Discussion in 'polls' started by moontan, Jul 12, 2014.
Which one has a spell-checker?
Notepad is fine for me as an everyday editor , but I voted Emacs.
I'm a long time fan of Richard Stallman and his work ..... personal bias on my part ? ..... probably !
PSPad free, UltraEdit paid.
I meant one of the mentioned ones. I tried TinySpell, but it doesn't work correctly.
PSPad has a spell checker, but you have to download the dictionary file from their site. UltraEdit has a nice spell checker, but again, not free. Not even cheap.
OK, I see. Those apps are more geared to programmers I think. I see you need the pro version of EditPad for a spell-checker.
They are but if that is not the target use for a text editor then I'd have to know what someone wanted to do to make a different recommendation.
Correct, but it was a general statement, I did appreciate the recommendation.
Notepad++ has a decent spell checker, but has to be enabled manually through it's plugin manager. The spell checker plugin is called DSpellCheck.
Sublime Text with Packages, ClipboardFusion with Macros.
Notepad is all I need these days.
Right away I'm thinking, "good ol, old school Notepad", but didn't expect it to clean house the way it did.
Are you confusing Notepad with Notepad++?
Kate and Kwrite.
Thanks, will check it out.
I'm usually reluctant to install third-party software when built-in tools like notepad work fine. But since I've started learning to program, I've been experimenting with other text editors including notepad++ and sublime text editor. I really like that these editors assist with syntax and the colored text and non-white background has helped to relieve eye-strain considerably. Would recommend both.
The poll results really show how good it is.
Ok, I voted Atom, and I'm a bit surprised I'm the only one. I think it's pretty sweet. I'm not sure why anyone would use relative oldies like Notepad++ (ugly) or TextMate over it. As for the real golden oldies like Emacs and Vim, I at least understand their niche.
Atom doesn't seem slow to load for me, actually seems to load faster than Komodo Edit, Brackets, etc. But I'm on a Mac, so maybe the Windows version is slower. Atom is free, open source, cross platform, and based around upgradable & customizable packages. UI supports...
themes (both for UI and for syntax highlighting),
multiple cursors (add or correct multiple items at once),
flexible snippet / smart-replace tab completion functionality,
nice find & replace (optional Regular Expression support),
spell check (for plain-text and other non-programming grammars where it makes sense),
multiple syntax "grammars" (HTML, C, C++, C#, Java, Ruby, Python, Plain Text, etc),
multiple text encodings (UTF-8, UTF-16, ISO 8859-1, etc),
flexible whitespace control (soft tabs, trailing whitespace cleanup, etc),
support for text "folding" (hide complete sections of text/code down to one line so you can focus on other areas)
"hackability" / customization (don't like something, write a package to add it or change it),
optional tree-view file browser "project" support,
informational-level Git support (although not full-blown operational stuff like clone, commit, etc),
I would recommend giving it a shot...
Notepad2 - small, fast, simple interface, colour-schemes, line numbers, sorting.
We use "relate oldies" because relatively newer editors such as Atom do not offer any significantly better/new features, especially the ones you have listed.
That is not to say Atom is bad, just not in any way a game changer.
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