Mac text editors

TextEdit

TextEdit comes with Mac OSX. It is not really a text editor – it puts hidden stuff in the file.

To make it act as a text editor:

Preferences →

new file:
text format: utf-8
open/save:
don't automatically put .txt
some other stuff.

Now it works, but i am suspecting it puts doctype etc in the file.

TextWrangler

TextWrangler is a free text editor from BareBones. It seems to be possible as a real text editor. http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/

Others

Other text editors, they all cost, and are pretty heavy.