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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.
TextMate is a tool in the Text Editor category of a tech stack.

Who uses TextMate?

Companies
21 companies reportedly use TextMate in their tech stacks, including Edify, Ambush Consulting, and Rude Baguette.

Developers
69 developers on StackShare have stated that they use TextMate.

TextMate Integrations

Grails, Tower, WakaTime, Apache FreeMarker, and Pylint are some of the popular tools that integrate with TextMate. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with TextMate.

Why developers like TextMate?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use TextMate
Private Decisions at about TextMate

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by members of with TextMate in their tech stack.

Shared insights
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Editing Source code, Automation scripts and other files. TextMate

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Justin Dorfman
Justin Dorfman
Developer Evangelist at StackShare | 1 upvotes 27.8K views

I use TextMate because once a week I need an editor to copy/paste some HTML for StackShare's weekly newsletter 馃槒

I don't know why I don't just use Visual Studio Code since it is already open but it's just a habit that I can't kick. Long live TextMate 馃

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Lungu Alexandru-Mihai
Lungu Alexandru-Mihai
CTO at Sitnsell | 2 upvotes 27.4K views
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Well you can try for a while MacVim because it is already configured with tons of plugins. My favourite text editors are Sublime Text and TextMate which are lightweight and speedy. My feeling is that JetBrains IDEs are making you brainless.

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Public Decisions about TextMate

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose TextMate in their tech stack.

Lungu Alexandru-Mihai
Lungu Alexandru-Mihai
CTO at Sitnsell | 2 upvotes 27.4K views
Shared insights
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VimVimSublime TextSublime TextTextMateTextMate

Well you can try for a while MacVim because it is already configured with tons of plugins. My favourite text editors are Sublime Text and TextMate which are lightweight and speedy. My feeling is that JetBrains IDEs are making you brainless.

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Justin Dorfman
Justin Dorfman
Developer Evangelist at StackShare | 1 upvotes 27.8K views

I use TextMate because once a week I need an editor to copy/paste some HTML for StackShare's weekly newsletter 馃槒

I don't know why I don't just use Visual Studio Code since it is already open but it's just a habit that I can't kick. Long live TextMate 馃

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TextMate's Features

  • Ability to Search and Replace in a Project
  • Auto-Indent for Common Actions Like Pasting Text
  • Auto-Pairing of Brackets and Other Characters
  • Clipboard History
  • Column Selections and Column Typing
  • Completion of Words from Current Document
  • CSS-like Selectors to Pinpoint the Scope of Actions and Settings
  • Declarative Language Grammars for Graceful Mixing and Hacking
  • Dynamic Outline for Working With Multiple Files
  • Expand Trigger Words to Code Blocks With Tab-able Placeholders
  • File Tabs when Working With Projects
  • Foldable Code Blocks
  • Function Pop-up for Quick Overview and Navigation
  • Plug-able Through Your Favorite Scripting Language
  • Recordable Macros With No Programming Required
  • Regular Expression Search and Replace (grep)
  • Run Shell Commands from Within a Document
  • Support for Darcs, Perforce, SVK, and Subversion
  • Support for More Than 50 Languages
  • Switch Between Files in Projects With a Minimum of Key Strokes
  • Themable Syntax Highlight Colors
  • Visual Bookmarks to Jump Between Places in a File
  • Works As External Editor for (s)ftp Programs
  • Works Together With Xcode and Can Build Xcode Projects

TextMate Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to TextMate?
BBEdit
It has been crafted to serve the needs of writers, Web authors and software developers, and provides an abundance of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of prose, source code, and textual data.
Coda
It is a new doc for teams. It begins with a blinking cursor and grows as big as your team鈥檚 ambition. Coda docs do everything from run weekly meetings to launch products.
Atom
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.
Brackets
With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, it is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser.
Visual Studio Code
Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
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TextMate's Followers
76 developers follow TextMate to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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