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Uno is a basic, light-weight text editor for Mac: it has almost all the base functions you would expect from an editor like TextEdit. Indeed you'll find it has fewer functions than TextEdit because it is designed to work only with text in the simplest way: starting from a blank window you can do practically anything with your characters. As it is a pure text editor it doesn't work with images or photos you'd like to put in your text. It does open Rich Text Format files (.rtf) and Unicode-formatted Plain Text files (.txt): it saves both as .rtf and exports as Plain text.

Note for Mac OS X 10.5 users: more...

What's New

Version 1.6.5:
  • Few other 'under the cover' fixes and improvements;
  • Further performance improvements;
  • Fixed an issue which caused scrollbars not to be synchronized anymore (while 'Sync Scrollbars' option was enabled) after closing a window with other windows opened.

Requirements

OS X 10.7 or later

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Czujur Member IconReview+0
Czujur
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Lightweight, fast, clean and more than enough!

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Version 1.6.5
bbw7 Member IconComment+313
bbw7
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Marlduke,

I'm confused by the version #'s. Is there both a 1.62 for Snow Leopard and one for Lion? That's what it appears to be; however, in your update release notes, it appears that 1.21 or 1.22 is the last SL compatible one. Also here at MU it appears that 1.62 is only for Lion.

A better explanation of this would be helpful for non-Lion users.

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Version 1.6.2
MacUpdate-Nick
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As far as we know from the developer, there's a version of 1.6.2 that's compatible with 10.5.8 or later. That version can be accessed through the second download link at the top of the listing. Where are you seeing this information about 1.21?

bbw7
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Thank you for the reply.

I was looking at the developer's website, in the Update News section. That is where it appeared that Leopard/Snow Leopard development ceased with 1.22.

After writing my comment I did end up downloading the MU 10.5.8 version as well as the developer's for non-Lion. They are the same and say version 1.6.2. So what you say seems to be the case.

What's confusing is the product description that says it is for Lion, in conjunction with there being another download for 10.5.8. Usually versions for older OS's have lower version numbers. Evidently the developer in this case is supporting parallel developments of the code for two OS's, i.e. 10.7 and 10.5/10.6.

marluke
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Hi bbw7,

Uno is being developed at the same time in two different packages, Ub (Universal Binary for Mac OS X 10.5.8+) and Intel (only for 10.7+). Version 1.2.1 (and 1.2.2 you are referring to) are not the latest supporting SL; these versions had different build numbers because they had been released with improvements that were different from package to package.

If you want to run Uno on Leopard or Snow Leopard, download it from the link named 'Download for OS 10.5.8'. Otherwise, if you want to run Uno on Lion, download it from 'Download now'. Thanks to NickMiller for pointing that out. Actually MU organizes links in this way.

E-mail us if you need further help!

fh111 Member IconReview+0
fh111
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fantastic app! i don;t understand all the negative comments.

this is the first texteditor that not just claims to be lightweight - it actually feels lightweight. it opens in less than a second and does exactly what i want it to, without unnecessary knickknack

thanks!

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Version 1.5.8
Jan_rybar Member IconReview+70
Jan_rybar
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Nice app. It does what it tells.
BUT:
GUI is ugly and non-Apple (flying window with four lost icons/words – huh, Windows 3.0 like!). Developer should read some basic rules of Apple GUI standards. It should be simple, not chaotic.

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Version 1.5.8
Pripyat Member IconReview+264
Pripyat
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4 minor versions in 7 days and still no standardisation. Obviously the developer does not care about user feedback at all.

This is a rushed project, stick with Bean or TextEdit.

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Version 1.5.8
marluke
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Hi 'young enterpreneur',

I absolutely don't care about YOUR feedback.
It's my app, not yours. I like people who 'think different' (just to use something familiar) from others, and I do as you can see. Your last post (i.e. the post above) is merely too much away from constructive criticism.

Do you feel a step over others? Well, you're not Apple.

Pripyat
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Haha! Do what you like, what do I care? Your app is chaotic and disobeys the most basic rules Apple set out for GUIs, end of story. Take the criticism or don't - but let me say this: Developers who don't CARE about feedback fail miserably in this business.

Pripyat Member IconReview+264
Pripyat
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Gave Uno a try. It gives me the impression that the author is someone who just got started with Macintosh development. Great, welcome to the community. I'll point out some things that may improve Uno, because right now, it's in a pretty messed up state. See the following as constructive critisism.

1) Read Apple's Human Interface Guidelines. Menu items like "Make Blueish" or "Turn On" hurt the user's eye. One of many advantages of Mac OS X is consistency, but you're heading an entirely different road. Have a look at NSMenuItem's 'state' property for a more standardized approach. Same goes for using a panel window as a preferences window. That's not what it's for. Read the guidelines and restructure your app's UI a little.

2) The "Help" page is too large for the window. Again, Apple provides information on how to do this properly.

3) The Preferences panel is littered with (Needs Relaunch) labels. It doesn't need a relaunch for most of these settings as you can set these to your NSTextView using observers. Refer to the Apple Developer Documentation for that. Having to relaunch all the time to test a setting is annoying.

4) Most keyboard shortcuts are a bit random and not the same as in all the other apps. Refer to point 1.

I hope this helps you improve Uno. Take some time developing updates. There's no need to rush updates. Read Apple's developer documents, they're there to help. I hope that in the future I'll be able to give it a higher rating.

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Version 1.5.4
Pripyat Member IconComment+264
Pripyat
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Developer, why don't you provide a preferences panel instead of asking users to mess with Uno's preferences to get things done?

This editor should be called DIY instead of UNO, hehe! ;)

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Version 1.4.6
Ringoslam Member IconReview+1
Ringoslam
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Really don't understand why to bash Uno - it's a good text editor (I'm using it for different tasks) and it's going better and more powerful with the regular updates from developer, very responsive to my questions. Don't like Apple TextEdit - for me, Uno is better,

oh, and "As others have already pointed out, Uno is unnecessary in light of what's already out there. Why "reinvent the wheel?" - you must be kidding, tons of software here and in MacAppleStore are way more "reinvented wheels".
Best wishes,
G.

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Version 1.4.2
marluke Member IconReview+6
marluke
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Uno is being developed for anybody who wants to try its features.

If Uno is harmful for your eyes or Mac, please hang on wasting your words and time advertising other apps in comments; just suggest other ones.

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Version 1.3.9
marluke Member IconComment+6
marluke
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Uno is being developed for anybody who wants to try its features.

If Uno is harmful for your eyes or Mac, please hang on wasting your words and time advertising other apps in comments; just suggest other ones.

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Version 1.3.9
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Stef_Vandenabele
Version 1.1.9.3
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Date 30 Jun 2012
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