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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.