Crimson Editor is a feature-rich source code editing tool that supports syntax highlights for various programming languages, such as C/C++, HTML, LaTeX, PHP, Python, Perl and PL/SQL.
The complete package includes syntax files, color schemes, templates, and dictionaries, and you can select the components during installation.
The program is wrapped in a familiar interface with a clean and simple layout, where you can open programming code files, including templates supplied by Crimson Editor.
You can select a line, word or block, change the case, insert files, date and time stamps, increase or decrease the indent, duplicate, join or split lines, as well as make comments and toggle column mode.
Crimson Editor supplies a regular search-and-replace function, plus a search command within files. It is possible to jump to a particular line number, set bookmarks, activate a spell checker, show line numbers, change the screen and printer fonts, specify the line spacing, and customize screen color settings.
Other options let users alter the encoding type and file format (DOS, Unix, Mac), convert tabs to spaces or vice versa, view a document summary, create and run macros, as well as download or upload files via FTP.
We have noticed a minimal CPU and RAM consumption during Crimson Editor's runtime. It has a good reaction speed and it is pretty stable. We have not found any problems in our tests, since the program did not hang, crash or display errors. All in all, Crimson Editor includes a powerful set of features to satisfy all users.