Building a Better Text Editor

November 30, 2007 by Jon Skinner All Posts

The text editor is a humble tool, its purpose distinct and implementation well trodden. There are a lot of people who spend a lot of time working them them: you've probably got one open right now.

I think they can be better.

Furthermore, I've got a fairly strong vision of exactly how they can be better. I left my job as a software engineer at Google to build a company, and a text editor, around this conviction.

I'd like to share my ideas for a better text editor; you'll shortly see the beginning of a series of articles describing just that. Stay tuned!

In the mean time, why not let me know what you think a better text editor should be?