UltraEdit
UltraEdit 4.1.0.5
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Mac version of the Windows text editor.   Shareware ($59.95)
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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
Version 4.1.0.5:
  • Greatly improved file handling performance
    • Instantaneous and smooth scrolling and navigation in larger files
    • Greatly improved speeds with general editing of large files
    • Greatly improved hex mode scrolling and performance
  • Auto-complete improvements for case sensitivity
    • Sort matches by case
    • List exact case matches first
  • File size threshold for temporary files*
  • View entire FTP server tree in remote explorer rather instead of the active directory only
  • Several improvements and fixes for Reindent Selection
  • Addressed flickering issues when scrolling in syntax highlighted files
  • Many other minor tweaks and improvements
Version 4.1.0.5:
  • Greatly improved file handling performance
    • Instantaneous and smooth scrolling and navigation in larger files
    • Greatly improved speeds with general editing of large files
    • Greatly improved hex mode scrolling and performance
  • Auto-complete improvements for case sensitivity
    • Sort matches by case
    • List exact more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later



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UltraEdit User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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Prince_Isaac commented on 06 Aug 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.
[Version 4.1.0.5]

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RavenNevermore replied on 07 Aug 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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lamontDakota commented on 06 Aug 2013
MU DL link broken. Now at v4.1.
[Version 4.0.0.7]

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MacUpdate-Nick replied on 06 Aug 2013
Thanks for letting us know. The listing's now up-to-date.
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gatorjim commented on 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.
[Version 4.0.0.7]


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bbw7 commented on 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
[Version 3.1.0.1]

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MacUpdate-Nick replied on 22 May 2013
Thanks for the heads up! We've updated the listing.
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Lumac52 commented on 28 Nov 2012
Now at version 3.3. Download link has changed.
[Version 3.1.0.1]


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dedybear reviewed on 22 Feb 2012
I really like that it is smart enough to autotab , color my code, and allow regex searches, allow macros & utilities, custom word files, but doesn't do so much I cannot load a large file. I have found that no matter what IDE I try, I continue turning back to UltraEdit. Also, I never have issues loading or saving projects.
[Version 2.3.0.0]


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Iliketrash reviewed on 07 Jun 2011
Here is a copy of a recent bug report that I sent to the developers.

OS X 10.6.7
UltraEdit 2.2.0.1

On OS X, Command-W always closes the front window as does clicking on the red "stop-light" button at the upper right of the window. It's bizarre that it doesn't work on some non-native widget sets. You might have to find a work-around or appeal the the widget-maker group for a fix. It is maddening to first hit Command-W out out of decades of habit then try closing by clicking on the red button and then having to search the window for the non-standard Close button--or is it the Cancel or OK or Save buttons? I'm not being picky about these things--Mac users expect a correct interface and a consistent interface. Just maddening.

The Edit Macro... window doesn't respond to most mouse clicks.

As a feature request, make the first 10 tabs quickly accessible by hitting Command-Number where Number is 0..9. This is common but not universal among editors and is really efficient. Oh--I see that UE instead uses those key combinations to access a bunch of clipboards. Oh well (sigh).

On OS X, Command-E is a standard combination that enters the selected text into the Find buffer. The Find buffer is also shared system-wide with other applications with a Find function. E.g., enter a string in one application, switch to another application, and the same string is already in that application's find buffer.

On OS X, preference changes are saved when the preference window is closed. There is no "Apply" stage.

Clicking once on files in the Open list should reveal that file in its tab. UE requires clicking twice, an action for which Mac users would expect some kind of "opening" action, in this case, to open in a separate window. Which leads me to...

I can't figure out how to open a file's content into a separate editor window. This should be made obvious in a contextual menu from a file tab or the file icon in the Open list or from the displayed file content in its tab window. Unless this is not possible by design, which is a real deal-killer--all-in-one editors are extremely wasteful of precious screen space, and editing code by viewing only one window at a time is just wrong, and screen-splitters (if UE has them) are not a solution because it does nothing to increase the efficiency of screen usage.

I personally need Ada functionality. Once earlier I followed the instructions on how to do that but it had absolutely no effect. I won't try again until I know I'll have success.

In at leat the Places window, there is a horizontal scroll bar to allow viewing long file names. However, when I use the standard two-finger horizontal drag in the content region on a trackpad in the content region, the list contents scroll _vertically_. When I do the same on the actual scroll bar, nothing happens. I don't know if this occurs in other places.

On OS X, Shift-Command-[ and Shift-Command-] are standard keystrokes for navigating to the previous and next tabs in programs that have a tabbed window.

All of these problems are evident in only few (5-10) minutes of use. It's possible that I missed some features by not using the program longer before reporting, but I've already donated more of my time to this bug report than the program is worth.
[Version 2.1.0.9]


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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 03 May 2011
Yesterday in was WinZip. Today it's the less well known UltraEdit. While I think it's nice to see Windows developers coming to the Mac, I can't help wondering if they bothered to survey the competition before making the effort. The least they could do is explain what sets them apart, if anything. No doubt UltraEdit has its virtues, but apparently the developers take their cues from Microsoft - just blow smoke and people will take you at your word. Not.
[Version 2.1.0.7]


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Themik reviewed on 22 Jan 2011
Purchased it. Tried it. VERY slow scrolling. Won't obtain the function list for a single opened file. In short - NT (Nice try - next time. Maybe).
I've payed for it, so I hope that will fund some interest in its development.

It's a pity really - the editor is very feature rich. But it is neither Mac application (toolbar customization is OLD windows style), nor is it fast and nimble.

I'll keep an eye on it. Maybe they are able to do it right (I say - drop wxVidgets or whatever else they are using and wright it in Cocoa)
[Version 2.0]

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Big77 replied on 25 Feb 2011
Looks like the slow scrolling has been completely resolved.
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@timi replied on 28 Oct 2011
You did it in the reverse order.
Try it before you purchase. Always.
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Iliketrash reviewed on 17 Dec 2010
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.
[Version 2.0]

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Mlbkxbx replied on 31 Dec 2010
Thanks for the warning. Even though i think both Qt and WxWidgets are awesome in their own way, every developer that want to take mac users seriously should really consider using cocoa IMHO.
But, i suppose that if you're a ultraedit/windows kind of guy, and have to use a mac at work, this is better than nothing...
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JiyuNing2257 rated on 11 Dec 2013

[Version 4.1.0.5]



TShan rated on 05 Nov 2011

[Version 2.3.0.0]



m8jeito rated on 26 Jul 2011

[Version 2.2.0.5]



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Veryvito rated on 17 Dec 2010

[Version 2.0]


Downloads:35,478
Version Downloads:24,959
Type:Development : Editors
License:Shareware
Date:06 Aug 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $59.95
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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.


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