Sublime Text Alternatives for Mac

Popular Alternatives to Sublime Text for Mac. Explore 25+ Mac apps like Sublime Text, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features. If your looking for more info about Sublime Text like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 10/18/2018 9:22:00 AM

Alternatives to Sublime Text for Mac with any license

  • Atom

    A hackable text editor for the 21st Century. 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.

    • Similar interface and functionality of a code editor, but Atom uses a lot of resources being that it is written in JavaScript. Guest • Feb 2016 • 25 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Atom is very similar in feel and functionality to Sublime Text, but much easier to extend. Even the source code of the editor itself is a breeze to read. Guest • Oct 2016 • 7 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Is almost the same but from GIT Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar interface with Sublime Text vfricoJun 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Being both features packed and stylistic, Atom provides many aspects to make your coding experience more enjoyable. Guest • Aug 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • it's free but the look and the feature are similiar to sublime text DaffaMumtazFeb 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Slow loading, slow autocomplete, bad php support. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It seems that Atom is better supported by developers and community. It receives updates faster. WestFlameDec 2016 • 6 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Electron / Atom Shell

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  • Vim

    Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content. Vim offers several “modes” for editing with efficiency. This makes vim a non-user-friendly application but it is also a strength. The normal mode binds alphanumeric keys to task-oriented commands. The visual mode highlights text. The command-line mode offers more tools (for search&replace, defining functions, etc.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku ... OpenSolaris

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  • Brackets

    Brackets is an open-source editor for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The project was created and is maintained by Adobe, and is released under an MIT License. With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, Brackets is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser. It's crafted from the ground up for web designers and front-end developers. Brackets is a lightweight, yet powerful, modern text editor.

    • Live preview is built directly into the program. No additional setup. Plugin manager enables Emmets and other plugins to be installed completely GUI. Guest • May 2016 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has a streamlined interface, excellent code highlighting, many plugins available for installation, a sidebar which can display folders and files, the ability to have multiple files open at once, the option for a vertical/horizontal split screen to display more than one file at once, and it's free. Guest • Jul 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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  • Geany

    Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a special Desktop Environment like KDE or GNOME - Geany only requires the GTK2 runtime libraries.

    • For users who come from a Linux environment this is a perfect editor to keep using on MacOS X LucasVieitesNov 2015 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • its support many programming language and so easy to compile,build,and run..! Guest • Dec 2016 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Xfce

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  • GNU nano

    GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor. Besides basic text editing, nano offers many extra features like an interactive search and replace, go to line and column number, auto-indentation, feature toggles, internationalization support, and filename tab completion.

    • Functionally-wise, Nano would be GNU counterpart of notepad.exe, nowhere near functionality of Sublime Text. Guest • Nov 2015 • 9 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is command line based, and does not have any kind of plugins or themes. vfricoJun 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's barely replacement of MS-DOS Wordstar from 80's... Guest • Jun 2017 • 0 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

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  • GNU Emacs

    GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing. The features of GNU Emacs include: * Content-sensitive editing modes, including syntax coloring, for a variety of file types including plain text, source code, and HTML. * Complete built-in documentation, including a tutorial for new users.

    • More powerful and extensible plugins. auAug 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Komodo Edit

    Komodo Edit is a fast, smart, free and open-source code editor. Switching your trusty code editor is hard, but give Komodo Edit (or its big brother Komodo IDE) a try: it'll be worth your while. Windows, Mac, Linux? Yes. PHP, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Perl, Tcl, XML, HTML5, CSS 3? Yes, with (customizable) syntax coloring, folding, background syntax checking, and excellent auto-complete and calltips (we call it "code intelligence").

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • PhpStorm

    Smart PHP Code Editor The editor that actually 'gets' your code and deeply understands its structure, supporting all PHP language features for modern and legacy projects. Provides the best code completion, refactorings, on-the-fly error prevention, and more. Code Quality Analysis Hundreds of inspections take care of verifying your code as you type, analyzing the whole project.

    • PHP Storm is a full pledge IDE not comparable to Sublime Text editor spthaoltJul 2016 • 12 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • Neovim

    Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: Simplify maintenance and encourage contributions. Split the work between multiple developers. Enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source. Improve extensibility with a new plugin architecture.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

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  • Aptana Studio

    Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and collaboration services that help you and your team do more. Includes support for PHP, CSS, FTP, and more...

    • Discontinued Aptana is still in development on GitHub but latest version, 3.6.1, was released in October 2014. It lacks Java 8/9 features, as well as newer Javascript and HTML 5 features.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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. Whether you are a programmer or a designer, the production of code and markup is hard work. Without an editor dedicated to the task, it is also often cumbersome, overwhelming, and repetitive.

    • Fast, lightweight, feels native on OS X and has easy to change themes. Fonts are good and it doesn't have fancy features which means you can't accidentally activate fancy features. Basic text editor that's good for everything and is the only thing anyone needs. It's TextEdit but with nice colors and syntax highlighting! Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Open Source Mac

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  • Coda

    Coda is a fast, clean, and powerful text editor with pixel-perfect preview and a built-in way to open and manage your local and remote files. And a dash of SSH too. It’s got everything you expect: syntax highlighting for tons of languages. Code folding. Project-wide autocomplete. Fast find and replace. Indentation guides. Automatic tag closing. Fast commenting and shifting of code. Coda has battle-tested, deeply integrated file management.

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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  • UltraEdit

    UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An industry-award winner, UltraEdit supports disk-based 64-bit file handling (standard) on 32-bit Windows platforms (Windows 2000 and later).

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Light Table

    Light Table is a new interactive IDE that lets you modify running programs and embed anything from websites to games. It provides the real time feedback we need to not only answer questions about our code, but to understand how our programs really work.

    • Discontinued Appears to be abandoned. Last release was Jan 2016

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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  • TextWrangler

    TextWrangler is the powerful general purpose text editor, and Unix and server administrator’s tool. At its most basic, a text editor is a tool for simply editing text. You can use a text editor for a wide variety of tasks from cleaning up data, to editing configuration files on your Mac or server, to writing HTML or coding.

    • Discontinued The developers announced that development of TextWrangler has stopped, in favor of concentrating their efforts on the development of BBEdit. Quoted from the TextWrangler webpage, "We are sunsetting TextWrangler, and we encourage anyone interested in TextWrangler to download and use BBEdit instead."
    • TextWrangler is a small and powerful text editor, like Sublime Text. Guest • Nov 2016 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Mac

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  • Leafpad

    Leafpad is a lightweight text editor that emphasizes simplicity. As development focuses on keeping weight down to a minimum, only the most essential features are implemented in the editor. Features: Codeset option (Some OpenI18N registered) Auto codeset detection (UTF-8 and some codesets) Unlimitted Undo/Redo Auto/Multi-line Indent Display line numbers Drag and Drop Printing

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD Cygwin MacPorts

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  • jEdit

    jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development behind it. While jEdit beats many expensive development tools for features and ease of use, it is released as free software with full source code, provided under the terms of the GPL 2.0.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Lime Text

    Experimental Sublime Text clone. The Backend is written in Go (Programming Language). If you are fluent in go, go ahead fork the projekt. This project is at an early stage. It is a chance and a challenge. We hope you are up to it. The Frontend is written in what ever you want. At the moment there are termbox,qt and HTML/javascript implementations. Dart and skia are in discussion. If one of those Languages is your strong suit feel free to push the task forward.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Go (Programming Language)

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  • Komodo IDE

    Code smarter and faster with Komodo IDE, the cross-platform professional development environment for dynamic languages and open technologies. Komodo's award-winning feature set includes standard editor functionality like code formatting, commenting, auto-indent and syntax coloring, plus intelligent tools for debugging, regular expressions, team development and customization. Specific feature focus is provided for the dynamic languages (Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby, Javascript, etc.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Textadept

    Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and ridiculously extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers. Written in a combination of C and Lua and relentlessly optimized for speed and minimalism over the years, Textadept is an ideal editor for programmers who want endless extensibility without sacrificing speed or succumbing to code bloat and featuritis.

    • Small and customizable text editor. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • CotEditor

    Syntax Highlighting: Colorize more than 50 pre-installed major languages like HTML, PHP, Python, Ruby or Markdown. You can also create your own settings. Scriptable: Make your own macro in your favorite language, whether it is Python, Ruby, Perl, PHP, UNIX shell, AppleScript or JavaScript. Outline Menu: Extract specified lines with the predefined syntax, and you can jump to the corresponding line.

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • wxMEdit

    wxMEdit is a cross-platform text and hex editor, derived from MadEdit . It adds automatic updates, bookmarks, selecting lines with a tripple click, a FreeBASIC syntax file, more supported encodings (L1, CP850, CP437 etc, KOI8, UTF-x), better Max OS X and Windows support, better hex editing support, nicer dialogs based on Code::Blocks wxSmith, more localizations, is a bit more stable and comes with an improved build system.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • slap

    slap is a Sublime-like terminal-based text editor that strives to make editing from the terminal easier. It has: * first-class mouse support * GUI editor-like keybindings * copying/pasting with OS clipboard support * undo/redo * syntax highlighting for many languages * a Sublime-like file sidebar * select word to highlight other occurrences; double-click to select word * easy-to-use finding with regex support * bracket matching * ...

    • Console based Linux Editor with basic features like Sublime Text Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Node.JS

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