PhpDesigner 8 Portable

PhpDesigner 8 Portable

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  • Date Added:
    August 07, 2012
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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  • 1 stars

    "phpDesigner 8 - several bugs and no support"

    September 20, 2013   |   By sinawiwebdesign

    Version: PhpDesigner 8 Portable 8.0


    - Small footprint makes it a very fast editor and debugger

    - Many nice features like: syntax highlighting for multiple languages (JS, PHP, CSS, HTML5,etc.), Code completion, also support OOP for PHP. Many of the same features that most full featured IDEs have, so don't want to list them all.


    - Absolutely no support despite what is described on the phpDesigner website - e.g.: Commercial License get higher priority for email support. I bought the Commercial license version for $100, used it for just over a month, and then sent 2 emails about my issues. It's been several days now, and I haven't got any response.

    - Display issues in Windows 8 - toolbar titles are chopped off so you can't read the titles. Many popup window tools like Search are also chopped off top and bottom of the window so you can't access some features like regular expression input field (much needed feature I can't use:(

    - FTP connection only works on Linux servers. Most of my projects are on Linux, but occasionally I have to edit sites on Windows. From the FTP logs, the built-in FTP client in phpDesigner is sending bad requests to the FTP server. The FTP integration feature is actually just a shortcut that opens Filezilla in a separate window, and is not actually integrated into phpDesigner.


    Coming from Notepad++, phpDesigner 8 is a big improvement with many features. You don't have to install and configure the multiple plugins needed to get a full featured editor. But if I'd known about the issues phpDesigner 8 has (at least with Windows 8, maybe stable in older versions of Windows), I think I would have considered some other IDE/editor first, like Eclipse or NuSphere PhpED. Good FTP support is important and I need access to most features, especially regular expressions.

    Updated on Sep 27, 2013

    Okay, I have to revise my review (up to 4 stars. I'd change it above, but I don't think CNET allows that). The developer did finally answer my emails after 6 days. He said he was traveling and didn't have email access (one man software company).

    He suggested I check the font size of the OS, and see if it's set higher than 100%. Sure enough, he was correct. The font was set at 110%. Setting it to 100% fixed the display problem mostly. Now I can read the title bars, and I can access some missing features, like regular expression on the search feature.

    CNET has a limited character limit, so read full revised review on my blog.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best I've Used"

    June 01, 2012   |   By chontler

    Version: PhpDesigner 8 Portable 8.0


    It's lightweight and feature packed. Runs great on my piddly netbook. I've ditched all the usual resource-hogging IDEs in favor of this. It has everything you would require for php project development. Well except...


    ...except that you can't assign a project to an ftp account for synchronizing. Hopefully this will appear soon.


    I don't know why it's called phpDesigner and not phpDeveloper as that's what it excels at. Boots fast and doesn't steal half a gig of ram for opening a document.

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  • 5 stars

    "Nice to have a portable version of the software."

    December 06, 2010   |   By bondbase

    Version: PhpDesigner Portable 7.2..3


    Best have used so far for PHP scripting, autosense and all


    Not a WYSIWYG

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    Full Specifications

    What's new in version 8.1
    Version 8.1 supports for CSS3 colors HSL, HSLA and RGBA.
    Publisher MPSoftware
    Publisher web site
    Release Date August 06, 2012
    Date Added August 07, 2012
    Version 8.1
    Category Developer Tools
    Subcategory Web Development Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 29.65MB
    File Name
    Total Downloads 18,964
    Downloads Last Week 14
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 21-day trial
    Price $89

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