Uno free download for Mac
30 June 2012

Basic, lightweight text editor.

Overview

Uno is a basic, light-weight text editor for Mac: it has almost all the base functions you would expect from an editor like TextEdit. Indeed you'll find it has fewer functions than TextEdit because it is designed to work only with text in the simplest way: starting from a blank window you can do practically anything with your characters. As it is a pure text editor it doesn't work with images or photos you'd like to put in your text. It does open Rich Text Format files (.rtf) and Unicode-formatted Plain Text files (.txt): it saves both as .rtf and exports as Plain text.

Note for Mac OS X 10.5 users: although there is a Universal version of this app (see above), it has not been tested carefully on Leopard, and thus it could run with some issues.


To read about Known Issues, go to this page.

What's new in Uno

Version 1.6.5:
  • Few other 'under the cover' fixes and improvements;
  • Further performance improvements;
  • Fixed an issue which caused scrollbars not to be synchronized anymore (while 'Sync Scrollbars' option was enabled) after closing a window with other windows opened.
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23 Reviews of Uno

3.5
OsloX
01 January 2012
Version: 1.0.3

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Maybe the dev can explain why he is coding this. I mean, even TextEdit can do much more compared to this.
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5
Czujur
14 June 2013
Version: 1.6.5
Lightweight, fast, clean and more than enough!
(0)
bbw7
24 June 2012
Version: 1.6.2
Marlduke, I'm confused by the version #'s. Is there both a 1.62 for Snow Leopard and one for Lion? That's what it appears to be; however, in your update release notes, it appears that 1.21 or 1.22 is the last SL compatible one. Also here at MU it appears that 1.62 is only for Lion. A better explanation of this would be helpful for non-Lion users.
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5
fh111
29 May 2012
Version: 1.5.8
fantastic app! i don;t understand all the negative comments. this is the first texteditor that not just claims to be lightweight - it actually feels lightweight. it opens in less than a second and does exactly what i want it to, without unnecessary knickknack thanks!
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2
Jan-rybar
06 May 2012
Version: 1.5.8
Nice app. It does what it tells. BUT: GUI is ugly and non-Apple (flying window with four lost icons/words – huh, Windows 3.0 like!). Developer should read some basic rules of Apple GUI standards. It should be simple, not chaotic.
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1
Pripyat
05 May 2012
Version: 1.5.8
4 minor versions in 7 days and still no standardisation. Obviously the developer does not care about user feedback at all. This is a rushed project, stick with Bean or TextEdit.
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Pripyat
28 April 2012
Version: 1.5.4
Gave Uno a try. It gives me the impression that the author is someone who just got started with Macintosh development. Great, welcome to the community. I'll point out some things that may improve Uno, because right now, it's in a pretty messed up state. See the following as constructive critisism. 1) Read Apple's Human Interface Guidelines. Menu items like "Make Blueish" or "Turn On" hurt the user's eye. One of many advantages of Mac OS X is consistency, but you're heading an entirely different road. Have a look at NSMenuItem's 'state' property for a more standardized approach. Same goes for using a panel window as a preferences window. That's not what it's for. Read the guidelines and restructure your app's UI a little. 2) The "Help" page is too large for the window. Again, Apple provides information on how to do this properly. 3) The Preferences panel is littered with (Needs Relaunch) labels. It doesn't need a relaunch for most of these settings as you can set these to your NSTextView using observers. Refer to the Apple Developer Documentation for that. Having to relaunch all the time to test a setting is annoying. 4) Most keyboard shortcuts are a bit random and not the same as in all the other apps. Refer to point 1. I hope this helps you improve Uno. Take some time developing updates. There's no need to rush updates. Read Apple's developer documents, they're there to help. I hope that in the future I'll be able to give it a higher rating.
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Pripyat
15 April 2012
Version: 1.4.6
Developer, why don't you provide a preferences panel instead of asking users to mess with Uno's preferences to get things done? This editor should be called DIY instead of UNO, hehe! ;)
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3.5
Ringoslam
12 April 2012
Version: 1.4.2
Really don't understand why to bash Uno - it's a good text editor (I'm using it for different tasks) and it's going better and more powerful with the regular updates from developer, very responsive to my questions. Don't like Apple TextEdit - for me, Uno is better, oh, and "As others have already pointed out, Uno is unnecessary in light of what's already out there. Why "reinvent the wheel?" - you must be kidding, tons of software here and in MacAppleStore are way more "reinvented wheels". Best wishes, G.
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3
marluke
11 April 2012
Version: 1.3.9
Uno is being developed for anybody who wants to try its features. If Uno is harmful for your eyes or Mac, please hang on wasting your words and time advertising other apps in comments; just suggest other ones.
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marluke
11 April 2012
Version: 1.3.9
Uno is being developed for anybody who wants to try its features. If Uno is harmful for your eyes or Mac, please hang on wasting your words and time advertising other apps in comments; just suggest other ones.
(0)
alas!
11 April 2012
Version: 1.3.9
Text Edit has a friend which adds some very useful functionality to the bare bones Text Edit. It's called 'Text Edit Plus'. Check it out. It's $15 shareware but it's developer says that it can be used free of charge in it's uncrippled state for as long as you want. you don't have pay for it! Need need to waste your time with Uno.
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alas!
11 April 2012
Version: 1.3.9
Text Edit has a friend which adds some very useful functionality to the bare bones Text Edit. It's called 'Text Edit Plus'. Check it out. It's $15 shareware but it's developer says that it can be used free of charge in it's uncrippled state for as long as you want. you don't have pay for it! Need need to waste your time with Uno.
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4
bbw7
02 April 2012
Version: 1.3.5
Don't understand all the complaints about someone offering up an application for free just because there are already a lot of other, more sophisticated choices for the same type of app. This application works as advertised and doesn't crash. As others have said, perhaps this is the developer's first entry into the field and the app will evolve to greater functionality over time. In any case, it is meant to be an alternative to the basic editor TexEdit, having several additional functions TE doesn't. For example, I like the "stay on top" or flot feature of this one; I have a use for this, so I don't consider it just a vanity app. One suggestion to the developer: with the "transparency" feature it seems like it would make sense that the command for this ought to be a toggle one; as is, one must use a separate command, "restore to default" (or something to that effect) to negate the transparent screen. Also, I found the requirements info a little confusing. For anyone wondering, the pure Intel version is only for OS 10.7+; 10.6 users (like myself) should use the universal version said to be for OS 10.5.
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5
marluke
01 April 2012
Version: 1.3.5
It does offer some features, such as Resume Text and auto-paste, that other apps like TextEdit, WriteRoom or Writer don't have.
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2
Michael-Sebrecht
01 April 2012
Version: 1.3.5
The default OS X TextEdit does the same and better. If you really need a good free text editor you should test Bean! Bean is awesome!
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4
Iangreig
10 March 2012
Version: 1.2.1
Some unique features e.g. very good implementation on word and character count and ability to keep window on top. Good for blog/twitter writers in particular. It's very minimal but that's the intention and it has a niche.
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5
Tonda
15 February 2012
Version: 1.1.9.1
I use Uno on Snow Leopard for several days and so far I am happy with it. As stated above in description (and ranted below in comments) Uno is really text editor with only basic system text functions, but (as previous commenters forgot to mention) there are some not-so-usual abilities as well. I like most the ability to set any window(s) as "Stay on Top" - it then floats above all other applications, so you can easily access it. You can set the windows individually to darker tones or transparent view too, and there is distraction free (fullscreen) mode as well. Quite unusual is the way how is solved counting words and letters - you can turn it per window basis, and it then floats inside the right upper part of window, covering letters under it - but considering the way Uno allows to work with windows, I find this way well-thought and useful.
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marluke
26 January 2012
Version: 1.1.4
I always read the caption near the icon of an app before downloading it. Then, if you guys don't like the idea, just don't download it instead of rating the app only after reading its description. Basic and lightweight principle, isn't it?
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1
xati-ba
23 January 2012
Version: 1.1.4
I am exasperated by this trend of labeling a lack of features as a feature. Sometimes less is more, but this does not apply here. Just stick with TextEdit, guys.
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2
THEE:LEE
19 January 2012
Version: 1.1.3
Adds no functionality that we don't already have in Mac OS
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3.5
OsloX
01 January 2012
Version: 1.0.3
Maybe the dev can explain why he is coding this. I mean, even TextEdit can do much more compared to this.
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alas!
31 December 2011
Version: 1.0.3
"No one needs another basic text editor". Yeah, quite so. My guess is that the developer is a novice just learning his chops and, as he gains experience, may very well come up with something unique and interesting....qualities that UNO lacks at this point. Dunno why I'd use UNO instead of TextEdit... which does work quite well for simple, basic writing needs. Perhaps the developer should have waited 'till he had more to offer via Uno before putting it out here. At this point it just doesn't make much sense. Uno is just too basic and bare bones to consider seriously. Maybe he'll eventually come up with a full featured text editor as he hones his skills but, then, there are already quite a few really good, competent, well featured text editors out there so, one may posit, what's the point? Well, at least he hasn't used the dreadful, and detested by many, MacCrapStore....yet!
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0.5
wolfgang-scherf@wirtschaft-uni-giessen-de
31 December 2011
Version: 1.0.3
No one needs another basic text editor.
(3)
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3.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

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