Text editors for OS X - a list I tried so far

Here's the list I tried (in no particular order) of native OS X editors:

  • Zend studio: An PHP IDE
  • TextWrangler: A small brother of BBedit web editor
  • TextMate: Very capable and nice editor (30 days trial)
  • Fraise: A Smultron's open source fork (not active anymore); still available and has some bugs
  • BBedit: Focused on web developing
  • Bluefish: A nice cross platform open source editor
  • Smultron: Used to be my editor of choice; I really like sidebar tabs
  • Kod: I expected a lot from this but the development stopped a while ago (open source)
  • Coda: Also focusing on web development
  • Komodo Edit: Another cross platform open source editor (and stripped down version of Komodo IDE)
  • Sublime Text 2: Also cross platform and very capable
  • Espresso: Aimed at web developers

I'm not going to explain what I liked and what I did not about these editors, because it's based on my personal preferences. This wouldn't be fare either. All these editors are really packed with features and capable.

If undecided, give them a try.


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Productivity Future Vision - how we will manage and share information in 5 to 10 years

Microsoft has another concept video about how we will handle out information and share it with others in the near future. And also how it will ease our life. You can learn more about technologies used in the video as well.

A similar video from Nokia's mobile devices vision.

There are several other video concepts about the future of technology and information mashups: