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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
19 companies reportedly use TextMate in their tech stacks, including Edify, Rude Baguette, and Fetch!.

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

TextMate Integrations

Why developers like TextMate?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use TextMate
TextMate Reviews

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

Justin Dorfman
Justin Dorfman
Developer Evangelist at StackShare · | 1 upvotes · 201 views
Visual Studio Code
TextMate

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

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 🤟

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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?
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.
Sublime Text
Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
Vim
Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
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.
Notepad++
Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
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TextMate's Stats

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TextMate's Followers
60 developers follow TextMate to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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