Digital Magpie

Ooh, ooh, look - shiny things!


I’ve been looking for a good text editor for the Mac for a few weeks now, since I just can’t seem to get the hang of BBEdit, and $180 seems a bit steep for a text editor (or maybe I’m just a tightwad). Just released though is TextMate, which seems to fit the bill so far, and is reasonably customisable. One of the neat features is the ability to group files together into projects, which I expect to be a big time saver. Another win is the fact that it’s easy to set up custom syntax highlighting and add additional commands to the editor. After a couple of hours of use I had a custom syntax mode for C# defined, and commands to compile and run the current file using Mono. I’ll post them here once they’re a bit more polished.