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EditPlus for Windows

By ES-ComputingTrial versionUser Rating

Key Details of EditPlus

  • Edit plain text files, HTML documents, PHP, and Java code.
  • Last updated on 12/20/2018
  • There have been 8 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

You can edit text, HTML, and much more with EditPlus, a robust and capable text editor. The latest release of ES-Computing's EditPlus, version 3.5, adds improved support for high DPI displays as well as Windows 8 compatibility to a long-running and well-regarded text, HTML, Java, and PHP editor that also offers syntax highlighting, integrated Web browsing, code folding, auto-completion, and much more. EditPlus is shareware that is free to try for 30 days with a nag screen.

The EditPlus installer offers more options than most software, whatever the type, including three different installation directories and context menu association. When we first ran the program, we selected the Evaluate button to start our 30-day trial. EditPlus has what can be considered the classic utility layout: Menu bar above toolbar; sidebar on the left, tabbed for Directory and Cliptext, and offering tree view navigation; and a main window. The lower half of the Directory tab is a list of executables, scripts, templates, syntax files, and other items most users need most often. The Cliptext tab is equally handy; it displays ANSI characters, Control characters, CSS2 and CSS3, HTML 4.01 and 5, and XHTML 1.0. All are default settings, though, and can be configured through the User Tools Preferences and Groups, the program's View menu, and through the Windows menu and other settings and preferences. And that's just the start; for example, there's an extensive Zen Coding menu, text-to-speech and keystroke recording tools, and an impressive array of User Tools. If it seems like a lot, just do what EditPlus recommends: For Help, press F1, and the EditPlus Online Manual will appear. Despite the name, the manual is a fully indexed and searchable Windows Help file that seemingly explains every detail of this simple but powerful tool's extensive capabilities.

Simple? Yes, but EditPlus isn't for casual users who simply want a better Notepad; it's for those who want to build a better mousetrap. It did everything we asked of it, though we had to click through a nag screen in the evaluation trial. Despite the fact that the average Windows user will find most of what EditPlus does overwhelming, those who need what it has to offer can (and do) rely on it.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of EditPlus 3.50.

What's new in version 4.0

New features include keyboard input on column selection and 'Reload unsaved buffers' option.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
July 14, 2015
Latest update
December 20, 2018
Version
4.0
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
2,244,401
Downloads Last Week
1

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User Reviews

4.8/5

57 User Votes


Developer's Description

Edit plain text files, HTML documents, PHP, and Java code.
EditPlus is a text editor, HTML editor, PHP editor and Java editor for Windows. While it can serve as a good Notepad replacement, it also offers many powerful features for Web page authors and programmers. Syntax highlighting for HTML, PHP, Java, C/C++, CSS, ASP, Perl, JavaScript, VBScript, Python and Ruby on Rails. Seamless Web browser for previewing HTML pages, and FTP commands for uploading local files to FTP server. Other features include Hex Viewer, code folding, HTML toolbar, user tools, line number, ruler, URL highlighting, auto-completion, Cliptext, column selection, powerful search and replace, multiple undo/redo, spell checker, customizable keyboard shortcuts.