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Marie Josée Laporte
Marie Josée Laporte
8,188 Points

Text editor for mac

What text editor do you recommend most to work on a mac?

6 Answers

Tobias Helmrich
Tobias Helmrich
31,602 Points

Hey Marie,

I'm using Atom by GitHub which is a really great free and open source text editor. Other great text editors include Brackets by Adobe (also open source and free), the very popular Sublime Text (70$, but free unlimited trial) and Visual Studio Code by Microsoft (also both open source and free).

All of the mentioned text editors are great ones in my opinion and all of them are highly extendable through packages to fit your needs. I recommend checking them all out as they're free (except Sublime, but you can try it out for free) and it's a matter of preference which one you will like the most! :)

I hope that helps, if you have further questions feel free to ask! :)

Marie Josée Laporte
Marie Josée Laporte
8,188 Points

Thank you very much! I will try them and see which one I like the most.

I recommend Sublime Text. It is free and you can find it at (https://sublimetext.com)

Depends in part what you plan to use it for. Since I work in IDEs most of the time, I don't need a text editor very often, and I find that when I do Text Wrangler, which is free, works fine.

Here's a link to one of the many sites about "best text editors for the mac": http://beebom.com/2015/05/best-text-editors-for-mac

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,978 Points

Since you asked me specifically, I'm a big fan of Vim, but I'll warn you that it has a bit of a learning curve. Some helpful tools to get you going are Treehouse's Harnessing the Power of Vim workshop, and the really cute Vim Adventures online training game (free).

But if you stick with it, it's extremely powerful. I know it's the choice of some of the Treehouse instructors.

If you want something easier to get started on, I've heard good things about Brackets, though I have not tried it myself.

Caleb Kleveter
MOD
Caleb Kleveter
Treehouse Moderator 37,862 Points

I prefer Atom as it is easy to get going with and has a built in package manager.