It all started in the last century with BBEdit, still considered by many to be the best, and a reason in and of itself to buy a Mac to program on, but there are others; TextMate, Coda, TextWrangler, Sublime Text, Smultron, Tex-Edit Plus, Aquatics, MacVim, Textastic, Espresso, Chocolat, skEdit, Tincta, UltraEdit, and many others, good, bad, and otherwise.
Does the Mac world need another text editor? They say that if an article’s title ends in a question mark, then the answer is no. In the case of Peppermint, a new text editor designed and developed by Mac coders, maybe not. Maybe yes.
Peppermint seems to pull together the elements of text editors I’ve loved through the years, rolled up into an elegant package, with a nominal price tag. Yes, it looks and feels like a text editor so it’s at once familiar– yet a bit different.
First of all, it comes with nearly a dozen different visual themes; light to dark; a little color is good. Second, there are many dozens of different syntaxes in Peppermint, so there’s bound to be one that fits your programming or development history.
Considering that Peppermint is new Mac text editor it comes with what you’d expect in an app that’s been around a few years, and it’s priced like a newcomer, too. Nicely done. Priced right. Get the version from the developers website instead of the Mac App Store. More features. Less restrictions.