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Tumult HyperEdit is a lightweight HTML editor with a preview pane that displays the Web page live as you type. HyperEdit breaks the tedious cycle of writing html, saving the file, then reloading and viewing the page in the browser by combining the writing phase with the viewing phase. This clarifies the effects of your changes and speeds up the overall process of making a Web page. W3C-based validation will red-underline any mistakes. It uses the same rendering engine found in Safari, so it is not only standards compliant, but also very fast.

HyperEdit can be used for:

What's New

Version 1.6:
  • Improved Leopard compatibility
  • Fixed many memory leaks
  • Preview menu has browser icons
  • New Javascript console using the WebKit Inspector (if Safari 3.1 is installed)
  • Added preference to display invisible characters
  • Added Text menu item to convert text to upper and lower case
  • New toolbar icons (thanks Marc Edwards of iSlayer!)
  • more...


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Yoxi Member IconReview+54

I've just started using this, in order to see what I'm doing while I speed-learn CSS. Very useful, easy to use - apart from not remembering the last-opened-doc layout, which means you have to resize and adjust the divider every time you open a doc. I'm getting round this now with an iKey shortcut.

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Version 1.6
Artmonster Member IconReview+1

I really wish that Apple had not abandoned iWeb as I have yet to find a replacement that I like as much. On the hand coding side, if you know CSS and HTML this app is a dead on simple editor, with a great preview pane.

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Version 1.6

Addendum: My comments are for the AppStore version. Not sure what is going on with their website version.

Thyx Member IconComment+226

Well, welcome to AppStore! Promoted by a MacWorld 2004 rating...
Apple definitely needs some 'version control'. So far, this here is much more reliable.
(price is top on the App Store, btw, $14.99)

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Version 1.6

Please forgive my ignorance if such is the case. What are you talking about?


@Lookin2it: right, too cryptic.
Basically, I (mis)used MacUpdate to remind myself - and perhaps others coming from the AppStore - of some facts:

The present version 1.6 of the app is nearly 3 years old, quite some time. The AppStore version is 1.6.1, which is not even mentioned in their history as of today (www.tumultco.com/HyperEdit/history.html) - anyone's free to guess if it's anything else than adding AppStore compatibility. And a 7 year old review, which is the 2nd paragraph in the AppStore description, is totally irrelevant.

I was looking for some alternative for MarsEdit/Textmate for HTML/blog preview. But I won't invest in a seemingly dead app, even if it's just $15.

My comment would be more on spot in the AppStore, but there I have to buy first. I thought MacUpdate would lose ground to the AppStore, but actually it's more important than ever (for me at least).

akrobat Member IconReview+90

Very good application. Fast, user-friendly and completely WYSIWYG.

I used to use Taco, but now this is the HTML editor of choice... with Taco coming in a close second.

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Version 1.6
espaldito Member IconReview+0

this is a simple, direct, fast, solid and light program; it fills a hole in the market and I believe it's worth fit the cost. keep developing, hugs!

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Version 1.5.2
hced Member IconReview+171

Splendid application! Transparency in the colors - at least for window background - would be awesome.

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Version 1.5.2
jonathanvanquish Member IconReview+0

First I tried a trial of the award winning BBEdit, an excellent program but a little too expensive. After a while I found this program, which offered many features I was looking for in a HTML/PHP editor (validation, live preview, code snippets, unicode support, Javascript console).

Moreover, the developer seems to be open to suggestions and promised to release an universal binary (free for registered 1.x users). Only downside is the stability, which is not really bad and is said to improve in later versions.

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Version 1.5.1
AngelousVampire Member IconReview+0

HyperEdit is possibly the best web development application for any platform.

For a php or layout specialist you cant go past it.
The price is just the iceing on the cake.You wont find anything cheaper thats upto the quality of HyperEdit

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Version 1.5
Anonymous Member IconReview

HyperEdit has been my preferred editor for at least a year now. The developer has been responsive and creative which makes for a great application now, but an even better one in the future.

Live preview is a must and the simple power of HyperEdit's features re: html, css, top the cake with icing.

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Version 1.5
jan Cinert Member IconComment+0
jan Cinert

Has problem with central european and x-mac-roman encoding

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Version 1.0.3
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Version 1.6
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Version 1.6
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Version 1.6
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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 13,423
Version Downloads 3,598
Type Development / HTML
License Shareware
Date 30 Apr 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $25.00
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