In search of.

I've been looking for a new free html editor. Or at least an editor that can be used for html. I've been using PSPad for quite some time but it's started randomly crashing on me (no idea why) and since they haven't released a new version in over a year, I thought it was time to try something else.

What I would like is an editor with project management, syntax highlighting, macros, customizable keyboard shortcuts, and the ability to drag and drop images into a file and have the dimensions figured out for me.

Syntax highlighting is easy. The majority of editors have it. Likewise, macros and shortcuts. Project management is really really nice but I can live without it if I have to. What I find astounding is the large number of so-called html editors (or multi-language editors) that do not support drag and drop for images. It seems like such a simple basic thing.

I've tried HTML Kit (hated it), Komodo Edit (liked it except for the images thing), and Notepad++ (ok but too limited). I used to use Arachnophilia years ago but stopped when it became a java app. Also, it only supports syntax highlighting OR word wrap (can't have both on at the same time) and that's a deal breaker for me. I use jEdit and like it (a java app that I like!) but it's been carefully set up so that I can edit the recipes easily and I don't want to mess with that.

So I guess I'm sticking with PSPad for now. I'll just have to remember to save constantly.


Posted by Ripley on February 13, 2009 | Tags: editors, html, software