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TextMate Reviews2.0.6

02 January 2020

Code/markup editor with many features.

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Penpoints
30 September 2019
Version: 2.0

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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.
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jorgemarizan
21 July 2020
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!
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henry79
25 June 2020
Version: 2.0.6
One of the first apps I install on a new machine!
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dandersson
12 February 2020
Version: 2.0.6
I've used TextMate for 10 years now and couldn't be happier. I f*cking love it!
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Penpoints
30 September 2019
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.
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fukurokujo
29 April 2017
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.
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Hist0rian
21 September 2016
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
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anonymous-skink-4656
20 July 2016
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.
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RobertBeckey58
08 July 2016
Version: 2.0-beta.11.4
Great code editor for Mac developers.
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jkesler
08 June 2016
Version: 2.0-beta.9.4
Great code editor. The original inspiration behind Sublime Text. Still updated regularly. Now open source!
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fukurokujo
09 November 2015
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.
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Marcossi
16 September 2015
Version: 2.0-beta.8
That UI makes me feel I want to go back to the good old 2K :)
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UserUV
24 August 2015
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.
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Iliketrash
21 July 2015
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.
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3.5
Geekkkker
07 April 2015
Version: 1.5.11
Great app! Kind of expensive!
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Ronnb
13 December 2014
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.
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Shodan
04 March 2014
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.
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Bento de Espinosa
20 February 2014
Version: 1.5.11
Very good!
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michaelkav
06 January 2013
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?
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Cgc
09 August 2012
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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iPoopStore
26 June 2012
Version: 1.5.11
Requirements are out of sync with the software maker. 1.5.11 is Intel for 10.5+ Don't download if you need PowerPC support! I don't but my friend cared.
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macola2
30 May 2012
Version: 2.0
Still prefer TextWrangler, but this is a very close second.
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Dr54
23 February 2012
Version: 2.0
Best text editor for Mac! I love it!
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Trashie
12 January 2012
Version: 2.0
WOW here it is V2 BUGGGYYYYY lol. Then again it is Alpha and V1 is perfectly stable...however there is glimpses of greatness in V2. Ideas and concepts reworked and refactored just not finished yet show this will be hugely popular when complete. I never used projects don't care they are binned in V2. I prefer to work off the file system as projects just f-up using version management tools. That may be why they got nailed. I just wish they would throw people at it as I know it is a tiny team working on it...Textmate is probably the least employee supported app considering it's user base and complexity I know of. At this point all we have is a preview of what is to come. Let us just hope it happens sooner rather than later. Nice preview enjoyed it but will stay with V1 until this matters a bit more...by beta I would think I will move to it.
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Iliketrash
16 December 2011
Version: 2.0
The Project Panel has now been "replaced" by a Finder browser panel. No more projects! WTF. This is getting a lot of discussion on the list but the developer so far is not bending. To me, this is a major loss, probably a deal killer.
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Broz
14 December 2011
Version: 2.0
I have not tried 2.0x yet. Can anyone tell me if does Undo properly? Every version (thru 1.5.1) of TextMate I've used does Undo one character at a time. What nonsense for a supposedly professional editor! Type a line of code, and then choose Undo 80 times?
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Maclover1-1
14 December 2011
Version: 2.0
So far so good.. am very glad to see TM upgraded (except icon, maybe it is to be in line with the CODA leaf ?!? lol). Interface looks more modern, themes look good.. I think it would be great if it had multiple split panels like CODA.. something I REALLY like a lot.. Cannot yet say much more in terms of more in-depth use so far. So won't try and rate it just yet..
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Damian Weiss
14 December 2011
Version: 2.0
Great, I'm looking forward to the final version of TextMate 2.0. I wrote my last Website using TextMate und CSSEdit only, so there was absolutely no need for a WYSIWYG editor. Thanks to the developer for the continuous hard work!
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Lumac52
14 December 2011
Version: 2.0
Although "Alpha" is indicated clearly in the title, the download link that currently says "Beta" should also say "Alpha". It's worth being extra clear about this, because the alpha is incomplete and everyday users will want to stick with 1.x
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FTBZ
14 December 2011
Version: 2.0
I'm not sure that the choice of the icon is good. I already had much problem with the previous pink icon in my dock... Stupid comment, yes, I know.
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rambothecat
03 December 2011
Version: 1.5.10
Great app but I wont be buying until i see an update.
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Zlicka
29 October 2011
Version: 1.5.10
About time this editor gets an update * No full screen * No tabs * better api to provide more integration feature
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MaximilianGoetzfried
26 September 2011
Version: 1.5.10
Blogged by TextMate team today: "There has been a lot of speculation and trepidation about the future of TextMate recently, mostly about whether there will be another major release. Work on 2.0 began and while we wish it could have been completed faster we are very pleased with how it is turning out. Development has reached a point finally where we can make an announcement: There will be a public alpha release this year, before Christmas, for registered users."
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Tomy-doe
18 May 2011
Version: 1.5.10
Does a great job to highlight Ruby on Rails properly and more comprehensive. By doing so it will save a lost of time by avoiding typos. BBEdit doesn't get close. It might be possible to get BBEdit to do the same but Textmate is the best editor for Ruby.
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Trashie
31 March 2011
Version: 1.5.10
I want 2.0! I can't live without this app anymore. It is like heroine you will need a meeting to stop using it. No really. I really like coda and it's all nice perfect modernness but keep getting the shakes for this. I am not going down the EMACS vs VIM vs TEXTMATE road too late at night. Suffice to say yes textmate can be mentioned alongside these legends now. Unless your old school unix check out this book there is a lot of old school hidden in textmate. TextMate: Power Editing for the Mac (no links not selling it).
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Richdang
12 March 2011
Version: 1.5.10
bigbrother text editor !!!
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Blueone
12 November 2010
Version: 1.5.10
WOOHOO! One step closer to 2.0!!
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Broz
02 August 2010
Version: 1.5.9
I'm a long time user of BBEdit, and like BBEdit a lot. I tried TextMate awhile back, and found it to be pretty cool. There are some handy features, and it could be a time saver for some things. I ended up spending a week with it, doing all the code editing I would normally do in BBEdit. What I couldn't get past was the single character undo. Maybe there's a good reason for that, but it's about the stupidest thing an editor could do. Why would anyone want that? Don't people undo any more? I just downloaded the latest version 1.5.9 (one year since the last release) to see if that was fixed, and it still has single character undo. I'll stick with BBEdit. TextMate does nothing better, and lots of stuff worse, than BBEdit (for me!). There are lots of people using TextMate, and find it terrifically useful. Good for them.
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Maclover1-1
29 July 2010
Version: 1.5.9
I'm eagerly waiting for Texmate to become a little more "OSX-modern".. It could really become close to perfect.. I wish it had: • A more OSX interface with dual panel for web preview. • A side panel for Projects (I use the ProjectPlus.tmplugin but it is a little buggy..). • A better integrated search and replace window (actually that could also be a panel). Actually I wish all "palette" things would be panels integrated in the main interface.. To me drawers and palettes are counterproductive.. Come on Textmate.. catch up in the appearance department and show Coda and other pretty pretenders you are THE one and all you needed was a little nip&tuck ;-) Make it happen soon.. before people get swayed by brighter and shinier things.. It's been know to happen to flesh and blood mates..
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H-Ryo
24 May 2010
Version: 1.5.9
This is absolutely THE best text editor for programmers. Very stable, very easy to use. And with the bundle support, you simply have unlimited possibilities. Oh, and the full-text search in the entire project works GREAT! Highly recommended!
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Glenn-Verhalle
12 March 2010
Version: 1.5.9
If you're serious about programming, this is really a must have tool. I use it for Ruby on Rails, HTML and it's soooo good !
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James-W-
14 February 2010
Version: 1.5.9
I have a problem setting the non-fixed width font like Helvetica Neue Light in the editor :( Letters overlap each other. Very sad.
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Pizte
05 February 2010
Version: 1.5.9
I've been using vim for 8 years now, and I thought it was the ultimate text editor. I searched over all *nix software repositories some graphical editor that could compare to vim, but I wasn't able to find one. Then one day, searching for editors for my Mac I saw TextMate. It was outstanding. It has fast autocompletion, tabs, drawer, and complete customization of the working environment (syntax highlighting, themes, variables, templates...) and lots of tools to do your work faster, and better.
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Maclover1-1
04 February 2010
Version: 1.5.9
I enjoy Espresso.. (in more ways than one..) but keep finding myself coming back to TextMate for most of what I actually do... guess that is what "mating" is about.. For now it is my combo of choice.. but I really think TM is a must have.. Simple as that.
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Zachwill
28 December 2009
Version: 1.5.9
I normally don't write reviews, but this app is worthy of an exception. This is by far the best text editor available. The bundles, tab triggers, and ability to customize snippets makes this app worthwhile. I literally code 10x faster with TextMate (incredibly reminiscent of how I felt after finding Quiksilver a couple years ago).
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Ncianca
04 November 2009
Version: 1.5.9
I sure hope "Avian" makes an appearance soon, which is supposed to be free to registered users. Alan, I'm sure that most TM2 prospective users would be filling to pay a reasonable upgrade fee if that gets it into our hands faster. Software doesn't age well like a good wine, but rather becomes vinegar when the underlying APIs of its foundation evolve, thus broadening the time curve gap. And I really hope that my next comment on TM will be singing the TM2 praises.
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Simman
02 September 2009
Version: 1.5.9
I've tried a lot - but this one is simply the best one. Thanks for this!
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Iconz113
30 August 2009
Version: 1.5.9
I agree this needs to be in red, best editor or osx.
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Dan-Briggs
06 May 2009
Version: 1.5.8
I've tried a lot of text editors in my 25 years developer life but this one is simply the best one. It's almost perfect and even better than TextPad on Windows. Add the Project+ plugin and your developer environment is rock solid. I use every day 400+ php/html/css files with MAMP in every project and I need speed. TextMate is always fast and responsive, very simple to use for beginners and still very very complete for geeks. I bought Coda and Espresso too but they are far from TextMate in many cases. With TextMate I can work as twice as fast on my php/html/css code. It's true that the others are better on presenting html and css but when you know these languages a little, everything is done by copying ans pasting part of code to new places. Add Safari and Transmit for your ftp and you got the best and fastest development environment someone can have. Long life to TextMate and thank you to all community for this piece of Art. AL-Paris.
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Grfx-Guru
11 February 2009
Version: 1.5.8
Excellent program, and honestly I'm surprised (but happy) to see a minor update after all this time. I thought for sure after all the talk about the new version waiting for Leopard to be released and then nothing indicated the developers had either stopped or no longer cared to update TextMate.
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Ncianca
26 October 2008
Version: 1.5.7
I like TextMate as a general text editor and registered my copy when it was still in pre-release way back in the day. Coda, with its workflow, superb UI, project tools, auto-completion, editors and other tools has become my tool for web sites, I still use TextMate for all my other text needs, such as shell programming and general text manipulation. However, I'm disappointed that its been a year now since the last release. I understand that the next version will be a complete rewrite, but there are a number of small "issues" that would have benefited from an interim release. The lack of releases also give the appearance that TextMate has been abandoned, though I'm sure it hasn't. While Allan is very responsive to emails, there is nothing on the TextMate site about the future of TextMate or its progress. The blog is updated every now and then, but mostly announcing a new bundle. Overall TextMate is an excellent editor and I hope that it will continue to be part of my daily tools in the future.
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