SubEthaEdit
SubEthaEdit
5.1.4

5.0

SubEthaEdit free download for Mac

SubEthaEdit5.1.4

07 July 2020

Collaborative text editing using Bonjour.

Overview

SubEthaEdit... Wouldn't it be great to edit the same document, live, in realtime, together with everyone in your group? With SubEthaEdit you can. The idea of collaborative editing has been researched for years, with notable results. But now for the first time it has been implemented in a way you actually want to use: While doing complex calculations under the hood to ensure correct behavior with mulitple users, to you SubEthaEdit is just as easy to use as a traditional text editor.

SubEthaEdit is a powerful and lean text editor. And it's the only collaborative one you can actually use. By combining the ease of Bonjour with the world's best text collaboration engine, it makes working together not only possible but even fun.

What's new in SubEthaEdit

Version 5.1.4:
Features:
  • New Option: Show inconsistent indentations - easily see mixed use of tabs and spaces.
  • New Option: System monospaced Font is now available in the style preferences. Bug fixes and maintenance:
  • Fixed issue with style preferences that could lead to the font change not being taken. Improved modes:
  • Markdown preview: Fixed wrong table header colors in light mode
  • Markdown preview: Fixed incorrect stripping of leading whitespace in code blocks
  • Improved Bash mode: Added support for heredoc strings

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69 Reviews of SubEthaEdit

5
piquadratpi2
22 September 2019
Version: 5.1

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This new version5.1 is wonderful. Fully adapted to Mojave and very stable and fast. I will use it from now on as my favorite text editor. But here it isn't version 5.1 to download, it's version 5.0.2.
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5
piquadratpi2
22 September 2019
Version: 5.1
This new version5.1 is wonderful. Fully adapted to Mojave and very stable and fast. I will use it from now on as my favorite text editor. But here it isn't version 5.1 to download, it's version 5.0.2.
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RogerKatz
22 September 2019
Version: 5.1
MacUpdate's download URL incorrectly downloads v 5.0.2, not 5.1
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4.5
melissavwes
24 April 2018
Version: 3.5.4
Great app. Very convenient and easy to use. Highly recommended.
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4.5
valgrey
25 February 2018
Version: 3.5.4
Love it
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Enk3
19 June 2014
Version: 3.5.4
Version 4 was just released exclusively to the Apple Store. Does anyone have a download link for version 3.5.4 handy?
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Mlbkxbx
04 October 2010
Version: 3.5.3
Doesn't remember (or have any way of setting) the default window position. I know it remembers window position and such for saved documents, but if i open up a new (untitled) document (in a completely new session), it spawns a window in the upper left part of the screen, where i would prefer it in a position of my choosing, or alternatively, as an option, absolutely centered. The point is, this stuff should (IMHO) be configurable.
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5
Highway-Of-Life
16 April 2009
Version: 3.2.1
This is the _best_ collaboration tool for either PC or Mac market. The collaboration aspect alone make it well worth the price, when working with groups of people, for me it is large groups of programmers, SEE makes it easy for me to collaborate with the Mac programmers and increases our overall efficiency. SEE is also a fantastic basic text and code editor, we especially enjoy the live-preview of HTML, and the ability to quickly run PHP scripts, making "quick tests" or "quick scripts" very easy and painless. Version 3 contains much better compatibility with networks, which make connecting to the outside world far easier.
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Richard-Taytor
26 November 2007
Version: 3.0.1
Something is wrong with version three. To be more precise: it's footprint on system resources has increased tremendously; while editing it also frequently freezes for short intervals (a second or two). Version two works well for me.
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Robackja
30 January 2007
Version: 2.6
The tabs are an awesome new addition. The only remaining issue I have with SubEthaEdit is no HEREDOC string syntax support. The funny thing was, when I opened a bug on their site about it, they closed it stating, "HEREDOC not supported", like it wasn't part of the language, e.g. PHP, perl, etc. HEREDOC strings look like this (example in php): $var =
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5
hced
11 December 2006
Version: 2.5.1
I completely adore this program! I have but a few a feature requests: - Transparent windows!! - Ability to adopt collaborator's .see-styles for the specific document type you are working in. - Snapping to screen/window borders for the 'mini windows' (Bonjour, Internet).
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Ncianca
19 August 2006
Version: 2.5
I needed to do some collaborative editing with some other users and am very surprised that SubEthaEdit has no support for working with either an sftp or webdav server. Seems that SubEthaEdit is "collaborative" only when you are working on a local document and the other user can actually reach your machine (which won't happen behind most corporate firewalls). This potentially useful tool has boxed itself into a small environment. Please add support for working with documents stored on a server using sftp or webdav.
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Amake
07 February 2006
Version: 2.3
I'm very disappointed that they removed the non-profit licensing option. I understand why they are doing this, but I just can't bring myself to buy a license when there are other good, free alternatives like TextWrangler. If you don't need SubEthaEdit's collaborative features, I suggest you give TextWrangler a try.
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L0ne
06 February 2006
Version: 2.3
PAY ATTENTION, EVERYONE: from 2.3 on, the noncommercial licensing option is gone. Buying is now compulsory to use it past the evaluation stage.
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Paul-Dunlop
06 February 2006
Version: 2.3
Funny how they missed the mention that there is no longer a free, personal use license available as off version 2.3. Sneaky
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Anonymous
16 October 2005
Version: 2.2
How bout adding syntax coloring to the command line tool?
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Anonymous
28 July 2005
Version: 2.2
Well, this is a great editor, but it seems like the developers aren't very interested in adding necessary features, so it's definitely falling behind. I was willing to "wait" for some of the glaring omissions to be addressed, but here we are at 2.2 and TextMate is looking more and more attractive as the years go on and SubEthaEdit never gets basic features.
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Anonymous
23 May 2005
Version: 2.1.2
very slow, and minimal features. was the best, now it's a distant third behind TextMate and XCode's editor.
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Anonymous
26 April 2005
Version: 2.1.2
SubEthaEdit looks nice but it has some ugly drawbacks. First it cannot handle large files: SEE got ugly slow on my Dual G5 with 2GB RAM when trying to edit a 4.5MB (!) file with about 160.000 lines. Second: it shows a watermarks in the free edition (which also has wrong spelling in the German localization).
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Anonymous
20 April 2005
Version: 2.1.2
I've mostly switched to TextMate by now. It seems SEEs developers are more interested in the 'collaborative' part than in the 'editor' part, which is fine, but not what I'm looking for.
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Anonymous
20 April 2005
Version: 2.1.2
It's called Bonjour technology you insensitive clods! But seriously, this application is brilliant. I use it to run a collaborative meeting even though we're in the same room. It's the kind of thing where when you use it you think, oh this is just the way it should be, what's the big deal, and then when you find you can't do it with other programs you appreciate it way more. My main wish is some way to collaborate on rich text, especially tables. I tried collaborating on HTML tables with preview, but my colleagues can't really contribute to that... 2.1.2 seems to work okay for me.
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Anonymous
27 November 2004
Version: 2.1.1
Latest version refuses to open new windows, and the preferences window is empty except for the title . Console shows the following output from the app: 2004-11-26 22:14:58.963 SubEthaEdit[282] *** Assertion failure in -[ABMultiValue indexForIdentifier:], Framework/AddressBook/ABMultiValue.m:112 2004-11-26 22:14:58.963 SubEthaEdit[282] Exception raised during posting of notification. Ignored. exception: Invalid parameter not satisfying: identifier != nil 2004-11-26 22:15:00.558 SubEthaEdit[282] *** -[NSCFDictionary setObject:forKey:]: attempt to insert nil value 2004-11-26 22:15:02.404 SubEthaEdit[282] *** -[NSCFSet addObject:]: attempt to insert nil 2004-11-26 22:15:15.916 SubEthaEdit[358] *** Assertion failure in -[ABMultiValue indexForIdentifier:], Framework/AddressBook/ABMultiValue.m:112 2004-11-26 22:15:15.917 SubEthaEdit[358] Exception raised during posting of notification. Ignored. exception: Invalid parameter not satisfying: identifier != nil 2004-11-26 22:15:17.377 SubEthaEdit[358] *** -[NSCFDictionary setObject:forKey:]: attempt to insert nil value 2004-11-26 22:15:37.374 SubEthaEdit[358] 5ter punkt 2.2.1.1 2004-11-26 22:16:32.851 SubEthaEdit[374] *** Assertion failure in -[ABMultiValue indexForIdentifier:], Framework/AddressBook/ABMultiValue.m:112 2004-11-26 22:16:32.851 SubEthaEdit[374] Exception raised during posting of notification. Ignored. exception: Invalid parameter not satisfying: identifier != nil 2004-11-26 22:16:34.295 SubEthaEdit[374] *** -[NSCFDictionary setObject:forKey:]: attempt to insert nil value 2004-11-26 22:16:54.297 SubEthaEdit[374] 5ter punkt 2.2.1.1
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4.75
Pedro Gomes da Silva
20 November 2004
Version: 2.1.1
Getting better and better. I'm starting to like it so much that maybe it will became my main editor. I just would like to make a suggestion: Is it possible to, eventually, add the ability of multi-search? being able to search for a certain string on a folder of files is a really useful option for me. Thank you for making this great software. Keep up the good work.
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4.25
Anonymous
19 November 2004
Version: 2.1.1
Miss "tabs" or a attached panel showing all open windows, like in Kate. Also while we are talking about Kate, something like fish maybe ? I know that's KDE and not Kate, but still :P For you who don't know KDE and Kate, Fish is a script for automaticly upload a modified file to a server. Transmite is good, but Fish is better :) Well, atleast a tabs :)
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Anonymous
18 November 2004
Version: 2.1.1
Anyone else having problem with the command-line tool? It fails to paste piped output into a new document and, instead, opens a separate copy of SubEthaEdit then hangs. :/
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5
Denis-Defreyne
18 November 2004
Version: 2.1.1
I've been using SubEthaEdit ever since version 1.0 (when it was called Hydra). It is an incredibly useful tool. There is simply no better way to collaborate on a text document than this. It almost is a reason to Switch-this is the perfect way to pester Windows users. Even if you don't collabore SubEthaEdit is great. Syntax colouring for dozens of languages, live web preview, and a symbol browser. Want more? :)
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4
schmelding
18 November 2004
Version: 2.1.1
It rules. It totally rules. But, -1 star for the name. It's embarrassing to say, "SubEthaEdit." You might as well name it, "Wankel Rotary Engine."
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Anonymous
18 November 2004
Version: 2.1.1
Fixed a security issue where a user could receive permanent authorization for privileged SubEthaEdit operations after successfully aquiring authorization as an administrator in SubEthaEdit. I was wondering wtf was up with that... thanks for the quick fix.
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5
Anonymous
17 November 2004
Version: 2.1
Finally, authenticated saves. You guys rock, thank you!
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5
Anonymous
17 November 2004
Version: 2.1
I love this product! I really wish the developers would consider adding ftp support. This is the only thing that sepperates it from BBEdit in my opinion. Maybe offer a plugin architecture, so developers like myslef that find this to be important, can have it.
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4.75
Anonymous
17 November 2004
Version: 2.1
This is a tremendous editor for my needs. Does anyone else have the problem with Internet Prefs popping up and disturbing you when not online? Is there a way to stop this? Half my work is ofline and this is getting frustrating. Thanks.
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4.75
Sam Rae
17 November 2004
Version: 2.1
If you're like me and came here and was about to kick an almighty stink about how these rats are now charging for SubEthaEdit, hold your hat. It is still free for non-commercial use, which means that companies with oodles of money can pay for it, and we still get it free! I think that's a great idea. It keeps SEE afloat, and still lets individuals use a great program. Absolutely champion text editor. The only thing missing is some way of quickly changing between documents (ala Smultron).
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5
Anonymous
17 November 2004
Version: 2.1
Impressive update with some sorely-needed features! (command-line tool, authenticated saves) Just needs a plugin API, scripting/piping and a few UI refinements (current line highlighting among them) then it will be 'the perfect editor'.
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4
Ancientyger
17 November 2004
Version: 2.1
Doggonnit!!! I'm Smurfin' Impressed! how does this compare with say.. iChalk or iStorm? interms of being a groupware type of solution? anyone anyone at all?
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4.75
Anonymous
26 October 2004
Version: 2.0.1
SubEthaEdit is my 'editor of choice.' The only other editor in the running is TextMate, since I need an editor that integrates well with the rest of the system (and BBEdit doesn't). SEE just feels better to me at this point - it's slimmer and less topheavy. I don't even mind so much that it doesn't support piping, since I use TextExtras, which disables SEE's built-in autocompletion, but I prefer TextExtras' completion anyway.
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5
Anonymous
09 August 2004
Version: 2.0.1
This is great for when you're working on a site with other people who are on different networks, allowing you to color-code what changes are made to the code by whom and get stuff done quicker.
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5
Anonymous
23 June 2004
Version: 2.0.1
SubEthaEdit is definitely in the running for Best Program of All Time. It's small, fast, and full-featured, and plus it's free for non-commercial use (for poor college students like myself this is a huge bonus!) Great for taking notes in class.
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5
Anonymous
18 June 2004
Version: 2.0a
This app was a godsend when I was looking for a decent editor for PHP and HTML. Even with 1.0 it was great, but version 2 is absolutely stellar. If you use PHP/HTML/other web-languages, and have not already shelled out for BBEdit or taken the time to learn VI or Emacs, this is the editor for you!
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5
Anonymous
04 June 2004
Version: 2.0a
A great little app for making/modifying scripts. I also use it in conjunction with FUGU to edit my web pages on my brother's server. very nice.
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J. Scott Anderson
18 May 2004
Version: 2.0a
Excellent application for helping kids with their homework while doing your own work.
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5
Ohericord
18 May 2004
Version: 2.0a
Perfect app. add a tabbed browsing like omniweb...in a drawer and it will be more than perfect
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4.5
Anonymous
18 May 2004
Version: 2.0a
This is a great editor -- even if you don't need the network features, it's a great editor in its own right. The networking is even handy if you don't need to share with anyone, if you have two machines; you can have a file open at your desk, and go work on it at your laptop by just connecting from there. It still needs a couple of things to really replace BBEdit, though. First and foremost is a command-line tool just like BBEdit has, one that will block until the document is closed, let you specify things like the text encoding to use and the syntax highlighting mode, and then return focus back to the original app when it exits. I also really wish that it would save window settings with its documents. One thing that is really tiresome is when SubEthaEdit can't recognize the file's type, and thus proper syntax highlighting mode, by the extension on a particular file, and then every single time you load it up you have to go in and manually change the mode. It should save that, along with other things like window size and position and state of the interactive spell-check setting, with the document, like most other editors. 2.0 is a great upgrade. With just a couple more features, I'd be more than willing to buy a commercial license even though I don't need one.
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4.75
Anonymous
18 May 2004
Version: 2.0a
Wow. Fantastic update! BBEdit just took another step closer to the trash.
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5
Bb79
18 May 2004
Version: 2.0a
Simply fantastic. My preferred editor by a long shot. Tabs would be great but understandably don't fit into Apple's MDI model - not the authors' fault.
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4.75
Submersiblespork
05 February 2004
Version: 1.1.5
What a great app. I have no idea why people keep complaining about the name though... any Hitchhiker's Guide reference is fine by me. Seriously though, this app is fantastic. Enough to make me want to ditch BBEdit (even after paying for it!) The only thing I'd like to see is a way to save things in RTF format (maybe it's there, but I can't find it...) and a way to upload files within the app itself (like BBEdit) to my FTP server, instead of having to go through something like Fetch. :)
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4.25
Anonymous
21 November 2003
Version: 1.1.5
why must i "save a copy as..." of a shared file instead of just saving it? I can understand the reason for not wanting to use "save" but there should be a way to connect a shared document to a local file. when you're working on code with a partner and every compile requires a "save a copy as...", the app gets very tedious
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4.75
Anonymous
19 November 2003
Version: 1.1.5
Can't wait for the promised regexs and scripts. So long, vi, emacs & stuff...
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4.5
Syndicman
15 November 2003
Version: 1.1.5
I love this app, but as someone said before, I need a way to have root permission for some files and also the ability to see the hidden files. The syntax highlighting is a little slow.
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5
Tterp
13 November 2003
Version: 1.1.5
This is by far my favorite freeware app for the mac :) /tterp
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Anonymous
23 October 2003
Version: 1.1.4
[quote] ...The only thing I'm missing from BBEDIT is the ability to unlock root (or other users) files. And that's a regular thing for me, since almost all my php files belong to the "web server user" not to me.... [/quote] and multiple syntax-colouring for mixed documents [ie. containing both HTML and PHP] would be nice too!
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5
Schmelding
23 October 2003
Version: 1.1.4
The app. rawks. The name sucks.
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4.75
01 October 2003
Version: 1.1.3
Almost perfect. The only thing I'm missing from BBEDIT is the ability to unlock root (or other users) files. And that's a regular thing for me, since almost all my php files belong to the "web server user" not to me.
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4.75
Anonymous
23 September 2003
Version: 1.1.3
Just a great tool. Nice and easy to use, stable, coding work friendly, plus different possibilities for file/text encoding (a great feature especially on the Mac platform).
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4.5
Anonymous
20 September 2003
Version: 1.1.3
What a horrible name for such a fine piece of software...
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Anonymous
26 August 2003
Version: 1.1.3
Nope, it's Hitchhikers' Guide. SubEtha is used for various things, including the SubEthaSense-o-matic for hitchhiking.
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Anonymous
26 August 2003
Version: 1.1.3
After reading the Coding Monkeys' explanation, I managed to find some respect for the name, but phonetically, it's still crap. :)
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Anonymous
26 August 2003
Version: 1.1.3
It may be a horrible name, but the guys HAVE to be Outlaw Star Fans. Obviously the creators of -that- series ran out of names for 'hyperspace', so they called the engines 'Munchausen Drives' and the folded space 'Sub Ether Space' or doing a 'Sub Ether Jump'.. Totally understandable after all of the stupidity over software names and legality that these #### guys have gone through. For what it's worth, I think that SubEthaEdit will slay all other Hydrae, and anything with a hash. ;)
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davidcrickett
26 August 2003
Version: 1.1.3
What a sheer horror name.
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lsnjd
26 August 2003
Version: 1.1.3
Visit their website under news to understand how they came up with the new name. Makes sense, but Hydra was a much better sounding name. It's a shame they encountered legal issues because of it.
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5
Anonymous
26 August 2003
Version: 1.1.3
I couldn't live without this app, but the new name makes me want to die. What in the hell were they thinking?!
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5
Schmelding
26 August 2003
Version: 1.1.3
The program "formerly known as Hydra" r-a-w-k-s, rawks! Couldn't we find a better name than SubEthaEdit? I don't even know how to say that without choking on my breakfast.
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Anonymous
22 July 2003
Version: 1.1.1
If you use Hydra for programming I would highly suggest installing TextExtras on your system. This little addition adds many useful things to all Cocoa text fields, including the ability to pipe text through a shell (or perl) script. Free, too. http://www.lorax.com/FreeStuff/TextExtras.html
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5
Ismail-Özel
26 June 2003
Version: 1.1
It's just amazing. I was looking for a really good editor for programming several scripting languages. Hydra highlights nearly any code AND I can now work in groups an the same project and same document. Tell me: what else does a programmer need?
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5
Ldentis
18 June 2003
Version: 1.1
Finally, a very light app to write Python's scripts with syntax highlighting...a little piece of heaven!
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5
Anonymous
18 June 2003
Version: 1.1
I have no use for the networking features, but as a free text editor, it simply cannot be beat.
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5
Simon3
01 May 2003
Version: 1.0.1
Now, that is a great little application! Congratulations!
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4.75
Krisbrowne42
08 April 2003
Version: 1.0
Beautifully intuitive, very good syntax hiliting, incredibly well thought out collaborative features. A wonderful example of the power of Cocoa and Rendevous. The ONLY limitation is that it's limited to Mac OS X, and as far as I've seen the authors have not posted the specification for the protocols. Were those published, I would think that there will be implementations for other systems. Does plain text only, and does not save metadata regarding who has worked on the file.
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5
UmarOMC
04 April 2003
Version: 1.0
Oh CRAP!!! jEdit just got pulled from my dock!!!
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5
Webgod
02 April 2003
Version: 1.0
this program is REALLY cool. The only features I would like to see... multiple syntax coloring (php & HTML mixed documents), FTP!!!!, and maybe I missed it, but line numbering.
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Anonymous
02 April 2003
Version: 1.0
this is quite cool.
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