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Aquamacs Emacs icon Text editing solution that combines the versatile Emacs functions with the ease of use one would expect from any OS X application.

Based on GNU Emacs, Aquamacs Emacs offers you the possibility to edit text, HTML, or LaTeX documents, but can also deal with code written in different programming languages, such as Java, Ruby, PHP, C++, Perl, R, Python, and more.

On top of the Emacs extensive capabilities, Aquamacs Emacs places a user friendly interface that integrates quickly into your operating system, and provides support for traditional keyboard shortcuts.

Powerful text editor based on Emacs, featuring a user friendly interface

The Emacs text editor is both versatile and comprehensive, but dealing with its interface can prove to be rather challenging, even thought it remains the same on all supported operating systems.

Aquamacs Emacs aims at fixing this issue by providing a streamlined GUI: the app’s main window displays the file content, the top toolbar provides easy access to basic document management tools, while the status bar menus help you access more complex functionalities.

Adds basic yet essential capabilities to Emacs in order to improve your overall experience

On top of the versatile Emacs text processing tools, Aquamacs Emacs offers you the possibility to see each document in a separate window, provides support for using tabs in your document, can work with standard hotkeys, and includes standard OS X menus. In addition, Aquamacs Emacs uses Mac standard fonts that are rendered with antialising.

Other adjustments include the fact that selected pieces of text will not be automatically copied to clipboard, that you can send the document directly to the printer, that you get to use metakeys, or that you can spell-check the content.

To conclude, if you want to take advantage of the powerful Emacs text editing capabilities, while taking advantage of all the standard functions you’ve been accustomed to use on Mac OS X, the Aquamacs Emacs is a viable alternative.

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Aquamacs Emacs was reviewed by Iulia Ivan
4.5/5

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  file size:
67.3 MB
  runs on:
OS X 10.9 or later (Intel only)
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  developer:
David Reitter
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