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Emurasoft, Inc
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Apr 23, 2017
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EmEditor Review

Sven Sorensen
A lightweight Windows text editor that fully supports Unicode and large files
A review of EmEditor by Sven Sørensen

EmEditor is an excellent text editor with full support for UTF-8 and UTF-16 documents. Text saved by EmEditor is almost never broken and therefore recommended for those running non-Latin charsets.

The program has an excellent search engine which highlights occurrences of the word(s) you're searching for. It is also good as a search-and-replace program. Another feature that is helpful is the bookmark system which can bookmark specific lines of text within a file. Similar to bookmarks are markers.

A somewhat unique feature that EmEditor has included is a messaging plug-in which allows its users in an enterprise environment to send working files to other computers on the network.

For developers of most of the popular languages, EmEditor provides superb code syntax highlighting and works nicely with its built-in support for C-based programming languages.

In a word, this program is powerful and comes packed with many of its best features out-of-the-box. Of course, there are also plug-ins available.

EmEditor can edit PHP files, edit HTML documents and highlight syntax.

EmEditor features and highlights:
  • Large file support
  • Unicode (UTF-16, UTF-8 and UTF-7) support
  • Vertical selection editing
  • Matching tag highlight
  • Bookmarks, Markers
  • Messaging (plug-in)
  • Extremely powerful

EmEditor is licensed as Shareware for the Windows operating system / platform from text editors and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after 30 days). The EmEditor 16.6.0 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the download of the full version.

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  • Major release: EmEditor 16.6
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Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of EmEditor may be available from Emurasoft, Inc.

EmEditor has been picked by our editors as very good.
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