With a focus on power and performance, Sublime Text is easily one of the best text / code editors around (it's also Australian-made, which doesn't hurt). Now, the same developer has released Sublime Merge, a Git front-end designed with a similar philosophy. And not only is it free, it looks amazing.
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Mac: Write!, a good-looking writing tool (previously Windows-only), now has a Mac version that brings all of its best features over, including auto-saving, cloud-synced documents, offline editing, day and night editing themes and unlimited undo.
Windows: Finding a good text editor can be tough. Some lack basic features, like spell checking, and others are so heavy they may as well be word processors. Write! is a new application, currently in beta, that rides the sweet spot and delivers the features you'd actually find useful without the cruft (or system bloat) you don't want.
Windows: We've all done it: in the middle of writing you get a notification that looks a lot more interesting, then another and another. Suddenly, you're distracted and procrastinating. FORCEdraft is a writing tool that stays open and blocks everything else on your computer until you hit the writing goal you set in the beginning.
Windows: Atom, the free text editor from the folks at Github (and one of our favourite text editors), now has an official Windows version. It's an alpha release, but it brings all of Atom's features to Windows, including support for the packages that make the tool so extendable.
Mac (Windows/Linux coming soon): Atom, the text editor from the folks at GitHub and one of your favourites, is now open source and free to download and use. The team is still working on Windows and Linux versions, but the Mac version is out of closed beta and available to all.
Mac/iOS: ia Writer is one of the more popular minimal text editors, and the Pro edition for both Mac and iOS adds some useful extra features. While it retains the simplicity of just offering text on a page, Writer Pro also includes several modes for different stages of writing and an incredibly useful syntax control to give you a lot more power when you're editing.
Windows: Markdown is an awesome formatting language that lets you create rich documents using plain text syntax and MarkdownPad puts it to great use Windows.