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View and edit text files, highlight syntax, use Text to Speech function and record macros with this simple yet powerful text editor

editor's review





TextEdit is a freeware text editor for Windows that provides not only a tabbed interface, but also support for the most popular programming languages out there.

Once installed, TextEdit greets you with a very clean interface that may seem a bit overwhelming at the first glance, especially due to the many buttons placed everywhere in the main window.

However, TextEdit boasts a multi-panel layout, which means you can easily browse the local disks for compatible files and open them on the go, without the need for hitting the “Open file” button every time.

The application can handle HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, PERL, SQL, Delphi, C, C++ and other languages so, as a result, it features syntax highlighting, line numbers, a special replace and find tool, bookmarks and unlimited text size.

Additionally, it gives you the power to compare two different text files, preview all modifications in your default web browser, extract or open files straight from archives and convert text documents to PDF.

If that's still not enough, then you must have a look in the configuration menu where you can find dedicated settings for the editor, keyboard shortcuts, separate full screen options, colors and fonts preferences and other general tools.

Obviously, TextEdit is not at all a resource hog and that makes sense since it's only supposed to work with text files. The program runs smoothly on all Windows versions and doesn't ask for administrator privileges on Windows 7.

Overall, TextEdit is undoubtedly a powerful Wordpad replacement and since it comes with a freeware license, it can be safely used on any Windows workstation without hurting your pocket.

TextEdit was reviewed by Bogdan Popa
Last updated on February 23rd, 2012
TextEdit - You can edit text content and customize it by changing its format, lettercase and increasing or reducing indentTextEdit - The application can download and manage files, backup important content and features print supportTextEdit - You can insert date and time in various formats, and also file details, like name or contentsTextEdit - TextEdit provides the Text to Speech function, with playback controls, such as Pause, Resume and StopTextEdit - It is possible to record and play one or multiple macros for easier text managementTextEdit - You can toggle the drag and drop function and start with a new document or with a maximized windowTextEdit - Enabling confirmation on exit or when closing all the documents can be toggledTextEdit - Explorer window supports a series of operations, such as deleting, renaming and drag and drop functionsTextEdit - You can customize the Full Screen view by disabling certain elements, such as the toolbar, status bar or output bar

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