ForgEdit
ForgEdit 1.0.1
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Text editor for programmers.   Shareware ($29.00)
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ForgEdit is a programmers text editor for Mac OS X. It is a customizable and competent editor, that blends well with OS X and corresponds to the user-friendliness that every Mac user expects.

Features include tabbed editing, key bindings to everything, ftp/sftp support, easy-to-create-and-modify modes, bookmarks, extensive applescript support, and a lot more.
What's New
Version 1.0.1:

New Features

  • Menu item 'Jump to caret position'
Changes
  • Fixed number regexp in all modes to look-behind version, works better
  • Selects from enabled modes when opening new files, instead of all modes
  • Command-D works for Don't Save button.
  • Enables modes when needed (i.e. when doing save as with a non-enabled suffix/mode)
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed bug where find dialog could cause unresponsive app
  • Fixed bug where app could hang on very long files
  • Some minor non-issue bug fixes

Version 1.0:New Features
  • Hidden preference for continuous spell checking (see app help)
Changes
  • Some UI changes
  • Selects default mode instead of (default settings) mode for non-suffix and files whose suffix is not mapped to a mode
  • Command-D works for Don't Save button.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed proxy icon error on unsaved files where mode was changed.
  • Fixed word wrap bug.
  • Fixed font selection bug.
  • Fixed app hang on opening un-supported file types from Find In Files window.
  • Fixed crash on find in files.
  • Fixed auto-scrolling to follow selection.
  • Fixed time-out ftp/sftp connection errors.
  • Fixed caret position in text view on new windows (Leopard).
  • Fixed caret position in text view on new windows (Leopard).
  • Fixed forged command line tool not returning after closing file.
Version 1.0.1:

New Features

  • Menu item 'Jump to caret position'
Changes
  • Fixed number regexp in all modes to look-behind version, works better
  • Selects from enabled modes when opening new files, instead of all modes
  • Command-D works for Don't Save button.
  • Enables modes when needed (i.e. when doing save as with a non-enabled more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, G4/Single Core or better.



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Wings reviewed on 17 Mar 2008
I've been using SubEthaEdit for a while now and my only real complaint is that it isn't as easy as it should be to navigate around in my document. I was hoping that Forgedit would be the answer, but unfortunately it isn't. Like, I want a BACK button, I want a button to take me to the current cursor position (CMD-J will have to do), I want temporary markers that take me to that place with a click (markers that are real easy to set and clear). I'm not getting that with SEE or with Forgeedit. The biggie is that Forgeedit doesn't give me split windows and won't let me open another window with the same file. That's a killer for me. When I'm editing I often refer to other parts of the same document while editing in a certain area, and if I can't see it while typing then I waste time hoping around. Forgedit's nicest feature is the ease in which new modes are created and configured. Not really that much of a plus though, since once created you don't have to continually mess with them.
[Version 1.0]

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Computalot (developer) replied on 18 Mar 2008
Hi Wings, and thanks for the review.

Split windows is on the way. The other features you ask for is not though, i will put them on the todo. Jumping to caret position should be a breeze. Back button probably wont make it for a while.

I do read reviews from time to time, but the best way to get my attention regarding feature requests is to use the contact form at forgedit.com.

Sincerely,
Stefan
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+1
thevalrus commented on 26 Aug 2007
Possibly the best name for any app, ever, anywhere.
[Version 1.0b8]

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+403
MacUpdate-Lon replied on 26 Aug 2007
It really is very clever.
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+2
nytewurk commented on 20 Sep 2006
Good stuff man! However. I didn't see any information about external editing capabilities. Are there any plans on integrating the Bare Bones ODB Suite into ForgEdit?

See: http://www.barebones.com/support/develop/odbsuite.shtml

That would rock! Keep it moving man.

Easy
[Version 1.0b2]

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Computalot (developer) replied on 21 Sep 2006
Thank you for the nice review!

I have been looking at the ODB Suite, and it will probably find its way into ForgEdit in a future version. It is not on the top of the todo-list right now though.
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+1

JCT reviewed on 20 Sep 2006
Interesting with several novel features, especially tabs, which has been absent from other text editors. There is much potential here.
[Version 1.0b2]

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thor420 replied on 20 Sep 2006
spoketh JCT: "features, especially tabs, which has been absent from other text editors"

TextMate has a drawer and tabs, Text Wragler has a drawer... if you're into that kind of thing.

Regards,

Thor
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Computalot (developer) replied on 21 Sep 2006
Thank you for the review jct!

thor420: TextMate has tabs, but only for project windows.
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Computalot (developer) commented on 22 Aug 2006
ForgEdit is a programmers text editor for Mac OS X, that s designed to be competent yet easy to use. Features include: tabbed editing, user defined key bindings and modes, regular expression find, and a lot more.

ForgEdit is free while in beta. Once it is 1.0 i plan to charge a small free (~$20) for a license.
[Version 1.0b1]


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Downloads:6,903
Version Downloads:2,731
Type:Development : Editors
License:Shareware
Date:29 Apr 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.00
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ForgEdit is a programmers text editor for Mac OS X. It is a customizable and competent editor, that blends well with OS X and corresponds to the user-friendliness that every Mac user expects.

Features include tabbed editing, key bindings to everything, ftp/sftp support, easy-to-create-and-modify modes, bookmarks, extensive applescript support, and a lot more.


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