TextMate
TextMate
2.0.23
4.3
0.0
TextMate free download for Mac

TextMate for Mac

14 October 2021

Code/markup editor with many features.

What is TextMate for Mac

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 2.0.23:
  • Miscellaneous improvements

Full changelog available here.

TextMate for Mac Old Versions
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What customer like

Performance
Customization
Stability

What needs improvements

Regular updates

TextMate qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
4.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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mugsuk
mugsuk
Nov 27 2021
2.0.23
0.0
Nov 27 2021
0.0
Version: 2.0.23
True Mac App, with power you would expect from an IDE. My favourite piece of software on my laptop. Still being developed for free. Incredibly extensible. 6 stars
jorgemarizan
jorgemarizan
Jul 21 2020
2.0.6
5.0
Jul 21 2020
5.0
Version: 2.0.6
I've been a Textmate user since 2008 when I started programming Ruby. This is my go to editor for Ruby and C++. Fast, reliable and elegant. You will have to take it from my cold hands when I die, I fcking love it!
henry79
henry79
Jun 25 2020
2.0.6
5.0
Jun 25 2020
5.0
Version: 2.0.6
One of the first apps I install on a new machine!
dandersson
dandersson
Feb 12 2020
2.0.6
5.0
Feb 12 2020
5.0
Version: 2.0.6
I've used TextMate for 10 years now and couldn't be happier. I f*cking love it!
penpoints
penpoints
Sep 30 2019
2.0
5.0
Sep 30 2019
5.0
Version: 2.0
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.
fukurokujo
fukurokujo
Apr 29 2017
2.0-rc.4
5.0
Apr 29 2017
5.0
Version: 2.0-rc.4
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.
pmullins
pmullins
Sep 21 2016
2.0-beta.12.12
4.0
Sep 21 2016
4.0
Version: 2.0-beta.12.12
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
anonymous-skink-4656
anonymous-skink-4656
Jul 20 2016
2.0-beta.11.4
5.0
Jul 20 2016
5.0
Version: 2.0-beta.11.4
Fast, with huge potential. For almost 12 years, still the best editor for Mac. Convenient bundles management, depending on needs. I love this application.
RobertBeckey58
RobertBeckey58
Jul 8 2016
2.0-beta.11.4
5.0
Jul 8 2016
5.0
Version: 2.0-beta.11.4
Great code editor for Mac developers.
jkesler
jkesler
Jun 8 2016
2.0-beta.9.4
5.0
Jun 8 2016
5.0
Version: 2.0-beta.9.4
Great code editor. The original inspiration behind Sublime Text. Still updated regularly. Now open source!
fukurokujo
fukurokujo
Nov 9 2015
2.0-beta.8.1
5.0
Nov 9 2015
5.0
Version: 2.0-beta.8.1
make sure to read the textmate book or other resources else you won't even scratch the surface of its features.
Marcossi
Marcossi
Sep 16 2015
2.0-beta.8
0.0
Sep 16 2015
0.0
Version: 2.0-beta.8
That UI makes me feel I want to go back to the good old 2K :)
UserUV
UserUV
Aug 24 2015
2.0-beta.7.7
4.0
Aug 24 2015
4.0
Version: 2.0-beta.7.7
I think, design of Textmate is a little outdated. Today other design is good in text editors: Sublime-text like, Atom like.
Iliketrash
Iliketrash
Jul 21 2015
2.0 beta 7.6
0.0
Jul 21 2015
0.0
Version: 2.0 beta 7.6
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.
Geekkkker
Geekkkker
Apr 7 2015
1.5.11
3.5
Apr 7 2015
3.5
Version: 1.5.11
Great app! Kind of expensive!
Ronnb
Ronnb
Dec 13 2014
1.5.11
2.0
Dec 13 2014
2.0
Version: 1.5.11
This current beta asked me if I wanted to allow it to access my contacts!? WTF!? Why would software, as this is, want to have access to my personal contacts? Though I like how the software generally performs, software that snoops is not a good sign.
Shodan
Shodan
Mar 4 2014
1.5.11
0.0
Mar 4 2014
0.0
Version: 1.5.11
I've been using jEdit for years and have been wondering whether trying another editor was worth the time investment. Has anyone used/compared TextMate with jEdit? If so, would you mind sharing your thoughts/opinions? Cheers.
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Feb 20 2014
1.5.11
5.0
Feb 20 2014
5.0
Version: 1.5.11
Very good!
michaelkav
michaelkav
Jan 6 2013
1.5.11
5.0
Jan 6 2013
5.0
Version: 1.5.11
I am between this and Sublime 2 both are awesome but I think Sublime 2 has the edge right now. Anyone else think this, or not?
Cgc
Cgc
Aug 9 2012
1.5.11
0.0
Aug 9 2012
0.0
Version: 1.5.11
Textmate 2.0 is open source: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/08/textmate-2-0-goes-open-source-in-response-to-os-x-restrictions/
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  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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