Simple, fast and clever: Textedit2
Textedit2 is an alternative to TextEdit for Mac. There are many text editors available for Mac.
This is a very simple one. I personally don't like the Textedit which comes with OS X.
I know there is Metapad which can handle Unix line endings (LF) on Windows.
There is also Notepad++ which is very popular as a simple text editor for programmers.
If you know Linux you probably know also vi. Textedit2 is just a simple text editor for OS X
which can load, save text as UTF-8.
You can download it here:
Textedit2 Version 10.2.2
- New: Opens a new Textedit2 window
- Open: Opens an existing file with extension txt
- Save: Save text as a UTF-8 .txt file
- Save as: Saves current text as a new file
- smaller: Makes text smaller (zoom out)
- larger: Makes text larger (zoom in)
- Works on OS X 10.10.0 (Yosemite) down to Mac OS 10.7.
- Added line numbers (Apple original NSTextEdit does not provide line numbering out of the box. So I used a 3th part library)
- Added mono-space font (I used "Menlo" as a default which is available on any Mac after 10.7+)
- Added pasteboard
Basic text editor functionality
- View text smaller or larger (zoom text)
- Cut, Copy and Paste: OK
- Find and replace: Built in
- Text formatting: Does soft line break at the end of a line
- Undo and Redo: Built in
- UTF-8 support: OK
- Syntax highlighting: None.
- Does not provide "save state / restore state" for security reasons
New icon set for file handling
I designed new icons for file new, file open, file save and file save as. I think the floppy disk icon is far outdated. Anyhow we see the floppy disk icon still a lot. But young generations don't even know that there was a "before USB drive" area. So, I think we should move on to a new set of file save icons.
- New: A new plain paper sheet with the capital letter A on it
- Open: A thing on a table. (You open a box and put the thing on the table to work with it)
- Save: Save to storage media
- Save as: Save to storage media (on a new place as a new file)
- Should work on OS X 10.10.0 (Yosemite) down to Mac OS 10.5.
You can download it here: Textedit2.app
- Should run on Mac OS X 10.5+
- Know to run on Mac OS 10.8.2
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