Friday, March 30, 2007

Score a Super-Fantastic Text Editor

Should I have put an ! at the end of that title? I thought it called for one, but I'm leery of sounding like an idiot. Anyway, let's set that aside and talk about text editors. Some of you out there will never need one. Many of you will and do. Text editors are the applications used to edit text, but only a certain type of text: Coding text. Like html, .ini and .log files. Of course simple text editors can also be used for more or less interesting text, but other applications are better suited for those purposes.

My main use for text editors happens to be some fairly simple html coding for my blogs. Even though Windows has its own, Notepad, it's fairly lame, so it behooves you to find one that better meets your needs. For a while now I've been using kewlpAd, just because it's skinnable. But it has very few of the features I need. So I'm movin' on up to the big time. The free editor called Notepad++ is my new app of choice for this particular need.

Its features include:
  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  • WYSIWYG
  • Auto-completion
  • Multi-Document
  • Multi-View
  • Regular Expression Search/Replace supported
  • Full Drag ‘N' Drop supported
  • Dynamic position of Views
  • File Status Auto-detection
  • Zoom in and zoom out
  • Multi-Language environment supported
  • Bookmark
  • Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting
  • Macro recording and playback
Click here to get it!