Tumult HyperEdit is a lightweight HTML and PHP editor with a preview pane that displays the web page live as you type. HyperEdit breaks the tedious cycle of writing html, saving the file, then reloading and viewing the page in the browser by combining the writing phase with the viewing phase. This clarifies the effects of your changes and speeds up the overall process of making a web page. W3C-based validation will red-underline any mistakes. It uses the same rendering engine found in Safari, so it is not only standards compliant, but also very fast.

Macworld: 4 1/2 mice (Nov '04)

HyperEdit can be used for:
* Testing HTML to make sure it looks exactly as you want it.
* Testing and executing PHP code.
* Writing forum, blog, or journal entries.
* Interactively trying out CSS code.
* Running and debugging Javascript.
* And creating whole websites.

Main Features:
* Preview pane quickly renders HTML, CSS, Javascript, or PHP as typed.
* Live HTML W3C-based validation with red underlines and an error drawer
* Code Snippets palette allows commonly used code and tags (open and close) to be saved and recalled using custom key stroke combinations
* Syntax highlighting for HTML, PHP, CSS, and Javascript with custom colors and fonts
* Files attached to the table in the Linked Filed drawer will cause a refresh of the web view when they are saved.
* View HTML source code generated by the PHP engine
* Color swatches palette allows inserting colors and saving favorites

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
43 Ratings
43 Ratings

Nice simple HTML editor


HyperEdit is a nice, simple HTML editor. I did have some trouble bringing over files created on a Windows machine. I’d occasionally run into a file that opened as blank, yet Safari could read it. After some experimentation, I discovered that a number of ANSI character strings had to be converted to their escaped versions, like cent signs, quote marks, and accented letters. Once I understood that (I’ve been editing almost 300 HTML files over the past month) I was able to work with it with ease. It gives me total control over the HTML. The split-screen preview of the file you are editing adds a lot of functionality. I’ve tried two other HTML editors, both more expensive than HyperEdit, but I HyperEdit is what I go back to because it works!

Good start, needs FTP capacity.


I like this program, very responsive. I love the color coding of the tags and how fast it updates the preview when changes are made. The one thing I miss is the option of seeing a file system for FTP and local folder to make uploads and downloads of a site when files are ready. As it is now, I have to do FTP with other programs which is a pain because I need to keep track of multiple steps. I guess I did not read enough before buying to figure this on time. If the FTP feature can be added, this is a 5 star application. Now is good for "testing" views. And the price is great.

No recent development, but work is really needed!

This is a GREAT concept. HyperEdit is a cool app that is a good complement to apps like Espresso and Coda; however, it is really lacking in a few areas.

First, there is a large learning curve as compared to simply editing PHP and posting on your server (or running against your local server). If you are looking for instant debugging, you may be a little disappointed.

Next, the design of linked files and tracking grouped projects of files is not where it should be. Maybe I'm just so used to version control systems that something without basic grouping features seems primative, but that's just how I see it.

Finally, the app needs some work and it appears to be off the radar for new features and updates.

Pros: still a great concept, if it is updated it could be a perfect tool in your developer bag of tricks. The price is right (now just $9.99, used to be $25 I think), and it does parse PHP in real time.


Tumult Inc.
3.8 MB
Developer Tools
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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