EmEditor is a fast, lightweight, yet extensible, easy-to-use text editor for Windows. Both native 64-bit and 32-bit builds are available. The text editor supports powerful macros, Unicode, and very large files. Emurasoft’s timeless mission is to achieve our clients’ needs and wants by listening to them with empathy and expertise.
EmEditor is available in both 64-bit and 32-bit builds. As you can see from the examples on right, the 64-bit build runs as much as 16% to 74% faster than the 32-bit build when dealing with very large files. If you use 64-bit Windows, the 64-bit build of EmEditor is absolutely recommended!
Moreover, the EmEditor text editor uses various CPU optimizations such as multithreading and SIMD technology such as AVX-512 and AVX-2 to improve the speed of opening very large files, Find/Replace/Filter, parsing CSV, various Sort, Delete Duplicate Lines, and various other operations.
EmEditor values timely customer support and is honored to have distinguished users, including major corporations, educational institutions, institutions of the European Union, ministries of Japan, and governments from all over the world. The tool has won over 24 international awards, including the Shareware Industry Award in the Best Apps category. EmEditor Text Editor for Windows has also earned Windows 10 certification from Microsoft.
EmEditor Text Editor for Windows Features and Utilities
This section gives you tips on how you use the program, and explains why you need the best text editor in your situation:
An HTML Designer
The Snippets plug-in allows you to easily insert frequently used HTML tags (such as h1, h2, p, a, etc.), templates, styles, scripts, and many other HTML elements. With the Snippets plug-in, you can use keyboard shortcuts such as CTRL + B to make the selected text highlighted (using the STRONG tag), CTRL + I as Italic (using the EM tag), etc. Zen-coding allows you to code HTML elements incredibly faster. The HTML Bar plug-in allows you to modify your HTML documents with familiar toolbar buttons. The Tooltip to show HTML/XML character references feature is useful.
The Projects plug-in shows the list of function and variable definitions in the current document or within a project. The Auto Marker feature allows you to highlight the same string as the function or variable names at the cursor. The Narrowing feature allows you to focus to a specified part of documents and protect other parts of the document. Multiple selection editing allows you to change variable names easily. External tools allow you to set up your compiler with EmEditor. The spell checking feature understands CamelCase.
An Editor or Publisher
It allows you to write text with speed. It can launch fast, and as soon as you open an EmEditor window, it allows you to start typing. The Snippets plug-in allows you to insert frequently used text. The Word Complete plug-in helps you to complete words while you type. The Outline features allow you to show the outline of your text. The Word Count plug-in can count not only words but any specified characters or words.
A Database Administrator
It allows you to open very large files quickly, and the Large File Controller allows you to open only a specified portion of a large file. The tool allows you to open CSV, TSV, or user-defined separator (DSV) files. You can sort according to column values (alphabetically or numerically), and you can configure sorting options such as stable-sort. It allows you to split or combine files.
A Server Administrator
Server log files tend to be very large. The editor can open very large files, and the Large File Controller allows you to open only a specified portion, for instance, the last portion of the file. The flexible search feature allows you to search for a specific term. You can also use the bookmark features, so that you can bookmark lines that match certain criteria, such as lines with error keywords or URLs. And then, you can extract those lines into a new file.
If You Need a Free Text Editor
If you need the best free text editor, text editor might be right for you. While not at the same level of the app Professional, the app Free allows you to do most of text editing tasks without purchasing the product. Please see the comparison chart whether it is right for you. Once you downgrade the product to Em Editor Free, you will never be asked to upgrade or get any marketing messages, so please go ahead and keep it as the free version as long as you would like!
- Compare and Synchronize Scrolling
- New Spelling features
- Improved Vertical Selection Editing
- Outline plug-in new features
- ASCII View side by side with Binary (Hexadecimal View)
- New Snippets Plug-in
- Brackets/Quotation Mark Auto-Complete
- CSV, TSV
- Full Screen View
- Clipboard History
- Wildcard Support
- Workspace Including Undo Information
- New External Tools
- Pin to List
- Save in Protected Folder
- Supports Windows 7 Jump List
- Large File Controller
- Vertical Selection Editing
- Binary Editing
- Optimized Search and Replace
- Improved Projects Plug-in
- Optimized to Open Large Files
- Find Bar, HTML Bar, Projects plug-ins
- Word Complete
- Keystroke and Mouse Operation Recording and Playback
- New Objects, Properties, and Methods for Macros
- Macros Toolbar
- Portability Options (Ready for a USB Drive Install)
- Explorer, Diff, Outline, Web Preview, Search plug-ins
- External Tool Standard Output displayed within EmEditor
- Quick Start
- ActiveScript Support
- Light-Weight, Single-Process, Multi-Threading, and Low Memory Usage
- Tabbed Windows
- Detect All Result dialog
- Supports More Unicode Characters
- Application Error Handler Support
- Powerful and functionally-rich macros
- Finding in files
- Replacing in Files
- Keyword Highlighting
- Unicode Support
- Drag and Drop
- Best Quality
- For Web Designers
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EmEditor Text Editor FAQs
I am using a previous version of EmEditor. Can I install a newer version of EmEditor without uninstalling the previous version?
If you have been using a version of EmEditor v3.00 or newer, and want to maintain the same configurations, you do not need to uninstall the previous version. You can install the newest version with the same destination folder. However, before you install the newer version, you should exit all EmEditor windows including the Tray Icon. If you are asked to restart Windows during the installation, you should restart Windows.
If you have been using a version of EmEditor older than v3.00, or don’t want to maintain the same configurations of EmEditor, we recommend uninstalling the previous version completely and rebooting the computer before installing the newer version of EmEditor. The steps are as follows:
1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel from the Start menu. Select the EmEditor (or EmEditor v3) from the Add or Remove Programs. Click the Delete button.
2. Reboot Windows when uninstalling is complete.
3. Install the new version.
Can both the old version of EmEditor and new version of EmEditor coexist on the same computer?
No. The old version of EmEditor and new version of EmEditor can’t coexist on the same computer.
What do I do if EmEditor crashes when starting or editing?
1. If you have plug-ins installed, remove all plug-ins from the plug-ins folder, and try running EmEditor again.
2. If the problem persists, select Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel to uninstall EmEditor. Reboot your PC, and reinstall EmEditor.
3. If EmEditor crashes only when opening UTF-8 or Unicode files, select Font under the View menu, select Normal from the Character set list, select the Change button beside the Display Font box and check if the proper font is selected.
How can I remove the EmEditor Tray Icon permanently?
Run the EmEditor installation again and make sure the Add the tray icon on the task bar check box is unchecked during the setup. This way you will not see the Tray Icon any more. You do not need to uninstall EmEditor before running the installation again. If this does not work, select Search from the Windows Start menu, and search for “emeditor.lnk”. This file should be located in the Startup folder. Delete this file to remove the tray icon permanently.
How can I install EmEditor without displaying dialog boxes?
During normal installation, dialog boxes will be displayed, and a user must click the “Next” button or set options. However, when you install EmEditor into multiple computers in corporate or group environments, you might want to use a batch or scripting file to automate the installation. EmEditor uses Windows Installer for installation, and the “quiet” installation is possible.
For instance, if the EmEditor installation file is emed64_20.9.0.msi, running the following command:
msiexec /i "(...path...)emed64_20.9.0.msi" /q MSIINSTALLPERUSER=1
EmEditor Text Editor Overview
|File Size||20.9 MB|
|Languages||Czech, Dutch, English (U.K.), English (U.S.), French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Russian.|