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skEdit (was skHTML) is a text editor with a focus on Web development. It includes features to assist in the editing of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Perl, Python, ASP, Ruby/Rails, SQL, ActionScript and ColdFusion.

These features include an integrated Project View to easily edit an entire project of files, syntax highlighting, code-completion and hinting, integrated SFTP/FTP/WebDAV for file transfers and editing, Tidy integration to clean files, powerful search and replace on single and multiple files with support regular expressions, snippets to store frequently used sections of text, and more.

What's New

Version 4.1.13:
  • Fixed some Smart Quote issues, and character substitutions.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6.8 or later

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Jason818 Member IconReview+12
Jason818
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I have the trial version of this product and I really like it. I really love itd XHTML support and valid code completion. I did how ever notice their is no support for HTML5 and CSS3. Will there be an update with this soon? I also love the smart auto complete and src, href functions it has. I have twice as much for an editor and they dont come with nice features like that. Great app. Has potential to becoming one of the leaders for mac html editors. Also not sure if its because I have trail version but crashes when I try to use custom theme in preferences.

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Version 4.1.8
Jason818
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Sorry... here is a cleaner post of my review.
I have the trial version of this product and I really like it. I really love its XHTML support and valid code completion. I did how ever notice there is no support for HTML5 and CSS3. Will there be an update with this soon? I also love the smart auto complete and src, href functions it has. I have spent twice as much for an editor and they don’t come with nice features like that. Great app. Has potential to becoming one of the leaders for mac html editors. I would also be great if to open a file in the editor is changed from single click to double click. Also not sure if it’s because I have trail version but crashes when I try to use custom theme in preferences.

Before Dawn Solutions
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Jason thanks for the review and the comments :) We will be publishing a fix for that issue and a couple of others this week.

Before Dawn Solutions, Inc. (Developer)
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The fix for the themes and a couple of other things are live, it is version 4.1.9, available on the website, or the app should check for updates.

Jason818
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Thanks! Updates work great! Will html5 and css3 support be coming anytime soon?

Before Dawn Solutions, Inc. (Developer)
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I would like to get HTML5 and CSS3 support in the next major release. I can't promise a time, but it is coming.

Deoroller Member IconReview+0
Deoroller
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I dont know whats the different between skEdit and my Version skEditExpress from the Apple App Store, can it everybody say to me!?

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Version 4.1.5
Before Dawn Solutions, Inc. (Developer)
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There is no real difference between the two, except one is for the Apple App store and one is not.

retech Member IconReview+16
retech
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Been using this app for years and am glad to see it's still supported and advancing. It's small footprint and nimble action are both key assets to me. Tabbed UI is fantastic for working as well.

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Version 4.1.5
Charles Miller Member IconComment+34
Charles Miller
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I see that the Mac App Store doesn't show the sale price, so I'll buy thru MacUpdate. Purists may object (or not) but I find convenience and time savings in going through the App Store.

Continuing that theme, my vote for features I would value is code completion, help with getting code syntax right (tho I've just registered for a tech college course on CSS), and code checking.

I use Dreamweaver for heavy lifting. But there are small sites and stand-alone code sections (to drop into WordPress, for example) for which I would like to use a more nimble but still "hand-holding" app.

Look forward to seeing your efforts.

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Version 4.1.5
Twilightscapes Member IconComment+33
Twilightscapes
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I guess I should be happy this isn't completely dead. I really dreaded when this program was sold, and even after the developer enthusiastically assured me that there were great things coming, I had a sneaky suspicion that this great program would die on the vine.

I am pleased to see there are still updates coming out, but Before Dawn bought this a looong time ago and there's really been very little added.

Again, I guess I should be grateful that it's still getting updates and that there hasn't been a false version number inflation just in order to get more money (yet).

I'd love to see some more action and features added to keep in line with other HTML editors out there. Textmate and Coda both have stumbled in their last versions, so it's a ripe time to carpe diam with skEdit.

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Version 4.1.5
Before Dawn Solutions, Inc. (Developer)
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I am busily working on a new release. Some of the features that should be included are GIT support, redesign of main UI, and better/more support support for Code Snippets and Scripting.

Still trying to work out the PPC/Intel issue, might slightly branch the app.

-John

Before Dawn Solutions, Inc. (Developer)
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We just put up a anonymous survey to collect some feedback on what users think should be in the next release, and also to get a better idea of who uses what. So if you want to help skEdit fill out the survey, it is located here:
http://skedit.com/blog/2-uncategorised/13-help-make-skedit-better

-John

Pripyat Member IconReview+264
Pripyat
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Excellent application. It's syntax highlighting is better when compared to Smultron (which got confused when I used PHP echo calls with escaped quotation marks) and I love the HTML tag auto-close feature. The tabs are really useful too as I tend to work with multiple files at once.

One thing I would like to see changed is the tab design. It just doesn't fit into the modern Mac OS X Lion interface anymore in my opinion.

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Version 4.1.5
Before Dawn Solutions, Inc. (Developer)
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I completely agree. The one thing that we are struggling with as we are working on a new version, is the support for much older macs. Which might be hampering us at this point, not sure though.

But stay tuned for new updates and features.

-John

Pripyat
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I develop software myself (Cookie Stumbler for OS X) and we've dropped PPC support last year. I know there're people still using PPC, but it's been 7 years since the official announcement that PPC would be dropped. We want to introduce new features to our users and using old SDKs won't help us do that.

Maybe consider dropping PPC?

Steve Hodgson Member IconReview+6
Steve Hodgson
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This has always been one of my favourite applications and I previously participated in the 4.0 beta program.

Since I have had problems with my licence I have contacted Before Dawn Solutions many times but with no response to date.

The app is available through the app store. I'm sure it's just as good as it was before the acquisition by before Dawn. I would just voice some concern over the developer's ability to support this app.

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Version 4.1.5
Steve Hodgson
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skEdit have now been in touch with me and they have apparently made e a change to the site because, for some reason the mail wasn't getting through as it should be.

Twilightscapes Member IconReview+33
Twilightscapes
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Latest version that apparently makes it compatible for sale in the AppStore is a bit buggy.

Upgrading my previous version of the software, completely nuked all my preferences, my registration, even my snippets. I'm now having to start over, configuring everything. This sucks.

I've contacted the developer to find out what I need to do to get my registration back, but it's been several hours and no reply.

I've written to this developer twice since he acquired it and have not gotten anything back.

Unfortunately, it looks like this once great software is going to wither and die at the hands of a developer who doesn't either know what he's doing or care. Sad. With Textmate also in the same boat, I guess I am going to finally move over to Panic's stuff and buy Coda. At least with Panic, I know they will respond to emails and offer better support of their products.

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Version 4.1.5
Before Dawn Solutions
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I apologize for the mistake, fortunately the problem is easily solved:
1) you can use the "Recover" option in the application, or go to the website my account section, or submit a support ticket.

2) regarding the projects and settings, I have created several knowledge articles and blog entry that cover the issue they are available here:
http://www.beforedawnsolutions.com/blog-mainmenu-9/skedit

Knowledge articles:
http://www.beforedawnsolutions.com/portal/knowledgebase.php?action=displayarticle&id=2
http://www.beforedawnsolutions.com/portal/knowledgebase.php?action=displayarticle&id=1

I apologize for the issue, sometimes we get a little anxious to release something when it hasn't been tested against all of the variables.

Twilightscapes
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I've spoken to John, the president of Before Dawn Solutions and he has corrected all of my issues. I'm not one to refuse to admit when I'm wrong and in this case, I was wrong. There was some issues with this latest update, and the developer has admitted such. I am thankful that he's being so forefront with things and I'm just thrilled that this great software is receiving updates again. Thank you for helping correct these issues - I look forward to what comes next. Thanks again.

Before Dawn Solutions (Developer) Member IconDev+10
Before Dawn Solutions (Developer)
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I would like to announce that skEdit has been acquired by Before Dawn Solutions, Inc. This is a big moment for our company as we expand into the Web development and editing space, this addition will complement our Web Hosting and development business.

You can read the full press release here: http://www.beforedawnsolutions.com/news-mainmenu-42/60-before-dawn-solutions-acquires-skedit-text-editor

And the new skEdit site is up on the Before Dawn Solutions servers, at http://www.beforedawnsolutions.com/skedit

We look forward to making a great product even better.

Thank you,

John

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Version 4.1.2
Mtp08 Member IconComment+8
Mtp08
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Downloaded the demo and I like the editor/layout. One concern is, if it is still being developed/updated or not.

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Version 4.1.2
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Pdandyk
Version 4.1.13
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UntilGravity
Version 4.1.5
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Version 4.1.5
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Downloads 28,015
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Type Development / HTML
License Demo
Date 16 Dec 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $29.99
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