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 plug-ins, scriptable macros, etc.
EmEditor Free and EmEditor Professional use the same binary program. When you launch EmEditor for the first time, a dialog box appears to select Professional or Free to start with. You may also switch between Professional and Free anytime by selecting the Upgrade or Downgrade command on the Help menu. However, the Free version is available at home or at school only for personal use. It may not be used in corporate, government, or other offices. Download EmEditor Now!
Main feature differences
|EMEDITOR PROFESSIONAL V21.4||EMEDITOR FREE V21.4||EMEDITOR FREE V16|
|Find/Replace in Files|
|Full screen view|
|Macros||Record and Run only, no scriptable macros|
|Compare files||with default options only|
|Large file support|
|Large File Controller|
|Delete Duplicate Lines|
|Extract Frequent Strings|