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imaquila
04-26-2013, 10:24 AM
Right now I'm looking for the equivalent of Notepad, Just a very basic text editor for editing HTML.

louishen
04-26-2013, 10:41 AM
text edit is the basic editor on the mac

But bare bones software have text wrangler, which is a better code editor with coloured code syntax

Bare Bones Software | TextWrangler (http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/)

theoak
04-26-2013, 10:47 AM
How about TextEdit? Look in Applications folder.

louishen was faster than me. :)

Raz0rEdge
04-26-2013, 10:50 AM
Not a FAQ per say, but check out:
List of Macintosh software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Macintosh_software)
100 Free Useful Mac Applications (Part I) (http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/100-free-useful-applications-for-mac-part-i/)
100 Free Useful Mac Applications (Part II) (http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/100-free-useful-mac-applications-part-ii/)
Top 100 Mac Apps - Chris Pirillo (http://chris.pirillo.com/top-100-mac-apps/)

And more can be found through Google searches..

imaquila
04-26-2013, 11:49 AM
Thanks for the reply. Sounds like text Wrangler would be perfect for my needs. I've already downloaded it but when I tried to install it, I get a message instructing me to drag the app to the "Applications Folder". I don't see an "Applications Folder" but I DO see "App Store" folder. Are they the same thing??? Or is there an Applications Folder hiding somewhere with the same icon as the App Store?

Thanks Again,
Judy


text edit is the basic editor on the mac

But bare bones software have text wrangler, which is a better code editor with coloured code syntax

Bare Bones Software | TextWrangler (http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/)

Raz0rEdge
04-26-2013, 11:54 AM
Once you open the DMG file, on most, you will see the application icon as well as a folder right next to it called Application. If that isn't the case here, then open up Finder (the smiley face icon and the first one in your Dock) and on the left you will see the Applications folder. Now grab the icon from the window opened by the DMG and just drag it to the Application folder in Finder.

You've now installed the application..:)

To uninstall, you just drag the icon from the Applications folder to the Trashbin in the Dock.

The App Store is an application where you can find/buy apps for the Mac. Technically, TextWrangler is there as well (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/textwrangler/id404010395?mt=12), and installing it that way will put it in the right place for you..

MacInWin
04-26-2013, 11:58 AM
Do you have the sidebar in Finder open? If so, there should be a listing "Applications" there. If the sidebar isn't there, open Finder Preferences and in the Sidebar tab, make sure Applications is checked.

imaquila
04-26-2013, 12:17 PM
Thank you both! I have located the Applications folder and all is good. I don't quite have "Finder" figured out since it seems that sometimes it pulls up that list of Favorites and Devices and sometimes it does NOT.. Someday, I'll solve that mystery too.

Thanks for your help!
Judy

louishen
04-26-2013, 12:32 PM
THere is a free guide to OSX you can download here from makeUseOf that may help you get to grips with OSX

Switched: The Convert's Guide to the Mac and OS X (http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/converts-guide-to-the-mac-fulltext?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_source=2012-04-03)

Oneironaut
04-26-2013, 09:25 PM
Don't forget that the last menu in every menu bar is usually Help, which you can click and type a question or topic in. I find OSX's Help database is much more useful than Windows'. Also, you can always click on the little magnifying glass icon near the top far right of the menu bar. This is Spotlight and will search your hard drive for whatever you type in with real-time results.

chas_m
04-26-2013, 10:11 PM
imaquila, have a look here: it's a little out of date now, but a really good resource:

PC to Mac, programs to apps - Ask Geneva (about Mac) (http://askgeneva.wetpaint.com/page/PC+to+Mac%2C+programs+to+apps)