About Text Editors
Text editors range from the free and basic NotePad? in Windows and TextEdit? on the Mac to full featured commercial programs that include all sorts of extras that make it easier to write computer code: code libraries, code checking, page viewer, automatic formatting. Each of these tends to have a fan club and the debates about their strengths and weaknesses can approach religious fervor.
Wikipedia maintains a fairly current listing of text editors in chart form with comparisons∞.
List of text editors: