Top 8 Best Code Editors for Mac (Schedule)

Notepad + is one of the best most popular code editor for windows .

Its interface, syntax highlighting, multiple document management, multi-view, reading functions, macro playback and other functions, make it one of the most versatile code editors for Windows.

However, it is not available for MacOS , therefore you have to look for an alternative.

For this reason, here are the best options to program all kinds of enagües on your iMac or Macbook:

For me, Atom is the only true replacement for Notepad + on MacOS. It is open source software, free to use. The great thing about Atom is that you can change its appearance, adjust the appearance of the user interface, and even add important features to suit your workflow with HTML, JavaScript, and other languages.

Sublime Text 3

If you are looking for a code editor you have most likely heard of Sublime Text. It is one of the most respected editors on Mac and brings a lot of features, a high level of customization, easy to navigate interface, multiple selections, powerful API and an ecosystem package for more functions.

Download: Sublime Text ( $ 80 )


It is a great free text editor for Mac that focuses on web design and therefore a good choice for front-end developers and web designers.

The best feature of this editor is undoubtedly its live preview to instantly visualize the changes you are making with your code. Another feature that it allows to automatically obtain is the color, font, gradient and more information of a Photoshop file.

Here I leave the complete list of extensions here .

Download: Brackets ( free )


An editor that supports a ton of languages ​​including C, objective C, JavaScript, XML, PHP, Perl, and Python. It also brings a ton of other features including code highlighting, disk-based text editor, theming, spell checking, drag-and-drop editing, and many more features.

When you buy UltraEdit you also buy other products such as UltraCompare, UltraEdit Suite, ultrafinder and IDM All Access. Which brings extra functions such as UltraCompare that helps to see the history of all your projects and documents, compare your files from any point in time.

Download: UltraEdit ( $ 99.95 – comes with UltraCompare)


It is the cheapest text editor on this list especially for MacOS. The application supports more than 80 source code languages ​​and automatic markup with support for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, C and Objective-c.

One of the best features of the application is that it supports iCloud Sync, making sure your work is synchronized with multiple devices.

Download: Textastic ( $ 7.99 )

Coda 2

It is a powerful text editor for all web developers. It has all the usual features such as project-wide autocomplete, syntax highlighting for tons of languages, code folding, find and replace, indentation guides, automatic tag closing, and comments on code changes.

But this editor can not only open local files, it can also edit remotely on FTP, SFTP, WebDAV or Amazon S3 servers.

It also incorporates a WebKit preview including a web inspector, debugger, and profiler. Finally Coda 2 supports and has an extensive list of plugins to obtain extra functions.

Download: Coda 2 ( $ 99.9 )

CodeRunner 2

It is an affordable code editor that has been specially designed for Mac. This application includes a complete IDE-level edition for most languages. The app supports 23 languages, including AppleScript, C, C, JavaScript, HTML / CSS, and much more.

Other features include support for TextMate themes, file browser, automatic indentation support, multiple selections, and much more.

Download: CodeRunner 2 ( $ 14.99 )

Visual Studio Code

You might think that a product created by Microsoft would not be available for MacOS but it is surprising to learn that it is one of the best text editors for Mac.

It supports over 30 languages, keyboard-centric, regex-compliant, outlining, IntelliSense auto-complete, real-time API description, Git control, and much more.

Visual Studio Code also supports extensions.

Download: Visual Studio Code ( Free )

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