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Best text editor for XP? (10 posts)

  1. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I use Smultron (http://smultron.sourceforge.net/) at work on OS X, and would like something similar for my PC here at home, to edit css/html/php with - it would be nice to have multiple documents open, and syntax colouring as well.

    What does everyone use? (Tried Stylemaste,r http://www.westciv.com/style_master/ ,but it's a bit overblown!)

  2. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Notepad2. Best one out there, free. Syntax coloring, multiple docs (open two or more instances of program....)

    Get it here.

  3. cavemonkey50
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I use Notepad++. It has syntax coloring and tabs, so it does exactly what you're looking for.

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

  5. Here's a community-contributed list: http://codex.wordpress.org/Glossary#Text_editor

  6. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks guys, very helpful as ever :-)

    Notepad 2 looks good, not as pretty as Smultron but looks like it should do the job - would use Dreamweaver but it takes too long to load up for my liking.

  7. djs1101
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    PHP Design 2005 is also a good choice.

  8. phiali
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The Crimson text editor is really great as it has syntax highlighting for PHP, XML, CSS, SQL, etc - get it at http://crimsoneditor.com/

  9. Trent Adams
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I use EditPad all the time. It works well enough for me at: http://www.editpadpro.com/editpadlite.html

  10. ifelse
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    +1 for Notepad2. This is what I use for my site development. However, it doesn't support MDI which was on your list of requirements.

    A good commercial text editor is Editplus. The best handling of wordwrap that I've seen. Had they offered payment via Paypal and Notepad2 not available, I'd easily purchase it.

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