1. The_Prodigy1982's Avatar
    I'm new to the OSX system, and so far I really love it... but I'm missing Windows Notepad, kinda.
    I know OSX has it's own default Notes app, but it's different.
    Sometimes I just find it easier to have loose notes, loose sheets (instead of everything in one book).

    - Is there any good Windows Notepad alternative?
    09-08-2015 03:04 PM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    I'm new to the OSX system, and so far I really love it... but I'm missing Windows Notepad, kinda.
    I know OSX has it's own default Notes app, but it's different.
    Sometimes I just find it easier to have loose notes, loose sheets (instead of everything in one book).

    - Is there any good Windows Notepad alternative?
    The built-in apps (TextEdit and Notes) are not too bad... especially Notes with the iOS 9 / El Capitan enhancements. There are also a few in the Mac App Store that are worth consideration:

    Tincta and TextWrangler are two that I have used.

    EDIT: Looks like Tincta is no longer in the Mac App Store. Here's a direct link from the developer's website:
    Tincta Text Editor for Mac - Mr. Fridge Software
    09-08-2015 03:14 PM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I think TextEdit is the closest to the Windows Notepad. Just a basic text-only (well, RTF) editor.
    09-08-2015 06:48 PM
  4. upsideways's Avatar
    TextWrangler gets my vote
    09-09-2015 09:58 AM
  5. The_Prodigy1982's Avatar
    Thanks guys, I think I'll go for TextEdit...
    09-09-2015 10:32 AM
  6. emiandri's Avatar
    OneNote, great for everyday usage, collaborative and syncs with your phone no matter what phone you are using.


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    09-09-2015 11:32 AM
  7. Loren Sims's Avatar
    Yes, TextEdit gets my vote. It's included with every Mac, has powerful word processing and formatting features (that's why it's default format is RTF), *BUT* you can easily (under the Format menu) "Make Plain Text" and there you have Notepad (without the pesky BOM indicator Notepad puts at the beginning of each file). You can even change the Preferences to get TextEdit to Always open in 'Plain Text' mode and even to put the .txt extension on the file when it is saved.

    Makes me wonder why anyone would ever need TextWrangler...
    10-14-2015 03:15 PM
  8. kanodhome's Avatar
    TextEdit and proper save settings.
    03-19-2016 04:33 AM
  9. Ericclark4's Avatar
    I like TextWrangler for note taking, I use Evernote or Google keep for notes in the cloud
    11-29-2016 12:01 PM

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