View Full Version : What text editor do you use? (TextPad, Notepad++, etc)

Andrew Johnson
02-19-2008, 09:51 AM
Well currently I'm using TextPad and am considering a change. I started using TextPad as it was the program given to me on my school laptop during college and I just became used to it and ended up installing it on my development PC as well.

There is however a pretty big bug that I've began noticing; when you scroll in one document it will scroll in another one too. This makes it extremely difficult to manage multiple documents and is extremely frustrating when working with CSS/XHTML.

All I need is multiple document support and syntax highlighting. Let me know what you've used in the past and what you've thought.

02-19-2008, 10:59 AM
I used to use TextPad myself...but once I started working on various platforms...I needed something that provides similar functionalities to that of TextPad...and also runs on any platform such as Linux, Mac OS etc.

I found JEdit to be excellent candidate, since I can configure it to run from a USB stick and was able to use all of the plugins that I have downloaded and configured to my liking.

You can download JEdit from the following website http://jedit.org/


02-19-2008, 12:22 PM
good old Zend Studio: http://www.zend.com/en/products/studio/
though mine is labeled as "Zend Development Environment" then again i havent updated in a few years.


02-19-2008, 01:21 PM

i suggest you use zend for php & all other server side jazz, and DM (DreamWeaver MX) a very good tool for HTML & CSS editing.


02-19-2008, 04:49 PM
emacs FTW :rolleyes:

02-19-2008, 08:55 PM

best regards

02-19-2008, 11:49 PM
I stay with Dreamweaver's code view. Never thought of changing, but Notepad++ is useful enough.

Deacon Frost
02-20-2008, 08:18 AM
Programmers Notepad

02-20-2008, 12:34 PM