skEdit

Version: 4.1.13 || Release Date: 2013-12-15 || License: Shareware ($34.95) Developer: Sean Kelly | App Owner: chrislong

skEdit (formerly skHTML) is a text editor with a focus on web development. It includes features to assist in the editing of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Perl, Python, ASP, Ruby/Rails, SQL and ColdFusion.

These features include an integrated Project View to easily edit an entire project of files, syntax highlighting, code-completion and hinting, integrated SFTP/FTP/WebDAV for file transfers and editing, Tidy integration to validate and clean files, powerful search and replace on single and multiple files with support regular expressions, snippets to store frequently used sections of text, line-numbering, free upgrades after initial purchase, and more.

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9 Opinions

Been using SKedit now for over 5 yrs. Hands down the best web coding app I have ever touched. The hinting, snippets, corrections and very lean app make this the best bang for my $ I have found. Very happy to see its development continue to flourish.

The former and current developers are very open to user input and respond clearly to queries. A big plus in my book as well.

skEdit is the best value on the market today in terms of text editors. I love how it's simple and unintrusive, but powerful. skEdit 4.0 improves on an already successful formula, and at $35 it's a steal.

The only editor that compares is Coda, IMO. Coda's a bit more polished and complete, but more than twice the price. For that reason, skEdit is still my mainstay. I recommend it to any web developer.

I love his piece of software because it has Movable Type code hinting.

I really like skEdit as well and I have been using it for a while now. I've been getting frustrated with it lately though because of a lot of problems, most notably incorrect code highlighting, CSS auto-complete sometimes fails, and updating of files on a remote server (when editing them directly) does not work even though it appears that it does. I was using it on my computer at work recently for a couple of projects, which runs on 10.3.9, so I don't know if that has anything to do with all this.

With that said, I'm looking forward to the next version!!

I'm a big fan of skEdit, as you can see from this blog post: http://www.clearwired.com/loop/archives/23-skEdit,-The-Mostly-Perfect-Text-Editor.html

I use TextMate everyday and it is definately the superior editor. However, I still miss the code hinting and ease of use of skEdit. If this is what you value most in an editor, sEdit is for you. If you want power and less hand-holding, go with TextMate.

skEdit is by far the best text editor out there. I've tried BBedit, TextMate, Dreamweaver, nothing compares to skEdit. One of my favourite features is snippets which lets you add markup to selected text. This is fantastic with list items or paragraphs, such a time saver. I'm really looking forward to 3.7 which is going to include a lot of new features.
Thanks for all your hard work Sean, best.app.ever.

This is a great HTML Editor. I agree it isn't as refined as TextMate but the unique features still make it the tool I use everyday. Not only does it have a built-in preview but you can easily have it work with your webserver. It will even automatically update an open web page you're previewing while you're editing it's linked CSS file. I also find it's code completion feature rather handy and well implmented.

This is by far the best HTML editor I've used, mostly because of it's auto-complete feature. It's great for lazy people like me!