Plain Text Editor
Plain Text Editor
8.1

2.5

Plain Text Editor free download for Mac

Plain Text Editor

8.1
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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Haloce-002
08 March 2009

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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.
Like (3)
Version 4.2
artie505
29 May 2018
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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Version 8.1
artie505
21 November 2016
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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Version 8.0
Wraitii
23 April 2009
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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Version 4.2
Haloce-002
08 March 2009
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.
Like (3)
Version 4.2
Aeka78
20 July 2008
My eyes!! My eyes!!
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Version 4.1
Wasted-My-Time
13 May 2008
All this "developer power", what for? TextEdit, Bean, Smultron, Textwrangler, etc., are better and they are free, so what for? -
Like (2)
Version 4.0
Syr-Wullam
12 May 2008
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.
Like (1)
Version 4.0
1 answer(s)
Syr-Wullam
Syr-Wullam
12 May 2008
Oops, last sentence got truncated: I will stay with "insert the name of your favorite free text editor here".
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Version 4.0
Syzzygy
24 March 2007
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.
Like (1)
Version 3.0
Chrischram
24 March 2007
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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Version 3.0
Syzzygy
24 March 2007
please backup your claims with reasons
Like (1)
Version 3.0
1 answer(s)
Syzzygy
Syzzygy
24 March 2007
Oops!! This was unintentional.
Like (1)
Version 3.0
$31.77

2.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later
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