Caret
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Caret

thomaswilburn.net
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Overview

Professional text editing for Chrome and Chrome OS

Caret is a graphical text editor modeled on Sublime Text, running completely offline (no Internet connection required) and capable of opening and saving files anywhere on your hard drive. The goal of Caret is to provide a missing portion of the Chrome OS developer story: serious programmer tooling without needing to install a second OS and learn Vim. Current features: - total offline support--no network connection required, ever - tabbed editing - syntax highlighting for many languages, and lots of color themes - hackable settings files in JSON format - remembers/restores open tabs - open files directly from the Chrome OS file manager - Project view with full-text search and project-specific settings files - Sublime-compatible keymappings, including multiple cursors and selections - Command palette/smart "go to" functionality Help documentation is available at the GitHub wiki, including a list of possible keyboard/menu commands: https://github.com/thomaswilburn/Caret/wiki Looking for Git/Drive/SFTP support? Please read this note: https://github.com/thomaswilburn/Caret/wiki/Git-SFTP-Drive-support Caret is also 100% open-source: please feel free to contribute code and file bugs via the GitHub repo (see website link on Details tab, or look in the menus for Settings > About Caret). If you like Caret, leave a review! I love reviews. WHAT'S NEW: 1.8.24: Added French translation (thanks, Jérôme). Added Croatian and updated German translations (thanks to milotype). Added TSX to the language modes (thanks, Nathan). 1.8.21: Updated Ace to the newest build. Added support for FSharp files. Added the e-mail MIME type to the manifest. Updated the Swedish translation (Thanks, Rasmus!). 1.8.20: Updated Ace to the newest version, added support for OpenHab and Salesforce syntax. Added an option to set the line height in the editor. 1.8.19: Removed Lucene syntax, which was causing hard locks for some reason. If this affects you, I'd love to have help figuring out the problem. 1.8.17: Lots of fixes for the project view and tabs (thanks to Alistair and Joel!) 1.8.13: Caret will now switch to the existing tab if you try to open a file twice, instead of opening it in a second tab and then creating a black hole that swallows your neighborhood. 1.8.11: Add Fortran support, and nag people who override the browser default for "monospace" with a variable-width font. 1.8.9: Fix a new bug with printing documents in newer versions of Chrome. 1.8.8: New Ace release 1.8.6: Caret will now detect non-monospaced font family settings (which are not, and have never been, supported in the editor) and warn you about them. If you get a false positive (i.e., you set a monospace font and it complained about it) please let me know so I can update the test accordingly. 1.8.4: Added a preference for when to show update notifications - "background", "launch", or "silent". Thanks, Simon! 1.8.2: Added an Italian translation (Thanks, Mattia!) 1.8.1: The hits keep coming with this minor release, which adds the long-awaited ability to define some options on a per-syntax basis. It's limited at this time to the subset of settings that Ace keeps with editor sessions, but that's enough to support different indentation between say, Python and JS. See the default user preferences for more details! 1.7.2: Large behind-the-scenes rewrite based on new browser APIs. More details in the changelog. This update may introduce bugs, so please let me know if anything is broken. Also, you will need to update to at least Chrome 55 for this version to work. That's a year old, so it's probably overdue. Please file any bugs you find at our GitHub repo!

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Paul FigueiredoMar 21, 2024

The best available natively for ChromeOS. Was using Kate through a flatpak in Crostini, and it's nice to have something comparable that runs out of the box.

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David SpaldingAug 7, 2023

I don't know why, but after a recent update to Chrome OS, this app disappeared from my Lenovo Chromebook. Argh! So glad to find it hasn't been killed off. It's my ASCII text editor of choice for Chrome OS.

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Patrick TaggartMar 25, 2023

i would rate it higher but they have an auto launch feature on chromebook that cannot be disabled. i absolutely hate when developers try to force their product on you by including annoying features that are impossible to get around. uninstalling and not downloading this garbage again. bozos

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Details

  • Version
    1.8.25
  • Updated
    June 21, 2020
  • Size
    2.04MiB
  • Languages
    11 languages
  • Developer
    Website
    Email
    caret@thomaswilburn.net
  • Non-trader
    This developer has not identified itself as a trader. For consumers in the European Union, please note that consumer rights do not apply to contracts between you and this developer.

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