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Just found out that Obsidian color scheme is in the Tools>O ...

Comment by lilleyt
about Programmer's Notepad Jun 2011

Just found out that Obsidian color scheme is in the Tools>Options>Styles configuration. Sweet.

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A solid choice for a simple yet powerful programmer's edito ...

Comment by lilleyt
about Programmer's Notepad Jun 2011

A solid choice for a simple yet powerful programmer's editor. Compare's well to the best.

I like the fact that the interface is clean enough to serve as a notepad replacement for the average user, which is the primary reason I went looking again for an editor after being a longtime Notepad++ fan. However, under the hood is a polished feature set focused on the coder, with almost everything you'd expect and no fluff. Bonus points for a logically organized toolbars, options dialog and sensible defaults.

Compares well with Notepad++ and PSPad, my other two favorites, but feels more lightweight while still carrying the necessary features. Has all of the basics you would expect such as syntax-highlighting, find-in-files, show whitespace, macros, notepad-replacement (through registry image file execution), external tools, etc.

It also has the somewhat rare combination of advanced features that I happen to care about:

* Regex search and replace (perl syntax)
* Column-mode selection (from scintilla component)
* Code-folding
* Python-scriptable

I only am left wanting for a couple features I miss from Notepad++, namely:

* Obsidian color scheme
* Ctrl-Shift-arrow to move lines up and down
* Markdown syntax highlighting

Also works with Zen coding.

Very good stuff. I'm starting to prefer it over Notepad++ and PSPad. Worth a look for any programmer, or regular user. Don't be fooled by the UI into thinking it's not a powerful editor.

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far superior to notepad++. I like that you can configure to ...

Comment by jason001
about Programmer's Notepad Jun 2011

far superior to notepad++. I like that you can configure tools per extension

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Very good programming editor, use it daily for all my codin ...

Comment by rocketmonkeys
about Programmer's Notepad Jun 2011

Very good programming editor, use it daily for all my coding. Regular updates. Very configurable, great regex/search & replace support. Not an IDE, just an editor. Used to use (and paid for) Textpad, but that grew stale after no updates. Tried notepad++, but this was a lot less messy. Highly recommended for a simple & fast but very powerful text editor.

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