Taco HTML Edit
Developer: Taco Software
Current Version: 3.0.9
Last Updated: 2 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.
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 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.
- Fixes a freeze on Yosemite that could occur when closing or saving a document.
Most Helpful Reviews
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.
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.