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I mostly type in gedit, but the blurry text on this new laptop is driving me nuts. I'm not looking for features in a text editor beyond sharp text.


EDIT: Thanks for all the suggestions. I like Sublime Text best, but Scrivener seems like a great tool for complex, revision-heavy documents.

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closed as not constructive by slhck Aug 27 '12 at 15:43

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There's a similar question about IDEs that support retina displays at Ask Different. Couldn't you just use TextEdit or the other native text editors like it? – user495470 Jul 25 '12 at 0:56
I'm closing this now since over time all text editors will be Retina-ready and we'll have a list of all text editors for OS X. Most major ones are ready anyway. – slhck Aug 27 '12 at 15:44
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I really like Sublime Text. From their website:

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.

It supports Retina displays for OS X since version 2.0.

It has a commercial license but can be downloaded for evaluation (full-featured) with no enforced time-limit.

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Sublime text doesn't have very smart indentation, and lacks in a lot of ways. I'd suggest the most simple editor possible, over one that has just enough extras to leave you desiring more. – orokusaki Aug 27 '12 at 1:10

TextMate supports retina displays, as does my favorite Scrivener.

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The terminal-based text editors look beautiful on retina display. However, TextMate is open source now. Build it and you'll have a wonderful retina-ready interface (except a couple icons in the file browser).

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