Installing Textmate

If you have a UC Berkeley managed Mac OS machine, you can download TextMate via self-service.

To install from the TextMate website:

  1. Download TextMate 2.0
  2. Expand the compressed file.
  3. Move the uncompressed file to the Applications file. Alternatively, the TextMate app can be launched by clicking on the uncompressed file within the Downloads file.


TextMate is free.


Though its users are mostly programmers, and its basic feature set may require more learning than simpler graphical editors, TextMate is much easier to customize than many other text editors. Notable features include tabs, recordable macros, folding sections and snippets, shell integration, and an extensible bundle system, all built around its novel scope system. The acquisition of TextMate for UC Berkeley was originally sponsored by Information Services & Technologyand the RadLab, Computer Science Division of EECS, and is also available directly through the vendor. 


TextMate is a general-purpose GUI text editor for Mac OS X. It provides users with innovative abstractions to support declarative customizations which are at once transparent and flexible. 

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