What is your favorite text editor

Discussion in 'polls' started by moontan, Jul 12, 2014.

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What is your favorite text editor

  1. Sublime Text

    5.1%
  2. Notepad ++

    50.0%
  3. Komodo IDE/Edit

    1.3%
  4. Brackets

    1.3%
  5. TextMate

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Atom

    1.3%
  7. VIM

    1.3%
  8. gedit

    2.6%
  9. Emacs

    1.3%
  10. Other

    35.9%
  1. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    i've been trying a few over the past year.

    i purchased Sublime Text but i've switched to Komodo Edit (freeware) a couple of days ago because i like the GUI better.

    Sublime Text starts almost instantly but Komodo takes about 3 seconds to load.

    i don't do any coding atm but i like using a better text editor than the default Windows Notepad.

    i like my creature comfort. ;)
     
  2. CloneRanger

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    Metapad, since 98SE days. Extremely light !
     
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  4. moontan

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    i tried Atom but it is a little slow to load.
    it's Open Source and seems to have lots of support.

    another one i like is Adobe Brackets.
    it is also actively supported and developed.
    i love the Live Preview mode in Brackets.

    Sublime Text is very good and fast, though the development seems to be slow lately.
     
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  5. Rmus

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    Metapad, as a replacement for the Windows Notepad.


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  6. J_L

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    Notepad is good enough for my needs as a pure text editor. Of course I use something else for programming, word documents, NFO files, etc.
     
  7. Gullible Jones

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    Other: GNU nano.

    I know, I know. Cue the "OMG nano is for lusers" posts. Thing is, once you actually learn the keybindings it's pretty awesome. The main issue I've found is that a lot of the keys conflict with terminal built-ins, but that's easily fixed (just disable the terminal emulator's built-in keybindings).

    On those occasions when I need something more powerful, or with better undo functionality, I typically use jmacs (JOE's Emacs emulation mode). Emacs itself is okay, but has a confusing (for my use patterns) excess of functionality.

    When I think a graphical environment would work better for the task, I usually use Geany.

    vi/vim I don't even touch. IMO the modal stuff is more suited to nitpicky editing than writing lengthy scripts.
     
  8. Minimalist

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    Mostly I use Notepad. If I need something more advanced I use Notepad++ or UltraEdit.
     
  9. Creer

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    Notepad++ for me.
     
  10. ArchiveX

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    Notepad ++
     
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    +1 for MetaPad
     
  14. Wroll

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    Notepad++ & Notepad2 on Windows
    Atom & Gedit on Linux
     
  15. NGRhodes

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    I used Gedit daily - with a few plugins makes a great code editor.
    When in the terminal I go for Nano.
    I do like Komodo Edit, but its a memory hog.
    Notepad++ in Windows.
     
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    I use nano and Kate, mostly nano.
     
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  20. pajenn

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    I always replace Notepad with Notepad2. It's like Notepad, but a little bit better and still super light.
     
  21. WSFuser

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    (G)vim for Linux and Notepad++ for Windows. I tried Gvim for Windows but I don't really like it for some reason.
     
  22. accessgranted

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    Gedit on Linux. When I was on Windows, I used Metapad.
     
  23. dogbite

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    notepad++
     
  24. Rigz

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    I like the plugins and ability to customize Sublime. On Linux I still use vi in a terminal window the majority of the time.
     
  25. PallMall

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    Others -> EditPad Lite here. Lite is sufficient for me, but a pro version exists as well.
     
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