The Best and powerfull editor for Mac OS X

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  1. Filini macrumors newbie

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    Hi everybody, what do you think is the best and powerfull text editor for Mac OS X.
     
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    Those + Bean, if you want a simple light-weight app.
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i think the op is looking for text editors, not word processors


    op: i think text wrangler is great for coding purposes
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Oh, well, then just TextEdit. :p
     
  6. Filini thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Has guessed. For win32 i just used the Notepad++ (http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net) it's real powerful editor, but im looking for analog for Mac.
    Ideas???

    PS thx for advice about TextWrangler, let's look))
     
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  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    This thread has lots of suggestions.

    I'll (join in and) recommend TextWrangler (accompanied by the FTP client Cyberduck if needed), both of them free, but also have to recommend Coda (with or without Transmit).

    Coda is just gorgeous and comes with a 15 days trial (and that's 15 days of use, not 15 days since you started it the first time). Check it out. Well worth the money if you need a reliable web programming tool. (Is that what you want to use it for, by the way? Or do you have something else in mind?)
     
  9. reclusivemonkey macrumors 6502

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    No one has mentioned the venerable BBEdit yet surprisingly...
     
  10. Filini thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thx all guys, I will test all text editors and write that has turned out))
     
  11. dringkor macrumors member

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    If you're comfortable with Terminal and the UNIX command line at all, 'vi' is more powerful than probably any other editor out there except emacs.
     
  12. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    You don't necessarily need the Terminal: vim-cocoa, macvim. ;)
     
  13. Filini thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As a variant))
    But I looking for GUI))
    anyway, thx
     
  14. dws90 macrumors regular

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    TextMate is wonderful, and gives both vi and emacs a run for their money in terms of power.

    Even though it's comparatively pricey, I've never regretted spending the money.
     
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    I use TextMate and Text Wrangler. All I can say is that TextMate doesn't have FTP and is very OLD. Hasn't been updated in awhile. Text Wrangler is basically BBEdit but without a few premium features.
     
  17. Filini thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Aha, the best choice is TextMate and Text Wrangler. In "OLD" TextMate i liked option "Fonts & Colors". In Text Wrangler - simply, usability, & freeware. All thx.)))
     
  18. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    BBedit is a must have if you code your own websites/CSS/PHP etc. Its excellent and while its not free its worth every penny.


    http://www.barebones.com/products/bbedit/
     

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