Portable PlainEdit.NET

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Advanced text editor with rich features and support for syntax highlighting, formatting options, and several programming and scripting languages

editor's review




Portable PlainEdit.NET is an intuitive word processor with advanced settings and support for syntax highlighting. It can help you create ANSI, UTF-8 and Unicode files and write code in programming and scripting languages, such as C++, C#, CSS, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, SQL and XML.

Portability advantages

Since there is no installation involved, you can extract the program files to a custom directory on the disk and immediately launch the executable, as well as save Portable PlainEdit.NET to a USB flash disk or other removable storage unit, in order to run it on any computer effortlessly and without any other installers.

More importantly, the Windows registry does not suffer modifications, and no extra files are created on the HDD without your permission, so no traces are left behind after removing the app.

Familiar interface with intuitive options

The GUI is classical for a text editor, based on a simple window with a minimalistic layout. Multiple tabs are supported, so you can work on multiple projects at the same time.

So, it is possible to copy and add text, insert text from external files, change the selection mode (normal, lines, columns), search and replace text, search forwards and backwards, perform an incremental search, set bookmarks, jump to a line or position, as well as to insert date and time stamps, file names, GUID, command lines, and special characters from a map.

Configure formatting settings

As far as formatting attributes are concerned, you can convert text in numerous ways (e.g. hexadecimal, lowercase, HTML encoding), indent and unindent paragraphs, sort lines in ascending or descending order, wrap long lines, replace HTML special characters, and use XHTML tags. It is possible to change the syntax highlighting mode easily, zoom in and out, enable word wrapping mode, configure hotkeys for most commands available, and so on.

Evaluation and conclusion

The program does not put a strain on computer performance, since it runs on low CPU and RAM. It has a good response time and works well, without triggering Windows to hang, crash or pop up error messages. All in all, Portable PlainEdit.NET proves to be a pretty resourceful text editor.

Portable PlainEdit.NET was reviewed by Elena Opris
Last updated on August 12th, 2014
Portable PlainEdit.NET - The application allows you to work with multiple documents at once due to its support for tabs. In the lower part of the window there are the details of the document.Portable PlainEdit.NET - File menu provides a set of options for opening documents, character encoding and line ending as well as document properties.Portable PlainEdit.NET - View menu lets you set the syntax highlighting, enable the display of line endings, whitespaces, bookmark margins and make the document read only.Portable PlainEdit.NET - Insert menu of the application lets you add time and date stamps or even insert elements from the clipboard before/after each of the code lines.Portable PlainEdit.NET - Settings panel makes available the general options for configuring the application. You can set the maximum number of recently used documents.Portable PlainEdit.NET - Editor settings permit the user to make the desired configuration for default encodings and line endings.Portable PlainEdit.NET - Users are given the possibility to to set file filters and the syntax highlighters for files.