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looking for a good text editor...

     
11:37 am on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Got a bit fed up of using notepad/simpletext and am looking for the next step in text editors.
I have tried a few: texturizer, phpedit, ultraedit, etc.

I would like colour coding for at least html,css,javascript and php and anything else is a bonus.Oh and line numbers.

Is there anything anyone would recommend?

11:57 am on June 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Take a look at TopStyle. It's a full fledged XHTML editor with incredible CSS support. Coded by the guy who made HomeSite.
12:03 pm on June 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Scite (based on Scintilla) or Emacs...

[edited by: BlobFisk at 12:08 pm (utc) on June 15, 2004]

12:06 pm on June 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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VSL Visual Slick Edit might be worth a look.
12:34 pm on June 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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HTML-Kit is awesome, and it's free.
6:44 pm on June 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm still happy with Arachnophilia 4.0 (build 5310) also freeware (well, careware actually!)
Didn't like version 5.0 though......
7:04 pm on June 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I use Crimson Editor, it's free, very fast to load, has syntax highlighting for html, css, php, asp, java, perl, jsp etc. It has line numbers too and other handy features like tabs and find & replace for all open files.
7:07 pm on June 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have been using Textpad for 4 yrs and never found a better option for me
7:13 pm on June 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I agree with jatar_k - Textpad rules :)
7:17 pm on June 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Another thread here recommended ultraedit and I switched in September of last year, and haven't looked back.
5:53 pm on June 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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notetab

rox my sox

handles text, html, css, you name it - very robust and all-purpose

6:11 pm on June 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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thanks for the replies.

having tried out most of the above I am currently using HTML-Kit

7:00 pm on June 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Edit Plus is very good.
12:35 am on June 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'll second TopStyle....
4:12 am on June 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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And I'll second HTML-Kit. The best and free

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7:20 am on June 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I havn't tried HTML-Kit but I have tried the following, which is excellent, its free and it seems to contain all of your requirements, and more:

StlHEditor

Here's one download link I found (the authors site seems to be down or moved)

[bayareatech.com ]

4:01 am on July 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'll second UltraEdit. I've used quite a few (many but not all of the ones mentioned so far in this thread) and the one I'm happiest with is UltraEdit.
2:29 pm on July 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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My longtime favorite is EditPad Pro. Not free, but well worth the $$ you pay for it. It's like a good version of TextPad ;)