TextMate
TextMate
2.0

4.5

TextMate free download for Mac

TextMate

2.0
30 September 2019

Code/markup editor with many features.

Overview

TextMate is a versatile plain text editor with a unique and innovative feature set which caused it to win an Apple Design Award for Best Mac OS X Developer Tool in August 2006

A rapidly growing community have created modes for more than a hundred different "modes" including support for all major programming languages, writing prose in structured formats such as LaTeX, Markdown, Textile, etc., blogging, running SQL queries, writing screen plays, doing your budget, and much much more

Some of the features include:

  • Collapsable text blocks - fold away the code you don´t want to see
  • Recordable macros - you don´t have to write a script to automate tedious work
  • A CSS-inspired selector system which allows preferences and more to be applied to subsets of your document - you want return to do something different inside comments? or maybe you want spell checking enabled for your strings in C++, both can be done in seconds.
  • Snippets with tab-able placeholders and live transformations on the text you enter
  • Column operations - if you align your code nicely TextMate will reward you with eased editing!
  • Superb shell integration - don´t worry if you are not familiar with bash, TextMate is here to teach you about all the wonders of the OS X UNIX underpinnings!

There is a gallery of screencasts showcasing more features at macromates

What's new in TextMate

Version 2.0:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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RobertBeckey58
08 July 2016

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Great code editor for Mac developers.
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Version 2.0-beta.11.4
Penpoints
30 September 2019
Glad to see 2.0 released on 9/29/19. I've used this app since 2005! Later I switched mostly to Sublime Text and others, but could never quite let go of TextMate. So interesting and elegant, and now modernized (multiple cursors, etc.). It's currently free - "version 2.0 of TextMate is being developed as open source" - but that could change with 2.1, according to their website. No problem, it's worth paying for a license IMO. However I hope they'll go with donations instead of paid licenses, so people don't get mad about it moving back to proprietary software.
Like (1)
Version 2.0
fukurokujo
29 April 2017
Still the best editor on macOS, sure emacs could beat it but neither can be configured to the degree they actually need and surely not in an acceptable time frame. Sublime too is a good contender but still has problems with most macOS native features like accent panels etc.
Like (4)
Version 2.0-rc.4
1 answer(s)
cameronm
cameronm
22 October 2019
nah never
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Version 2.0
Hist0rian
21 September 2016
Back in 2005, when I switched from Windows to OS X, this was my editor of choice. During this time TextMate was without equal and was considered the best code editor that money could buy. Fast forward a decade or more and it's still a fantastic text editor for developers. However, it's also starting to show its age and rapidly falling behind competitors like BBEdit, Atom, and Microsoft's Visual Studio Code in terms of features. Sounds bad, right? Fear not, TexMaters, all is not lost. The editor has gone open source, new features are slowly being added, and, even considering all its current misgivings, there's still something unique and special about it that makes it super fun to use compared to the others. Would I pay $50 for it? No, not at this point in time. However, I have high hopes that one day Textmate will return to its former glory.

Edit: I forgot to mention that you can download the source for TextMate from https://github.com/textmate/textmate
Like (4)
Version 2.0-beta.12.12
1 answer(s)
cameronm
cameronm
22 October 2019
I love windows OS X
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Version 2.0
badbadger
20 July 2016
Fast, with huge potential. For almost 12 years, still the best editor for Mac. Convenient bundles management, depending on needs. I love this application.
Like (1)
Version 2.0-beta.11.4
RobertBeckey58
08 July 2016
Great code editor for Mac developers.
Like (9)
Version 2.0-beta.11.4
jkesler
08 June 2016
Great code editor. The original inspiration behind Sublime Text. Still updated regularly. Now open source!
Like (2)
Version 2.0-beta.9.4
fukurokujo
09 November 2015
make sure to read the textmate book or other resources else you won't even scratch the surface of its features.
Like (3)
Version 2.0-beta.8.1
Marcossi
16 September 2015
That UI makes me feel I want to go back to the good old 2K :)
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Version 2.0-beta.8
UserUV
24 August 2015
I think, design of Textmate is a little outdated. Today other design is good in text editors: Sublime-text like, Atom like.
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Version 2.0-beta.7.7
2 answer(s)
Iliketrash
Iliketrash
10 February 2016
TextMate follows good Macintosh user interface practices. Sublime Text and Atom are cross-platform apps and as such roll their own interfaces which are non-standard, non-Mac.
Like (6)
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
20 April 2016
Go back to Windoz.
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Iliketrash
21 July 2015
Version 2.x of this outstanding text editor introduces the whiplash-inducing removal of the Project Drawer! Without this feature I cannot use the program. I use version 1.5.11 almost every day. Version 2.x does introduce a Finder-level file browser but that does not replace the Project Drawer. One could imagine making a Finder folder with aliases to all of your files that are represented in the Project Drawer but in recent versions of OS X, aliases are 3-5 MB each, up from a few bytes or KB. I suppose my Project Drawer contains 1,000 files so making a Finder folder with aliases to duplicate the organization of the Project Drawer would take 3-5 GB! It is baffling why this feature has been removed from 2.x. I think the concept of "project" has changed in 2.x, whatever that concept is/was, and I think that the developer associated that concept innately with the Project Drawer, and thus—somehow—the Project Drawer disappeared. I and I suppose many others don't rely on the project "concept" but sorely need the simple and efficient organization of the Project Drawer. Until the Project Drawer is returned or someone makes a plugin, I'll stick to using 1.5.11 and when that no longer works I'll have to look around for a TextMate replacement.
Like (5)
Version 2.0 beta 7.6
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Strider72
Strider72
01 July 2016
I agree. This is basically an app-breaking change for me. The project drawer is a huge deal.
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$53.34

4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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