Developer: Neil Hodgson

Current Version: 4.0.2

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 4.1 MB - Download


SciTE is an extendable development environment for editing and processing source code and markup language files.

Extremely customizable, SciTE can be tailored to particular projects and work flows. Your preferred tools can be easily integrated into SciTE. The environment can be extended using the Lua scripting language.

Asian language files in multi-byte encodings like Shift JIS are handled natively with no conversions which avoids possible corruption.

For documentation and display, files may be exported with highlighting to various formats including LaTeX and PDF.


Release Notes:

This release fixes a bug that occurs on macOS High Sierra 10.13.

The bug caused drawing failures when a match was found while searching in a large file.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.1.0
Review by KevinHatfield-SOC

Former Windows users - Miss Notepad++? Well this app was used to make Notepad++ - If you're looking for a wonderful app with a long background and a HUGE number of followers, this is it. Most people don't realize this app is the origin for Notepad++ on Windows which is so loved. Development costs/App store costs make sense for why they are charging for this and as a former contributor to Notepad++'s developers, after my change to Mac OS - I am proud to have the feel of my old editor back! With that, I don't mind paying the cost for an amazing product. There is absolutely nothing better in the editor market. Not to mention, almost all great editors began with much of the code from this product like I mentioned with Notepad++ and even CodeAssistor heavily used on Mac OS. If you are willing to spend money for an excellent editor, then my recommendation is that you don't try anything else.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 4.0.2
Review by SciTeUser

Only dedicated SciTe users are going to pay this much for an app - I have used SciTe for years on Linux and Windows and it’s my text editor of choice. Having now the requirement to use Mac’s, I also wanted my go-to ‘free’ text editor. Whoops, no freebie for Mac, just like every other aspect of Mac. So yes I shelled-out $42 for a GUI wrapper around Open-Source text libraries. Overpriced but essential to my productivity. On the positive, Neil gets some reward for my years of use of his work. But I’d prefer if Apple didn’t get a single penny.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 4.0.2
Review by SciTeUser

Might be worth $41.99 if it features worked... - I have used SciTe for years on Linux and Windows and it’s my text editor of choice. This Mac port is a crap. Save/Load Session does not even work. Other features as others have noted also do not work. Please don’t waste your $41.99. Simply not worth it.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people