Text Editor – There is none

I’ve just updated the Mac Standard Accessory page. I removed the Smultron TextEditor because it is no longer free and is only available from the AppStore. That’s fine but I consider a commercial TextEditor not a Mac Essential.

Unfortunately there is no really good Mac TextEditor for non professional users anymore. I’m dreaming of an App a bit like Smultron:

  • Free
  • very easy and unclutterd (no webpreview, command line utility etc.)
  • Mac like (cocoa)
  • fast (Smultron will crash if you open a file with more than 1000 lines)

Anyway if you need an free editor right now try TextWrangler by Bare Bones Software. It’s quite old but still supported, it looks a bit windows-like and it has way too much professional features. TextWrangler is more like a programmers editor but it works well, is stable and still works on Mac OS 10.5.

Anyway I’m still hoping for some independent Mac Software Studio fulfilling my dream of a simple Mac text editor…

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