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  1. #1
    Need software recommendations
    skyecade's Avatar
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    Need software recommendations
    Hey guys,.. I've had a Macbook now for about for about 4 months and I love it. I find myself using it more and more. There are a couple of programs I would like to use on my Mac and I was hoping for some recommendations.

    A text editor with syntax highlighting. Specifically HTML and CSS, but it would be nice if python and php were supported as well. (I use notepad++ on Windows.)

    A good ftp program. Nothing fancy. (I use Filezilla for Windows.)

    I'm kind of a minimalist, so the smaller and less bloated the better.

    Thanks
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    15" Powerbook G4 24" iMac iPhone 3Gs
    Cyberduck for FTP.
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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  3. #3
    Need software recommendations
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    Mac Pro 2.66 - 4 Gig Ram, iMac G5 2 Gig ram 20"
    Check on http://www.versiontracker.com/macosx/ and do a search for text editors, or programers text editors, they should have a bunch to choose from.
    Mac Pro Intel 2.66 - 4 Gigs Ram - 10.6.1 - 30" Apple Monitor
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    puaerotch's Avatar
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    Sep 21, 2005
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    ohio
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    Give TextWrangler a try for a text editor

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    MacBook Pro | iMac(2.1 G5) | MacBook(2.16 C2D) | MacMini (1.67 CD) | iPhone 4 | iPad (3rd Gen)
    I use TextMate, arguably the best text editor for Macs. However it is not for free.

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    Smultron all the way.
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    Subethaedit for me.

    They have an older version that's free too.

  9. #9
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    Not entirely sure, but since it's Java-based, jEdit should work for ya. Supports pretty much everything, and I know it does HTML, CSS, PHP, and should do python.
    PC: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz, 2 GM RAM, Total 750 GB HDD, Windows Vista Business (For gaming), Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron (64-bit), Slackware 12 (For GTK# coding)
    Mac: 1.66GHz, 1GB RAM, 60GB HDD, Mini

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    Text Wrangler is an excellent and free text editor.

    For FTP, never forget the humble command line "ftp" command. It is always there, always works, and is excellent. Open a Terminal session and fire it up. Also, see CyberDuck and CaptainFTP, for more GUI offerings. CaptainFTP, while not freeware, is an excellent app in the traditional dual pane file manager model, where one pane is the remote site and one pane is the local site. Very easy to use.
    My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
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    Dec 08, 2004
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    Mini C2D 2Ghz 8GB RAM, MB C2D 2.2Ghz, MBP CD 2Ghz, 1TB TC, 2 APX, iPhone 4, ATV2, 23in ACD x2
    Transmit for FTP

  12. #12
    Need software recommendations

    Member Since
    Jun 06, 2006
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    15" MacBook Pro 1.83Ghz 1GB RAM 80GB HDD
    text editor: vim

    syntax highlighting: put "syntax on" in the .vimrc file

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    You guys are great. Thanks a lot!
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    skyecade.com ~ my humble little blog

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