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Software to edit text. Also consider the `html-editor` tag, if appropriate.

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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

There are lots of Markdown editors out there but I couldn't find one in which the viewer was built into the editing pane itself. An example of what I don't want is these SE sites, where the question/...
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Markdown editor for OSX that includes a preview, ideally in real time?

I'm looking for a native OSX desktop application (needs to work offline) in which I can edit plain text documents, and preview how they'll look with markdown formatting applied. At a minimum, I need ...
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Text editor or reader for working with huge files in Windows

At the office certain server log files grow way too big and trying to go through the logs can be a real pain, when for instance you have a several GB size text file and all the normal text editors ...
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Cross platform JS/PHP editor software with FTP support and code hinting

For my web development purposes, I am looking for a code editor. In my case, it's mostly for JavaScript and PHP. Here are my requirements: Must have Syntax highlighting, Must have Code hinting (...
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Editor for writing shell scripts, with autocompletion and syntax highlighting

I am looking for a good editor that would provide me with an IDE-like experience in building shell scripts. Ideally, it should support Linux bash and Windows batch file formats, Windows Power Shell is ...
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Open source, web-based document editor?

So I have this project where I need to edit documents online, without using Google Drive, and save them back to the DB. The requirements for the editor are: basic editor features, boldface, ...
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Feature-rich Turtle editor

I want to edit Turtle (RDF) files in the most convenient way possible. Formal requirements: The solution must be FLOSS and a local/offline client that runs natively on GNU/Linux. I don’t expect (but ...
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Is there any text editor with autocomplete?

I'm programmer myself, so I'm used to using autocomplete in various forms in various IDEs. Right now I'm writing my master thesis and it struck me, that I don't know any editor with word ...
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Lean and fast RTF (Rich Text File) editor with more features

Often, plain text files are sufficient to get an idea across (see this question). But sometimes you need more. But not so much more that you need to get all the hamsters together to fire up a ...
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Software to draw shapes in plain text file (ASCII/Unicode)

Sometimes I need to draw simple shapes into plain text documentation file. What application can do this? Last time I've used such an app under MS-DOS :) (It was called Flow or something like that.) ...
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Syntax highlighting text editor for Mac OSX

When I'm writing or reading code (Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, XML, etc.), I prefer something more lightweight than an IDE, that highlights syntax but doesn't do much else. What options are there for ...
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Linux alternative for Notepad++

What I'm looking for: lightweight (non IDE) program for Linux that manages the tasks listed below modern GUI program - I want to use mouse, drag-n-drop, … It should be gratis software. The features ...
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Windows program to monitor a log file for new lines and automatically display them as they are added to the file

I have text file, like log.txt which constantly updates. I want some text editor which I can open on separate monitor to display this file. I want this text editor to "reload" text file from disk ...
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Free text editor with full column mode support

If anyone out there is old enough to remember the ISPF editor on IBM mainframes, then you know what I mean. For the rest of you ... I am looking for a free editor which allows me to edit only ...
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Software for writing novels

I started writing a science fiction/fantasy novel as a hobby, and I am looking for a software (other than Word) which make easier to write it. Here is what I am looking for: Must have: Free For ...
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Self-hosted collaborative real-time editor

I'm looking for a quick text outline tool that I can host on my own server supporting real-time editing for multiple users and change-history.
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A good editor for technical tutorials on Mac?

I write a lot of tutorials and publish them as HTML. Usually, I type them directly in HTML but each time I use <code> tags to show a code example, I have to manually update the content of the ...
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Extract Highlights and Markups from Documents (PDF preferred, Word or suggestions)

As part of my studying/learning, I have a lot of PDF documents that I'm reading. There's an "Almost Awesome" thing I've found discovered about PDFs. Using these instructions you can use Adobe ...
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Windows text editor for editing files hosted on remote linux server

I am using a Windows-7 PC and I have to edit and save files which are stored on a Linux server which I usually access using PUTTY and edit them using Vi editor. Vi editor is hard to use for me (as I ...
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Text editor with tile view

I am looking for a Windows text editor that allows me to tile 3-4 files inside one window. Basically like this "Tile Tabs" Firefox add-on. Currently I am using Notepad++ with multiple instances to ...
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Linux Markdown editor that supports inline images, pandoc syntax and vim-keybindings?

I am looking for for a Markdown editor that can display inline images, is largely compatible with pandoc syntax, supports most common vim-keybindings, and runs on Linux. I am currently using gvim with ...
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Markdown editor to preserve URL links in text copied from browser

I am looking for a good Markdown editor to keep track of what I am reading and learning online to improve my web developer skills and stay in touch with latest technologies. As I read sometimes huge ...
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Linux text editor with no-prompt autosave and restore

I am looking for some way to autosave ad hoc notes on Linux. The main feature I am looking for is silently autosaving unsaved documents, where there is no need to explicitly save those notes when I ...
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Windows plain text editor that allows to bold/italicize/indent

I write quite a bit in plain text files. A simple text editor, like Notepad, meets most of my needs when writing plain text files. But sometimes being able to bold or italicize a word is very useful. ...
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What text editors let you view and edit multiple files in a single long page (similar to Scrivener's Scrivenings mode)?

What text editors allow you to view and edit multiple files as though they were a single long page? So, instead of having to switch to a different tab or window to edit a different file, you can just ...
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Best viewer for large text files (> 10GB) [duplicate]

I'm looking for a text file viewer (ideally an editor too) that will do the following (ordered from most to least important): Load the file quickly (10 seconds for a 10 GB file off an SSD) Once the ...
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Linux text editor with integrated diff

I'm looking for a GUI text editor with an integrated diff feature. I'm used to Notepad++ on windows and its diff plugin. Now I am using a Linux machine and I can't seem to find something similar. I ...
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Simple rich text or mark up editor library

I am looking for a JS/HTML plugin/library for a rich text/markup editor with a small set of features. Something like you are using to write your answers here. All the things I have seen so far are ...
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Linux text editor with support of illustrations, folding, and different fonts?

I need an app suitable to making notes while working on my programming research projects. I want it to have folding (aka collapse and expand) capabilities, because my notes are large (I keep track of ...
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Linux terminal text editor which behaves like GUI ones

I'm looking for a linux text editor to run in a terminal on a remote computer over SSH, for coding (mainly in Ruby), but I'm familiar with graphical text editors (like Kate, Geany, GEdit, etc.), and I ...
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Windows text editor with cells

Is there text editor which treats letters and unoccupied space as cells and allows to copy any rectangular area to any place? Somewhat like Excel, but with one cell for letter.
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Is there any simple graphical text editor with syntax highlighting?

I was wondering if there was a lightweight text editor that also had syntax highlighting. Depending on one's definition of lightweight some that could qualify could be gedit, Kate or even Geany for ...
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Text editor with word suggestion

I am heading a team of 15 data entry operators and we need to type a lot of pages everyday. I am looking for a Windows based software that can offer us suggestions based on the first few letters of ...
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Text editor capable to join groups of N lines

I will give an example where N = 3 The input looks like this: A B C D E F G H I The output must look like this: A D G B E H C F I (the input might have 12 lines ...
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