I’ve written several times about Tex-Edit Plus, my favourite text editor. I download any beta or update as soon as it’s available. I’ve been a bit busy lately so hadn’t twigged to one of the new features in 4.8. Thanks to macscripter.net news though I’ve discovered a great new feature.
Tex-Edit Plus 4.8 is a scriptable, styled text editor that fills the gap between Apple’s bare-bones SimpleText and a full-featured word processor. It’s fast, efficient, and has a clean, uncluttered interface. Improvements in this version include a new floating Script Tools palette. Compiled scripts added to the new “Script Tools” folder will show up as buttons in the palette. Option click a button to edit its script.
I have a dozen or more Applescripts I rely on and use all day every day. Mostly I trigger them with key commands, but having them available as buttons will be really useful. I’ve dropped my most-used scripts into the Scripts Folder and the palette updated without even requiring me to close it.
All I want now in TE+ is a preview window for web pages I’m developing. It’s available in Smultron, Tag and SubEthaEdit (and probably others) so please, Tom, bring it to TE+.