The question of a native version of SimpleText for Mac OS X came up in another article discussion, so we thought we’d post the information here, too, for all to see. SimpleText for Mac OS X exists and has for some time. Here’s how you get it. Skip step #1 if you already have Xcode 2 installed.
1. From Mac OS X Tiger’s install DVD, install XCode Tools.
2. Navigate to Developer/Examples/Carbon/SimpleText/
3. Double-click SimpleText.xcode to launch Xcode and click “Build,” wait a moment while it does its thing.
4. In Developer/Examples/Carbon/SimpleText/build/ you will find the 176KB SimpleText.app (version 1.6) native for Mac OS X.
Drag it to your Applications folder like any other application. Plop it in your Dock if you like. Classic not required.
Works like a charm, we use it everyday.