EmEditor v14.6.0 released!

Today, we are releasing EmEditor v14.6.0.
This new version adds important features with big data analysis and database file editing in mind.

Updates from v14.5.4 include:

New General Features

  • The new version allows you to define up to 8 separate value formats, and each format now allows up to 39 character long text. You can specify each format whether to allow delimiters in double
    quotes, whether to allow new lines in double quotes, and the number of lines in the column headings.
  • The CSV/Sort toolbar was added and CSV related features were greatly enhanced.
  • The CSV/Sort toolbar allows you to change the CSV mode, CSV conversion, Fixed Width Columns, various column/separator related commands, sort commands, the
    Delete Duplicate Lines command, Line
    , Ruler, and Heading commands.
  • Following commands can be executed against all documents in the current group by clicking the button while pressing the SHIFT key — Normal Mode, all CSV commands, all
    Convert to commands,
    Fixed Width Columns, all sort commands, Delete Duplicate Lines, Heading 0 – 4, Adjust Separator Positions, Automatically Add Separators, and
    Remove All Separators.
  • The Sort by Multiple Columns command was added.
  • The new Filter Bar was added. The Filter Bar allows you to view only the lines that include a specified string.
  • The Extract All button was added to the Find dialog box. Pressing the Extract All button extracts lines containing the searched string to a new document.
  • Double-clicking on the ruler now selects the column except the headings. Triple-clicking the ruler selects the entire column. After double/triple-clicking, moving the mouse right or left while
    pressing the mouse button selects multiple columns.
  • Double-clicking the ruler will not adjust columns anymore.
  • The Updater feature which was temporarily disabled on v14.5.4 was restored. The new Updater installs only digitally signed update packages signed with the same certificate as the Updater.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the bug where multiple selection positions after Replace All might have been wrong.
  • Fixed the bug where the Undo after a replace in the vertical selection might not have worked correctly.

Please see EmEditor v14.6 New Features for details.

The Update Checker on older versions of EmEditor will not be available anymore. If you try to check updates from older versions, you will see the prompt message: “Invalid or missing updates configuration file. …”. This is not a bug. Please download and update to the newest version of EmEditor by clicking here.

Download EmEditor v14.6 Now.

V14 is free upgrade from v13. To use v14, you will need a v14 registration key. If you have valid v13 licenses, you can view your free v14 registration keys at Emurasoft Customer Center.
80% of our customers (including old customers who have registered their products) already have lifetime licenses. Even if you haven’t installed v13, please click the above link to check if you can upgrade to v14.

Please also read: Announcing our policy change to rapid development, and introducing a maintenance plan.

Thank you for using EmEditor.

New Video: EmEditor v14.6 new features

Today, we created the video for EmEditor v14.6 new features: Enhanced CSV features, Filter Bar, Sort by Multiple Columns.

We will release v14.6 soon.

Thank you for using EmEditor!

Version 14.6 feature page was added

Today, we added the EmEditor Version 14.6 feature page. This new version adds important features with big data and database files in mind: more CSV support, Filter Bar, more Search options including the Extract button. We are planning to release EmEditor Version 14.6 very soon.

Thank you for using EmEditor!

Switching to Avangate

We are excited to announce that we are switching our online payment partner to Avangate. Our customers will appreciate more features including telephone support in many counties, the ability to control the renewal option during check-out as well as the new fresh user interface. Optional Backup CD and Download Insurance Service are now unselected by default.

If you experience any issues during the checkout, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We always value your feedback.

Thank you.


EmEditor v14.6.0 beta 17 released!

Today, we are releasing EmEditor v14.6.0 beta 17.

Updates from v14.6.0 beta 16 include:

  • The Prefer UTF-8 check box was added to the File tab of configuration properties. When this is checked and the Detect UTF-8 check box is also checked, UTF-8 takes precedence if the file can be interpreted both as UTF-8 and the selected encoding. For example, a file contains only ANSI characters (alphabets and numbers), it can be opened without any problems both as UTF-8 and Western European. In this situation, EmEditor opens the file as UTF-8. EmEditor also opens an empty file as UTF-8 if this is checked.
  • Stability improvements.

We would like to find as many bugs as possible before we release the new version. Please try it out now and let us know if you find any bugs.

To download or see changes, please go to the beta forum – EmEditor Professional v14.6.0 beta 17 released!.

Thank you for continue using EmEditor!

Investigation report about the hacking incident

Yesterday, we received the final investigation report from JPCERT/Coordination Center.

How unauthorized hacking was happened

From the various remained access logs, we could not identify the cause for the unauthorized hacking. We confirmed suspicious accesses (web and ftp) from 203.194.144.#, and we confirmed traces of attack attempts in early August. However, we couldn’t identify how the hacker entered our site just by these traces. There were no successful logins from these IP addresses.

About unauthorized redirects

From the remained access logs, the following 2 accesses were considered unauthorized accesses redirected by the .htaccess that was placed by a hacker.

#.#.#.# - - [18/Aug/2014:05:41:38 -0500] "GET /pub/updates/emed64_updates_ja.txt HTTP/1.1" 200 884 "-" "AdvancedInstaller"
#.#.#.# - - [18/Aug/2014:06:19:04 -0500] "GET /pub/updates/emed64_updates_ja.txt HTTP/1.1" 200 884 "-" "AdvancedInstaller"

These accesses match with the IP addresses written in the .htaccess, the time frame when the incident happened. Also, the number of bytes written in the access log (884) was different from the number of bytes written in the other accesses in the other time frame and other IP addresses.

Usually access logs look like:

#.#.#.# - - [10/Aug/2014:03:45:09 -0500] "GET /pub/updates/emed64_updates_ja.txt HTTP/1.1" 200 855 "-" "AdvancedInstaller"

the number of bytes is 855 for this file, but the above two accesses show the number of bytes as 884 bytes.

The clients who own the above IP addresses were contacted by JPCERT/CC, and found there were no malware infections. The access logs record all accesses including merely update checking without actual installation.

Future measures

In addition to routine updates of WordPress plug-ins and themes, we periodically scan our site for malware, monitor files on the server, access logs, and block suspicious IP addresses. On August 29th, we protected the entire site of emeditor.com with SSL encrypted connections. We are also planning to move our forums to another site or an electronic mailing list for improved security.

The next version of Advanced Installer that we used to make the Update Checker will be able to block update installers without the same digital signature as ours. The future EmEditor versions will restore the Update Checker with improved security.

We apologize for any inconveniences that this situation might have caused you

See also:

Possible malware attack by EmEditor Update Checker

New Filter Bar feature: (EmEditor Professional v14.6.0 beta 11)

Today, we are releasing EmEditor Professional v14.6.0 beta 11.

Updates from v14.6.0 beta 8 include:

  • Added the new Filter Bar was added. The Filter Bar allows you to view only the lines that include a specified string.
  • The Toggle Filter Toolbar, Set Focus to Filter Toolbar, Close Filter Toolbar commands were added.
  • The Filter Toolbar button was added to the toolbar.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + D was assigned to the Set Focus to Filter Toolbar command by default.
  • Fixed other bugs.

We would like to find as many bugs as possible before we release the new version. Please try it out now and let us know if you find any bugs.

To download or see changes, please go to the beta forum – EmEditor Professional v14.6.0 beta 11 released! (New Feature: Filter Bar).

Thank you for continue using EmEditor!