Lightweight Text Editor for Windows with Large Files and Unicode
EmEditor is a fast, lightweight, yet extendable, easy-to-use text editor for Windows. EmEditor has won many awards, including the Shareware Industry Award in the Best Applications category! Both native 64-bit and 32-bit builds are available! ZDnet.com's Ed Burnette called EmEditor the “World's fastest text editor.” (Full article)
The text editor supports powerful macros, Unicode, and very large files. Emurasoft's timeless mission is to achieve our clients' needs and wants by listening to them with empathy and expertise. We value timely customer support, and are honored to have distinguished users, including major corporations, educational institutions, institutions of the European Union, ministries of Japan, and governments from all over the world.
EmEditor has earned the Windows 8 compatible logo by passing the Windows 8 certification test from Microsoft.
Features (Screenshots), How to: Vertical Selection Editing, Zen Coding
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EmEditor Professional Features
Multiple Selection Editing
The new version allows you to select multiple locations within a document. To make multiple selections, after making one selection, make another selection with the mouse while pressing the CTRL key. Read more ...
The snippets plug-in allows you to insert words and phrases quickly improving your speed and proficiency at creating documents. The Snippets plug-in supports Zen Coding that allows you to code HTML and XML fast. Read more ...
Fast 64-bit Build
EmEditor is available in both 64-bit and 32-bit builds. As you can see from the examples below, the 64-bit build runs as much as 16% to 74% faster than the 32-bit build when dealing with very large files. If you use 64-bit Windows, the 64-bit build of EmEditor is absolutely recommended! (The difference is not so significant if no large file is opened.)
|32-bit build||64-bit build|
|Opening a File *1||94 seconds||54 seconds|
|Replace String *2||53 seconds||43 seconds|
|Sort A to Z *3||87 seconds||75 seconds|
|Delete Duplicate Lines *4||166 seconds||142 seconds|
*1 10GB, 128,000,000 lines, average except the first time. *2 1.3GB, 16,000,000 lines, replace "10000" with "#####", 1,600 repaces, no regular expression, no escape sequence, no match cases. *3 800MB, 10,000,000 lines, Sort A to Z *4 Same file as 3. Windows 8 (64-bit) Core i7 870 16GB RAM, EmEditor Professional v13.0.0 32-bit and 64-bit.
Large File Support
EmEditor Professional is capable of opening very large files — up to 248 GB or 2.1 billion lines — with only a little memory, leaving you free to work as large or small as you please. Read more ...
Unicode (UTF-16, UTF-8 and UTF-7) Support
EmEditor supports Unicode (UTF-16, UTF-8 and UTF-7) as well as many international encodings. The multi-encoding and language features of EmEditor give you access to the versatility you need. Read more ...
New features of Version 13
In this version there are many new features including Multiple Selection Editing, More Support for Very Large Files, Multiple File Encoding Conversions, Quick Launch, and much more! See EmEditor Professional v13 New Features.
List of new features
Multiple Selection Editing • More Support for Very Large Files • Multiple File Encoding Conversions • Quick Launch • Matching Tag Highlight • Improved Bookmarks • Improved Markers • Messaging (plug-in) • Optimization • Windows 8 Support • Markers • HTML/XML character references • Find toolbar • Batch Replace • Compare and Synchronize Scrolling • New Spelling features • Improved Vertical Selection Editing • Numbering • Outline plug-in new features • ASCII View side by side with Binary (Hexadecimal View) • New Snippets Plug-in • Brackets/Quotation Mark Auto-Complete • Narrowing • CSV, TSV • Full Screen View • Clipboard History • Wildcard Support • Workspace Including Undo Information • New External Tools • Pin to List • Save in Protected Folder • Supports Windows 7 Jump List • Large File Controller • Vertical Selection Editing • Binary Editing • Optimized Search and Replace • Improved Projects Plug-in • Optimized to Open Large Files • HTML Bar, Projects plug-ins • Word Complete • Keystroke and Mouse Operation Recording and Playback • New Objects, Properties, and Methods for Macros • Macros Toolbar • Portability Options (Ready for a USB Drive Install) • Explorer, Outline, Web Preview, Search plug-ins • External Tool Standard Output displayed within EmEditor • Quick Start • ActiveScript Support • Light-Weight, Single-Process, Multi-Threading, and Low Memory Usage • Tabbed Windows • Detect All Result dialog • Supports More Unicode Characters • Application Error Handler Support • Powerful and functionally-rich macros • Finding in files • Replacing in Files • Keyword Highlighting • Unicode Support • Plug-ins • Drag and Drop • Best Quality • For Web Designers • and more!
“I've been using EmEditor for the last 3 years, mostly for ontology crafting. I chose that editor after testing a lot of different solutions, and the two major reasons for that choice have been: true UTF-8 encoding, and unlimited size of documents (with light speed loading). All the other solutions I tested were falling short of providing one or the other. Additionally, I came to appreciate the excellent plug-ins, the keen regex integration, the side by side comparison, etc. EmEditor is a complex software with a ton of features and I've lost my way a couple of times but Emurasoft has been each time immediately responsive and helpful. I would highly recommend EmEditor as a first choice for any intensive text-centric activity.”
— Claude Vogel, Founder, BuzzStory, Inc.
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