TextForge
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TextForge is a text editor for Mac OS X. Features include:
  • Tools like...
    • an integrated perl syntax checker
    • "run in terminal" command
    • "Preview-in-Browser" system
    • document statistics
    • control over tabbing
    • auto-indent
    • control over line breaks and encodings
    • spell checker
    • wrapped and unwrapped view modes
    • shows line count and position
    • and more!
  • Customizable look (colors, transparency, fonts)
  • Mac OS X native interface utilizing sheets and the Apple Human Interface
What's New
Version 2.0:
  • Advance search and replace cabilities (integrated OgreKit framework)
  • New preference pane setup
  • TextForge is now Open Source / Free Software (GNU GPL)
  • New developer - Christian Haberstroh
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later







  • BBEdit
    +1

  • BBEdit Lite
    +1

  • Tincta
    +1
TextForge User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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NoRebirth commented on 29 May 2009
Is it possible to ad "disable font smoothing" PLEASE! - Then it's a near perfect clear app! Congrats!
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jan 2005
The MacUpdate page says:
Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.3 or later.

Newflash, bunkie: 10.3 *is* Panther. Jaguar was 10.2. Might I suggest a reading comprehension class as well as some cheese to go with your whine?
[Version 2.0]

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Anonymous commented on 18 Jan 2005
Even newer newsflash, Genioso: when TextForge first posted this, it SAID 2.0 in error, not 3.5. That was an ERROR. That was the "whine". Get it now? The only thing moe annoying than these fluffs from developers who should know better is pointless, self-righteous comments from people who come in late on the story and assume that everyone else is an ass. Look in the mirror before hitting "send" button, please.
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jan 2005
None of the major features (such as find/replace) work under Jaguar. I assume this is because you claim on your site that Panther is required. But on the MacUpdate site it claims Jaguar is sufficient. Will you people make up your minds about the basic system required? What is so hard about saying it needs Panther if it needs Panther? And are we Jaguar users some kind of outcasts just because we're not up there with the latest operating system? What's so hard about making a decent open-source editor for Jaguar users?
[Version 2.0]

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Anonymous commented on 18 Jan 2005
Panther's replacement is due in a few months. I really don't think supporting a relatively antiquated system should be a priority. If you want an open source editor, use jEdit.
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Anonymous commented on 18 Jan 2005
Question: What if I happen to prefer TextForge to JEdit? Or am I overstepping my rights in showing preferences?
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Anonymous commented on 19 Jan 2005
No, but as TextForge 2.0 requires 10.3, you are SOL.
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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Jan 2005
gotta love an open source text editor :) It's no Emacs, but maybe one day...
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Jan 2005
A worthy replacement for BBEdit Lite for anyone that needs a basic, easy to use text editor but not enough to pay for one
[Version 1.6.4]

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Anonymous commented on 13 Jan 2005
But, they just made BBEdit Lite - well, okay, TextWrangler free again. :)
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Anonymous commented on 14 Jan 2005
While I like seeing the new editors and having variety offered, the comment on BBEdit is quite valid. If you need that level of editing the BBEdit itself is quite a worthy product. Textwrangler 2.0 (the NEW free version) is very full featured for text manipulation, but lacks the html tools and a few small features in the full product. Textwrangler DOES offer coding, translation, and syntax capabilities that were not previously available in any Barebones product for free. As a comparisson basis, I like to use subethatedit to benchmark freebies. So far I'm impressed w/ SEE. Jedit was useful, but lack of a good mac developer has caused the last release to languish. This app is a nice option to have and hopefully it will bring some focus to certain new tricks we want in editors (shell interaction, etc).
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Anonymous commented on 14 Jan 2005
Just to note: you can do shell interaction with any Cocoa editor using TextExtras - http://www.lorax.com/FreeStuff/TextExtras.html
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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Jul 2004
YES! A real text editor!

It'd be nice to have an option to run a selection through an external program, like you can in vi.

One bug... when you turn "soft wrap text" off then on again, the horizontal scrollbar disappears but the text remains unwrapped. Oopsie.

For editing code, an option to hard-wrap text would be good. Sometimes spaces ARE significant.
[Version 1.6.4]

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Anonymous commented on 29 Jul 2004
You can pipe selections in TextForge (and any other Cocoa app) with TextExtras
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Downloads:8,587
Version Downloads:4,581
Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Free
Date:13 Jan 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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TextForge is a text editor for Mac OS X. Features include:
  • Tools like...
    • an integrated perl syntax checker
    • "run in terminal" command
    • "Preview-in-Browser" system
    • document statistics
    • control over tabbing
    • auto-indent
    • control over line breaks and encodings
    • spell checker
    • wrapped and unwrapped view modes
    • shows line count and position
    • and more!
  • Customizable look (colors, transparency, fonts)
  • Mac OS X native interface utilizing sheets and the Apple Human Interface Guidelines
  • Its fast and efficient!
  • Very stable


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