MacOS Alternative to Notepad++
Having switched from Windows to Mac quite recently, there is one application in particular that I’m missing – Notepad++.
What I was looking for
- Paste text unformatted
- Plain text by default/only
- Saves automatically
- Free of charge
I concluded that I used Notepad++ for short snippets of text where the low barrier to entry was key. Quickly opening the app and pasting something; or writing a text for a web form that I suspect will just reload and loose my text.
Surprisingly many text editing tools don’t paste unformatted text by default. The common macOS key combination to paste unformatted seems to be ⌥ ⇧ ⌘ V (trying doing that with one hand!). Both Stickes and Notes also change single quote (
') to some other character ( ‘ ), which messes up my Cypher queries.
What I was NOT looking for
- An editor that greets me with a login form
- Todos, reminders or other feature bloat
👑 Best so far
Standard Notes is my choice for now, installable by
brew cask install standard-notes.
Any suggestions that you like is welcome, please comment.