Aquamacs
Aquamacs
3.5

3.8

Aquamacs free download for Mac
19 August 2019

Emacs editor.

Overview

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), nice fonts, tabs or one file per window, international input methods, Apple Help manuals and more. Aquamacs comes with a range of modes for various markup and programming languages: HTML, C/C++, Java, Python, Perl, AppleScript, Tcl, XML, R (S)... These modes have extra functions for the languages, including excellent syntax highlighting. You can even use Aquamacs to read news and e-mail, just like any Emacs.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in Aquamacs

Version 3.5:
  • Fixed a compatibility issue with macOS Mojave.
  • Aquamacs is now compiled and distributed with a copy of the gnutls library to enable secure web connections. The version in this distribution is 3.6.8. Only the shared library and its library dependencies are included. This was done because Emacs has removed support for using the openssl command line tool shipped with Mac OS X. Code for building the libraries contributed by Win Treese. License information for these libraries is included the manual.
  • In order to provide compatibility with gnutls, the oldest supported version of Mac OS X is now El Capitan (10.11).
  • This version also bundles the binary shared library for the libxml2 library (version 2.9.9).
  • ESS has been updated to version 18.10.2. See here for all new features: http://ess.r-project.org/Manual/ess.html#New-features.
  • Known bug (MacOS Mojave): menus may require a double click to open with the mouse. When this happens, go to System Preferences, Security&Privacy, Accessibility, and allow Aquamacs to ``control your computer''. This merely enables Aquamacs to process some UI events. (Note that this workaround does not apply to nightly builds because they lack a code signature.)
  • Bug fix: a rare condition (when Tabs are not in used) could occur where frames will be unresponsive to user input. Reported by Lewis Hyatt.
  • Bug fix: Color lists were unavailable on late MacOS versions. Reported by Max Arnold.
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 1 2018
3.4
0.0
Dec 1 2018
0.0
Version: 3.4
Version 3.3 is downloading from the link here. Try this link instead for version 3.4: http://aquamacs.org/download-release.shtml BTW: Version 3.4 was released in July 2018.
seba-szwarc
seba-szwarc
Sep 8 2012
2.4
0.0
Sep 8 2012
0.0
Version: 2.4
When version 3 will be ready? Common Emacs 24 got its 24.2 upgrade and Aquamacs still cannot go to version 3?
Iliketrash
Iliketrash
Mar 30 2012
2.4
0.0
Mar 30 2012
0.0
Version: 2.4
Downloading fails at around 14 MB.
Brian Kendig
Brian Kendig
Oct 28 2011
2.4
4.0
Oct 28 2011
4.0
Version: 2.4
My Aquamacs is stuck in fullscreen mode. I clicked the arrows at the right end of the window's title bar, and it went fullscreen; but mousing to the top of the screen doesn't bring the arrows back. Even when I quit and restart Aquamacs, it's now permanently fullscreen; there doesn't seem to be a way to turn it back into a window. The online help has nothing about this.
Cowicide
Cowicide
Sep 1 2011
2.3a
0.0
Sep 1 2011
0.0
Version: 2.3a
Features: > it also has an enormously complex interface LOL, oh man.. that gave me a chuckle. I know what they are trying to say.. but... Sigh... when programmers handle copy, it's funny.
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Jul 29 2011
2.3
0.0
Jul 29 2011
0.0
Version: 2.3
FYI, a universal Intel/PPC version can be downloaded here: http://aquamacs.org/download-release-ub.shtml
Fenrisulf
Fenrisulf
Jan 17 2011
2.1
4.5
Jan 17 2011
4.5
Version: 2.1
Great for those who love emacs but need some Aqua integration (more than say Fink could give you)... You either love it or hate it, but emacs is a powerful editor/environment.
Sxreader
Sxreader
May 11 2010
2.0
3.0
May 11 2010
3.0
Version: 2.0
The usability is very nice. It contains all of unix emacs along some mac/cocoa improvements. However the speed is horrible. Compared to the unmodified emacs and also textmate it takes ages to load, especially if you pick your own color profile. You would think that cocoa would make it more "native" and thus faster, but this is not the case. I deleted all my preferences and still the startup time is ridiculous on a macbook pro. For someone who does a lot of small edits this is not very practical. For this and also the bundles I switched to textmate.
Michael-Chen
Michael-Chen
May 10 2010
2.0
0.0
May 10 2010
0.0
Version: 2.0
Which version of Emacs is aquamacs 2.0 based on, 23.1 or 23.2? Thanks
Davidswelt
Davidswelt
May 10 2010
2.0
0.0
May 10 2010
0.0
Version: 2.0
This is the final Aquamacs 2.0 release. Thanks to everyone who helped test and improve the new version.
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3.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later

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