Windows Notepad Equivalent for Mac ?

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  1. augustya macrumors 68000

    augustya

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    Hi Guys,

    Any suggestions on a Windows Notepad like APP for Mac ? I thought the built in Notes app in the MAC OS X is still not as clean as the MS Windows Notepad.

    Any suggestions.

    Thanks
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    It's called "TextEdit" in the Applications folder.
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    You'd want to change it to open new documents as plain text in Preferences too.

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  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Check out TextWrangler That's a nice text editor for free
     
  5. augustya thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks Looks like this is exactly what I was looking for, Textedit without the Rich Text Format. Now it looks like a Notepad equivalent.
     
  6. dwig macrumors 6502

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    I would agree that TextEdit with Rich Text Format disabled is a good analog to the Windows Notepad.

    At the same time, TextWrangler that myflynn recommended is a good tool. It much more powerful and more like the freeware NotePad++ that is available for Windows, but it might not be simple enough for some applications. I have NotePad, WordPad, and NotePad++ withing easy reach on my Windows machines and both TextEdit and TextWrangler on my Mac's Dock. I find I use TextEdit much more than TextWrangler. It's a case of which took best fits the job at hand. Extra features can sometimes get in the way.
     
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