Plain Text Editor
Plain Text Editor
8.1

2.5

Plain Text Editor free download for Mac

Plain Text Editor8.1

28 May 2018

Edit plain text files with many options.

Overview

Plain Text Editor helps you edit plain text files.

You miss a text editor able to open, edit and save plain text files? You want special features such as foreground and background colors? Text wrapping and unwrapping? Macintosh, Windows and Unix ends of lines? Spelling checking? Find and replace? Regular expressions? Unlimited number of undo?

Then Plain Text Editor is what you need!

Plain Text Editor allows you to edit plain text files with many options.
  • It works with any kind of plain text files (text, source code, HTML, ...).
  • You can automatically concatenate documents by dropping them on the same window.
  • You can open recently opened files.
  • You can scroll forward and backward through all opened windows.
  • You can reload files from disk at any time.
  • It has an unlimited number of undo.
  • You can find and replace text, even with regular expressions.
  • You can select the default font and default font size of the editor.
  • You can select the default foreground color and default background color of the editor.
  • You can print your documents.
  • You can wrap and unwrap the text in the windows.
  • You can swap between Macintosh, Windows and Unix ends of lines.
  • You can perform spelling checking in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
  • You can change the type and the creator of the documents.
  • It doesn't need any installation which makes it very easy to use.
  • It is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and many other languages.

What's new in Plain Text Editor

Version 8.1:
  • A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with High Sierra, and as Universal Binary to keep being compatible with both old (PowerPC) Macs and recent (Intel) Macs.

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How would you rate Plain Text Editor app?

25 Reviews of Plain Text Editor

Haloce-002
08 March 2009
Version: 4.2

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I wouldn't say this program is useless but I would say that Textedit can do all of this too and it's free. PLUS: You don't have to download it, it's already there! I don't see why I'd pay a shareware fee for something like this.
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artie505
29 May 2018
Version: 8.1
Old thieves never die; they just come back to rob you again.

EVERY AplhaOmega product is poorly written, overpriced, and available elsewhere with more and better functionality and for free...often within the OS, itself.

Buyer beware!
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artie505
21 November 2016
Version: 8.0
They're baaack; hold on to your wallet! AlphaOmega is a bunch of thieves who charge excessive prices for poor functionality that's usually available elsewhere...better and for less.
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Wraitii
23 April 2009
Version: 4.2
Man, that app's a true miracle. I had problems working with .material files ( of the OGRE3d Rendering engine ) with TextEdit or Xcode. The files just didn't work. A simple opening/saving with this app solved my problems. Just gotta love it!
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Haloce-002
08 March 2009
Version: 4.2
I wouldn't say this program is useless but I would say that Textedit can do all of this too and it's free. PLUS: You don't have to download it, it's already there! I don't see why I'd pay a shareware fee for something like this.
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Aeka78
20 July 2008
Version: 4.1
My eyes!! My eyes!!
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Wasted-My-Time
13 May 2008
Version: 4.0
All this "developer power", what for? TextEdit, Bean, Smultron, Textwrangler, etc., are better and they are free, so what for? -
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Syr-Wullam
12 May 2008
Version: 4.0
Some features from the developer's website: - It works with any kind of plain text files (text, source code, HTML, ...). ^^^ Ahh, cool! Smultron, TextWrangler, etc. does that ... for free! - You can open recently opened files. ^^^ Really? ROFL! - You can scroll forward and backward through all opened windows. ^^^ C'mon! ROFL! - You can reload files from disk at any time. ^^^ Is that a unique feature with a text editor?! - It has an unlimited number of undo. ^^^ No kidding! - You can select the default font and default font size of the editor. ^^^ Erm, LOL! Smultron, etc. ... see above. - You can select the default foreground color and default background color of the editor. ^^^ Great! I expected something like this for my money. Smultron, etc. ... see above. - You can print your documents. ^^^ This is simply priceless! And so on, and so forth. Welcome to the world of AlphaOmega products. Thanks but no thanks, I will stay with . Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with any software company and I'm not a software developer either.
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Syzzygy
24 March 2007
Version: 3.0
It's all right for what it is, something basic and simple, but I just don't know why one would specifically choose Plain Text Editor over any number of other simple text editors out there. There's a shareware fee of $20 for this which is ridiculous. I would definitely choose the simple yet elegant, and FREE, "Smultron" over Plain Text Editor.
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Chrischram
24 March 2007
Version: 3.0
I see the price for this less than useful app has gone up to 15 euros. Lemme see. TextEdit is free. TextWrangler is free. Do you suppose anyone at all has ever purchased this product?
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Syzzygy
24 March 2007
Version: 3.0
please backup your claims with reasons
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1.25
Dxp03
02 January 2005
Version: 2.2
Pointless.... Just Pointless! Why would you create a simple text editor with a few skimpy little features and make it shareware? PEOPLE: Just use TextEdit from Apple. This program is a waste of money, HD Space, and time. TextEdit can do better than this and it is FREE. And please MAKE YOUR OWN ICON! You are stealing another's. You could at least modify it a little. Why make this Shareware??????
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Anonymous
17 October 2004
Version: 2.2
i'd like to apologise for my previous 'knee-jerk reaction' review in which i may have somehow implied that 'PTE' was a 'POS'. i have since read the 'features' list and found that the app has the following amazing capabilities. i humbly apologise ! - - You can open recently opened files. - You can select the default font and default font size of the editor. - You can print your documents. - You can wrap and unwrap the text in the windows.
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Anonymous
17 October 2004
Version: 2.2
>>"You miss a text editor able to open, edit and save plain text files? You want special features such as foreground and background colors? Text wrapping and unwrapping? Macintosh, W....... etc"
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Anonymous
01 July 2004
Version: 2.1
I see the developer is still stealing icons.
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Anonymous
01 July 2004
Version: 2.1
Can't rate this low enough. Absolutely pointless. If you want TextEdit with regex matching, check out http://www-gauge.scphys.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~sonobe/OgreKit/
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2.75
Anonymous
30 June 2004
Version: 2.1
please, you can't be serious. This makes documents with black grounds, has menu commands assigned on the size menu items and makes Simpletext look great as someone else said. and you're also making us pay you for it, and this is version 2.1? consider making something useful which doesn't look like its from the 70s.
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Anonymous
06 April 2004
Version: 2.0
Do not even waste your time downloading this. It makes SimpleText looks good. If you are going to code a text edit app, at least give it some ability to do something other than type. I can type in a Stickie.
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Anonymous
03 April 2004
Version: 2.0
This new version adds "REGULAR EXPRESSIONS" search and replace. This is a major feature for powerful text editing.
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2.5
Anonymous
29 February 2004
Version: 1.7
Ten dollars for this? For an application worse than Apple's free TextEdit? Fuggetabout. Spend $15 and get Tex-EditPlus, a REAL word processor.
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Anonymous
29 February 2004
Version: 1.7
woo hoo! - another bare-bones text editor. just what the mac market has been crying out for! when alphaomega have read the next chapter in the cocoa for beginners book, look out for their interpretation of those other two classic apps, beloved of newbie cocoa programmers everywhere; "the notepad replacement" and "the thing that sits in the dock or goes in the menubar and tells you something you already knew or does something already built into the system" - i can't wait and, like timothy, already have my wallet at the ready.
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Timothy Brown
29 February 2004
Version: 1.7
"A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Panther." WOW! You clicked the build button in Xcode! I'm getting out my wallet right now! Pffft please, more crap from AlphaOmega... First a GUI to RENICE now this? ...
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Anonymous
29 February 2004
Version: 1.7
Only the most basic features, ugly GUI, utterly useless app plus they have the nerve to ask money for THAT. Even if it was freeware, nobody in his right mind would have used it.To add insult upon injury, it fills your desktop with shareware reminders. And you can't click on a menu item without the name of the company and its web and mail addresses appearing. Gimme a break.
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1.75
Anonymous
29 February 2004
Version: 1.7
Waste of time. TextEdit is more functional than this POS. Get SubEthaEdit which is free and provides far more functions.
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2.75
Anonymous
08 June 2003
Version: 1.3
One of the worst apps ever, anywhere.
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Bastibense
26 May 2003
Version: 1.3
I don't see why there should be yet another text editor. Guys, please use your time to code something more useful than a text editor. There are already hundrets of text editors for the OS X. Is Apple's text editor not useful enough?
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