EmEditor

Complete text and programming editor

The problem with Windows Notepad is that it has to be the most limited text editor ever created - you can do little more than cut and paste. View full description

PROS

  • Lots of advanced text editing features
  • Handles large files easily

CONS

  • Prone to bugs and crashes
  • Expensive to upgrade to full version

Not bad
6

The problem with Windows Notepad is that it has to be the most limited text editor ever created - you can do little more than cut and paste.

The one good thing about Notepad however is that it's incredibly light - whatever the speed of your PC, you can use and open it in literally seconds. EmEditor attempts to combine the best of both worlds by providing a highly functional text editor that's also very lightweight. You could say that EmEditor is a good compromise for anyone looking for a something in between MS Notepad and MS Word. It's more than that though because it's also a coding environment for programmers so it serves two functions in one. It supports several languages including CSS, JSP and TeX. In addition to fairly basic text formatting tools, it also includes more advanced features such as macro support, encoding support and an excellent search tool. There's also a handy print preview feature for anyone that's planning to use it for printing. All this and more including tabbed editing, syntax highlighting and it's able to handle very large files unlike MS Notepad.

An excellent all round editor although it can be prone to crashes when handling Rich Text and when performing advanced formatting features.

Changes

  • Bug fixes

EmEditor Text Editor is a lightweight yet extendable, easy-to-use text editor for Windows. It is optimized to be as small as possible and use the minimum amount of system resources.

Its interface doesn't have any limits regarding file size, columns or lines and allows you to work on more than one document at the same time. EmEditor is very customizable, and it supports Unicode and powerful macros, so it's a perfect tool both for basic text edition and for coding.

The program uses a color code for language syntax and supports drag and drop of files.

User reviews about EmEditor

  • Chromite

    by Chromite

    "the free version is enough"

    it's a bit challenging to find the free version on their site but well worth the effort of looking. More.

    reviewed on November 26, 2008