Open source Text editors for MAC OS X


Atom is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell, and based on everything we love about our favorite editors. We designed it to be deeply customizable, but still approachable using the default configuration. (MIT)

Linux - Windows - MAC OS X


Brackets is a lightweight, yet powerful, modern text editor. We blend visual tools into the editor so you get the right amount of help when you want it. With new features and extensions released every 3-4 weeks, it's like getting presents all year long. (MIT)

Linux - Windows - MAC OS X

GNU Emacs

GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD - Windows - MAC OS X


jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor written in Java. (GPL)



TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike. (GPL)



Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD - Windows - MAC OS X

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