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Comments on this post: What Text Editor do you use?

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Ultraedit32. Been using it for years.
Left by Mark Schmidt[MSFT] on Apr 27, 2005 2:44 PM

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SourceEdit (www.sourceedit.com) has been my favorite. It is free, light weight and does tabs.
Left by Don Demsak on Apr 27, 2005 3:15 PM

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UltraEdit32 - for years also.
Left by Rob Chartier on Apr 27, 2005 7:09 PM

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TextPad. Been using it for a couple of years now. I typically try different editors every few months, but I still keep coming back to TextPad.
Left by Jay Glynn on Apr 27, 2005 8:58 PM

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Both UltraEdit and TextPad are overkill for my purposes, I think. I tried UltraEdit years ago and didn't like it, although I don't remember why. I'd completely forgotten about it until Mark Schmidt commented on it. I've tried TextPad numerous times, but always move away from it. As I said, I just want a text editor. I don't need syntax highlighting or the ability to work with projects or any kind of intellisence or anything like that. If I want that I'll hop into one of my IDE's. I want something that I can use to read readme files and log files.

So far, it still sounds like Notepad++ is the winner for me. But thanks for the input on these, and I will add them to my list of editors to go look at the next time I get discouraged.
Left by Chris J. Breisch on Apr 28, 2005 8:39 AM

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EmEditor from Emurasoft. Your criteria sound a lot like mine, I switched from TextPad and others about 4 years ago and haven't looked back. One caveat: it does MDI, I just don't remember if it's by default or not.

They're like clothes, you have to try them on yourself--but it's probably worth consideration. Nice compromise between nimbleness of a straight text editor and features of a programmer's editor.
Left by Grant Carpenter on Apr 28, 2005 2:15 PM

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Grant,

Thanks for the feedback. That's actually one I haven't heard of or tried before.
Left by Chris J. Breisch on Apr 29, 2005 9:01 AM

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EditPlus has stuck with me for years as a lightweight gvim/IDE backup.

Also, I recently started using Xplorer2, a small/fast/feature-ful Explorer replacement. One of my favorite features is binding Ctrl-1 to open the current file in gvim, Ctrl-2 to open it in EditPlus, and Ctrl-3 to open a command prompt in the current directory.

Highly recommended.
Left by Stephen Haberman on Apr 29, 2005 10:56 AM

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SciTE is small and fast.
Left by Alexander Dobriakov on Apr 30, 2005 6:12 PM

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Notepad++ has all I need -
Really nice program !
Left by Ewin on Jan 18, 2006 5:49 PM

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Ewin, glad to hear it. I just noticed that I was several releases behind and upgraded. I should blog that.
Left by Chris J. Breisch on Jan 25, 2006 5:20 AM

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