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EditPlus Text Editor, developed by ES-Computing, is an HTML, PHP, text and Java editor. It's not for the faint of heart, however. Stripped of fancy features, EditPlus Text Editor is a solid workhorse for intermediate coders, advanced developers and those wanting to learn HTML. Although ES-Computing provides extensions for extra features, most of them are user-developed and not native to the program. If you aren't ready to dive headfirst into coding, or you need a program with more functionality than allowed by user-developed and in-program files, you may want to read about other HTML editors in our buying guide.

EditPlus Text Editor has all the features one would expect in an HTML editor. Those comfortable with old school hand coding will enjoy the clean, lightweight style, reminiscent of Notepad and Notepad ++. However, the few extras EditPlus Text Editor does have are dedicated to time savers, such as cliptext.

The cliptext provided by EditPlus is pre-written HTML, CSS, XHTML, ANSI and control characters that can be dropped in any line for quicker coding. The benefit for beginning users is the ability to see what a complete, correct line of code should look like. Auto-completion provides another quick way to code, as does the ability to record up to 10 macros at a time.

Intermediate and advanced coders will have no problem using the EditPlus Text Editor user interface. Everything is neatly laid out and easy to find. Beginners may find it a little confusing at first, but the in-program manual can help you find your way around the program. Tooltips, which appear whenever you scroll over an item, make it easy to understand and memorize what each icon does.

EditPlus doesn't offer phone support, a newsletter, printed manual or product training. The in-program manual is completely pointed towards how to use EditPlus, with no additional features. However, the program has an extensive Wiki dedicated to how-to's as well as a user group for sharing files, website critiques and other resources.

If you're unfamiliar with HTML and HTML editors, EditPlus Text Editor may not be the software best suited for you. This particular HTML editor is geared toward those interested in learning coding, intermediate coders and advanced developers. However, with a little time and patience, individuals with even the most basic understanding of HTML may find EditPlus Text Editor a great beginning tool.

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