Best text editor apps for Mac OS X [Reviews]

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Text editor apps are an important part of any writer's workflow. These are currently the top candidates for Mac owners.
Text editor apps are an important part of any writer's workflow. These are currently the top candidates for Mac owners.
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  • David Low

    When I think of text editors, it’s more for computer code than word processing.
    I can understand you want to strip the WP overhead out and get straight to simple words, even using Markdown for further simplification.
    What happens if in the middle of your text editing you need to insert an image; take a picture; do a sketch. Can these products handle that?
    The samples you show are seem very straight and linear. My first drafts rarely look like that.

    • lazeran

      u can insert picture image even videos with some markdown texteditors. I think ulysses also can handle images.

  • sscutchen

    As a general purpose text tool, I use TextEdit. I can toss together quick notes. It also has decent RTF formatting including tables. But I also use it to take copy and pastes from various sources to make PDFs by printing to PDF from TextEdit. Very useful. Copy and paste the text. Clean it up if needed. CMD-OPT-SHIFT-4 to copy any graphics I need… Print to PDF. Drop the mike.

    For heavy text manipulation, TextWrangler is my goto because of the powerful GREP editor.

  • LTodd820

    Byword has been my go-to since CoM recced it years ago. I love the simplicity and the elegant design.