When comparing TextMate vs Bluefish, the Slant community recommends TextMate for most people. In the question“What are the best programming text editors?” TextMate is ranked 19th while Bluefish is ranked 46th. 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 Very powerful search and replace
Bluefish supports Perl Compatible regular expressions, sub-pattern replacing, and search and replace in files on disk
Pro Light and fast
Bluefish starts really quick (even on a netbook) and loads hundreds of files within seconds.
Bluefish highlights matching blocks for start and end markers (for both brackets and tags).
Pro Emmet support
Support Emmet or Zen Coding.
Pro Auto-completion and auto-tag-closing
Con OS X only
TextMate is for OSX only.