View Full Version : Text editor for OS X

7th May 2004, 06:56 PM
Now this is extremely newb but is there a text editor available as part of the standard install. Basically I want something along the lines of notepad or gedit, so preferably not emacs or vi. If there isn't any, can someone recommend one for me

7th May 2004, 07:11 PM
Don't worry found out how to make TextEdit in plain text. Initially thought that it would be a text editor (from the name obviously) but when I initially tried to save, the only file type options were rtf and doc. Just found out that you can make it plain text by Shift+Command+T

7th May 2004, 09:46 PM
SubEthaEdit (http://www.codingmonkeys.de/subethaedit/) is just as quick and simple as TextEdit, but much nicer to use..

8th May 2004, 08:51 AM
|| What he said.

11th May 2004, 05:08 PM
Thanks guys,

Was bit hesitant about getting it as it seemed bit more complex program than required with the sharing features but tried it and it's fairly good, main feature i like is the indenting, makes things much simpler and neater. Now only if it could autocomplete variable names for me as i type... (unless it already has it and i don't know about it :o )

15th June 2004, 09:49 PM
BBedit (http://www.barebones.com/) is my personal choice.