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    Freeware text editors

    Favourites please? What are the developers on the forums using? After syntax highlighting, clean and simple design, light etc. etc
    "All our beliefs are being challenged now, and rightfully so, they're stupid." - Bill Hicks

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    I like jedit

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    vim (http://www.vim.org/) - just like Unix 'vi' with a few Windows enhancements.

    UltraEdit is also good.

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    Another vote for TextPad, liked it so much I bought the licsensed version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz316
    I agree. An excellent tool.


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    editplus, more functional for some of the VXML, and other more IVR related languages i tend to program in.

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    FREEWARE people! Freeware!
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    Try SuperEdi or ConTEXT. Firm favourites.

    http://www.wolosoft.com/en/superedi/
    http://www.context.cx/
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBeeeenster
    FREEWARE people! Freeware!
    Still textpad I'm afraid! Used the free demo version for ages while I was a student (years - it never expires and is fully functional) then I stumped up when I got job.
    They told me I was gullible ... and I believed them.

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    I tend to use PHPEdit - got a free license for non-commercial use.
    Use textpad for everything else - also paid to license it, as it's really very good. I just found editplus a bit too flakey. Plus - textpad is quite nifty for adding in your various compilers and runtime engines.

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    NoteTab.

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    http://www.ornj.net/software/araneae/

    Araneae if you want simple, lightweight and free.
    MOLLY AND POPPY!

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    Found a topnotch editor called Crimson:

    http://www.crimsoneditor.com/

    Maybe we should start a freeware sticky?
    "All our beliefs are being challenged now, and rightfully so, they're stupid." - Bill Hicks

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    kate for linux, no questions

    windows textpad

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