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Textosaurus v0.9.12 Updated

billon on 22 Mar 2019
  • 40MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by skunkos

Textosaurus (formerly Textilosaurus) is a Scintilla-based text editor with a configurable, tabbed interface and syntax highlighting. The program includes uploaders, tools for scripting, XML, JSON, MIME and supports a wide variety of text encoding.

System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the 7Z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch textosaurus.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Notepad++
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skunkos on 2018-01-08 04:59

Well, actually, the files from C++ runtime are really, there. Your missing DLLs api-ms-win-crt-runtime-* are indirect system dependencies which are not directly referenced by Textilosaurus binary, it seems these files can be installed with installing this:

So it seems that your operating system is not fully up-to-date. These DLLs cannot be re-distributed with textilosaurus.exe, the only way for me could be to package runtime installers into Textilosaurus installer, but that is not really good because some users install portable Textilosaurus from zip package instead, thus, this is not a solution for them.

What do you think? I thought I could use different toolchain (mingw) to build the app for windows, but unfortunately, it is only available for x86 platform which is bad, since I prefer to deploy x64 binaries.

zorro on 2018-01-08 05:40

Well, you're right - my system is not up to date and I am not able to install the update, because my Win 8.1 is one of those that refused to install the big ("8.2") update. No problem, for most other users Textilosaurus will work fine.

smaragdus on 2018-04-19 18:08

I am glad that the developer switched to a better versioning scheme.

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CudaText v1.77.1.0 Updated

billon on 23 Mar 2019
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by billon

CudaText is a code editor with a simple, tabbed interface and side-panels. Includes split view, code folding, hotkeys, theme support, color picker and more. The program supports 190+ syntaxes and add-ons written in Python, as well as some IDE features if plugins are used.

The program is cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Note that settings are modified via text config files (JSON format) in place of options dialogs.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: MPL 2.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cudatext.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SynWrite, Atom Portable
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Alextp on 2018-01-07 00:25

What is good is that CudaText has text/raw/hex viewer - from the Universal Viewer app. For files which cannot be edited [huge files]. It can viewer, like Universal Viewer, files of any size, e.g. 4Gb. But not edit, only view.

rbon on 2018-10-18 17:53

CudaText - Addons pack 2018.10.18 at TOTALCMD.NET
1. Addons page:
2. direct link download:

hamasaki on 2019-03-21 13:01

This is a really frustrating editor to work with. Having the settings in json files is really not good. And how can I disable code folding? I keep thinking I`ve switched it off, only for it to come back on again.

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RJ TextEd v13.73 Updated

billon on 9 Mar 2019
  • 296MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by rbon

RJ TextEd is a full featured text, source code and web development editor. The program includes spell checking, auto completion, HTML validation, templates, as well as a dual pane file commander with (S)FTP client. Includes support for PHP, ASP, JavaScript and CSS/HTML editing with integrated preview.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TextEd.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PSPad, SynWrite, Notepad++
What's new? See:
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Midas on 2018-01-04 07:33

@bitcoin: if you're looking to minimize editor memory footprint, take a look at the likes of AkelPad, editor2 & win32pad. Also, take a look at this forum topic: ...

bitcoin on 2018-01-05 20:00

thanks Midas, i'll have a look

Alextp on 2018-01-07 00:29

If you want small startup time, good one is CudaText, starts fast, less exe size.

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Notepad++ v7.6.4 Updated

billon on 6 Mar 2019
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Notepad++ is a tabbed source code editor and Notepad replacement with a customizable interface. Includes source code "folding", allowing users to quickly reduce and expand sections of code to see the overall document. In addition, it features multi-language syntax highlighting, auto-completion, Perl-compatible regular expression search/replace, macro recording and playback, document map etc. The program can access a long list of plug-ins via an easy-to-access menu with even more features and functions.

Alternatively, X-Notepad++ and Notepad++ Portable clean the local folder.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download ZIP or 7z package according to your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete unnecessary localization files. Launch notepad++.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, PSPad, EditPad Lite
What's new?
  • Added:
    • Markdown;
    • "Remove Consecutive Duplicate Lines" feature to remove duplicate consecutive lines from whole document;
    • New shortcut "Shift + Scroll" for horizontal scrolling;
    • Stack Overflow as search engine;
    • The capacity to rename non-existing document's tab.
  • Enhanced;
    • User Defined Language System for supporting more than one UDL file. Here is new behavior;
    • "Search on Internet" command to avoid command hijacked.
  • Switch from certificate verification to hashes verification due to "Notepad++" is rejected by certification authority.
  • Ensure each recorded command is playable before playing to avoid exploit in hacking.
  • Load nppPluginList.dll as resource instead of binary for the sake of security.
  • Check Updater's authenticity before its each launch to prevent from hijacking.
  • Prevent eventual DLL hijacking while loading plugins.
  • Fixed:
    • File open hang issue in old style mode;
    • "Find in files" tab translation issue on initial dialog call;
    • Macro playback junk characters display issue on Find dialog;
    • Buffer overrun in Print dialog;
    • Stack buffer overflow in WordStyle dialog;
    • Stack buffer overflow issue on User Define Language dialog.
Latest comments
softv on 2016-12-27 12:54

My favorite editor for multi-tabbed editing. Feature-rich.

hamasaki on 2017-08-18 19:31

Not stealth anymore, creates 'AppData/Local/Notepad++' folder.

Special on 2017-08-30 23:17

So in the 7.5.1 changelog it says it fixed the above 'AppData/Local/Notepad++' folder bug, but I'm still getting them, can anyone else confirm?

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EmEditor Free v18.6.8 Updated

billon on 8 Mar 2019
  • 21MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Mar 2019
  • Suggested by smaragdus

EmEditor is a lightning-fast, tabbed text editor with themes, syntax highlighting, stay-on-top and customizable keyboard mapping. The program supports batch find-and-replace, regular expressions and more.

System Requirements: Win7 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Internet Explorer v11
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EmEditor.exe.

Skip the 30-day evaluation of the full version by selecting the Tools menu and choosing All Commands. Hover your cursor over Help and select Downgrade.
Similar/alternative apps: Notepad++
What's new? See:
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smaragdus on 2018-05-04 06:56

Opening the download page of EmEditor automatically starts downloading the installers (x32 or x64 depending on user's system). I added direct download links to portable versions.

webfork on 2018-05-04 12:59

@smaragdus: my fault, thanks for fixing that

hamasaki on 2018-05-05 05:26

Thanks guys.

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