SimpleEdit -Your first second text, code and markup editor.

No, no ugly monsters here.
SimpleEdit is an editor like no other.

SimpleEdit is not one of those editors that haven't been updated in years.
It is also not one of those this editors that never left their alpha status
and then were sent to retire on a farm upstate.

Yes, sometimes a jam-packed editor is necessary.

But in most cases we need something simple.
Something really simple.
Something fast and most important - something uncluttered.

SimpleEdit will be your first second editor of choice.

It is very fast, iCloud enabled, powerful and simply clean.
DeadSimpleEdit is, of course, not a good name - but it would fit perfectly.

And, the best thing about SimpleEdit is its customizability:

You can create your own themes and definitions for any language you want and need.
Its syntax highlighting knows more than just some keywords and is very fast and robust.

But what you will love most about SimpleEdit is its customizable command menu.

A menu with all your own actions, commands, snippets and templates.
You can create your own command-line commands or even your own URL requests. Please note that they, of course, must work in a sandboxed environment.

So you could post your code with just a single click to an online snippets repository.
Or - with also just one click - you can validate your HTML document.

I'm sure that you will come up with even more versatile actions and commands…

What's New

Version 1.2.1

Improved Support for El Capitan (10.11)
Improved Swift Support
Optimized Retina Resources

Ratings and Reviews

Small and Simple!


You don't want to use a tank as a flyswatter.

That's why this app exists. Simply beautiful, beautifully simple. Small, light, fast and highly flexible. As a bonus, if you're working with HTML files, you can preview them live, though I do wish it had live CSS editing!

Thanks Michael. I love your apps.


Hyuk, Ko

I want to say that SimpleEdit is beautiful. It's interface has no redundancy, so that it can be handled efficiently. I love it. Funthermore its flexibility seems great.
I think that its spirit is consistent with Mac.

I wish that iOS version of SimpleEdit be launched, so that I can use SimpleEdit over the devices by way of iCloud.

Needs larger font


The app is good as far as it goes. But a 17-point font is the largest size font available. On a high resolution screen, this looks relatively small. An option to increase the size of the font would make this app much more useable, especially for those of us with less than perfect vision.


Michael Gobel
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Rated 4+
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