Which Text Editor & Why

Discussion in 'Scripts, 3rd Party Apps, and Programming' started by manzoor, Oct 8, 2007.

Which is the best text editor ?

  1. EditPlus

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  2. SlickEdit

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  3. TextPad

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  4. UltraEdit

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  1. manzoor

    manzoor New Member

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    and Why ? Can someone prefer me a good text editor for text, programming and html etc

    My friend will be giving out his CC and will buy one for me, So I want to choose the best one
     
  2. KowKing

    KowKing New Member

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    Notepad.exe for HTML.

    Microsoft Word for everything else.
     
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  3. Bryon

    Bryon I Fix Things

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    Notepad2! Nano! Emacs! Why pay when you can get nice programs that do not cost anything?
     
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  4. deadimp

    deadimp New Member

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    Programmer's Notepad for Web stuff, Code::Blocks for C++, JCreator (lite edition) for Java, Poderosa for command line (not really a text editor, just wanted to list it).
    Free stuff for me.
     
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  5. Veivei

    Veivei New Member

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    I use ConText :)
     
  6. rackfenix

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    Worpad for create .htaccess and Word for homework :D
     
  7. manzoor

    manzoor New Member

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    w0w no people use any commercial text editors
    But in others community they gave me these choices and said they are good

    Hmm... Thanks for your comments, I will research a lil bit more.



    --------------------------------------------------- Manz00r
     
  8. GamingX

    GamingX Executive Team

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    Yep, I believe in opensource softwares and usually use Notepad in Windows and nano in Ubuntu....as Bryon said why use paid software when you can get a better one for free...;)
     
  9. maikefutesi

    maikefutesi New Member

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    I voted EditPlus but I like Textpad as well.

    In fact, any editor that has syntax highlighting and block-indenting is good (imho). Autocompletion is nice as well, but not a must. (I like Dreamweaver's feature to close the last opened tag when you type </)

    I think all those HTML-helper features are overkill, and useless if you already know HTML good.

    (P-S: Mac = BBEdit and TextMate all the way)
     
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  10. alexandgruntz

    alexandgruntz New Member

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    MS Word 2007 for most stuff, Notepad for plain text documents.
     
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    Slothie New Member

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    I'm a personal fan of Eclipse for most of my programming work, otherwise MsWord would do just fine
     
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    nakg0d New Member

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    Omg.. I am simply ecstatic when I use TextPad... it really helps with debugging my programs.
     
  13. mitamata

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    I use Notepad++ (get it here).

    Works great, uses barely any resources, it's easy to customize, it's free and I hear it even works on Linux . It has everything I could ask for :)
    I made it totally pimpish. Black background with pink, green and yellow text. The guys at work are all laughing at me for it, but now php is insanely easy to read and writing it goes a lot smoother.
     
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    blitzkrieg New Member

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  15. DefecTalisman

    DefecTalisman Community Advocate Community Support

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    I use SciTE Source Code Editor. Just havn't got around to setting it up to check php syntax yet.
    Lots functionality, multiple tabs, line numbers colounm, output window and lots more...
    (free)

    For HTML the best I found so far was dreamweaver.
     
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    legendphil New Member

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    hao!

    I use notepad++. It has syntax highlighting and some syntax collapse.. auto completion, supports too much too many languages (c, c++, php, html... korean).
     
  17. Swiblet

    Swiblet New Member

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    I do EVERYTHING with simply notepad. It takes alot longer and I have to use many more references whenever I forget a piece of code I want to use, but it makes me feel much more in control when I know that everything I use was created by just me.

    I suppose feature-wise, though, Dreamweaver would be the best for everything. Not that I would use it.

    ~~Ben
     
  18. alfred

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    I use wordpad. I also use word when I am forced to.
     
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    Editplus is real winner. It has all functionality of text editor + features like sorting at place, column select and manipulation, tabbed approach and so many others.
     
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    Thanks for the Notepad++ its great.
     

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