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CotEditor vs TextMate: What are the differences?

What is CotEditor? Open Source Plain-Text Editor for OS X. CotEditor is a lightweight plain-text editor for OS X.

What is TextMate? The Missing Editor for Mac OS X. 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.

CotEditor and TextMate belong to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by CotEditor are:

  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Powerful Find & Replace
  • Setting via Click

On the other hand, TextMate provides the following key features:

  • Ability to Search and Replace in a Project
  • Auto-Indent for Common Actions Like Pasting Text
  • Auto-Pairing of Brackets and Other Characters

"Excellent support for Japanese encoding" is the primary reason why developers consider CotEditor over the competitors, whereas "Syntax highlighting" was stated as the key factor in picking TextMate.

CotEditor is an open source tool with 2.77K GitHub stars and 252 GitHub forks. Here's a link to CotEditor's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is CotEditor?

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

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.
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          What are some alternatives to CotEditor and TextMate?
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          At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
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          Editing Source code, Automation scripts and other files.

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