Text editor with cliptext capabilities?

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  1. Pinga

    Pinga Registered Member

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    EditPlus has been my editor of choice for many years. I use it to store all kinds of text snippets, so it has effectively become my personal database.

    Now I'm looking for an alternative as EditPlus 3 still isn't truly portable and its developer doesn't show much ambition in that direction.

    Must have: Cliptext sidebar or perhaps a node-based storage model such as Keynote;

    Nice to have: Cross-platform, open source & fully portable.

    What is your favourite way to store text (or code) snippets?
     
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    Hello,
    Try Notepad++, Emacs ...
    Emacs is a solid bet.
    Mrk
     
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    EmEditoris full-featured, and has great plug-in and macro capability.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions! As much as I like Notepad++, unfortunately its QuickText plugin offers only limited cliptext functionality: http://notepad-plus.wiki.sourceforge.net/QuickText HowTo

    Haven't tried Emacs for Windows yet, quite a hefty download for a simple text editor :D

    EmEditor is nice, its Snippets functionality comes close to what I want and it's portable. But there must be a more efficient way to manage (& search?) hundreds of text snippets.

    Any more ideas?
     
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    That one is out, unfortunately. It uses a lot of memory; well over 15.000 K. Worse still, I tried to save a 500-word text as a snippet and it wouldn't let me do it: 'Text is too long'.

    Please keep them coming!
     
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    Just came across this one; haven't found anything about cliptext yet, but it's sure got a ton of programmer-happiness-making capabilities:

    cream

    btw, I found it listed here: osalt
     
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    Osalt's a great place, thanks for the tip!

    Meanwhile, I've looked at several alternatives, but still no decent cliptext - or snippets - capabilities. Any more ideas?
     
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    I've found one!

    The Guide stores information in a hierarchical, tree-like structure. It isn't perfect yet - Windows only, drag & drop support still limited - but it is pretty customisable and open source. The latest stable beta version is fully portable.

    http://theguide.sourceforge.net/
     
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    Thank you, thank you - lots of useful information.

    The Guide has just come out in the 2.0 version, by the way.

    Any more tips?
     
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