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Plain Text Editor

by

Sindre Sorhus

Mac Productivity Requires macOS 14.2

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About Plain Text Editor

Simple distraction-free text editor without any rich text nonsense. The simplicity is a feature.

■ Highlights

- No formatting. Just text.
- Edit any plain text file like .txt, .csv, .md, etc
- Optimal line spacing and length
- Word count
- Hide the title bar
- Translucent background
- Window can stay on top
- Brain dump mode

■ Known issues

Because of macOS bugs, spellchecking does not work and the window size may not be remembered.

■ Brain dump mode

Lets you only write, but not delete or edit. This helps you focus on the actual writing instead of getting distracted with editing and nitpicking.

■ FAQ

‣ How is it better than TextEdit?

- Editor padding
- Optimal line spacing and length
- Word count
- Hide the title bar
- Translucent background
- Window can stay on top
- Force dark/light mode
- Brain dump mode

‣ Can you add a typewriter mode (centered text)?

I don't plan to add that.

‣ Does it handle huge files?

No. The app is optimized for writing. Use TextEdit or a code editor for such files.

■ Privacy

The app fully respects your privacy. It is not even able to connect to the internet due to self-imposed restrictions that are enforced by macOS (no network entitlement).

■ Support

You can contact me through the feedback button in the “Help” menu in the app.

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