Emacs
Emacs
26.3

5.0

Emacs free download for Mac

Emacs26.3

21 May 2020

GNU Emacs editor for OS X.

Overview

Emacs is back with a vengeance. I recently got a new MacBook and have developed the need for some native Emacs goodness.

I looked around (though not too hard) and didn't see any other Emacs binaries except for Aquamacs, but it is too divergent from normal Emacs behavior for me. You may like it if the idea of multiple files open in a single window scares you or you are one of those who've actually used the menus in Emacs. Or maybe you want Command-O to open a file instead of using C-x C-f. I sure don't. I want my emacs to work like emacs and not like a Mac. :-) No offense to the Aquamacs guys, their goals are just different than mine.

At any rate, I set up a script to build emacs from CVS every week. It will build on whatever version of OS X I happen to be using at the time and so these may or may not work for you. Also keep in mind these are pre-release snapshots from the Emacs cvs server and so again, they may not work for you.

What's new in Emacs

Version 26.3:
  • New GPG key for GNU ELPA package signature checking.

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11 Reviews of Emacs

SickTeddyBear
02 June 2011
Version: 22.1

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FYI, the current version is 23.3. The developer web site has changed to: http://emacsformacosx.com Builds are archived here: http://emacsformacosx.com/builds
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notifly
21 June 2020
Version: 26.3
Not an editor, much further and beyond... Play with Org-mode, dired...
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notifly
29 January 2020
Version: 26.1
An operating system that believes itself to be a text editor.
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5
ChristianLemer
08 June 2016
Version: 24.3
Current version is 24.5, and at least version 24.4 is required for the nice prelude https://github.com/bbatsov/prelude Would be nice if MacUpdate would install a more recent update. Is there anything I could do to help?
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SickTeddyBear
02 June 2011
Version: 22.1
FYI, the current version is 23.3. The developer web site has changed to: http://emacsformacosx.com Builds are archived here: http://emacsformacosx.com/builds
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Steron69
19 June 2008
Version: 22.1
The best Emacs for Mac OS X every Time!
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Bousozoku
13 November 2007
Version: 22.1
Leopard (10.5.0) already includes emacs 22.1.1, for those interested.
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Jct
17 June 2006
Version: 06/06/17
ERIKH: It can read word documents, through an emacs antiword mode.
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Anonymous
23 May 2005
Version: 05/05/19
it's too slow. even the xcode editor is faster
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Anonymous
23 May 2005
Version: 05/05/19
I have downloaded the dmg file twice now. The current file claims to have "no mountable file systems". Could someone check and post a working version? Bad dmg-file aside, Emacs ROCKS!
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Anonymous
13 January 2005
Version: 21.3.50
The one true editor! I've been using the Carbon builds for about 8 months now and they are great, and should make most Emacs users very happy. Really folks, if you're interested in Emacs, get the darwinports version and build it yourself. For those who haven't used emacs before, it's a programmers editor with only the very, very basic of features not available to completely rearchitect on the fly. It's very powerful, but won't read your word documents. Just saving those who might be thinking that wasted effort.
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Anonymous
11 January 2005
Version: 21.3.50
Installed it, doubleclicked the application, nothing happened.
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