Code Editors


I have been using Dreamweaver for the last 10+ years.

I'm purely just using it as a code editor in Code View, so i reckon i am using 0.0001% of the features.

It has also started to get very slow, so i'm thinking of changing to a different code editor.

All i need is a code editor that marks up the code (different color tags etc).

Can anyone recommend a good code editor to try for Mac.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I use Bluefish on my Mac and I also have Text Wrangler .  Both are free.  There are probably better editors that aren't free.

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Ray PaseurCommented:
I'd recommend these:

I think the most feature-rich is probably PHPStorm, but I'm not really into all the features.  It's nice to be familiar with its capabilities, especially if you want to use it for presentations or screencasts.
oo7mlAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys, i'll try a few of them out.

I like the look of sublime text with the dark background.
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Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
I use Netbeans IDE. I you like the dark background you'll can download a plugin to make dark the whole IDE otherwise there are a lot of themes for the code editor.
It's written in java and here you can find help to use it in Mac:
Hamidreza VakilianSenior iOS/Android DeveloperCommented:
I strongly suggest coda; its light, fast, supports syntax highlighting, ftp and sftp for remote editing: offers several skins and styles. Also there exists several useful plugins you can install like code beautifier; html validator and many more:
oo7mlAuthor Commented:
Have any of you used Brackets?

I've downloaded that too and i like it best so far.
Loganathan NatarajanLAMP DeveloperCommented:
I use Netbeans as it is free and gives most of editor's features. Easy search and organize projects
Ray PaseurCommented:
Never used Brackets; this is the first I've heard of it.

I think the "real" answer to questions like this goes more in the direction of "What editor / IDE do you already know?"  Familiarity is 9/10 of the process, since almost all of  them can do useful things in the hands of a master craftsman.  I will never be a master craftsman of text editors, but I will have a number of things that I need to do repeatedly, and most editors have some kind of "macro" programming that handles these "grunt-type" tasks.  So if you've tried a couple of the editors to see how they help you accomplish the common tasks and they've been satisfactory, just pick one and dive in for a little deeper learning.  In my experience switching editors takes about a week, then all my habits are well aligned for the new tool.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I suggest installing all the ones that look interesting.  They don't conflict with each other.  The ones that I have installed are HTML-Kit and PSPad which I have been using for years.  And I have Notepad++ also.  Maybe even more useful at times is WinMerge which lets you compare and edit two different files.  And WinGrep which lets you search for words in files and displays a list of what it found.
oo7mlAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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