Bluefish Editor for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V Varies with device
  • 2
  • (0)
  • Security Status

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Write programming and website code with this free editor

Many people use Notepad++ to write programming code, but if you are looking to write programming code and web code, then you can do both with the Bluefish Editor. Just like Notepad++, it is free, and it offers an editing platform that looks simple on the surface, but is actually loaded with features that make writing and editing code far easier and convenient.

A multi-platform editor for desktop computers

The Bluefish Editor works on the Linux, MacOS-X, FreeBSD, Windows, Solaris and OpenBSD operating systems. It is very lightweight, and has a very clean GUI. The fact that it is lightweight is also the reason why it is so fast. That it works on different platforms means you are able to work on different projects across different computers, and you may do so very quickly. It has multi-threaded support for remote files that use GVFs, supporting HTTP, FTP, HTTPS, SFTP, WebDAV, and CIFS. You may open files recursively based on their content patterns and filename patterns.

A code-editing tool for people who need to work quickly

The biggest selling point of the Bluefish Editor is how efficiently it allows users to work. Plus, if you are going really quickly and make a big error, it has auto-recovery that kicks in after a crash, shutdown or kill. That is another way in which it suits programmers that are moving too fast for their own good.


  • It works on any popular desktop operating systems
  • There are plenty of tools for web and code programmers


  • It is not as perfect for coding only as Notepad++
  • The tool is lightweight which means it is not as pretty as other editors

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Bluefish Editor for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V Varies with device
  • 2
  • (0)
  • Security Status

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