EditPlus

EditPlus

A flexible editor for TXT, HTML, PHP, Java, XML, and other text-based files
4.2  (68 votes)
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Pros

  • Supports all popular text-based file formats.
  • Offers color combinations for HTML, CSS, PHP, ASP, Perl, C/C++, Java, JavaScript, and VBScript documents.
  • Create and share with other users your own syntax files

Cons

  • No drawbacks found

Humbly defined as “a good Notepad replacement” by their developers, EditPlus is actually much more than a simple editor for text-based files. This comprehensive utility is a powerful editing tool for developers, Web designers, programmers, etc., who deal frequently with HTML, CSS, PHP, Java, XML, C/C++, Perl, Python, or Ruby on Rails documents, among other text-based formats. The program offers syntax highlighting, its own Web browser to preview Web pages, a spell checker, and a Hex viewer, among other useful extra tools.

With a clear and functional interface, this high-end text editor comes with all the functionality you would expect... and then some more. Apart from the basic undo/redo and find and replace features, EditPlus allows you to work with multiple documents at a time, perform a rectangular block selection, check the spelling, split the window, and make use of its text folding, conversion encoding, auto indentation, and bracket matching options, among various others. Besides, you can create your own macros and use its auto completion feature, keyboard shortcuts, and cliptext window not only to save lots of time, but also to avoid frequent typing errors. Its HTML toolbar offers you a tag menu that you can use to insert HTML tags quickly and securely. This toolbar also comes with a color picker, a character picker, a table generator, and an object picker to automate your HTML encoding as much as possible.

EditPlus is open to your own contributions in terms of syntax files and other utilities. It comes with its own color combinations for HTML, CSS, PHP, ASP, Perl, C/C++, Java, JavaScript, and VBScript documents, but you are free to create (and share with other users) your own syntax files for these or other programming languages. The program’s website lists dozens of links to custom user files that you can download and use, as well as a number of free utilities created by EditPlus users that will help you to perform a math calculation against selected text, check that an XML file is well formed, join multiple lines into a comma-separated line, or a script to change accented characters to their “basic Latin” counterparts, to name but a few. The fact that users take time to produce and share these tools, scripts, and syntax files with other EditPlus users says something about the popularity and the quality of this “Notepad replacement”.

I think it’s clear that EditPlus goes well beyond what you would expect from a simple notepad-like text editor. Despite all the free add-ons shared by its users, this is not a free tool. You can try it for free and see if it covers all your requirements – if it does, it is reasonably-priced enough for most professionals to afford.

Francisco Martínez
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SimonC

SimonC I find EditPlus really useful when messing around with various text based file formats. It's simple to use but has plenty of really useful features that you won't find in many other text editors.

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Guest Stable soft.

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a-scorpion

a-scorpion try it you will love it

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