Plain Text Editor
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Edit plain text files with many options.   Shareware ($41.75)
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Plain Text Editor is what you need if 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?

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
What's New
Version 6.0:
  • A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with OS X 10.7 Lion.
  • A full recompilation has been made again as Universal Binary to keep being compatible with both old (PowerPC) Macs and recent (Intel) Macs.
  • Minor bugs have been corrected.
  • The "How to intall it?" paragraph of the documentation has been updated to explain how to install and launch the application in particular under OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks:
    Under OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks, if you're launching the application for the first time, maybe OS X's GateKeeper (which you can configure in the "System Preferences") will refuse to launch it because you've not downloaded it from the Mac App Store (but from our website). In this case, instead of double-clicking on it, all you have to do is to right-click on the application's icon, and then select the "Open" menu. A message will appear in which you'll be able to confirm that you want to launch the application (even if it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store from an Identified Developer).
Version 6.0:
  • A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with OS X 10.7 Lion.
  • A full recompilation has been made again as Universal Binary to keep being compatible with both old (PowerPC) Macs and recent (Intel) Macs.
  • Minor bugs have been corrected.
  • The "How to intall it?" paragraph of the documentation has been updated to explain how to install and more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.1 or later



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Plain Text Editor User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Wraitii reviewed on 23 Apr 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!
[Version 4.2]


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IDK commented on 08 Mar 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.
[Version 4.2]


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aeka78 commented on 20 Jul 2008
My eyes!! My eyes!!
[Version 4.1]


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Wasted my time reviewed on 13 May 2008
All this "developer power", what for?

TextEdit, Bean, Smultron, Textwrangler, etc., are better and they are free, so what for?
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[Version 4.0]


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Syr Wullam commented on 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.
[Version 4.0]

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Syr Wullam replied on 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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Syzzygy commented on 24 Mar 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.
[Version 3.0]


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chrischram commented on 24 Mar 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?
[Version 3.0]


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Syzzygy commented on 24 Mar 2007
please backup your claims with reasons
[Version 3.0]

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Syzzygy replied on 24 Mar 2007
Oops!! This was unintentional.
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Dxp03 reviewed on 01 Jan 2005
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??????
[Version 2.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Oct 2004
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.
[Version 2.2]

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Anonymous commented on 18 Oct 2004
amazing ? i could do this in 1984.
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Anonymous commented on 18 Oct 2004
er... it's called "irony"
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Anonymous commented on 18 Oct 2004
Can you do it "not once, not twice, but THOUSANDS of times?"
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Downloads:17,606
Version Downloads:66
Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Shareware
Date:09 Nov 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $41.75
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Plain Text Editor is what you need if 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?

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.
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