I often find myself editing text files such as programs, batch files, scripts, reports, logs and so on. While many people swear by Notepad++, my favourite text editor is EmEditor. Mainly because it handles large files and is very, very fast.
The company behind EmEditor, namely Emurasoft, has just released an update. And amazingly, some features are now even faster than before. A complex search and replace operation, for example, is up to 192 times faster than in the previous release.
If you're still loading large files into Windows Notepad and sitting for ages while they load, check out EmEditor. Or if you're currently using a version of EmEditor prior to 16.9, get the update now.
You can download EmEditor from www.emeditor.com and the file is 7 MB. It's reputable according to Web of Trust, and malware-free according to VirusTotal.
EmEditor costs $40 for the full-blown Pro version, but there's a perfectly adequate free version available for personal use. To get the free version, first download and install the 30-day evaluation version of Pro. Then press Ctrl-Q to bring up the command menu, and type "downgrade" into the search box. This will convert your installation to the free version and you won't get any more nag screens.
If you like EmEditor and you intend to keep using the free version, here's a top tip from me. The ability to customise the toolbars is not present in the free version. But if you customise them before you downgrade, your customisations will remain in force forever!
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