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NoteTab Pro

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Once you explore the power of NoteTab Pro, you may find this text editor beautiful despite its off-putting interface. The Pro version adds tag highlighting and allows you to program your own features. The left-hand column displays a list of commands, called clips, that do anything from inserting bits of text to generating code. Each library, the roster of which appears as buttons at the bottom of the screen, contains its own set of clips. The FTP library, for example, lets you create server profiles, connect, upload and download files, and issue various commands. The publisher's site offers many user-created libraries, or you can make your own. You can create your own clips by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F2 and edit them easily.

The Tidy HTML clip (in the HTML and Utilities libraries) incorporates the free download HTML Tidy, available on Download.com. While the TopStyle library similarly requires a CSS editor of that name, we couldn't get it to work. We would like to see a trial of the spelling and thesaurus features, too. NoteTab Pro isn't a tool for casual users, but power users and programmers should find plenty to love.

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  • All versions:

    4.9 stars

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    • 4 star: 5
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    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current version:

    4.8 stars

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Text Editor with powerful Regular Expression scripting"

    August 23, 2006  |   By rupert_russell

    Version: NoteTab Pro 4.95

    Pros

    Good general text editor.

    Edit multiple files with Tabs.

    Very powerful Regular Expression search and replace

    Able to search and replace text within files on your hard disk without having to edit them by hand.

    Cons

    It would be nice if you could colour the tab to make for easy location of an individual tab when you have lot's open.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Conventient and easy to use, never crashes, worth way more than $20."

    August 13, 2006  |   By michaelstar

    Version: NoteTab Pro 4.95

    Pros

    This program has numerous useful features and optional settings, but the most useful feature to me is the ability to "search and replace" text in every file - not just in files you have opened, but in every file on your entire hard drive! It works extremely fast too. I use this every day to update my large web site and would have paid the $29 just to get this function alone.

    The ability to keep an unlimited number files open and tabbed (as many as your computer's memory permits) allows me to conveniently update a whole set of web pages every day. And all the files that were open when closing the program can be set to automatically re-open each time I start NoteTab Pro. You can also set files selected as Favorites to open automatically on start-up.

    In the Pro version, having HTML tags displayed in color makes editing web page files easy because the code stands out from the text content. NoteTab Pro has excellent HTML editing features for people who do "hard coding".

    There is an extensive scripting language you can use to automate tasks, including FTP transfers to upload web pages to your server.

    This excellent piece of software is worth way more than the price they charge. It makes similar programs like MS Word look way over-priced.

    If only every program were as well-designed and worked as well! In several years of use, NoteTab has never crashed.

    I use NoteTab Pro instead of Word or any HTML editor. You can also set it to replace MS NotePad as your default word processor.

    Download the free 15-day trial and see for yourself what this software will do for you. The newest Version 5.0 has more features and costs $30.

    Cons

    Nothing not to like. Excellent software!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Terrific, non intrusive but powerful text editor."

    August 8, 2006  |   By betsy50

    Version: NoteTab Pro 4.95

    Pros

    Everything, especially the way it's there when you need it, quickly, but never in your way.

    Cons

    None.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "My favorite text editor of three used"

    July 29, 2006  |   By rxnorthr

    Version: NoteTab Pro 4.95

    Pros

    This is a highly flexible tool that also maintains a GUI that is intuitive and friendly. The scripting capabilities seem to be endless and handle most of my batch operations, cutting coding time down.

    Cons

    Though it is my favorite among text editors, it is still necessary to use a mixture of others that are more specialized toward other languages. I would like to see more support for other languages within text highlighting, and possibly an engine to manage contextual suggestion for scripting and html tagging. Often I find myself comparing content of documents and would love to see support for this functionality introduced. With all that said, NoteTab is the top of its class.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best plain text editor I've found"

    July 22, 2006  |   By RobinOMcM

    Version: NoteTab Pro 4.95

    Pros

    I've been using NoteTab Pro for several years and have never found a text editor that even approaches for it ease of use and functionality.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simply the best text editor and html editor I've seen"

    July 18, 2006  |   By mister_o

    Version: NoteTab Pro 4.95

    Pros

    For best use, it requires some knowledge of HTML. But novices can use it too! Unlike virtually all stand-alone HTML editors, NotePad Pro lets you decide how much help you need. You work with the underlying code so you have total control. Forget tag syntax? NoteTab Pro can help. Got snippets you use again and again, store them in a clip library for fast retrieval. Unlike Frontpage where it's its way or no way, NoteTab Pro puts you in the driver's seat where you belong.

    Cons

    Like almost all Windows programs it doesn't allow easy access to two or more folder locations for opening or saving files. Does have a "favorites" feature but not available from file open/save dialog

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Like emacs for windows. Search replace files on disk has been priceless"

    July 7, 2006  |   By jtpolk

    Version: NoteTab Pro 4.95

    Pros

    (i) The ability to search files on a disk, and do a search and replace of files. (ii) Tabs that remember what files were open the last time to you closed the application. (iii) Text Statistics (iv) Easy to modify lines, blocks of text.

    This program is great and easy to use when dealing with ASCII.

    Cons

    (i) Antiquated FTP access (ii) limited syntax highlighting, programming features.

    They were great in 1998, and I still use it in 2006, but not as much.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very easy to install and use for beginner."

    June 17, 2006  |   By tullos

    Version: NoteTab Pro 4.95

    Pros

    Helped having separate windows open for testing small sections of javascript and then putting it all together.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Toss out MS Notepad - This is all you will ever need!"

    June 10, 2006  |   By mengraf

    Version: NoteTab Pro 4.95

    Pros

    Easy to use, replaces MS Notepad if you want, and with several add-in libraries, there will never be a need to use anything else. Supports just about any programming language, displays results in multiple browsers, simple interface with ease of use and understanding. Nothing better, and the price is great! I have owned this for several years and it still is not even close to being outdated.

    Cons

    Just cannot think of anything. Wish MS would use it to replace Notepad.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Note Tab Pro is my main, constantly used, word processor"

    May 16, 2006  |   By holylove

    Version: NoteTab Pro 4.95

    Pros

    It is Quick and Easy to use, requires a minimal amount of space on my computer, It simply handles everything I need to do with words efficiently and no waste of time.

    Cons

    You can not change the color of just one word, or get fancy with multiple fonts.Use M$ Word, if you need to do that. I've found that to be a small inconvenience, but worth it, to keep it simple, efficient and light-weight.

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