Text Editors

If you need a free editor for any of the UNIX invisible files (like .login or .profile) see
TextWrangler below.

010 Editor
Text Editor, Hex Editor, Disk Editor, Process Editor. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.sweetscape.com/010editor/

Alpha
Syntax sensitive editor for more than 20 different modes, including modes for the following languages: Ada, C, C++, Fortran, HTML, Java, Pascal, Perl, Postscript, Scheme, SQL, Tcl, and TeX(including both LaTeX and LaTeX2e). Free.
http://bdesgraupes.pagesperso-orange.fr/alphabinaries.html
VHDL mode for Alpha:
http://www.iis.ee.ethz.ch/~zimmi/emacs/vhdl-mode.html

Aquamacs Based on GNU Emacs
Emacs editor with a Aqua Interface. Free. Macintosh OS X only.
http://aquamacs.org/

BBEdit
Full featured text editor with many plug-in and AppleScript support. Commercial. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.barebones.com/products/bbedit/
Links to other language Modules for syntax coloring (including VHDL and Verilog)
http://www.barebones.com/support/bbedit/plugin_library.html

Carbon Emacs
Mac-friendly distribution of the GNU Emacs text editor (v22). Development has stopped, works on OS X 10.5 to 10.7. Free. Macintosh OS X only.
http://th.nao.ac.jp/MEMBER/zenitani/emacs-e.html

Chocolat
Programmers Editor. Split screen, function folding, keyword coloring, and jump to definition. Commercial. Macintosh OS X only.
http://chocolatapp.com/

Coda 2
Coda 2 is optimized for web developers, including previewing your work live on a iPad while you work. Scriptable and extendable. Commercial. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.panic.com/coda/

CRiSP
Started out as a Brief clone but not has every contemporary feature while still maintaining the Brief keyboard shortcuts. Commercial. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.crisp.com/

Eddie
Worksheet windows with a bash shell support & tab-completion support. Syntax coloring for C/C++/Obj-C, makefiles, assembly, HTML, JavaScript, Lua, Python, Ruby, and more. Function popup with full C/C++/Obj-C support, JavaScript, Perl, Lua, Python. Magic prototyper greatly simplifies C++ and Obj-C development.
Macintosh OS X and Linux.
http://www.el34.com/

EditRocket
Programmers editor. Commercial. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.editrocket.com/landing/mac_html_editor.html?adid=er6&gclid=CLDc_O6HlbACFSWFQAodHmjl3g

Emacs VHDL Mode
If you like the Emacs editor and write VHDL, here is a VHDL syntax aware mode for Emacs. Free.
http://www.iis.ee.ethz.ch/~zimmi/emacs/vhdl-mode.html
Emacs for OS X is available from http://emacsformacosx.com/

Epsilon Programmer’s Editor
Programmers editor. Commercial. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.lugaru.com/

gedit
The official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment now ported to many platforms.  Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://projects.gnome.org/gedit/

iText Express
Cocoa application with support for page numbers, columns, header/footer, and footnotes.  Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.jp-lightway.com/appstore/english/iTextExpress/

iText Pro
The official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment now ported to many platforms.  Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.jp-lightway.com/appstore/english/iTextPro/

jEdit
Programmers editor. Auto indent, and syntax highlighting for more than 130 languages. Free. Written in Java for Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.jedit.org/

Kod
Up and coming programmers editor. Source available. Free. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, and Windows.
http://kodapp.com/

NEdit
Edit is a multi-purpose text editor for the X Window System. It provides support for development in a wide variety of languages and text processors. Free. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.nedit.org/

<oXygen/> XML Editor
A complete XML development and authoring platform providing the necessary tools for working with a wide range of XML standards and technologies. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.oxygenxml.com/download.html

SimpleEdit
Very low cost programmers editor. Support for UNIX line endings and different text encodings. LaTeX support.  Macintosh OS X only.
http://kodapp.com/

skEdit
skEdit is built to be extensible, you can easily add more languages if the 13 built in languages aren’t enough. You can extend skEdit by writing a script in your favorite language and putting it in the script menu. Commercial. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.beforedawnsolutions.com/applications/skedit

Smultron
Programmers editor. Commercial. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.peterborgapps.com/smultron/index.html

SubEthaEdit
SubEthaEdit is a powerful and lean text editor. It includes Bonjour technology and a collaboration engine for groups. A UNIX command line utility to enable complex and interactive pipe workflows with your terminal. Exporting to HTML, with metadata. Completely user customizable syntax highlighting through styles. Commercial. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.codingmonkeys.de/subethaedit/

Sublime Text
Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. Multiple selection, full screen mode, multiple windows for the same file, and many more features. Commercial. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.sublimetext.com/

textmate
Text cleaner and text editor. Commercial. Macintosh OS X only.
http://macromates.com/

TextSpresso
Programmers editor. Commercial. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.taylor-design.com/


TextWrangler
A free text editor with many features including syntax coloring, line numbers and several features useful to UNIX administration. It also has the ability to open invisible files (checkbox in the Open… dialog), very useful for editing PATH environment variables in .profile or login files. It also supports classic Mac, Window, and UNIX line endings. AppleScriptable. Handy for working with GCC toolchains.  Free. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/
Links to other language Modules for syntax coloring (including VHDL and Verilog)
http://www.barebones.com/support/bbedit/plugin_library.html

Textual 4
Features include: bookmarks, find in multiple files, full text translations and direct online searches. Many keyboard shortcuts. Textual supports over 200 coding languages by default, including  syntax highlighting, folding and auto completion. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.jalada.eu/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=149&Itemid=740&lang=en_US

Tex-Edit
A very flexible, scriptable text editor. The AppleScript support is second to none. Tex-Edit also is AppleScript recordable. There is a huge archive of AppleScripts for many solutions. You can open Invisible files by holding the Option key when you select Open…   Macintosh OS X only.
http://tex-edit.com/
You can find a collection of AppleScripts for Tex-Edit Here:
http://www.dougscripts.com/texedit/index.php

Tincta 2 / Tincta Pro 2
Free/$15.99. Syntax coloring for 60+ languages, line numbering, regex support. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.ultraedit.com/products/mac-text-editor.html

UltraEdit
Programmers editor. Commercial. Macintosh OSX, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.ultraedit.com/products/mac-text-editor.html

Vico
Vico is a programmers text editor with a focus on keyboard control. Vico uses vi key bindings. Support for html, php, ruby and javascript. And since Vico can use existing TextMate bundles, it’s easy to add more.. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.vicoapp.com/

Vim
Vim is a highly configurable text editor, freely available for many different platforms.
Macintosh version:
http://code.google.com/p/macvim/
Support for other platforms:
http://www.vim.org/

VoodooPad 5
Editor with picture support and HTML export. Commercial. Macintosh OS X only.
http://flyingmeat.com/voodoopad/

WriteRoom
Writers editor.  Commercial. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.hogbaysoftware.com/products/writeroom

XMLmind XML Editor
XMLmind XML Editor is a strictly validating, near WYSIWYG, DocBook editor, DITA editor, MathML editor, XHTML editor, XML editor. Because XMLmind XML Editor is highly extensible, it may be also be used to create documents conforming to your own custom schema. Macintosh OS X, Java, and Windows.
http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/

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