout. It refuses to print certain remapped keys...

    I will try smultron next...
     

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