Posts for #Text Editor

I just thought it might be a good idea to write a post for my text editor category again – the problem is, I don’t currently have the time to do more tests. I haven’t lost interest in this, so rest assured there will be more tests as soon as my time allows it!

Here we go with another editor test, this time I took a look at EditPlus. You can find the introductional posting to this series here.

I have now started to make a tabular overview of the tested text editors available. You can find it here and I will keep it updated with new results as I continue to test.

The second test in this series, which is the best text editor for me, is about TextPad.

So here it is, the first test result in my quest for the best text editor. I started with UltraEdit because I had recently downloaded the trial version of it, and because the web site makes full-bodied promises about it: UltraEdit the #1 selling, most powerful, value priced text editor available! The ideal text, HEX, HTML, PHP, Java, Perl, Javascript, and programmer’s editor!

I guess every computer user in the world has (been) asked that question at least once, and many have invested a lot of time in the quest for the best, if not the perfect, text editor. Apparently many aspects of the problem are a matter of taste, and the fact that the technical environments are changing all the time (and even faster for us programmers than for most other people) doesn’t make it any easier.

I have once again decided that I should have another look at what’s available and I thought it might be a good idea to publish my findings in a way that allows others to benefit from them. I don’t plan to look at all available text editors out there at the same time, but rather to take the time every now and then to look at one or a few and document my findings in a categorised way.