Softpedia Editor's Review for UltraEdit
Text, HEX, HTML, PHP and Programmer's Editor. Supports FTP/SFTP & UNICODE
Written by Elena Opris on November 23rd, 2012
Read an in-depth analysis in our professional review for UltraEdit
You are welcomed by a quick start guide that shows you how to perform various tasks in UltraEdit. This is ideal for novice users.
When you first initialize it, you can configure programming, web development and general file associations. Although it's a program with a fairly small size, UltraEdit has a complex interface.
The main sections found here are File View (a tree structure in which you browse hard drives, CDs or FTP accounts for files), Open Files, Output Window, and Template List, while the side bar contains Clipboard History, Macro List, Script List, and XML Manager.
There are many, many features displayed in the menu bar, so you need some time to go through everything. If you do not know where to start, just use the help file.
UltraEdit has a column mode that changes the editor so you can select text, a class viewer, a resource editor and code folding.
Furthermore, it supports command line parameters, drag and drop files and text, but also sports a PHP script debugger and a spell checker while you write. You can brace match functionality, view the total number of lines which contain the find string, and more.
On top of everything else, UltraEdit uses a small amount of CPU and memory resources.
So, if you want the necessary software components of a web developer and programmer all rolled up into one, then you can take a look at UltraEdit.
Here are some key features of "UltraEdit":
· Disk based editing for files even greater than 4GB
· 100,000 word spell checker, with foreign language support - supports spell check as you type
· Syntax Highlighting/Coloring for many languages including C/C++, HTML, VB, Java, Perl, ASP and more
· Nested comments supported for syntax highlighting
· Code Folding, Brace Matching, CTags Support, CSE HTML Validator Integration, Integrated Scripting support, Integrated IE Browser support to show active HTML file, Configurable tool support allowing running of compliers, linkers etc. from within UltraEdit
· Configurable toolbars and menus
· Project/Workspace support
· Optional automatic reload of last files open
· Dockable function list shows functions in the file or project
· SFTP and FTP client built in with support for muliple accounts and proxy servers
· SSH/Telnet client built in with support for multiple accounts. Hexadecimal/binary editing including find/replace
· Configurable Key mapping, Column/Block mode editing, Insert of string, or numbers for each column, Support for UNICODE, Multi-byte and UTF-8 UNIX/MAC/DOS file support and conversions
· Favorite files/folders list, Text formatting, alignment and centering. Print/print preview including Syntax Highlighting
· Find/Replace in Files, Auto-correction and auto-completion , Macro recording, playback and editing
· Macros include if/else statements and loops
· Templates, ANSI/OEM conversions, Tab/Space conversions, Conversion to upper/lower case or capitalize, File sort, Word-wrap support, Multiple clipboard support, Auto-save and backup file support, Always-on-top option, Minimize to system tray option, ASCII file compare, Integrated HTML Tidy, Full screen mode, Bookmarks
· As UltraEdit is disk based, it allows editing of files even over 4GB without using large amounts of RAM
· 30 days trial
· Nag screen
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
Significant performance gains in several areas:
· Reloading of files on startup
· Loading/opening large numbers of files (with temp files)
· Loading very large files
· Switching between file tabs
· Perl regular expressions
· Undo in larger files
Copy/Paste syntax highlighting in RTF and HTML:
· Available under Edit -> Copy Special
· Paste text with HTML/CSS markup to render highlighting within a browser
· Paste syntax colored text into other RTF editors (like MS Word)
Automatic highlighting of file types without extension:
· Perl via shebang (ex: #!/bin/perl)
· PHP via shebang (ex: #!/bin/php)
· Python via shebang (ex: #!/bin/python)
· XML via declaration (ex: )
New status bar:
· Encoding selector
· Changes encoding used to view active file
· Will not change file's original encoding
· Syntax highlighting selector
· Read-only toggle
· Insert/Overstrike t...