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. Timok

    Timok Registered Member

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    Notepad ++
     
  2. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    Which one has a spell-checker?
     
  3. Minimalist

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    Microsoft Word?
     
  4. quietman

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    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 !
     
  5. blacknight

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    Notepad ++
     
  6. xxJackxx

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    PSPad free, UltraEdit paid.
     
  7. Rasheed187

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    I meant one of the mentioned ones. I tried TinySpell, but it doesn't work correctly.
     
  8. xxJackxx

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    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.
     
  9. Rasheed187

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    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.
     
  10. xxJackxx

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    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.
     
  11. Rasheed187

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    Correct, but it was a general statement, I did appreciate the recommendation. :thumb:
     
  12. WildByDesign

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    Notepad++ has a decent spell checker, but has to be enabled manually through it's plugin manager. The spell checker plugin is called DSpellCheck.
     
  13. singularity

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    Sublime Text with Packages, ClipboardFusion with Macros.
     
  14. roger_m

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    Notepad is all I need these days.
     
  15. slawektor

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    Notepad
     
  16. luciddream

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    Right away I'm thinking, "good ol, old school Notepad", but didn't expect it to clean house the way it did.
     
  17. SnowWalker

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    Are you confusing Notepad with Notepad++?
     
  18. Amanda

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    Kate and Kwrite.
     
  19. PastTense

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    Just Notepad.
     
  20. Rasheed187

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    Thanks, will check it out.
     
  21. Techwiz

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    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.
     
  22. Foxes

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    Notepad++ woot!

    The poll results really show how good it is.
     
  23. Alec

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    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),
    • multiple panes,
    • multiple tabs,
    • 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),
    • and more.
    I would recommend giving it a shot...
    :thumb:
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2015
  24. rossnixon

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    Notepad2 - small, fast, simple interface, colour-schemes, line numbers, sorting.
     
  25. NGRhodes

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    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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