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Open Source Plain-Text Editor for OS X
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What is CotEditor?

CotEditor is a lightweight plain-text editor for OS X.
CotEditor is a tool in the Text Editor category of a tech stack.
CotEditor is an open source tool with 4.8K GitHub stars and 369 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to CotEditor's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses CotEditor?


10 developers on StackShare have stated that they use CotEditor.
Pros of CotEditor
Excellent support for Japanese encoding

CotEditor's Features

  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Powerful Find & Replace
  • Setting via Click
  • Outline Menu
  • Split View
  • Character Inspector
  • Scriptable
  • Incompatible Characters
  • CJK Language Friendly

CotEditor Alternatives & Comparisons

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CotEditor's Followers
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