CotEditor

Version: 1.5.4 || Release Date: 2014-06-29 || License: Freeware Developer: AYNiMac | App Owner: avetenebrae

Code Editor (C, C++, CSS, eRuby, HTML, Java, Javascript, LaTeX, Perl, PHP, Ruby, Shell script)

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8 Opinions

Nice editor... it has the few features I want like split-pane view of a document, syntax highlighting, and add/remove indent without lots of the extra programmers' editor tools I never use. Great small, fast app!

Step aside, TextWrangler! (On my machine, at least…)

As far as free text editors go, I always have TextWrangler on hand. One of the first installs when I start fresh on a system. I don't think that's going to change, to be honest, because TextWrangler definitely has some points that CotEditor doesn't. But as far as my practical needs are concerned, CotEditor steps forward and pushes into the features that I've sought from paid text editors…

The scriptability is about on par with TextWrangler - simple, quick, very usable. Yet CotEditor feels just slightly more accessible to me, can't put my finger on it…

I don't think TextWrangler has support for keybindings like CotEditor does. It's less useful than a transformation tool, but it definitely helps being able to map shift-enter to close a p tag, add a new line, and open a new p tag…

I don't know, but I think I'll be holding onto CotEditor for a while. It just has a grace about it that TextWrangler lacks. For now, they coexist.

Doesn't have web preview, can't store code snippets & page templates. For editing HTML pages, it's better to use an app with those features.

Simple, powerful, attractive. I use it in combination with MAMP and Cyberduck to code PHP.

this is a universal binary now, it says so in the change-log, but does not display the universal binary icon above the app. just thought i would mention it. i use this on my leopard box instead of textwrangler (which i use on the system i kept tiger on) and it's a fantastic little code editor, not as many "bells & whistles" as textwrangler, but certainly a well put together application, i use it mainly to edit source for which xcode would be unnecessary to use, like command-line java apps, css, javascript etc... try it out if you're looking for a stable, no nonsense coding app.

Despite it being a Japanese page, and obviously oriented for the Japanese programmer, there's a lot of good stuff here. Simple, clean interface, but with a lot of (surprisingly easily) modifiable sections. Many developers could learn a thing or two from this app.
I also don't notice any Japanese sections, and the translation is very good (not perfect, but better than some American apps even). Give it a try if you need a basic coding app. There's even fully-modifyable keyboard shortcuts for just about everything.

This app most likely has a dedicated spot on my HD from now on.

fast, complete, nice
no nonsense

from the google translate of that page (http://tinyurl.com/jsdwf)

"It is the editor who reads and writes the plain text file.
...GPL (the free software) is."