Noteworthy is that Smultron comes with different versions for specific operating systems: Smultron 6 is compatible with Mac OS X Mavericks, Smultron 5 works on Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Smultron 4 can be run on Mac OS X Lion.
At the same time, on the Smultron Sourceforge project page, the developers still provide download links for older Smultron versions, which are still compatible with the latest OS X releases.
Intuitive and organized user interface
As with any word processor, most of the Smultron main window is reserved for the text editing area, but the app also retains some space for managing your documents in case the “Merge All Windows” option is selected.
However, the vast majority of the text editing capabilities can be accessed by navigating the Smultron menus. Last but not least, Smultron includes a powerful search tool that can help you find exactly what you need.
Numerous syntax color codes and iCloud integration
Smultron provides various themes and syntax coloring support for more than 100 programming languages. By analyzing the file extension, Smultron determines the correct syntax mode and highlights certain expressions, text snippets, commands and much more. Since the document lines are numbered automatically, Smultron is great when you need to edit code.
You are able to use your iCloud account to sync the documents your are working on to various devices, but the great part is that Smultron also syncs the Commands, Snippets and Themes: this way you can use the same settings anywhere you go.
Powerful word processor
Even though the Smultron user interface is rather minimalist, the applications comes with a plethora of very useful tools when it comes to processing both text and code. Finding your way around the application is easy enough, but you should also check out the Smultron Support area to learn more about everything that it has to offer.
Reviewed by Iulia Ivan, last updated on December 12th, 2014
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- Improved the auto-detection of text encodings
- Fixed an issue when using a default file name extension in Preferences
- Some small syntax coloring improvements
- Some other improvements and bug fixes
Application descriptionSmultron is a fully-featured OS X text editing application designed to fulfill the needs of beginners and ad...