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September's UltraEdit for Mac development update

Ian D. Mead,

Update (2010-09-22): Please see our latest update on UE for Mac beta testing.

For those waiting patiently for UltraEdit for Mac we have some great news...

•On schedule, in Alpha testing now!
•Beta I scheduled 15 September 2010 (yes, just a week or so away).
•Commercial release this fall...

We have refined details in the following areas since our last status update: dockable windows, resizing, function list, scrolling, painting, and caret positioning, and of course - we continue to optimize for maximum performance along the way...

A comprehensive list of features included in Beta I can be found at:


The native FTP client will be wrapped up by release but is not planned for Beta I. Spell checker will be in Beta I. During Beta I we will call upon our testers for input regarding the default toolbar configuration and should have all custom toolbars in by Beta II.

At IDM, we believe in test-driven development, therefore we greatly appreciate all those who have signed up for Beta testing. If you would like to participate in the UE for Mac Beta, please sign up now. Beta I will include around 200 participants. As we move forward, we will expand the beta group each week or so reaching over 1000 participants by release. We are confident that the initial release will please all!

It was suggested that I say:

Goodbye XP and hello Snow Leopard! (Quote me all you want, the Mac version is killer!)

Tough however for me as a die-hard Windows guy, but you get the idea of how we all feel!

Thanks as always,

- Ian and team

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Re: September's UltraEdit for Mac development update
Reply #1 on : Tue September 07, 2010, 10:42:40
I signed up for beta and will test it in my everyday work. Would also compare it to BBEdit and Fraise, handling large files and so on. I should also rummage in the windows version on VM, because I have forgotten many useful features by using a mac for several years.
Dave Bergert
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Really Looking forward to this
Reply #2 on : Tue September 07, 2010, 19:40:03
Since moving to a Mac one of the only programs that I've truly missed has been UE - Looking forward to the OSX version!
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Re: September's UltraEdit for Mac development update
Reply #3 on : Tue September 07, 2010, 21:22:16
great news!
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Can't wait!
Reply #4 on : Wed September 08, 2010, 05:12:38
This is really great news, I have always been a big fan of ultraedit and have used it for many years when I was on Windows. I have switched to OS X when Vista was launched and never gone back to windows. As Dave already said, the only thing I miss is UltraEdit!
Ian Howlett
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I hope it copes well with large files
Reply #5 on : Wed September 08, 2010, 09:54:22
Handling large files easily is something I miss on the Mac.
John in Missouri
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It can't come soon enough...
Reply #6 on : Wed September 08, 2010, 10:43:31
but I do hope that it's not *too* Mac-like. The reason I love Windows so much is its philosophy of letting the user decide, and an UltraEdit that only lets me do things the Mac way will be a grade less than the Windows version I so passionately love.
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I've been waiting sooo long for it ...
Reply #7 on : Wed September 08, 2010, 11:20:41
Guys, great work,
I've been waiting sooo long for it ...
See you soon!
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Re: September's UltraEdit for Mac development update
Reply #8 on : Mon September 13, 2010, 08:08:31
great news -- i have signed up for the beta, but never heard anything. i'm still hoping that i can take part, though. ultraedit will have to compete with textmate, wich i'm currently using for my day job in software development. looking forward to do so ...
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Goodbye PC hello Mac!
Reply #9 on : Mon September 13, 2010, 11:20:59
Well i'm signed up for the Beta testing, looking forward to hearing if i've made the first 200 in the next couple of days.. UE is the only thing i miss from the Windows environment, all the other programs that i use for web development are, on average, 1000% better on the mac with the exception of editors. TextWrangler is good but never sits full screen, BBEdit is ok-ish but it seriously lacks the documentation to let you use it to its fullest, and some of the other 4 or 5 free editors just lack in so many areas. I discovered UE for windows about version 2 or 3, and loved it and stuck with it since. Getting it across to native OSX means i can get rid of Parallels finally and work native 100%. Thank you Ian for making the plunge into apple programming, us Mac users thank you immensely
Michael Simon
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Can't sleep anymore
Reply #10 on : Thu September 16, 2010, 11:44:36
I'm having nightmares waiting for the email with the download link. Please Please tell me the link is coming today...
John Armstrong
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UltraEdit for Mac
Reply #11 on : Sat October 09, 2010, 11:39:32
The day I've been waiting for - literally for years - has finally arrived! I am a Mac user and software developer (I said goodbye to Windoze 3 years ago and never looked back) and I've been waiting - and waiting, and... ;-) for a Mac version of UltraEdit. I just installed the Mac Beta II and have been using it for a few days, now, and let me just say this -- it is KILLER! Kudos to everyone involved at IDM that did such a great job on this. It has the look & feel of a true Mac application -- in short, it's a beautiful presentation. Too often, Mac apps have the definite look & feel of a warmed-over Windoze app, hurriedly done by developers who don't know the Mac platform. I don't get that impression with UltraEdit at all.

Bottom line: I now have UltraEdit on the Mac (my platform of choice) and Linux (my second choice). Who needs Windoze? ;-) Great work, guys.
Stephen Cook
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Reply #12 on : Sat November 20, 2010, 10:40:56
I have ultraedit on my PC side and have gone to a Mac (with parallels), and I am very interested in a Mac version of ultraedit on my Mac side.


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