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UltraEdit by IDM Computer Solutions

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UltraEdit by IDM Computer Solutions

UltraEdit 28 is the ideal text, HEX, HTML, PHP, Java, javascript, Perl, and Programmer’s editor. It’s versatile and easy to use, specially designed for inputting and editing text and code. Supports configurable syntax highlighting and code structuring for most any programming languages.

With its clear layout and powerful project and workspace features, it can handle complex and sophisticated software development projects.

This IDM product is flexible and easy to customize, handles files in excess of 4GB. And the polished user interface provides easy access to the most important options.

UltraEdit is used across a diverse range of industries. From professional writers, researchers and journalists to advanced programmers, database managers and web developers.

Scores of individuals use UltraEdit as a powerful replacement for windows notepad and even more use it as a text editor. Because of its ability to handle multiple documents at once, large file handling, powerful search/find/replace functionality, spell checking versatility and much more.

UltraEdit Key Features:

  • Easily open and edit large files – 4 GB and beyond!
  • Multi-caret editing and multi-select
  • Column (block) mode editing
  • Powerful search. Find and replace in files, regular expressions, inverse search, etc.
  • File compare
  • Code syntax highlighting for nearly any programming language
  • Code folding and hierarchical function listing
  • Beautify and reformat source code
  • Powerful XML handling. XML tree view, reformatting, validation, etc.
  • Auto-closing XML/HTML tags
  • Smart templates – automatic intelligent code completion
  • Editor themes – skin the entire app
  • Powerful and configurable tools
  • File and data sorting
  • Integrated FTP client (supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS)
  • Integrated SSH/telnet client
  • Filtered spell checker
  • Unicode/UTF-8 support
  • Split/duplicate window editing
  • Hex editing
  • Macros and scripts for automated editing
  • CSV data reformatting
  • Log file polling
  • File encryption and decryption
  • Integrated Ctags (symbols listing)
  • Base64 encode/decode
  • Project support
  • Robust bookmarking

Changes in UltraEdit 28.10 (2021-04-28):

  • IntelliTips improvements
    • Implemented threading for improved performance when parsing source files
    • Eliminated slowness when typing in IntelliTips-parsed file
    • Updated and modernized parser engine
    • Added support for dozens of additional languages
  • Improved performance
    • Faster loading of multiple files
    • Improved file tab handling with many files open
    • Faster project load
  • Updated Ctags (to universal-ctags) for more robust and modern symbol parsing
  • Improved auto-complete to be more user friendly and less obtrusive
  • Find in Files improvements when searching files with corrupt / incorrect encodings
  • Improved storage and handling of settings and customizations data
  • Smarter handling of auto-recovered unsaved files with Save State enabled
  • Renamed update exe to prevent erroneous launch from Windows Temp File cleanup
  • Miscellaneous improvements to increase application performance and reliability

Changes in UltraEdit 28.00 (2021-01-22):

  • IntelliTips
    • Code-aware suggestions for auto-completing class members, methods, etc.
    • Function tips for typing parameters in function call
    • UltraEdit parses active file and parent folder for symbols
    • Supports local files and files opened via FTP
    • Optionally scan other folders
    • New config options in Settings » Auto-complete » IntelliTips
  • Improved auto-complete
    • Fully themed auto-complete dialog
    • Choose when auto-complete automatically shows in Settings » Auto-complete
  • Fully resizable Find and Replace dialogs
  • New context menu option “Delete lines” in Find String List to delete all lines containing string
  • New option to “Highlight all items found” with Replace
  • “Highlight all selected” optionally matches:
    • Whole word only (and optionally only when selection is a whole word)
    • Case
    • Configure in Settings » Search » Advanced
  • “Save and Close” command
  • “Open last-closed tab” option (file tab context menu)
  • Ability to save an empty, new file
  • Save As option to leave both original file and new file open
    • Added support for remote (FTP) files as well
  • Go to previous and next position using forward and back buttons mouse
  • Dynamic highlighting of XML and HTML attributes and values
  • Clicking in line margin to select now selects entire soft-wrapped line
  • Expanded theme support with most dialogs using theme colors
  • Other minor enhancements and issues addressed

Changes in UltraEdit 27.10 (2020-09-23):

  • File properties
    • Dockable window displays information about active file
    • File attributes, encoding, line/character statistics, etc.
    • Copy one or all file properties to clipboard
    • Collapsible information sections
  • Image preview for HTML / web files
    • Hover over image reference in source to see preview in tooltip
    • Supported in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, Markdown, PHP, Python, Ruby, Perl
    • Supports BMP, GIF, JPE/JPG/JPEG, PNG, and TIFF image formats
    • See original image size and color mode
  • UAC administrator override prompt for modifying and saving system files
  • Unlimited line length – no forced wrap
    • Unlimited line length option added in Settings » Editor display » Miscellaneous
    • Set max columns before wrap to values greater than 20,000
  • Hide / show unchanged lines (View » Hide/show drop down)
  • Combine multiple files
    • Accessible via Edit tab » File (Insert group) » Insert multiple files
    • Select one or more files from multiple locations
    • Set order of inserted files
    • Option to add new line if missing from inserted file(s)
    • Line terminators automatically normalized if “On paste convert line endings” set in Settings » File handling » Conversions
  • Jump to function definition
    • Ctrl + Right-click on function call in source to jump to its definition
    • Function must be listed in function list
  • Eliminated view shift when selecting all (Ctrl + A)
  • Manually set syntax highlighting type now remembered between sessions
  • Syntax highlighting preserved for HTML / XML matching tag highlights
  • Improved performance for JavaScript Lint
  • Added Unicode BOM indicator to encoding value in status bar
  • Improved display when toggling full screen mode
  • Window framework update to improve performance and display
  • Improved handling of literal caret (^) in templates
  • Improvements for inserting files of different encodings and line terminator formats
  • Various other minor improvements

Changes in UltraEdit 27.00 (2020-05-19):

  • Cloud Sync
    • Secure, cloud-based syncing of settings between different systems
    • Authenticate with Google, GitHub, or Microsoft account
    • Push / pull all settings, or specific settings categories
    • Backup / restore system
    • Manage, rename, and remove instances from sync account
    • Requires a subscription license including Cloud Services
  • Compute hash for active file or selected text (Coding tab » Tools group)
    • MD5, CRC, SHA1, and SHA256 algorithms calculated and shown
    • Copy hash value from result dialog
    • Key mapping available
    • Command line support available: uedit64 /md5|/crc|/sha1|/sha256
    • No file size limitations
  • New options in file tabs context menu to sort file tabs by:
    • Name
    • Location
    • File extension
    • Date
  • Dialog overhaul to modernize settings and configs
    • Apply / OK buttons removed where applicable
    • Obsolete settings and controls removed
  • Unlimited bookmark support
    • Set unlimited bookmarks in a file…even multi-GB files with hundreds of thousands of bookmarks
    • Greatly improved performance for toggling bookmarks and with Bookmark Viewer
  • New option “Bookmark matching lines” in Find dialog
    • Automatically set bookmarks for all lines containing match (instead of using Find String List)
    • Find bookmarks are tracked and appear separately from standard bookmarks
    • Allows you to quickly and easily delete, cut, or copy all lines containing search string
    • Clear Find bookmarks (Home » Bookmarks sub-menu) while preserving manually set bookmarks
  • New option in function list context menu to avoid automatically expanding function
  • Support for horizontal scrolling via Shift + Mouse wheel

Changes in UltraEdit 26.20 (2019-09-03):

  • Internal improvements for multi-segmented edit control
  • Progress bar (in status bar) for large parsing / edit operations
  • Ability to immediately cancel long-running operations via ESC, including:
    • Find / quick find
    • Replace
    • Macros
    • Goto
    • Ctrl + Home / Ctrl + End
    • File open – cancel opening a huge file, or a large number of files
    • Convert CSV / fixed width
    • Convert tabs to spaces / spaces to tabs
    • Convert line ends / wrap
    • Reformat XML / JSON
    • Reindent / reformat
    • Print

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System Requirements:

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • macOS systems 10.9 (Mavericks) and later, with support for Intel-based processors only.
  • Ubuntu 18.04 +, RedHat/CentOS, Fedora, SUSE

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