Meet Syntra Small. The ultra lightweight code editor for OS X.

It's small enough to launch in under a second, but powerful enough to syntax highlight nearly 50 languages and integrate with online script sharing services!

– C U S T O M E R _ R E V I E W S –
"Simply put, small is one little utility that every seasoned software engineer needs to have in their arsenal" - Beta Program Member

"Overall great minimal code editor. Starts up significantly faster than both Sublime Text and Atom and hasn't crashed on me after a week of constant usage." - Nic Torrato

– L A N G U A G E _ S U P P O R T –
Although small is capable of editing any text based document, it supports syntax highlighting for C++, Clojure, Coffee, ColdFusion, C#, CSS, Git Diff, GLSL, GoLang, Groovy, Haxe, HTML, Jade, Java, JavaScript, JSON, JSP, JSX, LaTeX, LESS, Liquid, Lua, Markdown, Perl, PHP, PostgreSQL Plist, Powershell, Python, Objective-C, Ruby, Scala, SCSS, SH, SASS, SQL, SVG, Swift, Text, XML, YAML, and more!

– I N T E G R A T I O N S –
• Login with GitHub and share any scripts as GitHub Gists!
• You can upload scripts of any length with one click to!
• When sharing small pastes with fellow small users, they'll be able to one click import your script into their editor via a "open in small" button on
• More integrations are coming very soon!

What's New

Version 0.3.7

This version contains a hotfix for:
The sidebar folder issue in 0.3.5
The crashing issue in 0.3.5
The copy/paste issue in 0.3.5

Customer Reviews

4 out of 5

29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Not Entirely Accessible

Marja E

* Syntra Small doesn't allow users to disable the flashing cursor. I know it's hard to avoid the flashing cursors on the Mac, but if you get migraines or seizures from flashing, it can help to disable flashing cursors. I get migraines and I can't see near flashing cursors.

* It offers some nice fonts, but if you're dyslexic, it can help to use other less conventional fonts.

* It doesn't have any visible scroll bar. Not everyone can use the same scrolling tools, but scrollbars are one tool, and are one way of keeping track of your location.

gorgeous text editor

Macbook Hair

I have been using this text editor to learn c++ and embedded systems, and I adore it. I love the ability to change the theme, and the colors are stunning. Everything I could ever want in a text editor is here.

good for what it does

insane dreamer

Obviously this is not going to replace your IDE or a full-fledged editor like Sublime Text - so don’t expect that. But as an ultra lightweight editor with syntax highlighting and some basic features, it’s good.


Garet McKinley
7.7 MB
Developer Tools
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.