How you can Install Notepad++ on mac Latest way 2021




I've put together this wrapper application that allows you to use Notepad++ directly on OS X Mavericks and Yosemite, without the need of a virtual machine. It is made from freely available distributions of Wine and Wineskin with all the settings configured to work from within a single app wrapper.

What's even better, everything needed is contained in this 56MB app wrapper. Mavericks doesn't include X11 and some other bits, but with this wrapper, you don't need to download or install any of them.

Thanks goes to WineHQ and Wineskin and their incredible community, the awesome creator of Notepad++, Don Ho, and all the people that made this possible (neither of these are affiliated with this site). You can share the app wrapper freely and you can make any changes that you wish.

One of the possible ways to run an actual Notepad app in macOS is using an emulator program, which essentially creates a compatibility layer between Windows and Mac, and thus able to load virtually any Windows-based software within its interface right on your Mac.

Sounds complicated because, in fact, it is. But by using one of the emulator apps, such as Wine, you can quickly install and enjoy Notepad++ or any other Windows program you miss. Here’s how to do that:

Alternative WAY to Install Notepad++ on Mac

  • Download the Wine package from its official website and unzip the archive
  • Open up Terminal and type winecfg to create a C drive where Notepad for Mac will live
  • Download Notepad++ from its GitHub repository and put it in the newly created C drive
  • Back in the Terminal, navigate to the C drive directory and install the .exe file by typing wine [file name]
  • To launch Notepad after the installation is complete, just type wine [file name] in the Terminal once more

Done! Now you can run the Notepad++ you’re so used to, with all of its features, right on your Mac. As good as it is, the solution is not ideal — mostly because you’re essentially running an app within an app, which introduces twice as many bugs to the whole stack. There is, however, another option of using Notepad++ for Mac, and that’s setting up a virtual machine to basically run Windows on your Mac altogether.

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