Smultron
Smultron
12.1.2

3.5

Smultron free download for Mac
08 September 2020

Easy-to-use, powerful text editor.

Overview

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 12.1.2:
  • Some small bug fixes and improvements
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155 Reviews of Smultron

5
yoriknme
23 July 2020
Version: 12.1

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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.
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5
yoriknme
23 July 2020
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.
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5
stefaniebarth
07 October 2018
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
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5
piquadratpi2
20 May 2018
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...
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Macs007
02 October 2016
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.
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5
piquadratpi2
08 February 2016
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!
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rtheone
28 April 2015
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.
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5
Bleech-Jef
01 October 2014
Version: 6.0.10
Best text/code editor for a small price. Highly recommended for just about everyone.
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5
Scotty-Beam-Me-Up-Again
05 April 2014
Version: 6.0.7
Finally stepped up from the old free version. Great editor worth every penny.
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Steeps-Patrick
21 February 2014
Version: 6.0.4
Wasn't this free before? Not that I am complaining. :) $5 is still high value for this great app.
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2.5
Iliketrash
11 January 2014
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.
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4
Greedyfranky
11 August 2013
Version: 5.3
Great neat and easy text editor !
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3.5
blanked
28 June 2013
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.
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Mikael-B
04 December 2012
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.
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5
Masterminter
07 November 2012
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.
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Naoh
15 August 2012
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.
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5
Thomas1977
31 March 2012
Version: 4.3
Active updated! Thx for making the best editor.
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Mlbkxbx
17 October 2011
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! :)
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5
DirkTheMenace
05 October 2011
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.
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Vince-
14 August 2011
Version: 4.0.3
I really liked Smultron when it was free... A+ Why is Fraise development stopped?
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alas!
01 August 2011
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.
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5
Yavari
29 July 2011
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'.
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H1bast
27 July 2011
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?
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Robk
27 July 2011
Version: 4.0.1
The last FREE version of Smultron (with source) is available here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/smultron/files/smultron/
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5
Radus
27 July 2011
Version: 4.0.1
simply the best for lion. Buying it from the app-store is a no brainer. keep up your outstanding work.
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Drfrank
23 July 2011
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.
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0.5
Hkim
22 July 2011
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.
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3.5
Iliketrash
21 July 2011
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.
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5
DonkeyKong
21 July 2011
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.
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SawtoothRising
02 June 2011
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
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5
Leoofborg
02 June 2011
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.
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Xplicit
11 April 2011
Version: 3.8.3
Totally worth 5$ (or more). Too bad it's Mac AppStore only.
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winnar
25 March 2011
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.
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Stainboy
23 March 2011
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.
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0.5
Michael-Sebrecht
04 February 2011
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, ..)
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Madmacmad
04 February 2011
Version: 3.8.1
Why 5 $ ? Why App Store ? Love to work with KOD... it is still free !
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pandora-1
04 February 2011
Version: 3.8.1
Try the free KOD, available here
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Spike Jones
11 January 2011
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?
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5
Aone-Dev
10 January 2011
Version: 3.8
$5 dollars for this app is nothing. Just pay it if you want to see much more improvements!
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1.5
Monkeyjunkey
07 January 2011
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.
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Robk
06 January 2011
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/
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Damian Weiss
06 January 2011
Version: 3.8
Fraise is identical to Smultron and is for free. http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/33751/fraise
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5
Cv186
06 January 2011
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.
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Encro
24 March 2010
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
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Vince-
17 March 2010
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.
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5
Masterminter
14 March 2010
Version: 3.7a1
YES! My fav editor back to life! Thank you thank you thank you !! Still the best of the bunch.
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5
Beto-Boton
14 March 2010
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
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Leoncahun
14 March 2010
Version: 3.7a1
Apparently, 3.7a1 is 10.6 or later.
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Mark-Everitt
14 March 2010
Version: 3.7a1
This is just an observation really. Why include auto-update as a feature if this will no longer be developed?
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5
Marching-Pete
04 January 2010
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
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Archaeogeek
22 November 2009
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.
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Revco
13 September 2009
Version: 3.6b1
It really is that good. It's my first choice when I have to edit code.
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5
Nathancollings
13 September 2009
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 ! ! ! ! !
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anonymous-toucan-3394
13 September 2009
Version: 3.6b1
I really wish to thank Peter Borg for preparing an Snow Leopard Update of this great program. Cheers rdwilliams
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Laughingrain
07 November 2008
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!
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Gulli3344
29 September 2008
Version: 3.5
Crashes on launch for me, sadly.
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Tekl
29 September 2008
Version: 3.5
I'm missing Highlighting in the Snippets.
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5
Fonik
09 August 2008
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.
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Revision29
23 April 2008
Version: 3.5
This app has a small foot print and performs pretty quick. The new toolbar icons make it even nicer.
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5
Soundfreak
05 April 2008
Version: 3.4
A must have !!! Great soft !!
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5
Asdfasd
17 February 2008
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
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Dwimmerlaik
27 November 2007
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.
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ferben
18 November 2007
Version: 3.2.1
Why author of Smultron drop support for Mac OS X 10.4?
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Gdanko
24 June 2007
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.
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5
Arvidtp
11 June 2007
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.
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Durandal61
30 May 2007
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.
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Scapha-Translations
23 May 2007
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!
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5
Blocksoft
23 May 2007
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!
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john-7
11 May 2007
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!
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Tuishimi
10 May 2007
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!
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Iammatt
05 May 2007
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.
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5
Klktrk
02 May 2007
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.
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Rampancy
28 April 2007
Version: 3.0.3
This doesn't seem to be compatible with the icon replacement patch...
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Neonblue2
22 April 2007
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.
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-3lv1s-
21 April 2007
Version: 3.0
Crash on load!!! :'(
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Morpe
21 April 2007
Version: 3.0
:°°°° crash on open it!!
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Revgriddler
21 April 2007
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.
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5
Mark-Everitt
24 March 2007
Version: 2.2.7
Fantastic app! I have to admit that I kinda like the icons too...
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Syharris
21 March 2007
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.
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Zeba
16 February 2007
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.
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5
Souldressing
17 January 2007
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.
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Albion
29 December 2006
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?
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Ekuzco
28 December 2006
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!
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Woolie
07 December 2006
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.
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4.75
john-7
22 November 2006
Version: 2.2.5
The best open-source "Mac" editor around. When I'm not using vim or emacs, I'm using this.
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Revgriddler
15 November 2006
Version: 2.2.4
Gotta say, I liked the old application icon better. Still a #1 app, though.
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Aspartamemsgsuck
14 November 2006
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!
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Cv186
14 November 2006
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.
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Ohericord
10 November 2006
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
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Albright
01 November 2006
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.
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4.25
Mac-This!
26 October 2006
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?
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Mcv
21 October 2006
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.
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Nytewurk
17 October 2006
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!
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Gaoshan
17 October 2006
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.
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Ohericord
16 October 2006
Version: 2.1.5
the new icon is UGLY
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Matthew-Nelson
16 October 2006
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 ;-)
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Gaoshan
06 October 2006
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.
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3.75
john-7
27 September 2006
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).
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2.75
Olipower
09 September 2006
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.
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Jedik
06 September 2006
Version: 2.1.2
Smultron is really good, but I really miss the old toolbar icons. The second version of the buttons for the 2.x version is a bit better, but simply doesn't look right. Moreover, there are some app features that had buttons in the 1.x and 2.0 version thare are gone... I hope the devs include them again and go back to the first toolbar icon set. Thanks for making it free. Keep it up! =)
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4.75
Thirstyrobot
06 September 2006
Version: 2.1.2
Great little app with an odd-sounding name. Like other reviewers, I was kinda disappointed to see the application's icon get changed from that yummy raspberry to this dull-looking strawberry. I wasn't going to mention it at all (since it's really such a trivial thing). But since others are mentioning it -- and this is a Mac community -- this might be an issue for the developer to consider when working on the next release.
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