TextMate vs. Kakoune vs. CotEditor

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Description

What is TextMate?

TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.

What is Kakoune?

Kakoune is a code editor heavily inspired by Vim, as such most of its commands are similar to vi’s ones. Kakoune can operate in two modes, normal and insertion. In insertion mode, keys are directly inserted into the current buffer. In normal mode, keys are used to manipulate the current selection and to enter insertion mode.

What is CotEditor?

CotEditor is a lightweight plain-text editor for OS X.

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    Cons

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    What are the cons of using CotEditor?
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    Companies

    What companies use TextMate?
    13 companies on StackShare use TextMate
    What companies use Kakoune?
    0 companies on StackShare use Kakoune
    What companies use CotEditor?
    0 companies on StackShare use CotEditor

    Integrations

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    What are some alternatives to TextMate, Kakoune, and CotEditor?

    • Sublime Text - A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
    • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
    • Vim - Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing
    • Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century

    See all alternatives to TextMate



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