When comparing TextMate vs typora, the Slant community recommends TextMate for most people. In the question“What are the best programming text editors?” TextMate is ranked 19th while typora is ranked 32nd. The most important reason people chose TextMate is:
Textmate is open source and hosted on [GitHub](https://github.com/textmate/textmate).
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 Live preview
Typora immediately renders what's typed on the screen in Markdown format. This helps users to have a better understanding of how their document is being formatted.
Pro Hybrid interface
The editor and preview dual-pane setup typical of desktop Markdown editors are gone; instead, a singular interface makes for a WYSIWYG experience. This streamlines the workflow and encourages direct manipulation.
Pro Support for LaTeX expressions
It supports LaTeX expressions, with an easy-to-use MaxJax panel.
Pro Custom theme support
Typora has clean yet beautiful built-in themes and allows for users to create new themes using CSS.
Pro Syntax highlight for fenced codes
It supports GFM's code fences, with syntax highlight support for C/C++, java, etc.
Pro Support for tables
It supports tables for Markdown Extra. And also provides a GUI to make it easy to insert and edit them.
Pro Free during beta
Pro Inline images
It won't display image like
![alt](http://image-url), But shows the image content inside the editor.
Pro Shows table of contents for the document
It supports an outline for the document, by showing a table of contents on the left side of the screen.
Pro Natural typing experience
Editing in Markdown, either in WYSIWYG mode or in markdown code mode, feels natural. It never gets in the way.
Currently works on Windows, Mac and Linux.
Pro Sidebar with a list of files
You can open any folder in sidebar and see a list of other markdown files.
Pro Syncs with iCloud
Con OS X only
TextMate is for OSX only.
Con In beta
Typora is still in beta and may be prone to changes or bugs.
Con Unusable image management
Con The immediate rendering of Markdown is hard on the eyes
Having Markdown immediately render causes text to jump into formatted text, which is distracting and hard on the eyes.
Con No portable version (Windows)
You need admin rights on a managed Windows computer to install it. There currently is no portable version available.