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TUAW's Daily Mac App: TextWrangler

Trawling through and editing code can be loveless task. TextWrangler is a free app from the Mac App Store that could make it just a little bit more bearable. Brought to you by Bare Bones Software, the folks behind Yojimbo and the incredibly powerful BBEdit, the free TextWrangler is pretty int...

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Paragraft gets iOS Markdown editing right

I just discovered Paragraft, a text editor for iPad and iPhone that boasts some ingenious Markdown features (if I've lost you already, check out the TUAW Markdown Primer for a crash course). The good parts of Paragraft blew me away enough that I'm able to overlook an ugly icon and some bad inte...

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Byword 1.2, now with Markdown support

Byword is a full-screen, "distraction-free" word processor that has an interesting twist: it focuses on just the text around your cursor (or even just the current line), dimming the rest of your composition so that even that can't distract you. Byword (and its predecessors) are based on the idea t...

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UltraEdit makes the leap to Mac OS X

UltraEdit for Mac was officially released this month. A favorite of Windows developers, UltraEdit was first released in 1994 as one of the earliest "Notepad" replacement text editors for programmers on Windows. When you use your computer for programming, you live in your text editor. Mac deve...

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A quick roundup of iOS text editors with Dropbox support

This morning we received word from Jesse Grosjean at Hog Bay Software that his new app, PlainText (free, in-app purchase to remove ads), is now available on the App Store. It's one of several iOS text editors that feature support for Dropbox, so we thought a quick roundup of these apps was in order...

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Dropbox + text editing = Droptext

Most of the bloggers here at TUAW are huge fans of Dropbox, the free cloud storage service. Since you can share documents with all of your iDevices, wouldn't it be nice to be able to edit your files from any of them as well? There are actually several solutions for cross-platform on-the-go Dropbo...

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Freeware Find: Bean

Departing TUAW blogger Giles Turnbull caught my attention in his recent list of favorite Mac apps. At the top of his list was an application called Bean, which had the unfortunate effect of causing me to think about Rowan Atkinson's comedy character (at right). As soon as the nausea wore off, I took...

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Diamond, the rich text editor that thinks different

Diamond is a free rich text editor with a difference. Lots of differences, actually, which combine to make it quite appealing. Developer Geoffrey Alexander has recently released Diamond 3, which makes this an excellent time for you to download and give it a try. How is Diamond different? Diamond win...

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SubEthaEdit version 3.0

SubEthaEdit is probably the original collaborative text editor on the Mac allowing multiple folks to work on a document at the same time over a local network or the internet. Now TheCodingMonkeys have released version 3.0 with a new custom file format that "stores collaboration metadata and history ...

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Smultron: open source tabbed text editor hits version 3.0

It's true, I admit it, I have a bit of a thing for tabbed text editors (I'm seeking counseling). Anyway, I've discovered yet another one. Peter Borg (who is also behind the very cool Lingon launchd utility) has just released version 3 of his Smultron open-source text editor (with vertical tabs). Th...

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Forgedit: tabbed text editor

We posted a while back about the introduction of tabs into SubEthaEdit. I recently ran across another text editor that offers tabs called ForgEdit, which bills itself as the "programmers text editor for OS X." It seems to be a rather straightforward app with some decent, if not terribly innovative,...

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TextMate: Power Editing for the Mac

Some people balk at the idea of paying for a text editor. 'Doesn't OS X ship with a pretty good text editor called TextEdit,' they say. That is very true, but if you make your living creating text documents (whether they be code, blog posts, or content of some other kind) TextEdit just won't cut it....

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SubEthaEdit is Now Tabtastic

Quirky, but cool, collaborative text editor SubEthaEdit is out today with version 2.6, which adds everybody's favorite (relatively) new UI item: tabs. Of course the main reason to use SubEthaEdit remains its collaborative features, nonetheless the addition of tabs is definitely a strong secondary r...

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Montage 1.0 released

Today marks the release of the final version of Montage, which we wrote about when it was but a mere beta. Montage is a professional quality screen writing program which includes a number of things you won't find in traditional text editors. Amongst these features are smart views, Final Draft impor...

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SubEthaEdit hits 2.3

SubEthaEdit, the favorite collaborative text editor of many TUAWers, has just been revved to 2.3. The biggest change in this version is that the licensing structure has changed. There are no longer any free license of SubEthaEdit. The Coding Monkeys are trying to earn a living coding cool apps for t...

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