User Experience

A text editor is a tool you use every day–it should be a source of joy, not frustration. EmEditor’s intuitive design, lightweight build, and customizable experience are designed to make your work as smooth as possible.

Customizable interface

Light background? Dark background? Toolbars? Icons? Customize your EmEditor with themes, colors, fonts, and more.

Tabbed design

EmEditor’s tabbed window design allows for quick transitions between documents and keeps your windows in order.

Quick Launch

With the Quick Launch feature, you can access any command, plug-in, macro, external tool, recently used file, folder, font, opened document, and more with just a few keystrokes. Just type a partial keyword into the Quick Launch box (CTRL+Q) and EmEditor will find what you’re looking for.

Workspace Memory

Working on a long term project? EmEditor can save your workspace, including all open files, preferences, bookmarks, and even Undo history.


The Markers feature highlights every instance of specified strings in your document. You can set the highlight colors, matching requirements, and more.


No matter what programming language or file type you prefer to work with, EmEditor offers a dedicated environment for your work. Conveniently select a configuration for your language, including syntax highlighting and a preferred interface, or create your own custom configuration.

Customizable toolbars

International language and locale support

Document Groups

Split window

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