XML Notepad Alternatives for Mac

    XML Notepad is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Vim, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to XML Notepad and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to XML Notepad are Geany (Free, Open Source), GNU Emacs (Free, Open Source), CudaText (Free, Open Source) and UltraEdit (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 20, 2021

    1. Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content. It also has a GUI version called GVim.
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      VIm is a powerful editor, but isn't able to provide a tree view of a XML file
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      Vim is a general purpose tool.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    2. 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.
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      Geany is an entire IDE, not a XML editor with tree view
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    3. 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.
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      Same as VIM, Emacs is a powerful editor, but isn't able to provide a tree view of a XML file
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    4. CudaText is a cross-platform text editor, written in Lazarus. It starts quite fast (0.5 sec with ~30 plugins on CPU Intel Core i3 3Hz). It is extensible by Python add-ons (plugins, linters, code tree parsers, external tools).
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    5. 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).
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    6. ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview. It is written in Python using Qt libraries, able to run on any platforms (Linux and BSD are officially supported).
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    7. Syntax Highlighting: Colorize more than 50 pre-installed major languages like HTML, PHP, Python, Ruby or Markdown. You can also create your own settings.
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    8. XML Copy Editor is a fast, free, validating XML editor.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Linux
      Eddie is a programmers editor for Mac OSX and Gnome Linux. Inspired by the Macintosh Programmer's Workshop, Eddie brings some of it's powerful features into a modern lightweight and capable programmer's editor.
    9. FoldingText makes you productive in easily formatted plain text. Turn your ideas into plans. Your to-dos into results. Your writing into clear, focused documents.
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