Text editors, though, are not word processors. They edit text. As in code for programmers and web developers.
Mac users can choose from a dozen or two text editors, some, like BBEdit, have been around since the last century, others are free.
Eddie is free.
As text editors go Eddie doesn’t blaze any new ground and doesn’t offer a compelling reason to switch from whatever you’re using now, but it is fast, somewhat lightweight, and has the basics and then some– code completion, symbol lookup, function popups, and syntax coloring.
Amazingly, there’s also regex search in the search window, and you can connect to, open, and save files to remote servers via built in sFTP. I grew up on Emacs and there’s also keycap support. Unlike most inexpensive editors, Eddie supports multiple clipboards with extra features to handle complex copies.
Where did Eddie come from and why does it exist among dozens of already powerful, mature, and popular text editors? Eddie was originally write for the BeOS (what Apple skipped over when it bought Steve Jobs’ NeXT company back in 1997).