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CotEditor is a Cocoa-based plain text editor for Mac OS X. It supports syntax highlighting, find and replace with OgreKit (regular expression framework) and other small goodies for coding. It can handle also CJK languages well.

(C, C++, CSS, eRuby, HTML, Java, Javascript, LaTeX, Perl, PHP, Ruby, Shell script)

What's New

Version 1.5.4:
  • Fix an issue that second page was also printed even the document was actually one page.
  • Fix an issue that print large size file with syntax coloring would be failed due to the indicator panel.
  • Fix an issue that file size info didn't update after the file update.
  • Fix an issue that auto-indent was not invoked with Japanese fill-width space.
  • Fix an issue more...


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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BadBadger Member IconReview+38

Very good and fast editor. Best replacement for TextEdit. However, if you are a programmer, you may need something more advanced. If you need to work on the text, easily and quickly change the encoding, search and replace any phrase or just something to write - this program is great.
In CotEditor also works text speaking - and this simple feature of Mac OS X does not work, eg in TextWrangler.
Besides, it looks nice, like a native OS X program. No fancy tool palettes and terrible icons.

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Version 1.4
Canisbos Member IconReview+63

It's no TextMate, Sublime Text 2, or even TextWrangler, but it's a good, simple code-oriented editor. Recommended for those with light code- and plaintext-editing needs.

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Version 1.3.1
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Version 1.5.4
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Downloads 3,110
Version Downloads 376
License Free
Date 29 Jun 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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