Text editor for programmers features worksets you can save between sessions. Updated for Lion.
The well-received Smultron is no longer free, but it lives on in a freeware fork called Fraise. However, the last we heard, the developer of Fraise was looking to start fresh on a new text editor. Update: The link doesn’t work and Fraise has gone missing in action. We’ll keep an eye on things.
Simple full-screen text editor keeps distractions to a minimum.
A fast and efficient text editor featuring advanced search capabilities and customizable browser previews.
Bare Bones has updated TextWrangler and is making it free. It’s got a lot more features than BBEdit Lite, so why not go for it. But watch out — you may find yourself wanting to upgrade to the wonderful BBEdit.
Fast, clean and intuitive text editor features syntax colouring, line numbering, full drag and drop, indented text with the press of tab, and much more. If you’re looking for a replacement for Smultron and Fraise, this could be the one.
Text editor created by developer frustrated with TextEdit. Features include lines display, words and characters counters, automatic backup, full-screen support, retina display, dictation and speech support, spell check and grammar check.
Text editor has some unusual features that may give it a niche among Mac users. Examples: the ability to set a window to stay on top of others, appearance controls, live word and character counts in the top right, split view and notes.