Looking for Mac’s native TextEdit alternative which has a great deal of text editing features with programming language support? Have a look at freshly developed Tincta.
It’s a tiny yet powerful text editor which is designed intuitively to fit the requirements of both novice and professionals. The main UI offers tab support and the navigation bar at left side holds all pen documents to make switching between them a lot easier. Apparently, it supports all major programming languages with options to customizable syntax highlighting color for, HTML, PHP, CSS, Java, Python and more. Unlike other text editors with programming language support, it uses natively written coloring algorithm to quickly identify and highlight programming language syntaxes.
is a portable application that cleans up your emails by removing unwanted characters, as well as provides paragraph and indenting options. Just copy and paste wrongly formatted emails in StripMail and select the appropriate options to automatically strip your emails of unwanted characters (such as “>”), which are present when forwarding emails. It allows indenting entire text, adding quotes, creating paragraphs and more.
Many web application developers seek one simple tool which can provide all the necessary features to create, edit and manage code along with best code handling capabilities. Araneae
We have previously advocated Geany
for Linux users in our past 15 Ubuntu Text Editors
post. Geany, being a lightweight text editor, certainly enhances the text processing on Linux OS, as it includes many features which are not there in Linux native text editor. Now it is available for Windows users too, with a lot of document editing improvements.
for Windows offers lightweight IDE (Integrated Development Environment) to write, modify, manage and streamline programming language code of Java, C, PHP, HTML, Python, Pascal, SQL, VHDL, etc. It comes with small code-assisting features to tidy up the code, like code folding (expandables/collapsibles), auto closing HTML tags, easy code navigation, and symbol lists while compiler is also deployed within the application to compile and execute code. Being an extensible application, you will find many new plug-ins on developer’s plugin project page.
In the past, we have covered many third-party text-editors aiming to replace Windows Notepad, to name a few, RJ TextEd
, EditPad Lite
, and World Wide NotePad
. We did not mention Notepad++ since we all know how popular it is. Today, we are bringing metapad
into limelight. It has come a long way since its first release in 2001, offering a huge set of new and interesting features in latest version - 3.51. While it covers everything which Windows NotePad has to offer, it is also compounded with features like persistent windows placement, 10 buffers for quick rendering, adding unlimited amount of favorites, intuitive find and replace functions while providing a long list of hotkeys. Since it has web browser direct viewing capability with support for many programming languages syntaxes, it would suit users who need to perform daily web maintenance tasks.
Confidential information should not be exchanged in public locations because chances of data theft are considerably high, and if there is a dire need, communication must be carried out through one strong encryption tool. gpg4usb
is a tool to let users encrypt and decrypt information to keep their exchanges safe from any external unauthorized usage.
The application is backed by GnuPg (an OpenPGP implementation)
to write, encrypt, and decrypt your text messages. It supports multiple OS platforms, allowing users to achieve inter-operability. Its name suggests only one requirement - accessible USB port, you need to have open access to ports to secure information in public places, like internet cafés, public libraries, etc.
If you’re a writer, journalist, blogger, or anyone who has to perform a writing task on their PC and cannot resist the temptation to check your IM notifications, email client every few minutes, and all these activities are causing hindrance in your primary writing task, then TextRoom
might be the answer for you. This tool provides a totally distraction-free writing environment as it works in full-screen, covering everything as you type. Read More
Text editors come in more than packs of dozens, such is their abundance. Along with the many commercial offerings, free software are also available in huge numbers. Letterpress
is an open source offering that covers not only basic text editing functions but also brings many advanced features like file comparison, HTML and PHP support, mathematical operators, and much more.
Previously we covered number of text editors having advance features and tools, such as; Fxite
, World Wide NotePad
, and EditPad
, all these text editors are primarily coded for end-users. ConTEXT
is another advance multi-lingual text editor, having innumerable features, tools whilst supporting a long list of languages for syntax highlighting. According to the developer, the reason behind its development is to serve as a secondary tool for software developers, who need a text editor supporting programming languages with all development related tools build-in.
is a light-weight text editor with some unique features like; Block functions (for inserting a file), flexible word wrapping, history for viewing previously created/accessed/modified files, extensive undo options, full-featured printing options (includes header/footer settings, page setup) and many more.
World Wide NotePad
is an elegant text editor, similar to Windows Notepad, that comes with a text to speech option and has a Auto Typer
feature which prevents user from writing the same lines over and over again.
There are occasions when you have to do excessive typing on an Internet browser text area. In such cases, it is simpler if you could just open the text editor of your choice and use it to make all the text entries. It’s All Text
is a Firefox add-on that lets you edit any text area on the browser window using your favorite text editor.
Though the IT market is flourished with plenty of text editors, FluentNotepad
is one program that will not miss your eye. With a brilliant, yet appealingly simple interface, this writing tool offers everything you need to start working on your drafts, memos and notes.
Application catering multiple elements are not abundant and users in need of such application would have to search intensively through the web to find one useful utility. Ubiquitous player
is a packaged portable application which features; file management options, media player, image viewer, simple web browser, text editor, note taking application, and whole lot of more.
Text editors are aplenty. For years, programmers have use generic text editors like Notepad, TextPad, Crimson, etc but as with the advancement in graphical text editing, developers have come up with more user friendly & tabular text editors.
is a feature-rich text and source editor, supporting Unicode, syntax highlighting, code folding, and more. It not only serves as a text editor but also goes to handling HTML editing, CSS editing support, and comes with a dual pane file commander. It also supports FTP client for uploading files.
Windows Notepad is a widely used application, despite its being small and not so feature heavy. One thing that almost every user feels when it comes to the famous tool is the lack of changes or improvements that Microsoft has made to the Notepad since the days of Windows 98. Notepad has not really evolved.
is one of the most commonly used editors in all Linux based systems. Home users and Server administrators both use the Vim editor to create/edit files. If you have ever edited a large file with Vim then you probably have faced the problem of finding some particular line number. Let me share an easy way to display the line number count in Vim.
If you are looking for a simple, yet powerful text editor that can handle not only rich text, but also programming language to help you in developing software applications. then have a look at Programmer's Notepad
. Supporting Tabbed MDI interface, it is a portable text editor that supports a wide range of programming languages including Java, C++, HTML, CSS, PHP, VB etc. Additionally, it comes with a powerful syntax highlighting, which supports both user-defined and built-in schemes. Using the built-in text clips features, you can easily use templates for inserting text in the document. Other noteworthy features include regular expression-based search and replace, split view, export document to rich text (RTF) and HTML, bookmarking documents, code folding and outlining, and more.
This post has been updated to let you know that Programmer's Notepad also supports Windows 8. The article was updated on March 30, 2012.
Do you have a .DAT file in your computer and don’t know how to open it? Firstly .DAT file could be anything like a picture, video, data, email attachment, etc. To open .DAT file you will have to find out what kind of file it is, you can than convert the extension to open it easily. If you don’t know what kind of file it is, you can determine it too. More details after the jump. Read More