EmEditor Free

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!

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!

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