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.
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