Developer: Peter Borg
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: macOS 10.12 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Includes: Pre-K’ed (TNT)
Web Site: http://lingon.sourceforge.net/
Developed initially as an open source project, Smultron is an intuitive word processor that can be used to edit text documents but also files that contain code written in various programming languages.
Noteworthy is that Smultron comes with different versions for specific operating systems, e.g. Smultron 10 is compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra, Smultron 8 will work on OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Smultron 7 is designed to work on OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and so on.
Intuitive and organized user interface
At the same time, on the Smultron Sourceforge project page, thedevelopment team still provides download links for older Smultronversions, which are still compatible with the latest macOS releases.
As with any word processor, most of Smultron's 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.
What’s new in Smultron 10.1.3
March 19th, 2018
- Fixed a possible issue with the line numbers
- Some small bug fixes and improvements