Taco HTML Edit

Developer: Taco Software

Current Version: 3.0.9

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 13.4 MB - Download


Taco HTML Edit is a full-featured HTML editor and PHP editor. As an HTML editor, Taco HTML Edit empowers its users to rapidly create their own web sites. It is designed exclusively for Mac OS X and has many advanced features including spell checking, live browser previewing, PHP previewing, error checking, and much more.

The Component Library allows you to select one of 24 components, customize it, and insert it into an HTML document. From Slideshows to Pie Charts, from Accordion Controls to Scrollable Tables, the Component Library has the widgets that web designers have often wanted to add to web pages, but until now have been very encumbering. The Component Library revolutionizes how web designers create web pages.

Component Library - Each component has many customization options, and you can see your customizations in a Live Preview while you are configuring the component. You can also preview your component in a web browser, using the same menu options available for previewing documents. Once you like the configuration of the component, just hit the "Insert" button to place the component in your web page. Any needed scripts, images, and style sheets are copied to a directory that you specify. All components are compatible with Safari 4+, Internet Explorer 7+, and Firefox 3+. Components are implemented using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Code Completion - Taco HTML Edit has code completion, to help you learn and remember HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP names for tags, attributes, and functions. Suggested completions include links to the relevant documentation, and a brief description of the selected choice. Support for HTML5 and CSS3 is included.

Preview - Taco HTML Edit allows you to preview your HTML and PHP documents as you edit them. Taco HTML Edit provides a convenient menu for previewing in Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari. When you preview a PHP document, Taco HTML Edit will first preprocess it with your local PHP installation, so that you can view the final results.

Live Preview - In addition to normal document previewing, Taco HTML Edit has Live Preview, which allows you to see changes in how your document renders while you are editing it. This can be very useful for fine-tuning the appearance of a document, as you can instantly see how changes in a color or other parameter will affect the appearance of your document. Live Preview will also preprocess PHP code when needed.

Code Coloring - As you edit your document, Taco HTML Edit colors your markup to make it easier to read and navigate. The coloring is customizable, and Taco HTML Edit supports coloring for HTML, PHP, CSS, and JavaScript syntax.

Error Checking - Taco HTML Edit will find errors in your HTML, PHP, CSS, or JavaScript content and provides a simple interface to show you where the errors are located in your document.

Code Clips - If you ever get tired of copying and pasting frequently used pieces of markup, then Taco HTML Edit's Code Clips will alleviate your problems. Code Clips allow you to easily store, manage, and access frequently used segments of markup. With Code Clips, you can assign keyboard shortcuts (Command + 0-9) to insert a clip into a document.

Find & Batch Find - Taco HTML Edit includes advanced Find functionality for searching individual documents or entire projects. Support for regular expressions is included.

Code Folding - Code Folding allows you to collapse segments of text, making it easier to navigate through your text. Taco HTML Edit will remember and restore your folds if you don't edit a document externally.

Navigator - Easily navigate a document with Taco HTML Edit's Navigator pane, which automatically updates to reflect changes you make to your document.


Release Notes:

- Fixes a freeze on Yosemite that could occur when closing or saving a document.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.6.6
Review by PHP_kid

Solid! - I've been using Taco for about 5 years to develop websites and PHP applications, as well as a general plain text editor. This newest version is a solid addition to the Taco line, and, so far, it is well worth the money. That being said, there are two or three things I would like to see in this app: + REALLY USEFUL: some manner of keyboard shortcut to switch between tabs. Please. + A more intuitive, XCode style autocompletion function. This one, while useful, seems a little clunky, not to mention the fact that I am constantly hitting 'esc' (like in XCode) to try to bring up the menu. - (just a matter of personal preference) some way to switch back to a 'legacy' syntax coloring scheme - to revert to the old scheme that the old Taco used without having to manually change all the colors.

Found helpful by 19 out of 19 people
Version 3.0.3
Review by NowakFamily

For the price, absolutely not! - There are some interesting features in this editor but it misses all the basics for being useable. The quality of this editor is something of what I would expect from a free editor, or at least one much much less expensive. There is no automatic tabbing when you go to a new line. You can't group indent multiple lines, such as when you add or remove a tag and want to adjust the indent of a whole block of text. The free code snippets are nice, but for an editor which costs $25 when I got it, and promotes itself as CSS3 and HTML5 some of those elements can be better implemented using those standards. Not to say the programmers should rely on that solely, but the option for how you want it accomplished depending on what standards you are using should be available for an editor that costs $25. It might be argued that this is a great app for beginners, but in that sense, so is text edit and a google search. The interface for adding in the elements wasn't exactly seemless. Usually not something I would complain about on a free app, but again, I paid $25 for this. If this had been a free app I would have given it 4 stars. If this had been between $5 and $15 I would have given it 3. However, the more a developer raises the price of their app, the more they ahve to realize it will be held to a higher standard by those who use it.

Found helpful by 18 out of 24 people