Looking for a good text editor

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mictlan, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    Recently, I see many of my friends using Visual Studio Code cross-platform.
     
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  2. I definitely suggest sublime text, that's cross platform. It's nice to have all the colours, it's most ppl's favourite of those i've spoken to
     
  3. onlyfeng

    onlyfeng MDL Novice

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    vim/macVim and Sublime text
     
  4. cherishjoo

    cherishjoo MDL Novice

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    I use Sublime. Works no problem for me for two or three years. Recommended.
     
  5. Tosko

    Tosko MDL Novice

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    I am using Atom on my Macbook Pro
     
  6. sorenmvp

    sorenmvp MDL Novice

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    I am using Text Wrangler for basic text editing.
     
  7. tamiri

    tamiri MDL Novice

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    sublime text

    or

    atom
     
  8. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    #28 Tiger-1, Oct 31, 2017
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    EditPadLite7 (free) works like a charm
    @ Mods please delete my post wrong section o_O
     
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  9. JoseRichardson

    JoseRichardson MDL Novice

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    Atom: An open source text editor.
    Light Table: A stylish text editor.
    Bluefish: A superb cross-platform editor.
    Vim: A powerful tool.
     
  10. ryuz4ki

    ryuz4ki MDL Novice

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    Having used Sublime Text and Atom.io for years on OS X. I came to realize that Microsoft Visual Studio Code is much more powerful than any of those, and it's free. I still keep Atom as default for previewing files because it loads up lightning fast, but if I do more than just a few edits VSCode has too much to offer, starting with its debugging tools etc.


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    Also Vim is a powerful tool for working with multiple files and data from the command line. It will always be the greatest text editor.
     
  11. GasM

    GasM MDL Novice

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    I agree with everyone above who said Textwrangler. It's probably the best free option available. Paid Application-wise though, there's an app called BBEdit (I believe it's by the same people who made Textwrangler).
     
  12. Mr01z0

    Mr01z0 MDL Novice

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    If you are looking for some IDE functions like code completion Coderunner is also nice, it does cost some money tho.
     
  13. pcnavarra

    pcnavarra MDL Senior Member

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    I use iA Writer
     
  14. harvest

    harvest MDL Novice

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    Coda 2 is best editor for me.
     
  15. zejita

    zejita MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    i'm using VSCode for nearly everything related to text editing/coding, highly recommending it!
     
  16. toffee

    toffee MDL Senior Member

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    What do you think of Bluefish?
     
  17. gabmsku

    gabmsku MDL Novice

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    I am using free edition of TextWrangler on my MacBook Pro. it is quite good for simple text editing.
     
  18. MalinC

    MalinC MDL Novice

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    +1 for TextWrangler, I've been very happy with it over the past years, wouldn't change it for anything else.
     
  19. Soundator

    Soundator MDL Novice

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    yes, I agree, it is good.
     
  20. bornoffire

    bornoffire MDL Novice

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