A useful Notepad replacement that can also be used as a PHP editor, Java editor, HTML editor and Hex Viewer and also provides syntax highlighting
EditPlus is a full-featured text editor that can also play the role of an advanced HTML editor. Thus it is able not only to replace Notepad, but it can also assist designers and programmers in their new projects.
Built-in file browser next to the text editor
The interface might trick you into believing that you’re actually dealing with a much more advanced tool, but the whole look was made to assist you while taking advantage of its great features.
The main window includes a file browser to help you open text documents on the fly, while the document content is displayed on the right side. It also has some stats usually found in text editors and they include the current line and column.
Support for various programming languages and documents
Leaving the basic text editing tools aside, EditPlus comes with URL highlighting, syntax, word, and brace highlighting, as well as with a fully customizable user interface, just to be sure it will perfectly fit your needs.
In addition, it boasts auto completion, word wrap, file encoding, a clipboard monitor, as well as a log file watcher and auto-indent.
EditPlus supports not only text and HTML documents, but also Java, PHP, Perl, XML, CSS, Ruby, Python, and many others, so it can be really useful while coding. There’s also a preview in browser function to allow you to see the changes on the fly.
A viable alternative to Notepad that addresses programmers and regular users alike
To sum things up, EditPlus is a pretty decent utility that can successfully replace the old Notepad. It comes with a strong feature set and is well suited for both novice and expert users, as it can edit simple text files or write complex code in one of the supported programming languages.
We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used EditPlus and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂