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Plain Text Editor is what you need if you miss a text editor able to open, edit and save plain text files. You want special features such as foreground and background colors? Text wrapping and unwrapping? Macintosh, Windows and Unix ends of lines? Spelling checking? Find and replace? Regular expressions? Unlimited number of undo?

Plain Text Editor allows you to edit plain text files with many options.

  • It works with any kind of plain text files (text, source code, HTML, ...).
  • You can automatically concatenate documents by dropping them on the same window.
  • You can open recently opened more...

What's New

Version 6.1:
  • A problem when checking for an available update has been corrected

Requirements

OS X 10.1 or later

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Wraitii Member IconReview-1
Wraitii
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Man, that app's a true miracle. I had problems working with .material files ( of the OGRE3d Rendering engine ) with TextEdit or Xcode. The files just didn't work.

A simple opening/saving with this app solved my problems. Just gotta love it!

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Version 4.2
IDK Member IconComment+26
IDK
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I wouldn't say this program is useless but I would say that Textedit can do all of this too and it's free. PLUS: You don't have to download it, it's already there! I don't see why I'd pay a shareware fee for something like this.

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Version 4.2
aeka78 Member IconComment+1
aeka78
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My eyes!! My eyes!!

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Version 4.1
Wasted my time Member IconReview+4
Wasted my time
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All this "developer power", what for?

TextEdit, Bean, Smultron, Textwrangler, etc., are better and they are free, so what for?
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Version 4.0
Syr Wullam Member IconComment+19
Syr Wullam
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Some features from the developer's website:

- It works with any kind of plain text files (text, source code, HTML, ...).

^^^ Ahh, cool! Smultron, TextWrangler, etc. does that ... for free!

- You can open recently opened files.

^^^ Really? ROFL!

- You can scroll forward and backward through all opened windows.

^^^ C'mon! ROFL!

- You can reload files from disk at any time.

^^^ Is that a unique feature with a text editor?!

- It has an unlimited number of undo.

^^^ No kidding!

- You can select the default font and default font size of the editor.

^^^ Erm, LOL! Smultron, etc. ... see above.

- You can select the default foreground color and default background color of the editor.

^^^ Great! I expected something like this for my money. Smultron, etc. ... see above.

- You can print your documents.

^^^ This is simply priceless!

And so on, and so forth. Welcome to the world of AlphaOmega products. Thanks but no thanks, I will stay with .

Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with any software company and I'm not a software developer either.

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Version 4.0
Syr Wullam
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Oops, last sentence got truncated:

I will stay with "insert the name of your favorite free text editor here".

Syzzygy Member IconComment+169
Syzzygy
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It's all right for what it is, something basic and simple, but I just don't know why one would specifically choose Plain Text Editor over any number of other simple text editors out there.
There's a shareware fee of $20 for this which is ridiculous.
I would definitely choose the simple yet elegant, and FREE, "Smultron" over Plain Text Editor.

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Version 3.0
chrischram Member IconComment+85
chrischram
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I see the price for this less than useful app has gone up to 15 euros. Lemme see. TextEdit is free. TextWrangler is free. Do you suppose anyone at all has ever purchased this product?

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Version 3.0
Syzzygy Member IconComment+169
Syzzygy
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please backup your claims with reasons

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Version 3.0
Syzzygy
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Oops!! This was unintentional.

Dxp03 Member IconReview+1
Dxp03
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Pointless.... Just Pointless!

Why would you create a simple text editor with a few skimpy little features and make it shareware? PEOPLE: Just use TextEdit from Apple. This program is a waste of money, HD Space, and time. TextEdit can do better than this and it is FREE. And please MAKE YOUR OWN ICON! You are stealing another's. You could at least modify it a little.

Why make this Shareware??????

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Version 2.2
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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i'd like to apologise for my previous 'knee-jerk reaction' review in which i may have somehow implied that 'PTE' was a 'POS'. i have since read the 'features' list and found that the app has the following amazing capabilities. i humbly apologise ! -

- You can open recently opened files.

- You can select the default font and default font size of the editor.

- You can print your documents.

- You can wrap and unwrap the text in the windows.

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Version 2.2
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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amazing ? i could do this in 1984.

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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er... it's called "irony"

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Can you do it "not once, not twice, but THOUSANDS of times?"

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Downloads 17,808
Version Downloads 125
License Shareware
Date 26 Jun 2014
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $40.85
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