Readers’ ten favorite Windows programs
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Although most of the feature set in TextPad is aimed at programmers, the Clip Library on the left is especially useful for web page developers. Double-click any tag to insert it at the current location.
The basic idea of ActiveWords is to take tasks you do over and over again – opening programs and web pages, pasting boilerplate text, and so on – and convert those tasks to shortcuts you can trigger with a few keystrokes.
The beauty of Quick Macros is that you can write code if that’s how you prefer to work. Or you can use dialog boxes or record actions. After you build a library of macros, you can create pop-up menus and toolbars, and launch macros, files, and commands from them.