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I am looking for a free editor to edit comma-delimited text files, or .csv format.

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What do you need a special, CSV-specific editor to do that something like CodeWrangler (or anything with column-based selections) can't do for you? Might help guide the answers if you could detail why something like Google Docs or CodeWrangler doesn't cut it for you. –  Ian C. Jun 14 '11 at 13:56
    
@IanC What is CodeWrangler? When I google it, I don't find a link to a piece of software by that name. –  Daniel Lawson Dec 24 '11 at 17:38
    
@Daniel it's a typo. I meant TextWrangler from Bare Bones Software. –  Ian C. Dec 24 '11 at 19:01
    
@IanC. darn. I'd hoped there was a cool piece of software I didn't know about. TextWrangler is awesome, but I've been using it since it first came out. –  Daniel Lawson Dec 27 '11 at 2:16

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The latest version of NeoOffice works fine (in that it supports Versions etc) but you need to donate a small amount of money to download it before the end of August 2011.

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24$ yuck, to test a beta, probably never... others are paying you to test beta :) –  sorin Aug 11 '11 at 17:34
    
I highly recommend NeoOffice. I have used it for eight years. It is a fork of OpenOffice and LibreOffice with Mac OS-specific features and fully suports Mac OS 10.7 Lion. You can download and use version 3.1 for free; only the most recent version 3.2 requires a donation. –  Wheat Williams Dec 24 '11 at 18:34

I just used Google Docs for exactly this purpose but all I needed to do was extract a column of email addresses from a CSV file.

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csveditor (Java)

Very simple (no undo), java program (some may stop reading here ;) - does the job

Java csveditor by bertramfritz - sourceforge.net

Get the csveditor_1.3_dist.zip

You have to create an empty table upon launch but then you can open any file.

Screenshot: Java csveditor, by bertramfritz

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http://www.libreoffice.org does quite a good job now and is compatible even with OS X 10.9

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XTabulator does this but is not free.

XTabulator is a tabular data file editor for Mac OS X. With XTabulator, you can edit, manipulate, massage, slice, and dice comma-separated (CSV), tab-separated (TAB), or anything-separated files quickly and easily.

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