TUCOWS ARTICLE

Picks: Reviews of Boxer Text Editor, UltraEdit-32, NoteTab Pro, and HTMLPad 2007

Picks: Reviews of Boxer Text Editor, UltraEdit-32, NoteTab Pro, and HTMLPad 2007
Published: Apr 2, 2008
Author: Michael E, Callahan
Related OS: Windows
Categories:
Text editors
Software that can help Good for Cow Rating
EmEditor Professional 11.0.2
Shareware
Download EmEditor Professional, a lightweight text editor for Windows, supports Unicode and can...
Crimson Editor 3.70
Freeware
Download This editor allows you to edit different text-based files such as programming...
NoteTab Light 7.1
Freeware
Download NoteTab Light is an award-winning text editor for anybody who needs to deal with text...
EditPlus 3.60
Shareware
Download EditPlus is a text editor, HTML editor, PHP editor and Java editor for Windows.
Edit Pad Classic 3.5.3
Postcardware
Download This is a notepad with multiple file support and drag-and-drop capabilities.
Picks Logo

I've received quite a few emails asking me about text editors that can do HTML. So, here is a roundup of some of the best text editors around. -- Doc

The Boxer Text Editor, by Boxer Software is an award-winning text and HTML editor that's simply loaded with great features. I love the fact that it has so many configurable options. You can truly make it your own by altering the colors, the way it acts, the keyboard layout, fonts, and lots more. The program is easy-to- use and has an intuitive interface, perfect for both new and experienced users. The Boxer Text Editor has excellent features for anyone who needs to write HTML coding as well. It has color syntax highlighting so you can easily see what you're doing when you're writing HTML, Perl, and more. The Boxer Text Editor also has templates which you can use for a wide range of things. I have a whole set that I use for inserting HTML codes that I use when writing Picks. The program also has a very cool spell checker and what I like is that it will actually skip over any HTML code. Boxer Text Editor has all the little extras that make it a joy to use. Thing like a calculator, auto-complete, calendar, HTML color chart, ANSI chart, macros, and "User Lists" that include things like a collection HTML tags. The Boxer Text Editor has all the features anyone could need and a lot of features that most people don't expect. A macro language, easy macro recording, and HTML color chart, the ability to edit files up to 2 gigabytes in size, column blocks, and the ability to edit files via FTP. How cool is that? Very! If you're looking for a full-featured editor for doing text, HTML, or programming, then this is your solution. Give it a try, I recommend it.

System Requirements: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Download Boxer Text Editor NOW!

UltraEdit-32, by IDM Computer Solutions, Inc. is another full-featured editor that's also loaded with plenty of options. Right off the bat it has support for multiple languages including French, Italian, German, Swedish, Dutch, and more. Like Boxer, UltraEdit-32 has been around for a long time and over the years it's just gotten better and better. There are so many great features that I can't begin to tell you about all of them, but I'll hit some of the high points. If you're looking for something to do basic editing, it's perfect. At the same time, if you need a powerful text editor it fills that bill perfectly as well. UltraEdit will let you edit multiple files and it can handle files up to 4 gigabytes in size. Wow. It has syntax highlighting and comes already configured for HTML, C++, and more. A really cool feature is that it has a built-in FTP client so you can edit files and then upload them to your FTP site. Other features include column editing, keyboard configuration, and HEX editing. The HEX support shows you both the binary and the ASCII view, making it easier to edit. UltraEdit-32 is another award-winning editor that's both intuitive and easy-to-use, perfect for users with all levels of experience. You can configure toolbars, keyboard, and plenty more. If you looking for a text editor that can handle any situation, this may be what you need. Check it out, I recommend it.

System Requirements: Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Download UltraEdit-32 NOW!

NoteTab Pro, by Fookes Software is another award-winning text and HTML editor that has plenty of power under-the-hood. It's perfect for editing text or HTML code and here again it's loaded with cool features. NoteTab Pro gives you all the tools you need to do a great job. It can load large files, do HTML code, spell check what you write, gives you a thesaurus to find new words, and more. You can create bookmarks, change cases, create powerful "clips", and its "tabbed" interface lets you have multiple documents open at one time. Clips are a powerful tool that you can use to do all kinds of things. Fortunately, NoteTab Pro comes with some great collections of clips that you can use right out of the starting gate. I've also found that looking at how other clips work is a good way to learn some tricks for creating your own. The program comes with its own scripting language that's very powerful and you use this to create your own clips. NoteTab Pro has a powerful search function, lots of configurability, a multilingual spell checker, a thesaurus, and plenty more. This is another program that you really need to try for yourself. I recommend it.

System Requirements: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/2003/XP/XP64/Vista

Download NoteTab Pro NOW!

HTMLPad 2007 Pro, by Blumentals Software is a slick software program for writing HTML code. It has lots of cool features that make it really powerful. For example, there's syntax highlighting for a variety of formats including CSS, HTML, XML, ASP, PHP, and more. The screen shot shows the dialog that lets you setup the program for each of the different types of coding. That way the program works the way you want it to. The program can also check your coding to make sure it's correct and that's a handy feature. The program really is loaded with features. For example, it has a built-in JavaScript editor, auto-complete function, code preview, and even a spell checker. One of the more impressive products I've looked at recently. HTMLPad 2007 Pro is powerful and yet it's also very easy-to-use. I found the interface to be intuitive and I think the program is perfect for users with all levels of experience. It has all the features you need in an HTML editor, but you can use it as a text editor as well. So, if you're into creating clean HTML code this is a program you need to look at. Give it a try, I recommend it.

System Requirements: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Download HTMLPad 2007 Pro NOW!

And here are a few more text editors you can look at as well.

If you have a question on how to do something on the computer you can ask me and I'll review some software that will give you a solution to your problem. You can email me by clicking HERE You may not receive a reply, but all requests will be considered.


About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

Digg This
Please login to add your comment
Leave A Comment
Name: