A simple plain text editor for Mac OS X.


After I got frustrated with the default Mac OS X text editor (TextEdit) for doing simple tasks, I decided to make my own custom plain text editor with the stuff I needed. I like using simple editors to make quick fixes on code files and to write notes. Since TextEdit supports RTF, whenever I pasted any content from the web it would transform my text to RTF and break everything. This also happened if you opened an HTML file with it... No good experiences at all.

TipTyper is the product of this frustration. It does everything I need, is lightweight and fully integrated to the most recent technologies from Mac OS X. The features include:

The minimum supported OS X version is OS X 10.7, but it was only tested on OS X 10.9 and 10.10. Feedback is welcome!

I most certainly wish to add more features in the future versions, so if you use it, please stay tuned!


TipTyper being used as plain-text editor.

TipTyper being used as code editor.

TipTyper Preferences window.


OS X 10.7+

Current version: 2.2.1 - ()

Download (2.2 MB)

MD5 Hash: a46f825085147a27a018ee266e33001a

Most recent version.

OS X 10.6 — Legacy

Current version: 2.1.2 - ()

Download (1.2 MB)

MD5 Hash: 53a4952aa328932e6dd1eb4ab0c39b50

Last version supporting 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Only serious bugs will be fixed in the future.

Security note for OS X 10.7.5+ users:

The default installation of OS X may not allow TipTyper to run, saying it "Can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer".

This is a security feature of the operating system. In order to run the app, all you need to do it right-click TipTyper.app and click "Open", and then click "Open" on the confirmation dialog. This will only be necessary once.



Thank you very much for your interest in TipTyper! I would be very glad to hear feedback from users from all around the world! If you wish to get in contact with me, just click here to visit my Home Page contact form. Thanks!