Smultron – Text Editor For Mac 12.2

December 5, 2020 - Peter Borg (Free)
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Smultron – Text Editor For Mac to create or edit any text document. Everything from a web page, a note, or a script to any single piece of text or code.

Since Smultron for macOS is easy to use, quick, and uses powerful technologies like autosave, it helps you to do what you want to do without getting in your way. So you can save time and get things done.


“We edit your words, your writing, your sentences and paragraphs… but never your voice.” – Rogena Mitchell-Jone

  • It is very easy to use the app as it is very intuitive
  • Edit your text with many helpful tools
  • All your open documents are easily accessible
  • You have access to many powerful text tools
  • Use Smul Tron in your own language with its many translations
  • Store your documents in iCloud and access them on all your Macs
  • It has all the features you need like syntax colors for 130 code languages, regular expressions, commands, text snippets, line numbers, document comparison, and many, many more

System Requirements

Operating System Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, Surface Pro
Mac macOS 10.14.4 or later

Technical Specification

Software Name Smultron – Text Editor For Mac V 12.2
File Size 7.9 MB
Type Free Trial
Available language English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Polish
Developer Peter Borg

Features of Smultron – Text Editor For Mac

smultron-text editor for mac

Text scanner
By choosing a Text scanner from the Tools menu, you can choose an existing image on your disk or take a photo on your iPhone/iPad, and Smultron will analyze the image and extract the text from it. The finished text result can vary depending on the language and the quality of the image. To take a photo from iPhone/iPad you need to make sure that Continuity is activated on all the devices. See more info here.

By choosing Language from the Tools menu, the selected text or the whole text if nothing is selected, will be analyzed and you can see what words are nouns, verbs, and so on. It doesn’t right now work with all languages.

When you choose Focus from the View menu Smultron will remove all distractions and only show a smaller part of the text so that you can focus on only the content.

By choosing Columns from the Tools menu, the selected text or the whole text if nothing is selected, will be divided by its separator. For instance, if you have tabular data separated by commas, each value will get its own column and each line its own row. The first line of data will be used for the column headers. Then you can sort the data by clicking in the header, rearrange the order of the columns, and by ctrl-clicking on a value or a row or a column you can edit the value or remove a column or row. You can also choose to change the separator to for instance a semicolon instead when you ready to reinsert the changed data.

Split window
From the View menu, you choose the split the window so that you can see two different parts of the document. By holding the Option key when you select the menu item you split the window horizontally rather than the default vertical split.

With Folders, you can choose a folder from your disk and it will show all its content, including subfolders, in its window so that you can easily select a file to open it as a document in Smultron. You can also filter to see only the documents that you are interested in. When you choose to Remove a folder (by selecting one of your added root folders and then press “-”) it won’t remove the folder from the disk, only from this window in Smultron.

Smultron has full support for storing your documents in iCloud so you can access them on all your computers.

With the Compare feature in the Tools menu, you can compare two open documents, that have been saved at least once. The changes will appear both color-coded and with a symbol at the beginning of the change: green and a “+” for added lines, red and a “-” for deleted lines, yellow, and a “•” for changed lines.

View in full screen
You can edit the document in full screen by choosing “Enter Full Screen” in the View menu (nothing else will be visible but you can show the menu bar by moving your mouse to the top of the screen).

You can see a list of all the functions in your document in the Tools menu or with the toolbar item and go directly to that function.

Snippets are pieces of text that you use often or want easy access to. Include a %%s in the text and it will be replaced by the current selection. Include a %%c and the cursor will be placed at that position after the snippet has been inserted. You can insert or edit the snippet by selecting it and then click on an icon at the bottom. You can also double-click on an item in the list to insert the snippet into the current document or hold the Option key with a double click to edit the snippet.

Close tag
This tries to find the correct tag to close by calculating the number of tags that have been closed and opened so it will find the last tag that hasn’t been closed. Note that this feature only works with tags surrounded by < and >.

Comment or uncomment
Inserts a single-line comment character(s) for instance // for a PHP-document at the beginning of the line or removes any existing comment. The menu item is only available if the language uses a single-line comment. Invisible characters Show a symbol for characters that are usually not seen, for instance, space, tab, and new-line. Remove needless whitespace Removes any possible spaces or tabs after the text and before the line break.

Pros and Cons of Smultron – Text Editor For Mac

Pros Cons
Suitable for writers and programmers Limited editing options
Slick viewing options
Color codes programming


Smultron is one of the best text editors for Mac OS X. With the provided features, speed, and ergonomic interface. This is a capable, inexpensive, and easy-to-use text editor online, through it suffers a bit when you have multiple files open simultaneously. If you want an iCloud-enabled program for basic coding or writing simple documents, It is a good choice, although the program should look to its predecessor for inspiration when it comes to working with multiple files

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