I came across the Editplus Wiki page today and had to share the joy 🙂
For those of you who are not familiar with Editplus,
it is quite possibly the best free text editor for developers (all
things considered). It’s lightweight (it’ll fit and run off of a
floppy), it has excellent and highly customizable syntax support, the
list just goes on and on. It’s pretty much all that I used in
college for everything I did, from Prolog to C++ to Java to HTML.
I still us it daily for all of my DHTML work, simple ASP.Net proofs of
concepts, working with files on remote servers, T-SQL work, and
formatting the stupid HTML generated by FTB.
Best of all, it’s free (it’ll warn you after 30 days that you should
pay for it, but it’ll happily let you keep using it). One of
these days, I gotta get around to paying these guys; I’ve been using it
exclusively (with VS.Net for other needs) for the last 6 years.
Possibly the only feature that I’ve found a want for is an “Export to
HTML” button that would export a selected section of code as formatted
HTML for display in web pages (that would rock so hard).
One of these days, I need to put together a writeup: “Editplus for Beginners”.