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Ed Bott's Microsoft Challenge--5/18/2000

By ebott ·
Last week I asked for Explorer replacements. This week the Challenge is to replace the underpowered Notepad with a real editor (but please, don't nominate Edlin). Two ground rules: 1. Be sure to include the URL where I can find the software. 2. Don't forget to list the killer feature(s) that make this one worth sending Notepad to the Recycle Bin. I'll hand out 250 points to each nominee. This challenge closes at the end of the day on Thursday, May 25.

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by jstewart In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

Without a doubt the replacement should be
textpad, downloadable from http://www.textpad.com. It includes such powerful features as advanced searches, macro capability, syntax highlighting for html, etc, the ability to save files in PC, Mac, and Unix formats, the ability to select "columns" as opposed to traditional selecting methods, a spellchecker, and many, many other powerful features not found in most other notepad replacements, very inexpensively. I have used it for years and it as never disappointed me.

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by MickBowen In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

Try Textpad, www.textpad.com, this editor is the best I've found yet for win32. It handles text, html, c/c++, perl, lisp, you name it. You can even cut, copy, and past columns of data - the exact feature I had been looking for. Also new features areadded via plugins constantly.

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by karenh In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

My choice is definitely TextPad at www.textpad.com. Besides the great search tools, file comparisons and text formatting, I love how easy it is to set up external tools such as SQL Preprocessor & Apply, and VSS file checkin/checkout. I wouldn't live without it!

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by SusyL In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

Created by David Mead, the UltraEdit product is very best editor available. The 32-bit version has some great features, such as:
* Syntax highlighting
* Project/Workspace support
* Column/block mode editing
* Hexadecimal Editor
*Comprehensive macro support
* Disk based text editing
* Insert/fill columns
* Insert line numbers
* Sum columns/selection
* FTP client built in to give access to
FTP servers with multiple account
settings and auto logon & save
* Send Mail
* Search/display/formatting features
* User configurable features
* Other features too numerous to list

The site is at www.ultraedit.com

The color coding and column edit alone make this product indispensible, andthe other features are icing on the cake. I've used this product for years in its various incarnations, and have not had the first problem with it. It just keeps getting better and better with each new release.

Two thumbs up for UltraEdit32.

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by IlliniOnOahu In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

TextPad from Helios Software is the best Notepad replacement I've personally seen. I have even used it extensively in writing simple Java programs because it provides a simple development environment that color-codes my code and integrates with theJava Compiler on my system to compile and run painlessly from the TextPad application.

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