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TextEdit has become bloatware. Alternatives?
So, we upgraded to Maverick...

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Msg#: 4697056 posted 2:10 pm on Aug 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

Subject line says it all. I'm struggling with the enhanced TextEdit, but some of my clients are really having a hard time with it. Suggestions for a stupid simple Mac text editor for creating clean text for html and online web systems such as Mailchimp and <sigh> Constant Contact emails and posting into website building systems?



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Msg#: 4697056 posted 2:25 pm on Aug 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

Two editors that we have used here at Casa Travelin Cat are:

TextWrangler (free): [barebones.com...]


Tex-Edit ($15): [tex-edit.com...]


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Msg#: 4697056 posted 3:20 pm on Aug 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

Free TextWrangler is very good - but for a one time fee, you get that and a ton more with BBEdit by the same people. Both let you choose the charset in use but BBEdit adds in regex find/replace, searches through multiple directories and offers every flavor of code editing tools a web person could want. They let you create lists of often used snippets to add with a click and it can check css and html for coding oopsies. Creates AppleScripts to automate frequent repetitive work. Their support is fast and personal, too.


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Msg#: 4697056 posted 3:48 pm on Aug 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

So ol' BBEdit is still around, eh? That was what I was trying to remember. I knew you guys would know. Thanks.
not2easy, I think I'm going to try TextWrangler first. This is the one time where "a ton more" is less. I'll report back.

OK, reporting back on TextWrangler.
Sweet! That's what I need. Not want I wanted, but more. What I needed.

So, why so excited?


Thanks again.

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