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Aquamacs is the Emacs editor that Mac users love. Aquamacs lets you write text from LaTeX manuscripts to to-do lists, from C to Cobol, Java, Python, Shell-script, Lisp, everything! Aquamacs looks and behaves like other Mac programs - even though it's still the powerful GNU Emacs with all the extensibility that millions have come to appreciate.

Emacs is a text editor of legendary power and configurability, but it also has a complex user interface that is very, very different from the familiar Mac way of doing things. Aquamacs tames the Emacs tiger: you get standard Apple shortcuts (in addition to the Emacs ones),

What's New

Version 3.2:
  • On OS X 10.10 ``Yosemite'', clicks on toolbar icons could cause Aquamacs (as well as GNU Emacs 24.4) to become unresponsive. Until Apple releases an improved version of the operating system, Aquamacs provides a workaround.
  • Color dragging out of the color palette (and other drag&drop actions) right after startup now works reliably.
  • Color dragging to set colors of the


  • OS X 10.6 or later

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3.8 13


Current Version (3.x)


Downloads 53,311
Version Downloads 648
License Free
Date 22 Nov 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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