If you need a best free text editor, EmEditor Free might be right for you. While not at the same level of EmEditor Professional, EmEditor Free allows you to do most of text editing tasks without purchasing the product. You can use it as Notepad-replacement with enhanced features like syntax-colored highlighting, find and replace function, Unicode support, and printing capabilities. However, this free version does not include many features that EmEditor Professional offers, such as very large file support, plug-ins, macros, etc.
Starting with v13, EmEditor Free and EmEditor Professional will use the same binary program. Running a single command switches Professional to Free, and vice versa. However, the Free version is available only for personal use.
Once you downgrade the product to EmEditor Free, you will never be asked to upgrade or get any marketing messages, so please go ahead and keep it as the free version as long as you would like!
Option 1 – Download the normal Professional/Free Installer and Downgrade
Download the normal EmEditor Professional/Free installer, install, and select All Commands on the Tools menu, select Help, and select Downgrade. (Alternatively, select Quick Launch (CTRL+Q) on the Tools menu, type “downgrade”, and press Enter twice.) Download EmEditor Now!
Option 2 – Download the EmEditor Free Easy Installer
Only for a limited time, you can download the easy installer of EmEditor Free. This installer installs EmEditor as the FREE version, and does NOT require you to downgrade once you install. The installer asks fewer options during the install. The installer contains exactly the same binary files as the Professional/Free normal installer. The EmEditor Free Easy Installer is available only for personal use. Download EmEditor Free Now!
Main feature differences
|EMEDITOR PROFESSIONAL V13||EMEDITOR FREE V13||EMEDITOR FREE V6|
|Large file support|
|Find/Replace in Files|
|CSV, TSV, and DSV|
|Full screen view|