Need a text editor with file browser that will keep files sorted by date and allow quickly switching between files in the editor. Lots of log files to view through quickly.

TextWrangler only shows files in disk browser by name. Lots of other editors don't even have a file browser. Loved Notepad++ on windows. Anything close on Mac?


  • allow browsing file system

  • sort files/folders by date modified

  • quickly show/edit files in main window by clicking/double-clicking filenames (no popup of separate windows)

I've looked at log file viewers and they're mainly for viewing individual files. I have log files with semi-random names but I need them sorted by modified date to troubleshoot.

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Use Atom: https://atom.io

File system browser

Easily browse and open a single file, a whole project, or multiple projects in one window.

With log files it looks like this: Atom


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