EditPlus 4.0

Reviewed by Chad Faith

"EditPlus - text editor for Windows"

Winner of Best Text/Code Editor in 2017 and 2014.

"EditPlus is the only editor used for coding www.download3k.com"

Overview

Web page authors and programmers will find that EditPlus is a very valuable tool. Basically, it acts as a text editor, HTML editor, PHP editor as well as a Java editor. It is designed for the Windows platform and it offers many useful features for people with a strong desire to learn HTML and for advanced developers alike. Find out more about EditPlus as we dissect its features.

Installation

EditPlus is a lightweight yet powerful editor with a small setup kit. The installation is smooth and fast. The tool doesn’t come bundled with other programs or adware and as stated before, it is designed specifically for the Windows platform. It works on Win XP, Vista and 7.

Interface

The interface won't be appealing to everybody. Beginners will want to use EditPlus only if they really want to learn HTML. At first, the interface may be a little intimidating but everything is laid out very well and you can pick up fast. The interface is rather clean and after a few hours of practice, you will surely master it. There’s also an in-program manual to help you if you find yourself stuck or need more help. There are tool tips that pop up over icons that will make it easy for you to understand and memorize their functions.

Pros

The standout features of EditPlus are the customizable keyboard shortcuts, auto-completion, cliptext and ability to create your personal tool kit. All the features that you would expect from a HTML editor are present in EditPlus. Advanced users that are accustomed with the old school hand coding style will appreciate the clean and direct style of EditPlus. Also, EditPLus provides you with cliptext. The cliptext can be pre-written CSS (1 & 2), HTML (3.2 & 4.0), XHTML 1.0, ANSI and control characters. In order to achieve quicker coding, these control characters can be dropped in at any time. It is a huge benefit for beginners because they can see how a correct line of code should look like. Another great feature of EditPlus is the fact that you can record up to ten macros at a time. Coupled with the auto-completion feature, the code writing can be smooth and fast.

Cons

Many users have pointed out that the price of this software is rated too high. In addition, what it claims to do seem to be on par with other similar free editing tools so there isn’t anything too outstanding in that sense.

Alternatives

Let’s take a quick look at some alternative tools for EditPlus. There are a lot of editors out there such as PSPad, Komodo Edit (Mac version and Linux version also available), jEdit, SciTE, EditPad Lite and many more. Keep in mind though that for HTML editing, a simple text editor like Notepad isn’t enough. EditPlus is targeted at those with a strong passion for hand coding.

Conclusion

All in all, EditPlus is for people that are willing to invest time to learn HTML. If you are unfamiliar with HTML coding and don’t have a strong desire to do hand code, look somewhere else because EditPlus is not the right tool for you. It boasts a high amount of functionality and at the same time good features that will save you time. That makes it the ideal source editing tool for expert users. We also use it on a daily basis for all our programming and design needs on download3k.com.

Requirements: 1GHz or higher processor, 1GB of RAM

What's new in this version: New features include keyboard input on column selection and 'Reload unsaved buffers' option.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested EditPlus on 30 Dec 2017 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • McAfee:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
EditPlus Antivirus Report

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