SciTE 4+

Neil Hodgson

    • 3.3 • 6 Ratings
    • $41.99



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.

What’s New

Version 5.5.0

This version improves support for COBOL, HTML, Lua, Ruby, and Rust.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

DaNuke ,

learning lua but

I have used a combination of BBedit and the terminal for working with Lua for a while. However, there is a new upgrade for BBEdit that costs nearly as much as this app. I tried looking around for info and in a few places read that SiTe is generally better than BBEdit. One reason that I bought this app because it was highly recommended in the book BEGINNING LUA WITH WORLD OF WARCRAFT ADDONS, and that the app include a “Go” function. That looked like I could do just about everything from this one app.
When I tried running a current lua file from the app, I got this message:
>lua5.1 "fact.lua"
shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: Operation not permitted
/bin/bash: lua5.1: command not found
>Exit code: 0

I guess that this is combination of permissions and the fact that I have Lua 5.3.3 which installed on my home directory when I followed the Lua installation/make instructions. The /bin/bash:lua5.1 looks windowish to me????

Teague Costas ,

SciTE is awesome, personally and professionally

I used to work for one of the major semiconductor companies. I was on a hardware-design team, but one of my roles was as a software developer for a specific in-house software package. At the time, there were three (3) of us from that team working on that project. SciTE was our sub-team's official editor. It's great; we loved it. I'm quite happy to support Mr Hodgson.

kddmonkey ,

Does not runxcrun: error: cannot be used within an App Sandbox.

xcrun: error: cannot be used within an App Sandbox.

App Privacy

The developer, Neil Hodgson, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.