Smultron
Smultron
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Smultron free download for Mac

Smultron for Mac

28 August 2021

Easy-to-use, powerful text editor.

What is Smultron for Mac

Smultron 12 is the text editor for all of us. Smultron is powerful and confident without being complicated. Its elegance and simplicity helps everyone being creative and to write and edit all sorts of texts.You can use Smultron to write everything from a web page, a script, a to do list, a novel to a whole app. Smultron is designed for both beginners and experts. It is a joy to use and it has all the text tools one needs. And everyone can use it because it is translated into many languages and has full support for accessibility. Now available at a special introductory price.

What's new in Smultron

Version 12.4.5:
  • Some small bug fixes and improvements
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katricekrebs
katricekrebs
May 24 2021
12.4.3
5.0
May 24 2021
5.0
Version: 12.4.3
I have been using this program for several years now and am pleased with how it works. I can recommend it to anyone looking for a good text editor
yoriknme
yoriknme
Jul 23 2020
12.1
5.0
Jul 23 2020
5.0
Version: 12.1
Very nice text editor. I have learned to keep it open. This is because I can save those files directly into Day One- I love that. One can save into other apps too. And I have also gotten fond of the files it creates-this thing is very nice, And I don't know how anyone can beat the price. A winner.
stefaniebarth
stefaniebarth
Oct 7 2018
11.0.2
5.0
Oct 7 2018
5.0
Version: 11.0.2
Das ist eine der besten Textverarbeitungsprogramme mit denen ich bisher gearbeitet habe. Sehr gut gefällt mir die erweiterte Suche aufgrund derer man komplexe wenn/dann Beziehungen abfragen und zum Ersetzen nutzen kann. Auch das Vergleichen von zwei Dateien ist sehr gut. Preis/ Leistung stimmen. Danke dem Entwicklungs Team
piquadratpi2
piquadratpi2
May 20 2018
10.1.6
5.0
May 20 2018
5.0
Version: 10.1.6
Meanwhile I use macOS High Sierra and therefore I udated to Smultron 10.1.6. It works like version 8 and 9, is fast and small and the developer always updates very fast if it is necessary. The new features are great, especially the dark mode. I use it beside textedit from Apple very often and really can recommend it...
Macs007
Macs007
Oct 2 2016
9.0.1
3.0
Oct 2 2016
3.0
Version: 9.0.1
Still using the free 4.3.1 I see no reason to do a payed upgrade with no interesting new things.
piquadratpi2
piquadratpi2
Feb 8 2016
8.2.3
5.0
Feb 8 2016
5.0
Version: 8.2.3
I updated from version 7 of the AppStore and could only say that this editor is a real good alternative to BBEdit or TextEdit. It is fast, very easy to learn and has many features. And the update price of 7€ is very fair. I think I will use it from now on more often than TextEdit. And the support is great too. Fast and very helpful. Thank you!
rtheone
rtheone
Apr 28 2015
7.0.5
2.0
Apr 28 2015
2.0
Version: 7.0.5
This editor seriously lacks a good code folding mechanism. It's simply not enough to have to manually select every single paragraph of text and then apply the "text folding" menu command on top of that. Most code editors (even Brackets, BBEdit, and TextWrangler) have a much nicer mechanism for automatically identifying folding structures. In those, you simply click the little black triangle.
Bleech-Jef
Bleech-Jef
Oct 1 2014
6.0.10
5.0
Oct 1 2014
5.0
Version: 6.0.10
Best text/code editor for a small price. Highly recommended for just about everyone.
Scotty-Beam-Me-Up-Again
Scotty-Beam-Me-Up-Again
Apr 5 2014
6.0.7
5.0
Apr 5 2014
5.0
Version: 6.0.7
Finally stepped up from the old free version. Great editor worth every penny.
Steeps-Patrick
Steeps-Patrick
Feb 21 2014
6.0.4
5.0
Feb 21 2014
5.0
Version: 6.0.4
Wasn't this free before? Not that I am complaining. :) $5 is still high value for this great app.
Iliketrash
Iliketrash
Jan 11 2014
6.0.3
2.5
Jan 11 2014
2.5
Version: 6.0.3
This editor does not provide a way to direct compilation errors to a special window where they can be clicked on to take you back to the offending line in the source. Without this feature, it's just eye candy in actual use.
Greedyfranky
Greedyfranky
Aug 11 2013
5.3
4.5
Aug 11 2013
4.5
Version: 5.3
Great neat and easy text editor !
blanked
blanked
Jun 28 2013
5.3
3.5
Jun 28 2013
3.5
Version: 5.3
I like Smultron 5. It's stable with a good array of features. The older versions of Smultron were more attractive in terms of ease of use. For example: 1/ Snippets should be insertable via unique keystroke combinations (built into the macro). 2/ Preview (HTML) does not appear to work in Safari (6.0.5). I get a blank tab. I have to copy and paste my code into Smultron 3.5.1 to preview.
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Dec 4 2012
5.1
0.0
Dec 4 2012
0.0
Version: 5.1
A 10.8 requirement for a text editor both seem steep and is. I blame Apple though. They make it more awkward to support several OS X versions then need be.
Masterminter
Masterminter
Nov 7 2012
5.0.2
5.0
Nov 7 2012
5.0
Version: 5.0.2
Excellent editor for all kind of purposes. I use this mainly for php stuff. In the past free but well worth the small asking price.
Naoh
Naoh
Aug 15 2012
5.0
0.0
Aug 15 2012
0.0
Version: 5.0
Just so people don't get confused, the download link currently points to Smultron 4, not Smultron 5. Remember to take a moment to check which version you're looking at before buying.
Thomas1977
Thomas1977
Mar 31 2012
4.3
5.0
Mar 31 2012
5.0
Version: 4.3
Active updated! Thx for making the best editor.
Mlbkxbx
Mlbkxbx
Oct 17 2011
4.0.5
0.0
Oct 17 2011
0.0
Version: 4.0.5
Not digging the multiple windows interface. That was one of the things that was so nice about smultron back in the days, when single-window applications was something unheard of. I'm not going back. Well, while i'm at it, i never liked the in-application (toolbar, preference, etc) icons either. The main application icon is awesome though! Still, i wish smultron all the best! :)
DirkTheMenace
DirkTheMenace
Oct 5 2011
4.0.5
5.0
Oct 5 2011
5.0
Version: 4.0.5
Great editor. Was free in the past but the dev jumped the crAppStore for money. But in the end it is worth paying the small price tag.
Vince-
Vince-
Aug 14 2011
4.0.3
0.0
Aug 14 2011
0.0
Version: 4.0.3
I really liked Smultron when it was free... A+ Why is Fraise development stopped?
alas!
alas!
Aug 1 2011
4.0.2
0.0
Aug 1 2011
0.0
Version: 4.0.2
I wouldn't mind paying $5 or even $10 for it but, as I've posted here before, I do have a big problem with the MacCrapStore and Apple's attempt to jam it down our throats. I have the utmost respect for developers who elect to keep sales in-house and will support them exclusively. If any software that I want is available via MacCrapStore only I'll just not purchase it. Some smart developers offer their software directly through themselves as well as through the CrapStore; I don't have a problem with that approach.
Yavari
Yavari
Jul 29 2011
4.0.1
5.0
Jul 29 2011
5.0
Version: 4.0.1
I used Smultron back when it was free, so my reviews are based on that. I was using it for the bulk of my coding projects, and I love its intuitive and well-thought-out interface. I see the creator of Smultron has decided to sell the product via the Apple Store, which I have mixed feelings about. On the one hand, he's charging for an open-source project that has been free for years (and has previous free versions and a free fork called Fraise); on the other hand, the price itself ($5) is extremely low, and is an extremely good value for what you're getting. I'd say it's a good deal, even if I have mixed feelings about him 'going commercial'.
H1bast
H1bast
Jul 27 2011
4.0.1
0.0
Jul 27 2011
0.0
Version: 4.0.1
Just 12 Day ago i buy Version 3 from the App Store and now again he wants my money, why no Update aviable?
Robk
Robk
Jul 27 2011
4.0.1
0.0
Jul 27 2011
0.0
Version: 4.0.1
The last FREE version of Smultron (with source) is available here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/smultron/files/smultron/
Radus
Radus
Jul 27 2011
4.0.1
5.0
Jul 27 2011
5.0
Version: 4.0.1
simply the best for lion. Buying it from the app-store is a no brainer. keep up your outstanding work.
Drfrank
Drfrank
Jul 23 2011
4.0
0.0
Jul 23 2011
0.0
Version: 4.0
A new 64 bit text editor already featuring Lion's Resume, Auto Save and Versions. That plus line numbering, syntax colouring, snippets, regular expressions and commands for $5. Bluntly, I'm dismayed that anyone would have the nerve to complain about such a bargain. I'm delighted to see that Peter Borg has finally decided to charge something for his hard work and I'm very grateful that he has been so generous.
Hkim
Hkim
Jul 22 2011
4.0
0.5
Jul 22 2011
0.5
Version: 4.0
Yet another app that I will not "buy" through the Apple store. They want to charge 4.99 USD for this "free" app.
Iliketrash
Iliketrash
Jul 21 2011
4.0
2.5
Jul 21 2011
2.5
Version: 4.0
I haven't looked at version 4 (Lion only) but it looks like the main changes are to accommodate Lion's new functionality. The program therefore, according to the What's New list, still lacks project management features (at a minimum it should have virtual folders) and the ability to add italics and bold to syntax highlighting. There are other niggles—the auto-insert matching ) works as advertised but instead of recognizing that the user has then hit ) and advancing the cursor to the right of ), it forces the user to manually advance the cursor. On a personal note, this user appreciates the first-class handling of Ada syntax and the fact that the Ada function parser actually works, as opposed to the attempts to do so on some other text editors. But all in all, this is a good effort and will be suitable for many whose needs are at the intermediate level. It is a straightforward design, has a good multifile search, is deeply Coca, and is really pretty graphically.
DonkeyKong
DonkeyKong
Jul 21 2011
4.0
5.0
Jul 21 2011
5.0
Version: 4.0
Was free, now $5. But still worth every $ One of the best text editors for Mac OS X. A good alternative : Fraise, free but no updates as far as I know.
SawtoothRising
SawtoothRising
Jun 2 2011
3.8.4
0.0
Jun 2 2011
0.0
Version: 3.8.4
Last I knew Smultron was discontinued so I've switched over to Fraise. now all of a sudden it's back and it's commercial. I've moved on sorry and all that
leoofborg
leoofborg
Jun 2 2011
3.8.4
5.0
Jun 2 2011
5.0
Version: 3.8.4
No one should have a problem with handing the dev 5 measely dollars. As an aside, there are apps like HTML & blog editors that do not fit with the Mac App Store model (the dev cannot push quick updates). But every update of Smultron has been very well thought out and stable. Maybe if Apple had more folks like Peter Borg with his mapped & judicious updates, the Mac App Store would be more successful. Regardless, if you get ONE Mac App Store app... let it be this one.
Xplicit
Xplicit
Apr 11 2011
3.8.3
0.0
Apr 11 2011
0.0
Version: 3.8.3
Totally worth 5$ (or more). Too bad it's Mac AppStore only.
winnar
winnar
Mar 25 2011
3.8.2
0.0
Mar 25 2011
0.0
Version: 3.8.2
Smultron is of course worth $5. But not worth the cost of giving up yet another share of what is left of personal integrity by registering to yet another keyhole for marketers to peep through. Take a break and think about what is going on. Apple has now definitely taken the lead in developing marketing strategies. They *really* want to register every move you make. Is Smultron, or any other app is not worth giving up all integrity and privacy. Have you ever read any of the licence agreements that you have approved over the years? It will take some time if you decide to do that; the licence agreement for appstore on the iphone is 60 pages long - and on top of that it has further references to other texts. Would you approve if somebody asked you if they could register exactly evwrything you do - second by second day by day and year by year, what interests you have, map out your relationships, tastes and preferences? I urge everyone that don't like the idea of market analysers registering, categorising peoples lives (and what ever else they do) at work, at home and everywhere else where we bring our gadgets.
Stainboy
Stainboy
Mar 23 2011
3.8.2
0.0
Mar 23 2011
0.0
Version: 3.8.2
i can't believe how people here are freaking out about the developer charging $5 for this. really? FIVE WHOPPING DOLLARS. you spend that on one latté that's gone in under an hour but you can't bear to cough that same amount up for a feature-rich text editor that you might use all the time to get work done. money that will keep the developer working on improvements/bug fixes to Smultron. yes, it was free at one point, but free is not always sustainable. try working for free sometime and see how long your priorities hold out.
Michael-Sebrecht
Michael-Sebrecht
Feb 4 2011
3.8.1
0.5
Feb 4 2011
0.5
Version: 3.8.1
Always free until now, because of the damn App store, the dev is asking money for it. Why not free on the App store too? It is still one of the best editors but just for being greedy I cannot recommend it anymore. I use Fraise instead (same source, same app, ..)
Madmacmad
Madmacmad
Feb 4 2011
3.8.1
1.0
Feb 4 2011
1.0
Version: 3.8.1
Why 5 $ ? Why App Store ? Love to work with KOD... it is still free !
pandora-1
pandora-1
Feb 4 2011
3.8.1
0.0
Feb 4 2011
0.0
Version: 3.8.1
Try the free KOD, available here
Spike Jones
Spike Jones
Jan 11 2011
3.8
0.0
Jan 11 2011
0.0
Version: 3.8
I am confused. Is this still in development or not? This new version has no new features at all. What about Fraise? Is it the same?
Aone-Dev
Aone-Dev
Jan 10 2011
3.8
5.0
Jan 10 2011
5.0
Version: 3.8
$5 dollars for this app is nothing. Just pay it if you want to see much more improvements!
Monkeyjunkey
Monkeyjunkey
Jan 7 2011
3.8
1.5
Jan 7 2011
1.5
Version: 3.8
What a confusion with Apple Mac App Store. I already hate this thing. MacUpdate lists Smultron as "Free" (as of 07Jan2011) but also states that the software is ONLY available through the Mac App Store. What a bad idea is that? And what would the benefit for the customer be??? Having Apple do some datamining on me doesn't count for the benefits-section, imo. And now, on the Mac App Store Smultron is 4,99€. As much as I liked Smultron, when it was free I now advice everybody to use Fraise (which is still developed on GitHub and is free). Reactivating Smultron without any update and making it 5€ is a completly sh*tty concept.
Robk
Robk
Jan 6 2011
3.8
0.0
Jan 6 2011
0.0
Version: 3.8
Smultron used to be FREE Open Souce Software. You can still download the last FREE version and the source from: http://sourceforge.net/projects/smultron/
Damian Weiss
Damian Weiss
Jan 6 2011
3.8
0.0
Jan 6 2011
0.0
Version: 3.8
Fraise is identical to Smultron and is for free. http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/33751/fraise
Cv186
Cv186
Jan 6 2011
3.8
5.0
Jan 6 2011
5.0
Version: 3.8
I was a big fan of Smultron until the Dev announced he wouldn't be developing it any more. So what gives? Now that it's not free, and $5 on Mac AppStore, does that mean that he is supporting it again? Would love to hear directly from the Dev what his intentions are.
Encro
Encro
Mar 24 2010
3.6b1
0.0
Mar 24 2010
0.0
Version: 3.6b1
To avoid this being buried in the comments. The Smultron Project has been forked by Jean-François Moy and is now available at: http://github.com/jfmoy/Fraise See the MacUpdate Fraise Page for more details: http://www.macupdate.com/fraise
Vince-
Vince-
Mar 17 2010
3.6b1
0.0
Mar 17 2010
0.0
Version: 3.6b1
Wasn't there already Version 3.7a1 a few days ago? What happend to that Fork? Version 3.6b1 is the version that has been up here for month.
Masterminter
Masterminter
Mar 14 2010
3.7a1
5.0
Mar 14 2010
5.0
Version: 3.7a1
YES! My fav editor back to life! Thank you thank you thank you !! Still the best of the bunch.
Beto-Boton
Beto-Boton
Mar 14 2010
3.7a1
5.0
Mar 14 2010
5.0
Version: 3.7a1
I was sad about news smultron was not going to be updated anymore. This release proved it wrong, and it is fantastic news! Text editors with a programming style interface and usability are a must. Smultron is part of my everyday writting, programming, note creation, translations etc. The best and a must have for TXT. Many thanks for the developer. Beto
Leoncahun
Leoncahun
Mar 14 2010
3.7a1
0.0
Mar 14 2010
0.0
Version: 3.7a1
Apparently, 3.7a1 is 10.6 or later.
Mark-Everitt
Mark-Everitt
Mar 14 2010
3.7a1
5.0
Mar 14 2010
5.0
Version: 3.7a1
This is just an observation really. Why include auto-update as a feature if this will no longer be developed?
Marching-Pete
Marching-Pete
Jan 4 2010
3.6b1
5.0
Jan 4 2010
5.0
Version: 3.6b1
Seriously, this is one hell of a editor. A pity it isn't developed anymore but the latest release is very stable. Use it on daily basis. No substitute for me. Smultron is BIG
Archaeogeek
Archaeogeek
Nov 22 2009
3.6b1
0.0
Nov 22 2009
0.0
Version: 3.6b1
Excellent editor, shame free time lacked because it was a great project (oh well, the source is still there, too), huge kudos to the developer for getting through a Snow Leopard ready update.
Revco
Revco
Sep 13 2009
3.6b1
0.0
Sep 13 2009
0.0
Version: 3.6b1
It really is that good. It's my first choice when I have to edit code.
Nathancollings
Nathancollings
Sep 13 2009
3.6b1
5.0
Sep 13 2009
5.0
Version: 3.6b1
I am using Smultron for some time now and I am really impressed. Clearly the best code editor on the market for OS X and it free too. Only positive things to say actually. Big thumbs up ! ! ! ! !
anonymous-toucan-3394
anonymous-toucan-3394
Sep 13 2009
3.6b1
0.0
Sep 13 2009
0.0
Version: 3.6b1
I really wish to thank Peter Borg for preparing an Snow Leopard Update of this great program. Cheers rdwilliams
Laughingrain
Laughingrain
Nov 7 2008
3.5
0.0
Nov 7 2008
0.0
Version: 3.5
My favourite Mac text editor. It's quick to start up so great for just dropping whatever text file onto, but you still know you've got a great selection of features. (Very much unlike BBEdit, which seems bloated, slow to start up and un Mac-like when you get there.) Good call Peter dropping Tiger support - Leopard's been out for a year and who really wants the old OS holding the product back. I'd rather you got to spend time making a great app!
Gulli3344
Gulli3344
Sep 29 2008
3.5
0.0
Sep 29 2008
0.0
Version: 3.5
Crashes on launch for me, sadly.
Tekl
Tekl
Sep 29 2008
3.5
0.0
Sep 29 2008
0.0
Version: 3.5
I'm missing Highlighting in the Snippets.
Fonik
Fonik
Aug 9 2008
3.5
5.0
Aug 9 2008
5.0
Version: 3.5
Simply THE best GUI text editor on the Mac platform. It may not have awesome hotkey support like Vim, but the simple interface and easy set up make it my weapon of choice for Mac text hacking.
Revision29
Revision29
Apr 23 2008
3.5
4.0
Apr 23 2008
4.0
Version: 3.5
This app has a small foot print and performs pretty quick. The new toolbar icons make it even nicer.
Soundfreak
Soundfreak
Apr 5 2008
3.4
5.0
Apr 5 2008
5.0
Version: 3.4
A must have !!! Great soft !!
Asdfasd
Asdfasd
Feb 17 2008
3.3
5.0
Feb 17 2008
5.0
Version: 3.3
I leave this text editor! Simple and efficient... But I think its time to a new update. Code folding and a higher number of snipets would be quite useful. But for me its still is my favorite text editor and a lot more mac like than BBedit. Cheers
Dwimmerlaik
Dwimmerlaik
Nov 27 2007
3.3
0.0
Nov 27 2007
0.0
Version: 3.3
Wonderful app. I discovered this one when I was looking for a good replacement when I converted from Windoze to Mac. :) One suggestion...would it be possible to create/enable a setting to set Smultron as the default Text Editor? I like to keep things fairly simple and when I double-click on a *.txt document and it opens in the default Text Editor, it annoys me. Sure, I can right-click and tell it to open with Smultron, but if there was a system-wide default setting that could be configured, that would be ideal.
ferben
ferben
Nov 18 2007
3.2.1
0.0
Nov 18 2007
0.0
Version: 3.2.1
Why author of Smultron drop support for Mac OS X 10.4?
Gdanko
Gdanko
Jun 24 2007
3.1.1
0.0
Jun 24 2007
0.0
Version: 3.1.1
I would love to see a column mode like in ultra edit for win32. You can select a column of text as you can rows. I've found it pretty useful in the past.
Arvidtp
Arvidtp
Jun 11 2007
3.1
5.0
Jun 11 2007
5.0
Version: 3.1
Smultron is great!!! Just a suggestion for advanced find: It would be fantastic to have a column of check-boxes (default is ON) along with the find results so that you could set some results to not be replaced when you click the replace button.
Durandal61
Durandal61
May 30 2007
3.1
0.0
May 30 2007
0.0
Version: 3.1
I found Smultron when I was looking for a simple, straightforward programming editor to replace my beloved command-line editor jed. I'm very happy with Smultron, it does basically all I need. Check it out, you might like it as well.
Scapha-Translations
Scapha-Translations
May 23 2007
3.1
5.0
May 23 2007
5.0
Version: 3.1
This update fixed some issues like encoding and the distinction between project and document. I've been waiting for this and am happier than ever with Smultron! It makes managing my translation files easier than it's ever been. Great editor for numerous purposes!
Blocksoft
Blocksoft
May 23 2007
3.1
5.0
May 23 2007
5.0
Version: 3.1
I needed a basic text editor for editing my website files etc. I can work offline, or combine it with Cyberduck to modify files directly from the website. The main feature for me was 'tabbed' files within one window - I much prefer working this way, as it keeps my desktop for less cluttered and lets me work on multiple files simultaneously. Great work, keep it up!
john-7
john-7
May 11 2007
3.0.6
3.0
May 11 2007
3.0
Version: 3.0.6
Smultron is getting too much gloss and losing focus. What's the point of having animated preferences and resizable list views if it can't seem to handle two files with the same name in different locations? Saving is also broken in the current version... you can't save until you edit the new document. In fact, it seems like you can't save empty documents at all (or at least the UI doesn't update if you do.) Please focus on core functionality!
Tuishimi
Tuishimi
May 10 2007
3.0.6
4.0
May 10 2007
4.0
Version: 3.0.6
It is a great product and I used it often until I bought BBEdit. It does almost anything, or at least has the potential to do almost anything you can do with BBEdit. Does anyone have CVS scripts? I have tried and tried to get CVS working (updates, checkins, etc.) from the menu as a script but I just can't get it working. Anyway, good product, great price!
Iammatt
Iammatt
May 5 2007
3.0.4
0.0
May 5 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0.4
This is an amazing text editor, I did my entire computing coursework with it. It made everything really easy, I used python and the syntax highlighting was great. I give it 5/5.
Klktrk
Klktrk
May 2 2007
3.0.4
5.0
May 2 2007
5.0
Version: 3.0.4
Not only is this text editor intelligently designed, and clearly laid out, but the developer is a rare, one-of-a-kind individual. He writes beautiful software, with superb attention to detail, and releases it for free. Not only that, but he responded politely and vigorously to a feature request I made, and I'm happy to say that within three days he had included it. So now the latest release includes being able to use the function navigator in Shell scripts, something that other text editors simply will not do (with the exception of SubEthaEdit). I highly recommend Smultron.
Rampancy
Rampancy
Apr 28 2007
3.0.3
0.0
Apr 28 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0.3
This doesn't seem to be compatible with the icon replacement patch...
Neonblue2
Neonblue2
Apr 22 2007
3.0.1
0.0
Apr 22 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0.1
This is awesome. I'm the developer of Motion JWii, a shell script command which converts video for the Wii and I was just using TextEdit before. This had made working on Motion JWii a whole lot easier.
-3lv1s-
-3lv1s-
Apr 21 2007
3.0
0.0
Apr 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0
Crash on load!!! :'(
Morpe
Morpe
Apr 21 2007
3.0
0.0
Apr 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0
:°°°° crash on open it!!
Revgriddler
Revgriddler
Apr 21 2007
3.0
0.0
Apr 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0
Love the new icon, though the original is still my favorite. 3.0 looks to take the polishing of this gem to a new level.
Mark-Everitt
Mark-Everitt
Mar 24 2007
2.2.7
5.0
Mar 24 2007
5.0
Version: 2.2.7
Fantastic app! I have to admit that I kinda like the icons too...
Syharris
Syharris
Mar 21 2007
2.2.7
5.0
Mar 21 2007
5.0
Version: 2.2.7
Simple and elegant.....it's a pleasure to use. If you don't like the rather sucky toolbar icons, you can download "Smultron better icons ", a patch available since November '06. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/22895.
Zeba
Zeba
Feb 16 2007
2.2.6
0.0
Feb 16 2007
0.0
Version: 2.2.6
Great application, but I must agree with so many others... those new icons are terrible! Please developers, return the old ones.
Souldressing
Souldressing
Jan 17 2007
2.2.6
5.0
Jan 17 2007
5.0
Version: 2.2.6
Smultron Rocks Butt. I switched from BBEdit and never looked back. The new fullscreen mode is a must have. Yeah the new icon sucks, but do what I did -- copy the icon over from the old version! My biggest gripes are that the toolbar icons suck now -- it's like fisher price. And I also miss the brushed metal look, but whatever. Still a great app.
Albion
Albion
Dec 29 2006
2.2.6
0.0
Dec 29 2006
0.0
Version: 2.2.6
With support for regexps, projects, functions, tabs, shell commands, and bindings to FTP clients such as Cyberduck and Fugu, Smultron is simply the best free editor in Cocoa on OS X. Pay no heed to the commenters and reviewers who haven't the wherewithal to learn a different key binding or cope with page-based scrolling. Did I mention Smultron is FREE?
Ekuzco
Ekuzco
Dec 28 2006
2.2.6
0.0
Dec 28 2006
0.0
Version: 2.2.6
This program is superbly great! One wish though...can it please be made compliant with many of the other editors that I have used in the past and implement Shift+Tab instead of Apple+] for moving text to the left. As easy and sensible the Apple+] is, it simply isn't the standard Shift+Tab that has been implemented in many programs in the different OSs (Linux, Windows, Mac). Thanx!
Woolie
Woolie
Dec 7 2006
2.2.5
0.0
Dec 7 2006
0.0
Version: 2.2.5
Smultron seemed promising, but one of the things I cannot stand about text edit and xcode is the jarring way that scrolling is handled. When you get to thev bottom of the page with your curson instead of scrolling up one line for each line down you move the cursor, the window scrolls half as many lines as are shown in the window. This makes it useless for me.
john-7
john-7
Nov 22 2006
2.2.5
3.0
Nov 22 2006
3.0
Version: 2.2.5
The best open-source "Mac" editor around. When I'm not using vim or emacs, I'm using this.
Revgriddler
Revgriddler
Nov 15 2006
2.2.4
0.0
Nov 15 2006
0.0
Version: 2.2.4
Gotta say, I liked the old application icon better. Still a #1 app, though.
Aspartamemsgsuck
Aspartamemsgsuck
Nov 14 2006
2.2.4
5.0
Nov 14 2006
5.0
Version: 2.2.4
I have found Smultron to be excellent for all my uses and highly recommend it. The multiple document list is excellent! Keyboard short cuts to switch between them would be nice... As for the icon, if you don't like it, why not do something constructive rather than complain! Why not submit to the author a couple of icons you do like! That would be a great way to help him out for the great work he is doing for us users and he can spend his time improving the code!
Cv186
Cv186
Nov 14 2006
2.2.4
5.0
Nov 14 2006
5.0
Version: 2.2.4
The Apple Spirit is not only "beauty" but also user choice. With choice comes responsibility, so if you truly detest the graphics of such a GREAT program, change them. If it's the program and document icons that offend your sensibility, use CandyBar or similar. [http://panic.com/candybar/] If it's the "no open document" picture that offends, find "Smultron" in the Finder, control-click, "Show Package Contents". Go to "Smultron" -> "Contents" -> "Resources"-> "SMLMainIcon512.png". Replace that file with a 512x512 PNG graphic of your choice.
Ohericord
Ohericord
Nov 10 2006
2.2.3
0.0
Nov 10 2006
0.0
Version: 2.2.3
CAN'T USE THAT APP ANYMORE....EVERY TIME I SEE THE NEW ICON THAT RUIN MY MOTIVATION... ICON COMPLAINTS ARE NOT USELESS....THE SENS OF BEAUTIFUL IS THE ESSENCE OF THE APPLE SPIRIT
Albright
Albright
Nov 1 2006
2.2
0.0
Nov 1 2006
0.0
Version: 2.2
Smultron is a very capable text editor which has become my primary editor for my web projects. It takes a little time to warm up to the document list, which I hated when I first tried Smultron, but now I find it quite nice -- I just wish there were a way to switch between documents using key commands. (Command-Option-Up- and Down-Arrow are listed, but they don't seem to work.) It definitely works better than a horizontal tab bar when you've got a dozen or more documents open. It's got all the handy features you expect from a professional text editor, like split document viewing, syntax coloring, entab/detab, comment/uncomment, and so on -- definitely a great value for the price. Funky icons? I donno -- I always keep the icon bar for this app hidden, so they don't bother me personally. Give SigFeeder a try -- you've got nothing to lose.
Mac-This!
Mac-This!
Oct 26 2006
2.2
4.3
Oct 26 2006
4.3
Version: 2.2
i have used smultron, ulysses, textmate (also allows multiple file projects), avenir, CopyWrite, JER's JNW (which i also lke a great deal) and Z-write (good but does not do the job for me that smultron does), but, for simplicity, flexibility, features like multiple windows, tabbed windows, great importing options, continuing upgrades, impressive programming options, and a responsive and pleasant programmer, smultron takes the prize. and, please, if you like the program (FREE - remember? - FREE), please don't take the time to upload a meaningless complaint about icons! is this disneyworld or a mac user community?
Mcv
Mcv
Oct 21 2006
2.2
0.0
Oct 21 2006
0.0
Version: 2.2
I switch from PC (where I used Edit Plus 2) to Mac about a fortnight ago and needed a programing editor. Part of the reason I decided to try Smultron was that I figured: if all folks can find to complain about is the icons... Of the various pieces of new software that I'm having to get used to, Smultron has been one of the easiest to get into. It's a really nice, clean, simple, easy to use piece of software. I'm well pleased with it.
Nytewurk
Nytewurk
Oct 17 2006
2.1.5
0.0
Oct 17 2006
0.0
Version: 2.1.5
Terrific text editing program indeed but, the eyes have it. The developers, choice of icons destroys it's aesthetic. But,, that aside it funtions very well and best of all it's free (Many blessings). Thanks for the downloadable replacement icon sets by the way! That's much better!
Gaoshan
Gaoshan
Oct 17 2006
2.1.5
4.8
Oct 17 2006
4.8
Version: 2.1.5
This latest release breaks the icon replacement set that I linked to earlier. Thus, I took the liberty of making a new package of those replacement icons. You can get it here: http://sandhill.homeunix.com/NewIcons.mpkg.zip Download it, unzip it, double click and it will replace the default icons with a much better looking set (created by the original icon maker for Smultron... not me). If you want to preserve the original icons, make a copy somewhere as this replaces them.
Ohericord
Ohericord
Oct 16 2006
2.1.5
0.0
Oct 16 2006
0.0
Version: 2.1.5
the new icon is UGLY
Matthew-Nelson
Matthew-Nelson
Oct 16 2006
2.1.5
0.0
Oct 16 2006
0.0
Version: 2.1.5
I actually like the new icons. Bright, colorful, something a little different that adds a touch of fun to a text editor. There are way too many "art critics" who seem to know what "icons" should be. Think different..... but thats been said before ;-)
Gaoshan
Gaoshan
Oct 6 2006
2.1.4
4.8
Oct 6 2006
4.8
Version: 2.1.4
Smultron is a solid text editor that now suffers from "developer who thinks he can create icons" syndrome. Sadly, he is mistaken. Fortunately for us users the original icon developer has created a selection of replacement icons that are far superior to what the developer has munged together. You can get them here: http://www.shinze.com/index.php/post/2006/09/18/142-a-new-set-of-icons-for-smultron Install these and turn your Smultron interface from cartoonish to professional in one click.
john-7
john-7
Sep 27 2006
2.1.3
3.0
Sep 27 2006
3.0
Version: 2.1.3
Smultron is your best bet if you want an open-source Macified text editor. (If you don't need the Cocoa experience, there are tons of great options.) Its strongest aspect is ease of use. Very simple, no distractions, et cetera. It does however have some problems. Stability is not that great. Sometimes it'll beachball on launch for me. It does not, however, seem to crash after it is up and running. Another issue is lack of features. I understand this is to be a simple editor, but it is only really friendly towards Algol-esque languages. If you want smart indentation for a language that doesn't use curly braces, you're out of luck. If you're primarily using Smultron for HTML and PHP (ugh), then you're fine. It also has stiff competition from the free TextWrangler, which, while a bit crufty, is free, more featureful, and handles large files better. I personally use Smultron over TextWrangler nowadays, but it wins for me only by a small margin. To be honest, due to the languages I use (Scheme, Haskell, etc), most of my time is spent in smarter editors like vim or emacs. In short, it works, but it has a long way to go. TextMate beats it if you can front the cash, although it is not perfect yet either (still some rough edges, and I've hit one nasty bug with it).
Olipower
Olipower
Sep 9 2006
2.1.2
2.8
Sep 9 2006
2.8
Version: 2.1.2
Latest 2.1.x versions are wuite unstable. crashes f.e. when I lick the "red cross" mac os x close button in the top left corner. Sad, because Smultron used to be very stable, at least for me.
Forrestwalter
Forrestwalter
Sep 7 2006
2.1.2
0.0
Sep 7 2006
0.0
Version: 2.1.2
Icon replacements updated for version 2.1.2: http://www.forrestwalter.com/temp/smultron-icons/ :)
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4.1
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.4 or later
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