UltraEdit
UltraEdit
18.00.0.40

5.0

UltraEdit free download for Mac

UltraEdit

18.00.0.40
05 October 2018

Mac version of the Windows text editor.

Overview

UltraEdit is the world's best text editor, now available for Mac. UltraEdit for Mac is a native Mac application based on the popular Windows text editor, UltraEdit! UE Mac offers a myriad of tools that make it ideal for anything from basic text editing, to a full-fledged development in languages such as C, Objective C, Javascript, XML, PHP, Perl, Python, and others. UltraEdit for Mac includes your favorite UltraEdit features such as Find in Files, Replace in Files, native FTP/FTPS, macros, scripting, column/block mode, and a lot more.

What's new in UltraEdit

Version 18.00.0.40:
Fixed:
  • An issue with browser view on Linux
  • Truncated text in About dialog on older versions of Linux
  • A few crash scenarios
  • An issue with UltraEdit not properly remembering its position across multiple monitors
  • A performance issue with pasting from Excel to UltraEdit

Requirements for UltraEdit

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later

16 UltraEdit Reviews

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Iliketrash
17 December 2010

Most helpful

WARNING. This is a cross-platform program (using wxWidgets), and you know what that means—lots of interface problems. If you value the Macintosh experience, you will find this editor awkward and sometimes ugly. I have been a beta tester for it and after reporting a few problems (which were answered in detail within a few days) I pretty much gave up—there were just too many things to report. The developers just don't grok the Macintosh world. I added the word description file for a language that is not supported out of the box, following in detail the steps required, and it had no effect. I was hoping for at least syntax highlighting and possibly code folding but neither of these happened; the text is still all in glorious black.
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Version 2.0
UserUV
15 January 2018
What does this app from Windoze bing to Mac? hm. It brings
a) nice dark themed UI (available in CudaText, Sublime, not many others),
b) nice Ribbon toolbars UI (available in ???? on mac)
c) lot lot of menu items (Sublime has much less of menuitems, but has much more plugins, IMO plugins are better than built-in menuitems)

CudaText also has several dark themes, and lot of plugins (less than Sublime of coz). One downside of CudaText is not stable UI (only on mac it's not stable).

So other editors, CudaText + Sublime Text, are my choice.
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Version 18.00.0.17
Prince-Isaac
14 January 2018
The blurb at the top says "...the world's best text editor, now available for Mac..." As if it's a brand new Mac app that was just bestowed on us yesterday. Hey, it's at least 6 years old on MU so it isn't "now" (finally) available on the Mac. So what does this port of a Windoze app bring to the table that Coda, BBEdit, or Sublimetext don't? It seems that Windoze devs think that they can come barging into the Mac market and charge Windoze prices for their warez.
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Version 18.00.0.17
bobembry
13 January 2018
Another case of → "Business people are always establishing beach-heads where there are no beaches." #PeterDrucker
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Version 18.00.0.17
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
16 January 2018
I like that. No beaches. Ha! Nevertheless, this app is a backhanded compliment to the Mac. Apparently the developers think there are enough switchers to justify a Mac version for their erstwhile Windows customers. They are still supporting it after at least five years so somebody must be buying it. As for issues with the blurb, those are rarely updated with their apps. So this one should be discounted, at least to some extent.

Let them compete. Competition keeps everybody honest, as it were. In the meantime, though TextWrangler is no longer supported (the last version still works however), you can use BBEdit for free if you don't need the paid features. And even that is half the price of UltraEdit—and Coda. Even Sublime is more expensive. Price aside, though, I suspect only a hard core coder could tell the difference between these apps. And none of these reviews are helpful in that regard—interface niceties notwithstanding.

If I were thinking of laying out $90 for this program I think I'd look elsewhere for a decent review. Unfortunately, for some reason, text editors don't get a lot of love, except for BBEdit, of course, which I've been using on and off for twenty years.
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Veryvito
Veryvito
19 June 2018
I feel like I have to defend IDM on this one. I used UltraEdit for YEARS on Windows, and it truly was my favorite text editor of all time. After I switched to the Mac in '03 (during the "switcher" phase), UltraEdit was the one app I missed dearly -- and there were for years NO comparable text editors (BBEdit was the king of the Mac editors in those days).

For years, I (and many others) begged Ian to create a Mac version of UltraEdit, and at long last, his company finally did.

Unfortunately, its launch was timed well after that of TextMate and Sublime Text, which in the mean time had become great editors on their own.

So while there are no beaches today, there was once a huge opportunity for UltraEdit on the mac. Alas, that day passed long before its arrival.
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Lumac52
15 November 2017
Now at version 16.1, released 2016-06-17
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Version 15.1.0.1
bumper314
13 October 2014
Looks like the price is $79.99.
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Version 4.1.0.5
Prince-Isaac
07 August 2013
So how exactly is a $60 app with roots in the Windows world going to make life easier in the Mac world? Especially given the great choices listed above under "Similar Software." My own very personal opinion is that unless you're a recent switcher, you could do better with Coda or TextWrangler or any number of Mac-specific apps.
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Version 4.1.0.5
1 answer(s)
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
07 August 2013
Just seeing that they used Grab to take a screen shot worries me! As you said, lots of mature Mac apps available.
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hwgray
06 August 2013
MU DL link broken. Now at v4.1.
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Version 4.0.0.7
1 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Nick
MacUpdate-Nick
07 August 2013
Thanks for letting us know. The listing's now up-to-date.
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gatorjim
22 May 2013
Used this way back in my Windows days and it was pretty good. But why would I fork over $60 when TextWrangler offers many of the same features and is free.
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Version 4.0.0.7
bbw7
21 May 2013
This bad boy is actually at 4.0.0.7, and available at the developer's site. Whereas the MU dl link ist kaput
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Version 3.1.0.1
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MacUpdate-Nick
MacUpdate-Nick
22 May 2013
Thanks for the heads up! We've updated the listing.
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Lumac52
28 November 2012
Now at version 3.3. Download link has changed.
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Version 3.1.0.1
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