Espresso for Mac

Espresso for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    7,252
  • Date Added:
    October 18, 2014
  • File Size:
    8.36MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    24
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.10/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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Created by the developers behind the popular CSSEdit, Espresso is another option for Web developers who want a relatively low-priced, one-window Web editor that also gives you an intuitive code-editing environment along with organizational tools and other extras.

Espresso uses a two-paned, single-window interface organized around a single, logical workflow: the app has Workspace, Files, and Publish sections, and it's easy to drag and drop files and sites. A third Navigator pane lets you view and quickly manipulate the organizational structure of your docs. Espresso also gives you a full set of editing features, including multilanguage support (boosted by plug-ins called Sugars), nice syntax highlighting, an intuitive code-folding system, CodeSense, and a good implementation of snippets. Espresso also gives you a smart Quick Publish option, integrated FTP that allows for file browsing and quick edits, image previews, and more.

Different tools will appeal to different developers, depending on their needs and work style, but--especially with recent updates--Espresso is a full-featured, well-designed contender in this category and definitely worth a look.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"My go-to html editor"

May 18, 2013  |  By dsuden

 |  Version: Espresso 2.0.5

Pros

Nice clean interface, good previewing options. A good choice for HTML writers as opposed to WYSIWYG authors.

Cons

Search and replace interface is microscopic in size.

Summary

The interface is unique enough that you have to do some fishing around initially, but there are lots of great things about this program, once you find them and learn how they work. I'm grateful it offers global search and replace (across files), which I couldn't live without! The search and replace windows are ridiculously small and just one line tall, like stretched out vitamin pills, which makes them nearly useless if you want to search for and replace blocks of text.

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3 stars

"Solid text editor, lackluster IDE."

November 05, 2010  |  By mrcalamaro

 |  Version: Espresso 1.1.2

Pros

Text editing is fluid and fast. The app is lightweight and the interface mostly stays out of your way. The extensible sugar system allows for community supported updates to editing languages.

Cons

You can't resize project sidebars or other portions of the interface. Text snippets are extremely basic (you can't sort or categorize them). There's no color picker. Nearly all of CSSEdit's features are missing. S-L-O-W development timeline.

Summary

With better support from the developer, Espresso could easily be the leading editor on the Mac OS. However MacRabbit has been slow to respond to community feedback and, for the most part, this application hasn't changed substantially since the original beta.

Looking forward to an update that brings more configuration options, better FTP and publishing, X-Ray and visual CSS editing.

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4 stars

"Handy app for managing web sites"

December 22, 2009  |  By majormike

 |  Version: Espresso 1.1

Pros

It's a convenient way to manage an entire web site.

Cons

No syntax for css...css editing is straight text. Doesn't render photo files.

Summary

It keeps track of all the files in the selected folder, highlights syntax in several formats including HTML and php. Compares online files to local files and uploads, deletes, or ignores uploading/downloading files at user's option.

Updated on Dec 22, 2009

It keeps track of all the files in the selected folder, highlights syntax in several formats including HTML and php. Compares online files to local files and uploads, deletes, or ignores uploading/downloading files at user's option. (Current version does render graphics.)

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4 stars

"Very respectable program"

December 08, 2009  |  By OldMacDonald

 |  Version: Espresso 1.0.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I use Espresso for my everyday HTML/PHP/Javascript/CSS needs.

It works well, the colour coding templates available are nice, and it seems to be relatively stable.

I use it strictly as a coding tool. I don't use it for organizing my sites or projects. I found that functionality never worked the way I wanted/needed it to.

I don't use the FTP engine, as I found it is very elegant or reliable. (I use Forklift.)

Overall I give it a thumbs up. I purchased it as part of a MacHeist bundle, so got it at a good price.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.2
Miscellaneous fixes.
General
Publisher MacRabbit
Publisher web site http://www.macrabbit.com/
Release Date October 18, 2014
Date Added October 18, 2014
Version 2.2.2
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Web Development Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.10, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.36MB
File Name Espresso 2.2.2.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,252
Downloads Last Week 24
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $59.95

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