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<firstimage=”//static.makeuseof.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Tincta-Mac-Logo-300×300.png”>You probably spend a fair bit of time at your computer. If you’re a regular sort of user, you’ve probably got a bit of use for a good text editor or word processor on a regular basis, too. While we at MakeUseOf and other geeky circles love to argue about which text editor is best, in the end it comes down to finding something sensible which just “gets it right”. That is, something that works for you personally.
While you may already think you’ve found the text editor love of your life, you could hardly stand by it honourably without giving the competition a go. So, today we’ll introduce you to a sleek new player in the Mac text editor game called Tincta. It’s feature-filled, yet is also a tiny, free download. We’re sure you’re going to love it.
Get Your Copy of Tincta
It’s free and available in beta here, so go grab your copy now while we tell you all about it.
Tincta is written by a German team of coders known as Mr Fridge Software. Mostly they’re into writing games and useful applications for Mac and iOS.
The Tincta software is free but comes with a social obligation to reduce your carbon footprint. This Green License is a novel way to try to help the world — hopefully more than a few users of Tincta will be inspired to help the world in whatever small (or large) way possible. They even offer some really simple suggestions you could put into practise immediately.
Back To This Fast, Intuitive Text Editor
If you’re into coding, you’ll love Tincta’s syntax colouring. Tincta manages the syntax colouring using as little resources as possible, keeping the text editor running as fast as possible. You can also change the colours as you like. They claim to support colouring for most major programming and markup languages — give it a go!
Tincta numbers your lines in an instant, without getting stuck on your line-wrapping. This makes life a lot easier when coding.
All the little things you need in a text editor are there: view invisible characters; swap space for tabs or vice versa; drag and drop support; tab indenting; search and replace; spellcheck; and much more. They basically designed this text editor to be their favourite editor ever — and it will hopefully cover all your needs too.
Well, it’s a text editor, isn’t it? There are decent competitors to Tincta in every direction you look, such as Smultron, FocusWriter and Mac OSX’s own TextEdit. You may even consider the online text editors as competition for Tincta, such as Write Space, Google Docs and 750 Words. All of these great editors bring something a little different to the table, it’s true. So, it’s all about what you happen to like best, and we think you’ll like Tincta. Give it a try!
So, what do you think of Tincta? Remember that it’s still in beta, so please stay nice and constructive. Let us know in the comments!