When comparing TextMate vs Paw, the Slant community recommends Paw for most people. In the question“What are the best developer tools for Mac OSX?” Paw is ranked 6th while TextMate is ranked 19th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Open source
Textmate is open source and hosted on GitHub.
TextMate has an extensive library of plugins which can be further extended to make it even more powerful.
Pro Lightweight footprint
It's lightweight footprint makes it extremely fast to load and use.
Pro Multi line select and editing
Pro OS X only (native)
Pro Dynamic values
Pro Multiple environments
Pro Many extensions
Pro Beautiful native app
It is much more convenient than using a chrome extension. It uses minimal resources on my Mac.
Pro Regular updates
The app is regularly updated with corrections and new features.
Pro Quickly filter json response
Paw supports filtering using key path, JSONPath and jq.
Pro Option to create a new API
Con OS X only
TextMate is for OSX only.
Con Restricted and unstable Web-View
Con Proprietary, closed source software
Not free and open source.