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Authored by: billclinton on Dec 06, '06 01:59:53PM

With due respect to Rob for running a great site, this has to be the fruitiest poll ever for not defining what kind of writing.

Anyway, for *real* writing, Mellel is hands down the best thing going.

And for most writing functions that involve substantial layout, Pages has the most subtly fine interface I've ever seen.

For coding, TextMate is stunning. If you don't "get" it right away, spend a bit more time with the program, until your jaw is on the ground.

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Authored by: robg on Dec 06, '06 03:11:29PM

I didn't want to define which kind of writing :) -- I thought it'd be more fun and interesting as an open-ended poll. THat's not to say that a future poll might not be "What's your most-used code-writing tool?"


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Authored by: billclinton on Dec 07, '06 02:15:22PM

Fair enough.

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Authored by: MtnBiker on Dec 08, '06 08:29:32AM

Pages, BBEdit, TextEdit

If Pages would only fix how text is formatted. It's one thing Word does better. I also like that Word's Styles are heirarchical, if that's the right word for you can make one style depend on another. You decide you want Garamond as your main font in a document instead of Times, you make one change, while still keeping your headline fonts as Helvetica or whatever.

BBEdit because I paid for it years ago and have gone through a couple of paid upgrades. TextMate looks tempting, but I don't use text editing more than 30 minutes a day, so not worth spending the money or time to learn a new program. Maybe in a version or two, I'll change since I haven't upgraded to the latest BBEdit. Who know what Leopard will bring?

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