Will we see a version for Mac someday soon?
I can only hope.
Also, what good free alternatives are there for Mac - I’m new to this operating system.
Notepad++ is not written to be portable to Mac OSX, Linux, etc. It is VERY much tied to Windows. I like TextWrangler on OSX, but it is not really similar to Notepad++, except that they are both text editors obviously.
I run Notepad++ on Linux with the help of “Wine” (originally an acronym for “Wine Is Not an Emulator”) it works great too! have used NP++ on Windows since it was new !
It’s still my favorite editor of all time.
They have downloads for Mac OS here: https://wiki.winehq.org/MacOSX
Mac OS X - WineHQ binary packages for the development and staging branches for Mac OS X 10.8 and higher