Free Text Editors Part II



This is the second part of Free Text Editors.

Arachnophilia
Arachnophilia is a popular text-based HTML editor written in Java by Paul Lutus. It is known to be a successor to another HTML editor WebThing. The program is licensed as a Careware[1] type of software. The program’s name comes from the term meaning “love of spiders.”
OS support: Mac OS / Unix / Linux / Windows
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BDV Notepad
It is comfortable text editor, Windows Notepad replacement. In this program are combined: extended functionality, comfortable interface, flexible adjustment and all of this is absolutely free-of-charge! Program can work with files of any size, supports shortcuts, multilevel Undo/Redo, autosaving, URL-autodetection and start. It has customizable multilanguage interface, improved printing engine and many additional opportunities.
OS support: Windows
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ConTEXT
ConTEXT is a closed-source freeware text editor for Microsoft Windows, aimed at software developers. It can open and edit very large files, while requiring only modest amounts of RAM and hard drive space to run.
OS support: Windows
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Eddie
Eddie is a text editor which was first released in 1997 for BeOS, and later ported to Linux and Mac OS X. It was written by Pavel Císler, formerly a senior developer at Be, who later worked for Eazel and currently works for Apple and continues to develop Eddie as his pet project, now on Mac OS X. Inspired by the classic Macintosh’ Macintosh Programmer’s Workshop editor, it is primarily intended for working with C and C++ development. However, Eddie supports syntax colouring for HTML, JavaScript, .kon/.widget, Perl, and many other formats. Eddie supports a Worksheet — provides a well-appointed shell that enables the power of bash and the convenience of editing in a normal text window mode.
OS support: BeOS / Mac OS / Linux
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EDXOR
EDXOR is a versatile, convenient and optimal text editor and file processor that far surpasses the capabilities of other Notepad-like applications. It offers innovative clipboard handling, cryptographic options and logic text conversions, great for education, fun, or privacy. EDXOR is small, self-contained, dependency-free and very fast. It provides over 90 menu items, including many unique functions and options, for diverse applications.
OS support: Windows
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EditPad Lite
EditPad Lite is a general-purpose text editor, designed to be small and compact, yet offer all the functionality you expect from a basic text editor. EditPad Lite works with Windows NT4, 98, 2000, ME, XP and Vista.
OS support: Windows
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EmEditor Free
EmEditor text dditor is a lightweight yet extendable, easy-to-use text editor for Windows. EmEditor is very customizable, and it supports Unicode and powerful macros. EmEditor is designed for Windows XP, and certified for Windows Vista.
OS support: Windows
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Editor²
Editor² is a really small (57KB download) notepad replacement, yet packed with useful features for productive everyday use. Both ANSI/Unix and Unicode text files are supported. It features powerful search and replace commands, Hex and RTF viewer, dual font/color selection, URL autodetection, lots of keyboard shortcuts plus loads of handy bits for programmers (brace matching, autoIndent, etc). The unique AutoText feature makes inserting HTML open/closing tags a breeze. Editor is one of the richest feature-to-size packages in its class.
OS support: Windows
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GridinSoft Notepad Lite
GridinSoft Notepad Lite is a powerful text editor for Microsoft® Windows® operating systems with code highlighting, supports HTML, PHP, JavaScript, Java, Perl, XML and others. Has a built-in HEX editor that allows you to truncate files, to replace, insert and remove bytes from any files – just open them in a built-in HEX editor.
OS support: Windows
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HAPedit
HAPedit is an acronym for Html Asp Php editor; a win32 text-mode editor useful for all developers of dynamic web pages. Its main features are: syntax highlighting for html/php, html/asp, html, JavaScript, CSS and SQL; page preview in browser; project manager; php code “compilation”; edit html tags; code completion; preview images; SQL console; FTP Manager; Code Explorer and more.
OS support: Windows
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Komodo Edit
Komodo Edit is a free Komodo-based text editor for dynamic languages published by software firm ActiveState. It inherits many features of Komodo IDE, like the full range of supported languages (Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Tcl) and platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows ). And like Komodo IDE, Komodo Edit also supports browser-side languages like JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and XML. It was developed for programmers who need a multi-language editor with broad functionality, but not the features of an IDE, like debugging, DOM viewer, interactive shells, and source code control integration.
OS support: Mac OS / Unix / Linux / Windows
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MAX’s HTML Beauty++
MAX’s HTML Beauty++ 2004 is advanced HTML editor that can edit as many files at a time as you want, plus it has advanced customizable syntax highlighting, undo / redo, drag & drop editing, right-click tag editing, extended find & replace, template support, project management, auto updating code snippets, code library, tag case changing capability, spelling & grammar check and more… There are also 28 Tag Designers for almost every HTML tag, a Power Toolbar that contains almost all HTML tags, Built-In Image Browser / Viewer with GIF Optimize function and ability to convert images to WBMP image format which is used by WAP-compatible mobile phones, Built-In JavaScript Beauty Scripts (rollovers, slideshows, etc.), Built-In Support for HTML TIDY, Internal Preview using Internet Explorer and Mozilla and much more.
OS support: Windows
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Metapad
Metapad is a small, fast (and completely free) text editor for Windows 9x/NT/XP with similar features to Microsoft Notepad but with many extra (and rather useful) features. It was designed to completely replace Notepad since it includes all of Notepad’s features and much, much more.
OS support: Windows
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Notepad+
Notepad+ is a text editor for Windows PC systems intended as a replacement for the default Notepad editor. It was developed by Rogier Meurs of RogSoft and first released in 1996. At that time Notepad on Windows 95 was very limited in its facilities and could only open files up to 64 kibibytes. Notepad+ removed that limitation and added many new features.

Notepad+ received many awards and significant coverage in many computer magazines, but as it was popular relatively early in the development of the web many of the pages about it no longer exist today. The program has not been developed since v1.11 in 1996 but it still has many users who prefer its simple interface over many of the other Notepad alternatives which have since appeared.
OS support: Windows
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NoteTab Lite
NoteTab is a freeware/shareware text editor for Windows. It was developed by Eric Fookes of Fookes Software, Charmey (Gruyère), Switzerland. The program’s name refers to the fact that it was apparently one of the earliest text-editors capable of editing several open documents on different tabs (tabbed document interface). The first version of NoteTab, known as Mini NoteTab, was launched in 1995; version is 5 was introduced in 2006 with current version 5.3 released in July of 2007.
OS support: Windows
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Q10
Q10 is a powerful and simple text editor built and designed with writers in mind.
OS support: Windows
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Programmer’s File Editor
Programmer’s File Editor is a freeware text editor targeted particularly to the needs of software programmers. It was written by Alan Phillips of Lancaster University in the north of England.The program includes some macro capabilities. It also supports using batch files to perform compilation tasks from within the editor. Development of Programmer’s File Editor ceased in 1999, but the program is still in use by some programmers.
OS support: Windows
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PSPad
PSPad editor is a freeware text editor and source editor for the Windows platform. It was first released in 2001, this software is produced by the single developer Jan Fiala. PSPad is designed as the universal GUI for editing many languages including PHP, Perl, HTML, and Java. It integrates the use of many project formats for handling and saving multiple files. Other features include autocompletion, tab, FTP client and find/replace using regular expressions.

PSPad interface is based on the MDI with tabs for editing multiple files and better open document manipulation. This software doesn’t need an installation and is semi-portable.
OS support: Windows
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roPEdit
roPEdit is a rich featured multifunctional Text and HTML Editor with Syntaxhighligthing, Codelists, Codefolding and Functions for Programming.
OS support: Windows
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Subpad
Subpad is a lightweight notepad clone with all of the features of Windows notepad, with just a few extras added. The main purpose was to make something close to notepad.exe, but with faster find/replace, MRU documents, and syntax highlighting. Subpad’s find/replace routine is perhaps one of the fastest out there.
OS support: Windows
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Syn Text Editor
Syn is an Open Source Text and Programming Editor with Syntaxhighlight for many Languages, and some IDE Features, like starting a program (e.g. Compiler) and capture the output, support for Projects etc. Syn is written in Delphi (Version 5, Updatepack 1) for maximum performance, stability and filesize, hence it doesn’t require any bulky VC++/VB Runtime or MFC libraries!
OS support: Windows
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TED Notepad
TED Notepad is a freeware text editor for Microsoft Windows. The software has been developed by Juraj Simlovic since 2001, originally as a school project. It has a similar cosmetic look to Notepad, but provides more features, especially for advanced plain-text editing. The application is portable and fits on a USB flash drive and does not require an installation. You can find several innovative features too, like a second search or a line completion.
OS support: Windows
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TeXShop
TeXShop is a TeX previewer for Mac OS X, written in Cocoa. Since pdf is a native file format on OS X, TeXShop uses “pdftex” and “pdflatex” rather than “tex” and “latex” to typeset; these programs in the standard teTeX distribution of TeX produce pdf output instead of dvi output.

TeXShop uses TeX Live, a standard distribution of Tex programs maintained by the TeX Users Group (TUG) for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and various other Unix machines. The distribution includes tex, latex, dvips, tex fonts, cyrillic fonts, and virtually all other programs and supporting files commonly used in the TeX world. The most recent version of this distribution is maintained for the Mac by the MacTeX TeXnical Working Group of the TeX Users Group and available undering the “Obtaining” tab.
OS support: Mac
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TextWrangler
TextWrangler is a popular text editor for Mac OS X from Bare Bones Software. It was originally a commercial product, but (beginning with version 2.0) has become the freeware alternative to their flagship editor, BBEdit, and the successor to their previous freeware editor, BBEdit Lite.

TextWrangler is intended for use by programmers, web designers, and others who spend time reading and writing source code.
OS support: Mac
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Win32Pad
Win32Pad is a feature filled text editor that is written with a programmer in mind. Its main purpose is to provide enough functionality that is missing from notepad without sacrificing file size and performance. It’s very fast and powerful. This editor is written so that you can install it and start using it. The features are added to make your experience better, easier and more efficient.
OS support: Windows
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WhizNote
WhizNote has a separate text file editor that allows you to customize its right-click menu to insert custom text with sophisticated template features. This can be used to make your own HTML templates. When editing HTML files, you can test all those HREF links by simple double-clicks and can test your web page in a browser even with local web sites using a personal web server.
OS support: Windows
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7 Comments

  1. JP Habaradas

    August 1, 2007 at 11:50 PM

    @trench – That’s true. I used Dreamweaver before for creating websites. I liked it coz it was easy to use but after I found out about the code that it inserts on your file, I stopped using it. :D

  2. trench

    August 1, 2007 at 5:58 PM

    dreamweaver gives you all kinds of stupid markups that screw with your coding. I’ve tried. dont like it. lol

  3. JP Habaradas

    August 1, 2007 at 1:45 PM

    @jorge – Free? Hehe you wish! Dreamweaver CS3 costs almost $400! :P

    A good and free alternative is NVU.

  4. jorge

    August 1, 2007 at 1:29 PM

    but.. but.. isn’t dreamweaver free? :mrgreen:

    *hides*

  5. trench

    August 1, 2007 at 1:34 AM

    yeah, must have missed that one! :lol:

  6. JP Habaradas

    July 31, 2007 at 10:04 PM

    @trench – I know coz that’s what I’m using. Hehe :D

    Btw, it’s included in the first list and I guess you missed it.

  7. trench

    July 31, 2007 at 8:50 PM

    Jaypee, this is the best editor of them all. I swear by it.

    http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm

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