Apple devices are always known for their top notch performance, high computational speed and Mac is no exception to it. In case you are a Mac user, then there’s no point conveying you the programming capability your Mac carry with itself. For the same, you might be looking for some powerful and free text editor to enhance the programming capability of your Mac. Though, there’s no shortage of text editors; but today, at GizmoStorm, we are here with Top 5 Powerful And Free Text Editor for Mac that will certainly allow you to code like a Ninja.
Text Mate is one of the most reliable Text Editor out there, as you need it to be. Fits perfectly with the UI of OS X and addition of clipboard history management, auto bracket pairing adds icing to the cake. Text Mate has amazing code organization features and we are in no position to doubt it’s capability. What’s more, it’s open source and absolutely free.[button url="http://macromates.com/" target="_blank" style="light-blue" size="medium"] Download Text Mate [/button]
In case you are an OS X Leopard user, TextMate might not work perfectly for you while coding in Java. Here comes TextWrangler to the rescue. It has support for plethora of languages and we find it as reliable and powerful as any other paid text editors out there in market. With blazing fast Find and Replace feature, there’s no question why Text Wrangler managed to get on my list.[button url="http://www.barebones.com/products/TextWrangler/" target="_blank" style="light-blue" size="medium"] Download Text Wrangler [/button]
3. Dr. Java
One of the most user friendly Java editor I have ever used. Dr. java is light weight Java IDE specially designed to foster Test-driven software development. Though everything is quite amazing in Dr. Java, but it’s compatibility with JDK version upto 1.6 might hinder it’s usage by OS X Mavericks users. As soon as developers will be able to eradicate this limitation, there would be no question of not using any other Text Editor for Java.[button url="http://www.drjava.org/" target="_blank" style="light-blue" size="medium"] Download Dr. Java [/button]
Editra is an open source text editor having support of over 60 languages. Editra is still in it’s alpha phase, so you can expect some glitches and hiccups. Features like Code highlighting, Multilingual Interface, Drag & Drop and Plugins support is what make Editra an impressive Text Editor. Nevertheless, it’s free to download.[button url="http://editra.org/" target="_blank" style="light-blue" size="medium"] Download Editra [/button]
Ready to spend or just need some free Text Editors to test your programming skills, there’s something for everyone. You might find it useful to play with a mix of two or three text editors and use the appropriate one for your project. Personally speaking, Brackets and Text Mate are my favourite. Do share your personal experience or any better Text Editor you have in your mind.