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E-TextEditor — новый текстовый редактор для Windows с мощными функциями редактирования и некоторыми уникальными возможностями. Являясь аналогом популярного текстового редактора TextMate для Mac OS X, E-TextEditor обладает всей мощью этого редактора, которая теперь доступна и для Windows. С помощью E-TextEditor вы сможете проделывать манипуляции с текстом быстро и легко, концентрируясь на написании текста, в то время как E-TextEditor автоматизирует всю ручную работу. Благодаря использованию cygwin, E-TextEditor поддерживает большинство стандартных пакетов, написанных для оригинального TextMate. Разработчики стремились к максимальной совместимости как в комбинациях клавиш так и во внешнем виде с TextMate.

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E-TextEditor is a new text editor for Windows, with powerful editing features and quite a few unique abilities. It makes manipulating text fast and easy, and lets you focus on your writing by automating all the manual work. Take control and make writing fun and fast again. Snippets automate tedious and repetitive typing, saving you time and effort. Powerful bundle commands transforms the text to your needs. By letting the computer do the manual work, you get the freedom to concentrate on your writing. You can leverage the full power of a unix scripting environment, right from within e. Close integration with cygwin gives you access to the full range of UNIX shell tools and lets you extend e with your choice of languages like Ruby, Perl, Python and more. If you have any task that could benefit from automation, you can be sure that e is up to it.

Changes in E-TextEditor 1.0.43:

* Fixed tab settings not being saved. [ajpalkovic]

* Settings are now saved individually for each window. [ajpalkovic]

* Fixed scrolling for High Resolution mice. [ajpalkovic]

* Fixed the find and replace all bug. [ajpalkovic]

* Fixed some bugs that could cause crashes when redoing. [ajpalkovic]

* Fixed close on double-click in RedoDlg

* Fixed possible infinite loop when doing replace-all with regex.

* Fixed state being saved even though 'Keep state' was deselected.

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    Е-TextEditor - это клон самого популярного в мире OSX редактора TextMate. Благодаря использованию cygwin он поддерживает большинство стандартных пакетов (bundles) написаных для оригинального TextMate. Разработчики стремились к максимальной совместимости как в комбинациях клавиш так и во внешнем виде.

    Е-TextEditor is a new text editor for Windows, with powerful editing features and quite a few unique abilities. It makes manipulating text fast and easy, and lets you focus on your writing by automating all the manual work. You can extend it in any language, and by supporting TextMate bundles, it allows you to tap into a huge and active community.

    Effortless Productivity

    Take control and make writing fun and fast again. Snippets automate tedious and repetitive typing, saving you time and effort. Powerful bundle commands transforms the text to your needs. By letting the computer do the manual work, you get the freedom to concentrate on your writing.

    UNIX at your fingertips

    You can leverage the full power of a unix scripting environment, right from within e. Close integration with cygwin gives you access to the full range of UNIX shell tools and lets you extend e with your choice of languages like Ruby, Perl, Python and more. If you have any task that could benefit from automation, you can be sure that e is up to it.

    Customization

    Make the editor fit the way you work. Everything in e from the syntax highlighting themes to bundle commands and keyboard shortcuts can be customized.

    TextMate is the award winning editor for MacOS X, that has revolutionized the way text editors work. By supporting TextMate bundles, e makes you part of a huge and vibrant community. Whatever task or language you need to work with, there is a good chance that someone has already made a bundle with all the needed adaptations.

    Personal Revision Control

    Most people have tried saving a document under all kind of "creative" names to keep track of old revisions. In e you can write and revise without worrying about losing your prior work.

    You can commit regular milestones of your documents (with comments and labels), and track your progress with the combined timeline/graph in the History view.

    Год выхода: 2012

    Платформа: Windows® XP/Vista/7

    Язык Интерфейса: English

    Таблетка: Keygen.and.Patch-MAZE

    Размер: 5,63 Мб

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    Windows console applications

    Windows console applications. Text editors

    Operating systems. Windows

    Initially, all text editors did not have a graphical interface. And work with text almost from the outset was one of the main types of user activity on computer. With the invention and spread of low-level and especially high-level programming languages, text editor has become an important working tool of professionals. Then, other users had to use text editors for their daily tasks. So by the time the programs with GUI started to be wide spread, the concept of text editor was already well developed, there were mature, well-designed and implemented specimens of applications for text editing without graphical user interface. Why the text-based versions coexisted with GUI-based ones for very long and still graphical user interface programs have not replaced the console / text-based applications.

    While the average user is not aware of their existence, he / she does not know the power of vim or emacs, often even MS-DOS Editor, built in all the 32-bit versions of Windows is unknown, none the less, console text editors continue to exist and be developed. As it is the case with the text web browsers. the main line of text-based text editors development is in Linux and other *nix systems world. But under Windows as well, there are several interesting applications.

    Syntax highlighting support for: C, C++, Java, Perl, Sh, Pascal, SQL, Assembly, PHP, Python, REXX, Ada, Fortran, IDL, LinuxDoc, TeX, TeXInfo, HTML, etc. ASCII table. Various facilities for coding and errors handling. Copying words, characters or text blocks is in the same mode and by the same keyboard shortcuts (except Ctrl+A) as in major Windows text editors with graphical user interface - plus, there may be other variations.

    Sublime Text - прекрасный текстовый редактор для веб-разработчиков

    Sublime Text - редактор кода, в который нельзя не влюбиться

    Пишу этот пост под большим впечатлением. Не прошло и недели, как я узнал про замечательный текстовый редактор под названием Sublime Text. Если описать одним словом тот эффект, который он на меня произвел, то это просто: «Вау! «.

    Думаю, что настало время сменить старый добрый Rapid PHP. которым я пользовался почти 4 года. Вообще-то я хотел перейти на Notepad++, но, узнав про Sublime Text, оказалось, что последний гораздо лучше.

    Что мне понравилось больше всего

    В Sublime Text большое количество полезных возможностей. Но вот что я хотел бы выделить особенно:

    • Приятный, легкий, минималистичный интерфейс.
    • Очень гибко настраивается.

    Множественное выделение. Вот это просто архиполезнейшая вещь, которую я встречаю впервые. Как она работает — зажимаешь Ctrl и ставишь в нужные места множество курсоров или выделяешь разные участки текста. Теперь при вводе с клавиатуры текст набирается одновременно во всех этих местах.

    Либо еще один наглядный пример. Нужно создать список из нескольких пунктов в виде ссылок. Зажимая колесо мыши, выделяю все пункты (левая часть скриншота, там видно, что в конце каждой выделенной строки стоит свой курсор). Нажимаю заданную горячую клавишу и оппа — тегами обрамляется каждая выделенная строка (правая часть скриншота):

  • Возможность создания любых сниппетов и вставки их хоть по горячим клавишами, хоть по буквенным сокращениям (в стиле Zen Coding).
  • Возможность назначения горячих клавиш абсолютно на любое действие.
  • В сниппетах можно задать, где будет находится курсор при вставке, задать плейсхолдеры и переключение в нужные участки сниппета Tab’ом.
  • Наличие миникарты кода для удобного перемещения.
  • Все мои личные настройки хранятся в отдельной папке.
  • Умное комментирование/раскомментирование кода по горячим клавишам.
  • Возможность отображения скрытых символов (пробелы, табы) только при выделении кода.
  • Постоянно растущее сообщество пользователей, которые пишут плагины под любые нужды.
  • В общем, по функционалу Sublime Text легко заменяет и Rapid PHP, и Notepad++, и даже превосходит их.

    Чего не хватает
    • Графического интерфейса для создания цветовых схем. Редактировать xml-файл, чтобы оформить под себя — это крайне неудобно и нудно, отнимает кучу времени.
    • Вставки изображения через проводник Windows. Т.е. указываешь изображение, и программа автоматически подставляет в тег <img> путь к нему, а также ширину и высоту (вот бы кто плагин написал).
    • Добавления слов в словарь для проверки орфографии.
    • Кликабельности ссылок.
    Недостатки
    • Время загрузки программы. Если сравнивать Sublime Text, Notepad++ и Rapid PHP, то Notepad++ открывается просто мгновенно. Sublime Text примерно за 1 секунду, а Rapid PHP секунды за 3.
    • Платность. Стоит 59 баксов. С одной стороны не мало для текстового редактора, с другой — она того стоит. Хотя можно пользоваться и вечным триалом (периодически при сохранении файлов выскакивает предложение купить).

    Других минусов я пока не смог найти. По сути эти недостатки — мелочь, которая с лихвой компенсируется плюсами программы.

    P.S. Кстати, Sublime Text — это мультиплатформенный аналог редактора TextMate на Mac OS X. Есть версии для Windows, Linux и OS X. Поддерживает цветовые схемы от TextMate.

    Софт для Linux: Текстовые редакторы - Sintegrial Text Editor (S

    Sintegrial Text Editor (S.T.E.)

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    Mногофункциональный и лёгкий в использовании редактор текста.

    Основной целью создания Sintegrial Text Editor (S.T.E.) является создание мощного средства, включающего в себя множество различных функций обработки текстовых файлов, с максимальной скоростью и удобством для пользователя, основанный на фреймворках Qt и Qscintilla2. Разработка компании Sintegrial Technologies.

    STE позиционируется как более функциональный аналог "Блокнота" для редактирования простых файлов и не ставит перед собой цели заменить IDE (Integrated Development Environment / Интегрированная среда разработки - используемая программистами система программных средств для разработки программного обеспечения).

    Sintegrial Text Editor имеет простой мультитабовый интерфейс, возможность сохранения и загрузки сессии, настраиваемую схему окраски. Помимо автодополнения вводимого текста и сворачивания участков текста STE имеет функцию автоматического отступа и табуляции, быструю навигацию с помощью закладок и возможность быстрого редактирования текста с помощью клавиатурных сочетаний.

    В STE реализована подсветка синтаксиса (для более 30 языков и форматов), автоматическое распознавание кодировки файлов, преобразование между кодировками, поддерживается более 70 кодировок (через интерфейс iconv) и преобразование концов строк (очистка неправильного окончания строк). У STE есть возможность побитового редактирования, автопометок, выделение тегов, добавление комментариев, проверка изменённых файлов на файловой системе, численное преобразование между Dec, Hex, Bin, предварительный просмотр для некоторых форматов (HTML, DSL, XDXF) и многое другое.

    Лицензия: GPL

    Тип приложения. другие программы для графического режима

    E-TextEditor: A Windows TextMate? (Or - Why Apple Should Buy TextMate - )

    E-TextEditor: A Windows TextMate? (Or “Why Apple Should Buy TextMate”)

    By Peter Cooper / March 4, 2007

    Over at the O'Reilly Ruby Blog, Jim Alateras laments the recent stalling of development on RadRails, but suggests an alternative solution: E-TextEditor. a "TextMate" alternative for Windows. The initial reports I've read about it are that it's rather good, and after watching the screencast I'd say it looks to be a pretty good editor and I'd give it a try if if used Windows. If you're a Windows user, give it a look.

    Now for the editorial bit..

    I don't know Allan Odgaard, the developer of TextMate. at all, but I'm a happy user of the editor, despite not understanding almost any of the advanced features. I can't speak on his behalf, so just take the following as editorial waffle, but I think Apple should buy TextMate and release it for free or at low cost (as currently). If Allan isn't interested in selling it, then fine, but if he is, it could be a big win for both him and Apple.

    So why? 1) The E-TextEditor homepage mentions TextMate six times. 2) A few people have converted TextMate's snippets to operate in other editors. 3) There's even a 200 page book about TextMate on the market. 4) If you've been floating around the various freenode Ruby and Rails related channels in the past couple of years, you'll have undoubtedly seen at least several Windows or Linux users drop by raving about TextMate and lamenting their inability to buy a Mac. Yet. they've ended up actually buying a MacBook (or similar) after several months, and continue to rave about TextMate (Jamie van Dyke is one example that sticks in my mind).

    These points all demonstrate that TextMate has rapidly become a standard of its own in the text editor market, and it has undoubtedly help OS X become the de facto platform for Rails development. Apple has even acknowledged this and are including Rails with Leopard. People from all platforms have seen TextMate and been captivated by it enough to the point that they lament the lack of its existence on their platform. This doesn't happen with many Mac-only apps, and from what I've read, Allan isn't particularly interested in developing non-OSX versions of the software, so the developers of copycat editors like E-TextEditor are not to blame.

    Apple tends to be very good at releasing products that people are afraid of copying too well. Even before iTunes was released on Windows, there was nothing as elegant and as usable. There's nothing quite as good as iMovie, Pages, or Aperture in their respective niches either (although Adobe is trying on the last one). Apple is a fierce defender of its trademarks, and with TextMate under the Apple wing, it could become an even bigger driver for the OS X platform since copycat behavior could be restricted.

    I am no fan of trademarks or patents being fiercely defended, nor a fan of Apple owning all of the apples in the cart (pun not originally intended), but from a totally objective point of view, I think it'd make sense for Apple, and if Allan were to turn down, say, a million dollars from Apple, he's a far more principled man than I!

    I'm now off to put my flamesuit on..

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      Carlos says:

    March 5, 2007 at 12:11 am

    Textmate and it's author really have little to gain from restricting Textmate to one (tiny) platform. They way for him to win big, would be to drop the "only Mac" mantra and his "Mac rulez" _friends_/fanboys (like DHH himself). It obviously isn''t preventing the spread of his idea to other platforms, so he should actually hire and pay someone to develop the official Textmate for Windows/Linux/Whatever, and then he'll be raking in the dough. There are far, far many more developers in non-Apple platforms clamoring for his product, begging to send him a check, and he's just seeing the opportunity go by.

    Henrik N says:

    March 5, 2007 at 12:21 am

    Allen -> Allan.

    Peter Cooper says:

    March 5, 2007 at 12:43 am

    Thanks Henrik. Now fixed :)

    Peter Cooper says:

    March 5, 2007 at 12:45 am

    Adding to all of the above. if it were included in OS X, it'd mean you have a kickass Rails development system totally out of the box. and. a better text editor than the limp TextEdit.

    James says:

    March 5, 2007 at 2:06 am

    Allan has hinted that he may be toying with the idea of open source. Porting TextMate to other platforms is rather tricky. Although, Allan wrote his own text processing API as the built-in OS X one was inadequate; the editor does lean very heavily on the Cocoa API's. This means, it would be a tremendous amount of work to duplicate those API's under another operating system such as Windows or Linux. To make things more complicated, Allan is working on TextMate 2.0 which will be Leopard only as he plans on using Leopards CoreText API to greatly improve TextMate along with other Leopard only API's.

    Just because Apple ported iTunes to Windows doesn't mean it was easy. iTunes looks, internally, unlike other native Mac OS X applications. It may very well be written in AppleScript or something else, that's similar. There appear to be many Mac OS X libraries all compiled into iTunes. The executable is 22MB's! Which is huge for a single executable. And no, it's not a Universal Binary either. Not sure what is going on internally inside iTunes but it's certainly not a native OS X application. It's similar to what you get if you were to compile a Python script into an EXE on Windows. It needs to include all the Python API's that are used inside the EXE along with a virtual machine to run the Python scripts. So iTunes is a bad example of Apple porting anything as complex as TextMate.

    Apple had a code base in the early beta days of Mac OS X 10.0 called Yellow Box which was literally the Cocoa libraries that ran under Windows NT. This meant you could run your Mac OS X application under Windows NT/2000/XP. i.e. cross compile them and distribute them to run on Windows. This is how NeXTStep/OpenStep did it and the Yellow Box technology came from NeXT.

    Rather then badger Apple to buy TextMate, better to badger them to update and release Yellow Box which is no longer available. So developers will be able to write once for Mac's and distribute to Windows. Perhaps a Red Box could be made for Linux, etc. There was a Blue Box which became Classic (Mac OS 9.x) under emulation.

    Allan likes coding on Mac OS X. Apple has ported over the famous NeXTStep/OpenStep development environment which was many years ahead of it's time and updated it to modern standards. They were the first to offer such a rich and powerful object based development environment. Especially the graphical GUI builder (Interface Builder). Coding in Objective-C (like Smalltalk + C) using the fantastic Cocoa libraries is a dream come true for many developers. There is nothing else like it on any platform. NET w/C# doesn't come close. Java doesn't come close. C++ is supported for those old school applications to be ported using the Carbon API's but new applications really should be written Cocoa. You can even mix Carbon and Cocoa within your application.

    With all this? Why would Allan port TextMate to a platform that doesn't have any of the Cocoa goodness that he is used to? I don't thin Allan's in it for the money, most of us would quickly pony up the cash for 2.0 but Allan's decided it will be no charge upgrade.

    Hendy Irawan says:

    March 5, 2007 at 3:34 am

    Wow. It's 2007 already and we still have text editor "wars". (or war of love :-)

    Had Plato already invented the first text editor, I think we'd still be having this conversation by now. -)

    Peter Cooper says:

    March 5, 2007 at 4:43 am

    James: Good explanations! I pretty much agree with all of your points, except the porting of Cocoa to Windows part. I think Apple owning TextMate would be a good thing as it would keep it locked to OS X (OS protectionism, basically), and I think Apple should focus on its own operating system than offer up goodies for Windows users (although iTunes and QuickTime have very strong economic reasons for those ports).

    Paul McCann says:

    March 5, 2007 at 4:50 am

    Wow, if Allan had a dollar for every time someone had given him the helpful advice to develop TextMate for Windows (etc, etc). well, he'd be a little better off than he already is. We even had the "throw abuse" approach a couple of months back: "how can you be so lazy as to only develop your product for one platform". And on it goes. To cut to the chase: why on Earth should he? TextMate on the Mac sells *plenty* of copies, Allan gets to develop on and for the platform he enjoys best (obviously), he's not pulled in several different directions at every turn trying to somehow synchronise functionality across wildly differing API's/capabilities/etc. The list goes on an on and on.

    As far as Apple buying TextMate: please, God, no. Development then either ceases altogether ("Grapher" anyone?) or goes behind closed doors, where user input disappears into a black hole, as per iTunes.

    TextMate's fine as it is, thanks very much! Here's to Allan maintaining his interest in the editor as far as releasing 2.0 (which will only run on Leopard), and nursing that version into a state of excellence. If people want the bells and whistles on other platforms then they can do the "e" thing, for example, and tap into the themes and bundles that already exist for TextMate.

    James Prudente says:

    March 5, 2007 at 5:19 am

    These guys are going after the TextMate for windows market as well.

    Thijs van der Vossen says:

    March 5, 2007 at 8:11 am

    Senthil Nayagam says:

    March 5, 2007 at 11:26 am

    atlast I have officially shifted to e-texteditor.

    I had been longing for textmate for over a year, after seeing those screencasts from DHH and others

    I primarily develop on my laptop, and could not leave windows.

    e-texteditor was the best possible option for me, also one month trial and textmate bundle support were good reasons for me try it.

    also it has cygwin support, have tested cygwin after many years, and find linux text utils(grep/tail/head/cut) very useful for log processing

    Charles Roper says:

    March 5, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    I've never understood why jEdit doesn't get more attention, but as far as pure text editing power goes, it does just as much, if not more than TextMate. Not only that, but it's also cross platform and free. I guess the barriers are that it looks ugly out-of-the-box (but can be very comfortable and attractive when setup right - http://www.flickr.com/photos/sxbrc_charles/308623286/ ). The main issue, though, is speed: it feels slow to load. This has been overcome to a certain degree by the fact that you can daemonize it so that it stays in memory all the time, making it as nimble as any other lightweight text editor. So jEdit remains an excellent cross-platform choice but, admittedly, that feeling of non-nativeness will always remain too hard to get over for some.

    I think part of the attraction of TextMate is that it a) looks dark and sexy and exotic and b) makes the user (as seen in those now famous screencasts) look like a ninja. And we all want to be a bit more sexy and a bit more Bruce Lee now, don't we.

    Andrew says:

    March 5, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    I never had the impression that Allan was out to "win big" as one commenter above suggests. I'm not sure that dominating the text editor market is really his goal.

    It would be neat if Apple bought TM, I guess, but coders' text editors are a tiny tiny market. I mean, talk about a niche product with entrenched users. How would they market it alongside Xcode? I just can't see how it would be worth it for Apple. They're probably better off giving him Apple Developers awards year after year and using TM as a great piece of public relations about developing for the Mac.

    Charles wrote: "And we all want to be a bit more sexy and a bit more Bruce Lee now, don't we."

    Hell yes! This is what Kathy Sierra calls "creating passionate users." It means making the user feel like they are kicking ass as they work. And, yes, wiring up custom two-letter tab completions or custom macros in TM does indeed feel pretty ninja. -)

    Peter Cooper says:

    March 6, 2007 at 5:01 am

    Heh, I totally forgot about XCode!

    Rimantas says:

    March 6, 2007 at 10:08 am

    Textmate clone on windows is tricky because some nice features depend on the execution of the command line scripts - perl, php, ruby or plain old unix utils. That's

    why e-texteditor wants cygwin and that's why I don't want e-texteditor.

    @Charles: have you used textmate, or the only familiarity comes from screencasts?

    I do use jEdit now and then, but I am not by any means power user of it. It may have

    the power of TM once you have collected and installed numerous plugins to replicate

    the behavior Textmate has out of the box. No, thanks. And yes, it's ugly :(

    Thomas Aylott says:

    March 6, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    If TextMate loses Allan before 3.0, it will die.

    He's already made enough money to last years, and with TextMate 2.0, he's in for another win. He certainly has no need to develop it on any other platforms.

    Nathan Garza says:

    March 7, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    The big deal with jEdit, for me, is that it is ugly. Seriously, humans are visual beings. The way we feel effects our productivity and motivation. Visual stimuli effects the way we feel. Bottom line. No matter how powerful it is, I don't like the way jEdit makes me feel. I don't feel productive. I don't feel creative. If you prefer, you can replace the "I don't"s above with "it doesn't"s, same difference to me.

    Add that to the fact (already mentioned) that it absolutely doesn't have anything that I need out of the box (no joke there either), and that even afterwards it's dog slow. Well, for me, what's the point?

    Sure I could partially beat the slowness issue by deamonizing it, but why do I want ONE MORE THING running in the background? I don't want something that has to be always on (whether I'm using it or not) in order to get decent performance.

    I suppose I can configure it to be less ugly even. But even then, it's a question of slowness. Slowness of configuration. Every time I install it I have to go to all to work of remembering how to get it to work the way I want it to.

    Compare that to TextMate. Install. Open. Use. That's it. It's beautiful, easy to use intuitively (at least to me), and it's reasonably fast. All out of the Box. No contest in my book. Granted this is one man's opinion, and I know that. I'm sure jEdit is wonderful, and it is really extensible, but. Well, you get the point.

    Ben Kittrell says:

    March 7, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    The idea has entered my head more than once that Apple is paying Allan to not port TextMate to windows. )

    But as Dr. Nic said, $2000 is a lot to pay for a text editor.

    Doh says:

    March 8, 2007 at 5:11 am

    People would do so many thing to avoid learning VIM.

    5 Powerful Text Editors for Windows

    5 Powerful Text Editors for Windows

    We have always tried to feature great software here at Lifehack.org. You know, the stuff to keep you guys and gals productive. You can say whatever you want to about Windows vs. Mac OS X. Maybe you like OS X for its “simplicity” or prefer Windows because you are a hardcore gamer. Either way, no one can deny that Windows has a huge 3rd party software base that users can tap into.

    Even though I am a Mac owner, I work in Windows 7, 8 hours a day at the minimum. I have 3 versions of Windows installed virtually on my Mac and a separate machine for a real installation of Windows 7. Programming on Windows is my thing and is what I do “professionally” so I tamper with text day-in and day-out. It’s important to have an awesome text editor to work with.

    Let’s take a look at 5 powerful text editors for Windows.

    The venerable Notepad++

    Notepad++ is an open source text editor that hosts a massive amount of features for everyday users as well as hackers. NP++ is written in C++ and for most text editing tasks it holds its own. There is text folding, excellent search features with regular expressions, support for syntax highlighting in every programming language you can think of, column editing, tabbed interface, conversions, and also a way for contributors to include plugins.If you are looking for a free (as in free beer) way of editing code and text, there may be no better than NP++ for Windows.

    TextPad is a paid application for editing forms of text. It isn’t as robust in the coding realm as NP++, but it is excellent for writing or plain text editing. TextPad supports a tabbed interface, search capabilities, macros for completing common tasks, document selection sidebar interface, spell checking, etc.It’s a simple, small-footprint editor and priced at $27 with a free trial.

    E Text Editor

    With a tagline like “The Power of Textmate on Windows” it isn’t hard to guess what the E Text Editor is shooting for. Basically, E is a Textmate clone for Windows. Textmate is a super popular text editing and code handling app on Mac OS X that is beloved by many a coder.E supports Textmate snippets, bundles, version control, supports syntax highlighting for a ton of languages, has great search features, and can be used as a Unix scripting environment inside of Windows.There is a free trial while the full version is $46.95. Let’s hope that E doesn’t fall off the earth like its father app has.

    EmEditor is a powerful unicode text editor that does one thing really well; handles and opens extremely large text files. I’m talking about files that are several gigabytes large. I’m not sure the magic behind this editor but it can open huge files and allow users to search them as they are still being opened.If you don’t have a need to open and look at large files, EmEditor is sort of ho-hum as it doesn’t give the user anything extra than Notepad++ does. But, if you need your text editor to stop crashing when you are opening 100MB+ text files, then EmEditor is what you are looking for.There is a free trial and the full license costs $39.99.

    In my experience, UltraEdit is one of the most, if not the most, powerful text editing programs on Windows or Mac. It was introduced to my while working my current gig and I have to say it’s pretty insane what the thing can do.It has a multi-row tabbed interface, script browser, macros, XML manager (to help you navigate XML files), give you a function list when working with source code, code syntax highlighting and more. The one thing that may get to you is that the UI is rather cluttered; but that can be remedied.It’s hard to believe the UltraEdit only costs $59.95 for either Windows or Mac because of all the features that it offers its users.

    So, if you want to get some real work done on a Windows machine, these are the tools that you need to do it. If you want to get a lot of editing done for no price at all, I can’t suggest NotePad++ enough. But, in my experience, if you want a “professional grade” app for editing, UltraEdit may be the way to go. Either way, you are going to be using one of the best text editing apps that Windows has to offer.

    We have always tried to feature great software here at Lifehack.org. You know, the stuff to keep you guys and gals productive. You can say whatever you want to about Windows vs. Mac OS X. Maybe you like OS X for its “simplicity” or prefer Windows because you are a hardcore gamer. Either way, no one can deny that Windows has a huge 3rd party software base that users can tap into.

    Even though I am a Mac owner, I work in Windows 7, 8 hours a day at the minimum. I have 3 versions of Windows installed virtually on my Mac and a separate machine for a real installation of Windows 7. Programming on Windows is my thing and is what I do “professionally” so I tamper with text day-in and day-out. It’s important to have an awesome text editor to work with.

    Let’s take a look at 5 powerful text editors for Windows.

    The venerable Notepad++

    Notepad++ is an open source text editor that hosts a massive amount of features for everyday users as well as hackers. NP++ is written in C++ and for most text editing tasks it holds its own. There is text folding, excellent search features with regular expressions, support for syntax highlighting in every programming language you can think of, column editing, tabbed interface, conversions, and also a way for contributors to include plugins.If you are looking for a free (as in free beer) way of editing code and text, there may be no better than NP++ for Windows.

    TextPad is a paid application for editing forms of text. It isn’t as robust in the coding realm as NP++, but it is excellent for writing or plain text editing. TextPad supports a tabbed interface, search capabilities, macros for completing common tasks, document selection sidebar interface, spell checking, etc.It’s a simple, small-footprint editor and priced at $27 with a free trial.

    E Text Editor

    With a tagline like “The Power of Textmate on Windows” it isn’t hard to guess what the E Text Editor is shooting for. Basically, E is a Textmate clone for Windows. Textmate is a super popular text editing and code handling app on Mac OS X that is beloved by many a coder.E supports Textmate snippets, bundles, version control, supports syntax highlighting for a ton of languages, has great search features, and can be used as a Unix scripting environment inside of Windows.There is a free trial while the full version is $46.95. Let’s hope that E doesn’t fall off the earth like its father app has.

    EmEditor is a powerful unicode text editor that does one thing really well; handles and opens extremely large text files. I’m talking about files that are several gigabytes large. I’m not sure the magic behind this editor but it can open huge files and allow users to search them as they are still being opened.If you don’t have a need to open and look at large files, EmEditor is sort of ho-hum as it doesn’t give the user anything extra than Notepad++ does. But, if you need your text editor to stop crashing when you are opening 100MB+ text files, then EmEditor is what you are looking for.There is a free trial and the full license costs $39.99.

    So, if you want to get some real work done on a Windows machine, these are the tools that you need to do it. If you want to get a lot of editing done for no price at all, I can’t suggest NotePad++ enough. But, in my experience, if you want a “professional grade” app for editing, UltraEdit may be the way to go. Either way, you are going to be using one of the best text editing apps that Windows has to offer.

    My Journey to the Perfect Text-Editor

    My Journey to the Perfect Text-Editor

    This article is about why I feel Sublime Text 2 is the best text editor ever and how/why I ended up using it. I’ve decided to write this because I seem to talk about this topic quite often and it would be easier for me to reference someone to an article rather than explaining my rationale over and over again.

    Dreamweaver

    I started using Dreamweaver’s design mode when I began web-development. I didn’t touch HTML. I started using some of the DW javascript functionality which I thought was quite powerful at the time ( this was literally all done without looking at HTML ), but I was getting frustrated with the tabular layout – It felt like I was fighting it more than working with it. Changing the width of tabular layouts isn’t easy when you have multiple nested tables.

    I started seeing all kinds of unbelievable tutorials and javascript plugins online. Things like dragging elements around as if they were windows in an operating system. I slowly started manipulating other people’s code within the DW code view and eventually I was permanently using that view. I felt design mode was for newbies and tabular design was old-school and evil. It was at this time that I started following popular online blogs such as CSS-Tricks and David Walsh. etc.

    Dreamweaver features that stood out for me:

    • I enjoyed the syntax highlighting colours
    • Wrap text in element functionality
    • tags closed automatically
    • Find/replace throughout open files

    Note: It took Dreamweaver 30 seconds to load up so I could take the screenshot. Core2Quad 2.3ghz with 3gb of ram.

    I eventually moved over to Notepad++. I enjoyed how quick it was – Lightning quick compared to the bulky Dreamweaver. However it didn’t have most of the things I liked about Dreamweaver and it wasn’t nearly as aesthetically pleasing with regards to icon layout, icons, colours in general and the syntax highlighting. I actually found – and still do find – the toolbar of icons ( including print, copy/cut/paste, find, etc) very insulting. Eventually I was using Notepad++ without turning back to Dreamweaver for anything, but still I didn’t feel completely comfortable with it, something was missing.

    Note: I probably didn’t use this editor to it’s full potential.

    E-TextEditor

    I began noticing how many people were talking about TextMate but I could not use it since it was/is a Mac specific application. After some googling I noticed there was a ‘Windows’ version of TextMate called ‘E-TextEditor’.

    I found the syntax highlighting very pleasing and it had almost everything I could want, including FTP built into the app – This felt much more simple to get going than the Dreamweaver FTP functionality. One thing it didn’t have was ‘Find/replace throughout open files’. This was something I had missed since Dreamweaver.

    Without a doubt, this became my text-editor of choice.

    I was getting fed up with Windows for various reasons and I couldn’t afford a Mac, so Linux ( Ubuntu ) was my next logical step. GEdit was/is the default text editor for Ubuntu and I was surprised that the default text editor that was so ‘advaced’ compared to other default OS text editors. This mainly included pleasing syntax highlighting and tabbed functionality. GEdit didn’t have the ‘Find/replace throughout open files’ functionality and something about it didn’t feel great when using it for larger projects. As far as features went, it didn’t have too many that I was aware of. For small HTML/CSS/JS projects or tests it was perfect though.

    By default Scite has ( or my default installation at the time ) the line numbers disabled. This is/was highly annoying and on top of that, it wouldn’t ‘remember’ my option to keep line numbers enabled. Small things like this can really get to me – I want to feel completely at ease, comfortable and happy with my tools.

    I didn’t really like the icons and the general look and feel of the editor, however, it was definitely much more advanced and nicer to use than GEdit – with options like “Convert selection to lowercase” to regular expression searches. By this time I had decided Scite was the Linux text editor for me, however as much as I liked it I preferred E-TextEditor, but I had completely moved away from Windows – apart from my virtual machine with PhotoshopCS3 and IETester. It’s difficult using a text editor when I would have switched it for E-TextEditor or TextMate in a heartbeat.

    I began using a Mac at work and it had Coda pre-installed. I had heard almost as much about Coda as I had about TextMate, mainly from Chris Coyier and a co-worker/friend. I enjoyed Coda – It had extremely simple and intuitive FTP support and was very nice to use. Coda had random nuggets I hadn’t seen in editors, like a wildcard character within searches. This could be achieved with regular expressions in other text editors, but the simple option was nice. The lack of functionality I was used to got to me. Coda was nice for larger PHP projects or smaller HTML projects.

    I was really eager to try out TextMate. I had heard so much about it and E-TextEditor was based on it.

    TextMate was very different from other editors – especially since I was new to OSx. It was pretty much just a window of text. All the options could be accessed via keyboard-shortcuts or by the options panel. It took me a couple of minutes to get used to it but I really loved it.

    Komodo Edit

    As much as I liked TextMate, I could never get completely used to it because at the time I was working on 2 operating systems – OSx ( work ) and Ubuntu ( home/dev ). I was also sure I would end up using Windows for some or other reason in future due to work or somewhere else I was forced to. This meant that I would be using a different text editor on each operating system. This made me feel uncomfortable and I didn’t want to learn to use something I’d end up not using. It felt like a waste of time investment. I definitely wanted to get used to an editor that worked across all platforms. I wanted a text editor I would use for the rest of my life.

    My seeking continued until I had found KomodoEdit. It was great. It had a couple of things I wasn’t ecstatic about, but the fact that it was cross platform made me forget about those quickly. KomodoEdit was definitely a very powerful text editor. I was referred to the application by a hardcore PHP backend friend and that made me feel good since I felt that I could grow with the editor if I needed to.

    KomodoEdit is a light-weight and free version of KomodoIDE. I had found pretty much everything I had wanted.

    • Light-weight – Check
    • Multiple language support – Check
    • Plenty of options – Check
    • Powerful – Check
    • Cross-Platform compatible – Check
    • Aesthetically pleasing – No
    • Find/replace throughout open tabs – No
    Sublime Text 2

    Finally I stumbled upon Sublime Text 2. And it was good.

    It had everything I could ever want and more, this went from Multi-select to distraction free mode. It had all the above checks, it was aesthetically pleasing and had an unbelievable find functionality. The Mac text editors ( TextMate and Coda ) look and feel far better to use than applications on other operating systems – It’s like they’re just made better. SublimeText2 has kept this feeling, even on different operating systems. The fact that text editors had to look ugly in Linux and Windows had been something I had wondered about on and off for a long time – Finally there was one editor that broke my perception.

    I had never used a dark theme before but the default SublimeText2 was perfect. It had Chrome styled tabs, you could record macros, create your own snippets very easily and it had a visual map of document on the side of the editor ( this seemed like it could get old quickly, but I find it very useful in spotting patterns in larger documents).

    The options worked differently compared to any other application I had used before. An options page was a text page in a sort of object/array layout. At first I thought this was temporary and it would be updated in a future version, but I finally realized how brilliant it was. You could search for options via the text editor. Search results appear in another default text-editor tab and it’s all consistent. You don’t ever leave tabs and text, brilliant.

    The best part is, it’s only a beta. That’s right, until the time of this writing ST2 is a beta and it gets updated VERY often. New features, functionality and bug fixes come out with every update. ST2 has always been expensive for a text-editor, atleast $59 is expensive for one to me, but ST2 allows you to trial the software for as long as you’d like. On the site it says:

    Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however a license must be purchased for continued use.

    The license comes with a bunch of perks, the most noticable includes a per-user license, not per-install or per-machine. This means you can use the registered version on whatever operating system and machine you’re using. After running and using it on all operating systems I decided to purchase it and I would urge anyone who loves it half as much as I do to support the development.

    On top of all of this, I’ve subsequently began to learn Ruby and it’s got a Ruby build system installed – along with a bunch of other builds, including ant build. ST2 supports a vast amount of languages ( more than just syntax highlighting ), has plugin support and it supports Textmate snippets. The community is also pretty great.

    As you may possibly know, I develop HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and Ruby. I’ve got friends who I’ve convinced to permanently use ST2 and they use languages ranging from Python to C++.

    According to me, it is by far the best text-editor around.

    Sublime Text 2 is awesome.