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.
- 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.
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!