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The simple plain text editor for macOS.


TipTyper development has been discontinued.

This application will no longer be updated. I am replacing TipTyper with a brand new editor that has been completely rewritten in Swift, called Noto.

Learn more about Noto.

This website will be kept here for the time being, and for reference for current TipTyper users. Please refer to the Noto website if you are looking for a simple plain text editor which is also open source.

Thank you!


After I got frustrated with the default macOS 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 macOS version is OS X 10.7, but the latest release was only tested on macOS 10.12.


TipTyper does not bundle any kind of Malware, including Adwares, Spywares or equivalent. If you had any of these crap installed on your computer after downloading TipTyper from a downloads website, please inform me immediately so all applicable measures can be taken.

Please, only download TipTyper from its homepage (and update via the built-in updater), or from the Mac App Store.

Thank you for your collaboration.


TipTyper being used as plain-text editor.

TipTyper being used as code editor.

TipTyper Preferences window.


OS X 10.7-10.11 and macOS 10.12

Current version: 2.7.2 - ()

Download (1.8 MB)

MD5 Hash: 3500f80d9e1f3e8ec1774112e582d986

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). The version is now obsolete (as of January 2017) and will not be upgraded in the future.

Source Code

TipTyper's source code is available on GitHub for you to read, fork and modify. Please check out the repository.


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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!