July 21, 2021

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Moped Is a Fast and Free Text Editor

Product: RobertoMachorro/Moped: A general purpose text editor, small and light.
App Store Link: ‎Moped Text Editor on the Mac App Store

Moped is a small and light text editor with interesting abilities.

  1. It supports “lazy typing.” Two spaces turn into a period. The first letter of a new sentence is capitalized. That is, it supports the macOS system settings. This alone makes it a product I enjoy using.
  2. It is quick. Quick to launch. Comfortable handling large files. Scrolling through a large file is easy and smooth.
  3. It has built-in themes, including Solarized (my favorite).
  4. You can use your fonts.

Moped is not competing with the likes of BBEdit, Sublime Text, or VSCode. It is a simple product geared towards helping you deal with text files. That is the extent of its ambitions and I like it.


Moped has a set of simple preferences.

Moped preferencesMoped preferences

You can choose a default language. In my case, Markdown. The theme. The font and the font size. Whether you want word wrap or not. That is it.


Moped is great as it is, however, I would like to add one thing to it:

Typewriter scrolling. I don’t like looking at the bottom of the screen. The ability to scroll the window beyond the last line would be an improvement.


Moped is recommended heartily.

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