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Ghacks Christmas Giveaway: UltraEdit And UltraCompare

We are giving away three licenses for the editor UltraEdit and the comparison tool UltraCompare today in the Ghacks Christmas Giveaway.

UltraEdit is a text editor at its core and one could mistakenly think of it as yet another Notepad clone. While it still provides the speed of the default Windows text editor it comes with an impressive feature list that beats most - if not all - other text editors in Windows fair and square. Yes, that includes Notepad++ and the likes. That's of course only true if you need the additional features that it provides. The feature list includes syntax highlighting, code folding, Unicode support, spell checking, ftp & sftp browser, ssh. macro engine, html building and customizations among others.

The editor provides professionals with the tools needed in their job. Webmasters and web designers who do use text editors and not a web designing software will find the features offered indispensable. UltraEdit provides syntax highlighting for web standards such as html, php, xml, javascript or css including a html file validator that checks if the code is W3C compliant. More than 500 wordfiles can be downloaded from the official homepage to add support for additional programming languages from Assembly languages to C++ and World of Warcraft Lua. The integrated ftp & sftp browser makes updating files on the Internet a breeze. Add to that a dockable SSH / Telnet window to access a remote server command line right from the editor.

Versioned backups ensure worry free editing as files can be backed up before changes are committed to them. A file comparison tool can be used to compare different versions of a file to highlight the differences.

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Additional UltraEdit features include:

  • Configure word wrap and tab settings for different file types
  • Organize and access local or FTP files with projects.
  • Hex, Unicode, Large Files support
  • Integrated Scripting Engine
  • Customize nearly every aspect of the editor
  • WebSearch Toolbar (Wikipedia, PHP.net, MSDN..)

UltraCompare is a powerful file comparison tool that can compare files and folders with each other. Two or three binary and text files can be compared with each other at the same time and it is possible to merge the differences of the compared files. The folder mode supports both local and network directories and jar / zip file comparison. It also offers the means to merge the differences between compared directories.

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The interface will display the text files that are compared visually highlighting the differences. Tabbed sessions allow to run multiple comparisons at the same time int he same window. The folder compare displays the folder structures next to each other using symbols and colors to highlight the differences.

Additional UltraCompare Features include:

  • Differences navigation
  • Multiple merge options
  • Relational lines
  • Isolate lines
  • File Editing
  • File Compare Profiles

You can grab a copy of UltraEdit or UltraCompare by leaving a comment below. Tell us what you currently use for file editing and text comparison.

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Comments

  1. SOR said on December 23, 2008 at 11:28 am
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    “Windows with knobs on” – UltraEdit is one of the knobs :D

  2. doodad said on December 23, 2008 at 11:38 am
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    so far I’ve not found any good file comparison software (issue with binaries, they check file size generally, not file contents), so I’d like use ultracompare.
    thanks

  3. Madhur said on December 23, 2008 at 11:41 am
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    I currently use notepad .. would love to use Ultraedit :)

    For text comparison, I use Beyond Compare.

  4. Miles Wolbe said on December 23, 2008 at 11:44 am
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    “Tell us what you currently use for file editing and text comparison.”

    Text editing in Windows – Metapad: http://www.liquidninja.com/metapad/

    Text comparison in Windows – DELTA: http://www.openetwork.com/delta.html

  5. Pootle said on December 23, 2008 at 11:46 am
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    Best editor out there. My licence ran out a few years ago and it would be nice to be up-to-date. Count me in!

  6. SkyFrontier said on December 23, 2008 at 11:48 am
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    Recently I went lost by discovering that I HAVE NOT A SINGLE TOOL FOR IN-DOCUMENT COMPARISON!, and that solely would be a great reason to asking one of the licenses – why not for both softs?
    I do not use Micro~1 Office products, so I’m stuck with Note-WordPad very-very basic options – which do NOT

    make the work an easy and peaceful task.
    I wrote lots of mails for lots of people, and HATE sending them bulk mails. But sometimes I can copy and paste a sentence or two – problem comes when I need to compare them and check if each is customized enough besides error-free. So they’ll be helpful in both stances, Edit and Compare.
    As a lost resort, I’d pick Compare. Nothing more human than treating persons with a touch of care, heh?
    Thank you all and have a great new year!
    (sad by losing FinePrint, WindowSpace and Roboform…)

  7. Eddie said on December 23, 2008 at 11:49 am
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    thanks for yet another great giveaway, can santa please drop one my way

  8. Radu said on December 23, 2008 at 11:51 am
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    Nice features. I would like to use it (now I use Notepad++). Count me in for the contest.

  9. Chad said on December 23, 2008 at 12:00 pm
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    I use Editpad Pro for text and Beyond Compare for diffs.

  10. ulysess said on December 23, 2008 at 12:10 pm
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    I use notepad2 and total Commander

  11. Tjoakim said on December 23, 2008 at 12:13 pm
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    I use metapad and notepad++ today but I’d love to win a license for ultraedit. ;)

  12. yooman said on December 23, 2008 at 12:13 pm
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    this could be useful… count me in!

  13. Hansen Freddy said on December 23, 2008 at 12:15 pm
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    I currently use PSPad and Beyond Compare for finding Differences in Text and Code.

    But would really love to use Ultraedit for my editing

    :)

  14. garbanzo said on December 23, 2008 at 12:17 pm
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    i’m surprised i’ve not heard of UltraEdit before. customizable toolbars and menus? it’s like the Directory Opus of text editors!

    looks like a great app, a big step up from the free Notepad++ i currently use. it’d be great for scripting, but i think i’d use it more as a word processor. the custom highlighting would be great for analyzing texts for my doctoral dissertation!

    i’m going to grab the demo and check it out :)

  15. Gemini said on December 23, 2008 at 12:22 pm
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    I currently use Notepad++ for both text editing and comparison, though it lacks a bit when opening a lot of files (100+) at once, which I have to do quite often. I would like to check out UltraEdit/UltraCompare

  16. emilio said on December 23, 2008 at 12:24 pm
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    I’m using Notepad++ and its Compare plugin. Too bad it hasn’t been updated for a while and it’s not compatible with the newest version of the text editor. Would probably need some more powerful tools!

  17. duncan bradley said on December 23, 2008 at 12:32 pm
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    I use NotePad++ and eclipse, but this looks great for javascript editing.

  18. sh0rty77 said on December 23, 2008 at 12:40 pm
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    Pspad and WinMerge.
    Friend has Ultra Edit and UltraCompare and says there the ducks nuts bees knees

  19. Mindrider said on December 23, 2008 at 12:41 pm
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    I also use NotePad++ for editing text…although I still need to learn how to use a file comparison software…It would be nice to have a much recommended software like UltraEdit.

  20. Hopeless said on December 23, 2008 at 12:45 pm
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    For file comparsing i use no tool, i look manually! For File editing i use notepad++!

  21. Saksham Kapoor said on December 23, 2008 at 12:52 pm
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    I use Notepad++ for text-editing and FileCompare for comparing diff files. Both excellent softwares, but I’ve heard from my friends that this is a lot better

  22. tux said on December 23, 2008 at 1:00 pm
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    Wow it is one of the most powerful editors. I currently use Notepad.

  23. ntport said on December 23, 2008 at 1:10 pm
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    I use notepad++ and eclipse.

  24. Kyith said on December 23, 2008 at 1:12 pm
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    primarily i use notepad++ up till last few months when i reformated my windows platform. I like notepad++ alot much as how i would value UltraEdit for being a good PHP,CSS editor.

    best regards.

  25. Johan Gustavsson said on December 23, 2008 at 1:20 pm
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    I want to have UltraEdit, to replace the crappy notepad.exe that I’m using right now!

  26. garbanzo said on December 23, 2008 at 1:25 pm
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    never mind. i tried the demo, and it is far too complicated for my needs :)

  27. bazuzu said on December 23, 2008 at 1:26 pm
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    I use notepad++/emacs and winmerge.

  28. rruben said on December 23, 2008 at 1:26 pm
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    I use notepad++, but because I don’t code everyday somebody else will probably need it more than I do ;)

  29. mickay said on December 23, 2008 at 1:30 pm
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    Wow, a great soft and a very nice giveaway.
    I’m currently using Notepad++ to edit files. I compare my files using WinMerge or kDiff3, which is able to compare 3 files at the same time.

  30. Michel Huyghebaert said on December 23, 2008 at 1:32 pm
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    I use Zend but it uses too much memory (117 megs) as I am writing this. Thanks Java.

  31. juhis said on December 23, 2008 at 1:40 pm
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    Could this be my rescue?

  32. Roberto B. said on December 23, 2008 at 1:41 pm
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    I have tried UltraEdit in the past and it was – by far – the best text editor available under Windows.
    Sometimes it had problems with XML files but that bug has been fixed years ago.
    I recommend UltraEdit to whoever can pay the license cost (otherwise go with Notepad++, not on the same league, but still way better than Notepad).

  33. ChrisB said on December 23, 2008 at 1:47 pm
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    For file editing, I use notepad++ – loads of plugins, and regularly updated. For file comparison, I use WinMerge.

  34. superaktieboy said on December 23, 2008 at 1:49 pm
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    i use crimson editor for comparison and editing ^^,

  35. Eric D said on December 23, 2008 at 1:56 pm
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    For most uses, I’m using Notepad++
    For some very tricky things, I’m using GVim
    For diff/merge outside of eclipse/netbeans/tortoise, I’m using Winmerge

  36. Paul. said on December 23, 2008 at 1:59 pm
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    I currently use Notepad. UltraEdit looks like a great app,and i would love to have it. I do not have a file comparison tool yet, but i love to have UltraCompare this because i realy could use it, and i looks like a great app.

  37. Charlie said on December 23, 2008 at 2:04 pm
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    UltraEdit for me. Using notepad++ otherwise. Count me in!

  38. Even said on December 23, 2008 at 2:05 pm
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    I’m using notepad++ at the moment, UltraEdit would be a nice change. :-)

  39. Nessa said on December 23, 2008 at 2:05 pm
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    Pushing my luck here. Would love to get a copy of ultracompare. Tried winmerge but this seems more like what I am looking for.

  40. Tom said on December 23, 2008 at 2:07 pm
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    In my opinion UltraEdit is the best editor around. It is handy for every kind of file.

  41. William Becher said on December 23, 2008 at 2:18 pm
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    I would like receive a license for ultraedit.

    It’s the best!

  42. Tom said on December 23, 2008 at 2:20 pm
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    HERE! I! Me! Yo! Jé! Ich! Ben!
    :-)

  43. Eickhel said on December 23, 2008 at 2:23 pm
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    What else? Ultraedit all the time…

    your former Spanish translator ;)

  44. michele said on December 23, 2008 at 2:25 pm
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    Count me in for Ultraedit!!!!!!

  45. JG said on December 23, 2008 at 2:27 pm
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    Currently, mostly using:
    Editor: EditPad Pro, Notepad++, and Programmer’s Notepad 2
    Compare tool: CompareIt! 4 (http://www.grigsoft.com/index.htm) and KDIFF3

  46. WhACKO said on December 23, 2008 at 2:32 pm
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    For comparison I stick with (and it’s quickest for me) Total Commander’s internal file compare function.

    I would like to use Ultraedit though, it’s far more advanced than any editor I came across!

  47. Matt said on December 23, 2008 at 2:34 pm
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    It’s notepad++ and (trial) Beyond Compare for me currently. This would be an awesome upgrade!

  48. albert said on December 23, 2008 at 2:35 pm
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    Notepad++ is okay for me so far. I wonder how UltraEdit will be.

    As for file/folder comparison, we use Araxis. But, I’d like to take UltraCompare home.

  49. Juha said on December 23, 2008 at 2:40 pm
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    I’ve used UltraEdit at work long time ago and it was a great tool for various tasks (coding, log file debugging & text file editing). For file comparison, I’ve used Total COmmander, but I find it quite user-unfriendly tool.

  50. Tony said on December 23, 2008 at 2:41 pm
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    I’m currently using Metapad and Notpad++ when I can. I use a small shareware program to compare files, but not to much.

    I WOULD LOVE A COPY OF ULTRAEDIT!!!

  51. cicom3nd3z said on December 23, 2008 at 2:43 pm
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    I have both PSPad and Notepad++ on my system, but I’m using PSPad more often. As for file comparison, I’m using WinMerge. I’m satisfied with the freeware editors that I’m using but I wouldn’t mind a copy of UltraEdit.

  52. Dingoe said on December 23, 2008 at 2:45 pm
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    I use Textpad 5 and PSPad for online editing. For filecomparison PSPad+Windiif, Examdiff and Texpad.

  53. Andrea Nagar said on December 23, 2008 at 2:48 pm
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    UltraEdit is simply the best text editor available. I’d love a copy

  54. Christian said on December 23, 2008 at 2:56 pm
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    I use Notepad++ and an older version of UltraEdit-32. It would be nice to be up-to-date.

  55. Josh Price said on December 23, 2008 at 2:57 pm
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    I currently use NotePad, been looking into purchasing Ultraedit for some time now

  56. Jody said on December 23, 2008 at 2:58 pm
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    Wow, nice offer.

    I use an older version of UltraEdit – version 10. I haven’t seen the new version but I can’t imagine anything new I’d want. I use ExamDiff for comparing files and folders.

  57. Nicolai H said on December 23, 2008 at 2:59 pm
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    This sounds great :D
    (Im currently use Notepad++, Microsoft Visual Basic and “Notepad”)

  58. Bob Clark said on December 23, 2008 at 3:05 pm
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    Give me the “ultra” – please

  59. LittleTinyMonkey said on December 23, 2008 at 3:16 pm
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    On a daily (hourly?) basis, I use a purchased copy of UltraEdit from a few years ago and here lately I’ve used a combination of Ultra Compare Lite and WinMerge.

    Here’s hoping. I love UltraEdit!!

  60. LethAL said on December 23, 2008 at 3:22 pm
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    I’ve been using notepad++, but I’ve seen someone with UltraEdit and it really is amazing.
    Make me stop feeling jealous, please. :)

  61. Andrew said on December 23, 2008 at 3:24 pm
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    Please enter my name into the draw

  62. Kaufman said on December 23, 2008 at 3:24 pm
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    I’ve used an old version of UltraEdit for years – I use it for everything. It’s literally the first app I open every morning, and it runs the whole day long. I’d love to get an updated version!

  63. jared said on December 23, 2008 at 3:25 pm
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    I’d love to try out a new text editor. The one I use has constant error messages that are getting a little stale…

  64. Leigh said on December 23, 2008 at 3:25 pm
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    Another great software giveaway. I hope my luck gets better.

  65. Michael said on December 23, 2008 at 3:45 pm
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    I use notepad for text editing, I would like to try UltraEdit if I get a chance to win.

    I didn’t use any software for text comparison.

  66. raveren said on December 23, 2008 at 3:50 pm
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    N++ for editing, its Compare plugin for comparing.

  67. joseph said on December 23, 2008 at 3:59 pm
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    I am using tednotepad as editor
    – total commander for file comparison

  68. Orlando said on December 23, 2008 at 4:03 pm
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    For file editing i use Notepad++.
    For text comparison i use Compare Plugin for Notepad++.

  69. Doc said on December 23, 2008 at 4:10 pm
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    I was just searching for a new editor!

  70. Adalan said on December 23, 2008 at 4:11 pm
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    Currently using a friends license for Ultraedit while I save up for one.

  71. Dan said on December 23, 2008 at 4:18 pm
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    My favorite editor of all time!

  72. Michael said on December 23, 2008 at 4:20 pm
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    Wow, what an early xmas prezzy!

    The editor is by far the best for all-round document editing. Perfect for HTML editing and ASCII. Truely superb!

  73. Josh said on December 23, 2008 at 4:34 pm
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    I could really use the comparing file. Thanks.

  74. Raymond said on December 23, 2008 at 4:36 pm
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    Count me in.

    Ray

  75. ChrisA said on December 23, 2008 at 4:38 pm
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    Have been using NoteTab Pro for years. . . pretty happy with it although not much new development going on. . .would love to take a run with a new editor.

    Nothing for file compare could really use UltraCompare to help clean up several hard disks.

    thanks.

  76. Diego Alejandro Muñoz Uribe said on December 23, 2008 at 4:49 pm
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    Hi there! I’ve been using metapad for text editing and Total Commander for comparing.

  77. Matt said on December 23, 2008 at 4:53 pm
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    Count me in as a Beyond Compare user. As for editing, I’ve been slowly learning gVim’s ins and outs.

  78. Brett said on December 23, 2008 at 5:00 pm
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    The program is so old and it’s still so cool to boot.

  79. Dave said on December 23, 2008 at 5:05 pm
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    Looks good

  80. Paul said on December 23, 2008 at 5:10 pm
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    I could really use this one because notepad is so limited.

  81. Mateusz Waga said on December 23, 2008 at 5:13 pm
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    Have been using UltraEdit for years… Can’t live without it now….

  82. Stefano Costa said on December 23, 2008 at 5:21 pm
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    On Win platforms I use Notepad++/Beyond Compare twin.

    On Linux platform I use vim plus several plugins, like ctags in order to navigate complex code structure/diff|diff3 and custom scripts to do the dirty work.

    I’ve used in the past Ultraedit, not mine but of the company I’ve worked for. It was very beautiful even in version 11!

  83. Hlinker said on December 23, 2008 at 5:23 pm
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    I use PSPAD for HTML editing and i used before UltraEdit (i like it, very useful app)

  84. Bill Reid said on December 23, 2008 at 5:36 pm
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    Oooh! Oooh! Mr. Kotter! UltraEdit!

  85. c.r.henderson said on December 23, 2008 at 5:39 pm
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    hope can win in

  86. Martin said on December 23, 2008 at 5:44 pm
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    I used Ultra Edit a while ago, lost it when i moved computers, would love to get it back again……

  87. Brian said on December 23, 2008 at 5:47 pm
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    Currently use PSPad, but hear great things about UltraEdit. Would love to make the move to something with multi-line regex search/replace capabilities.

  88. ibose said on December 23, 2008 at 5:50 pm
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    Currently use PSPad and AptDiff. Would love an ultra-upgrade to UltraEdit and UltraCompare :)

  89. paolo said on December 23, 2008 at 5:54 pm
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    well, i’ma notepad++ user but this would be a nice christmas present.

    bye

    paolo

  90. subgrampus said on December 23, 2008 at 6:00 pm
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    Could certainly use the UltraEdit and the UltraCompare.

  91. sarana said on December 23, 2008 at 6:06 pm
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    windows notepad. thanks!

  92. Sbrown said on December 23, 2008 at 6:07 pm
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    This program is awesome I do alot programming inside the programing notepad bu I have heard alot about this program just not enough to make an invesment in but if i got it as present this would awesome plus would something for java because eclipse is a little bulkly to carry around on a jump drive.

  93. ... said on December 23, 2008 at 6:19 pm
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    Great app for every work!

  94. DJ Meyer said on December 23, 2008 at 6:22 pm
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    I currently use EditPlus and gVim. They are good, but I would love to use Ultraedit.

    For text comparison, I use Beyond Compare.

  95. Craig said on December 23, 2008 at 6:32 pm
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    I use Notepad++ and Multi-Edit for my editor and Beyond Compare for source code comparison.

    But it would be great to try Ultra-Edit.

  96. tehmiller said on December 23, 2008 at 6:35 pm
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    Another of the Notepad++ fans here, but I’m interested in the Ultra Compare. And who knows, maybe Ultra Edit will grow on me :)

  97. tonie said on December 23, 2008 at 6:38 pm
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    I use Notepad++ and don’t really need to compare stuff that often. I use a free trail of UltraEdit once and have to say that i really like it.

  98. Dewer said on December 23, 2008 at 6:42 pm
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    I’m just scratching the surface

  99. Mark said on December 23, 2008 at 6:55 pm
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    98 comments? Crikey, I’ve got no chance :P

  100. RG said on December 23, 2008 at 7:11 pm
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    Currently I use PSPad, occasionally I do use Notepad++ that I have installed. When the need arrives I have used Winmerge for comparing files I have edited like for WordPress tweaks. Would love the extra features such as SSH/SFTP and also network directories support.

  101. Hannes said on December 23, 2008 at 7:15 pm
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    I’m using Notepad++ at the moment. For text comparison I use WinMerge.

  102. BlogWurm said on December 23, 2008 at 7:18 pm
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    Cause I have no other editing software, I use the windows internal editor and for comparison brain 1.0.

    Hope to win this great software, which looks very nice and comfortable.

  103. skraps said on December 23, 2008 at 7:19 pm
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    I want it.

  104. labin said on December 23, 2008 at 7:26 pm
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    i use notepad++ and easy duplicate file finder. thanx in advance if i egt at least one of these.:)

  105. A. Rotundo said on December 23, 2008 at 7:44 pm
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    You can give me a lince of UltraEdit or UltraCompare, i’m a student of programmation and for me this software can be very useful!

  106. tom said on December 23, 2008 at 8:16 pm
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    I am a fans of notepad++ and i am interesting on UltraCompare & UltraEdit

  107. wim said on December 23, 2008 at 8:16 pm
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    please put me down for a great offer!
    thanks from the netherlands

  108. Mario said on December 23, 2008 at 8:43 pm
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    hey i love ultraedit, please count me in

  109. Craig said on December 23, 2008 at 8:43 pm
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    I currently use notepad++, but working with large files 750mb+ notepad++ has issues. Would love Ultra to see if it works any better.

  110. AWz said on December 23, 2008 at 8:55 pm
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    Count me in. These apps look great. Maybe I can swap all my current text-editors for one app…

    Currently in use:
    editor2: quick viewing
    SciTE: AutoHotkey coding
    Notepad2: used in automation (AutoHotkey-scripts etc.)
    Araneae (& PSPad): html coding

    Also Notepad++ and WinMerge installed, although I barely use them

  111. Craig said on December 23, 2008 at 8:59 pm
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    I currently use Notepad++ and WinMerge – I’ve not heard of UltraEdit/UltraCompare before. I guess once I found something that worked I simply stopped looking!

    Happy Solstice from Canada!

  112. Ishaan said on December 23, 2008 at 8:59 pm
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    I m using Notepad++…i m in

  113. hrsepla said on December 23, 2008 at 9:03 pm
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    Oh Please. oh please, oh please.

  114. Ahmed Kotb said on December 23, 2008 at 9:07 pm
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    count me in :D

  115. Marco said on December 23, 2008 at 9:08 pm
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    great giveaway, could need one :-)

  116. raghav said on December 23, 2008 at 9:14 pm
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    i use ultraedit at work… would love to use the same for personal use as well.. cheers

  117. Rudy said on December 23, 2008 at 9:23 pm
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    ultra rules

  118. Antony said on December 23, 2008 at 9:24 pm
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    Let me see if I’m so lucky to win a license…

  119. Kevin Jackson said on December 23, 2008 at 9:26 pm
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    I currently use Notepad++, but Ultra is great and I would love to have a license for it.

  120. Vj said on December 23, 2008 at 9:28 pm
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    I am currently using notepad++ but this has many more features. Give me one plz…

  121. Curt said on December 23, 2008 at 9:29 pm
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    Wow, this is an awesome finish of the giveaway!
    Please choose me! ;-)

  122. Jovin said on December 23, 2008 at 9:37 pm
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    I would like receive a license for ultraedit.

    It’s the best!

  123. Nathan said on December 23, 2008 at 9:41 pm
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    Currently use Editpad Lite But this looks sweet!

  124. Ajay said on December 23, 2008 at 9:47 pm
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    I’ve been using Notepad++ for editing so far. Haven’t found a good software for file comparison and this is always a pain.

    Ultraedit and Ultracompare will really help in improving my coding especially of my WordPress plugins / themes.

    Thanks :)

  125. Tyler C. said on December 23, 2008 at 10:00 pm
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    I haven’t tried either of these programs yet but they sound extremely useful! On Windows, Notepad++ is my favorite text editor and I use WinMerge when I need to compare. I like both but I’d never turn down an upgrade. ;-)

    Thanks for another chance at some great giveaways!

  126. Doc said on December 23, 2008 at 10:01 pm
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    I use Notepad++…but some of its bugs (slow on large files, especially editing near the top; tabs sometimes disappear, leaving only the current tab visible) are getting to me. Stopped using Editpad Lite because Notepad++ had column select and syntax highlighting for free. Wouldn’t mind trying UltraEdit if it fixes those bugs.

  127. Diane G said on December 23, 2008 at 10:01 pm
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    UltraCompare would be perfect for me!
    I currently use Notepad. Would be nice to have a text comparison tool. Happy Holidays!

  128. Robert Palmar said on December 23, 2008 at 10:37 pm
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    I have been using EmEditor and
    Notepad2 for simpler operations.

    Ultra-Edit appears to have features built-in
    that EmEditor requires a plugin to perform
    as well as features not available to add.

  129. John Pap said on December 23, 2008 at 11:00 pm
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    I don’t have any text comparison software
    ….hopefully that will change soon thanks to ghacks ;)

  130. Kiligolo said on December 23, 2008 at 11:19 pm
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    I use Notepad ++ or PSPad.
    Aptdiff or winmerge to compare files.

    all are free !

    UltraEdit and UltraCompare are shareware, but really greats tools. I’ve used ultraedit some years ago and i can say that is the Files Editors’ Father.

  131. bowlby4 said on December 23, 2008 at 11:37 pm
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    I use editpad. UltraCompare sounds cool.

  132. Silviu Toader said on December 23, 2008 at 11:46 pm
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    I’m using EmEditor to edit text files. For comparing files.. I never really had this need.

  133. Chris Wuestefeld said on December 23, 2008 at 11:54 pm
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    Sign me up!

    For editing, I currently use Visual Studio and freeware Notepad++. For comparing I use the freeware WinMerge.

  134. gokudomatic said on December 24, 2008 at 12:09 am
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    I got used to use PSPad and Notepad++, until Netbeans 6.5 got released. PSPad’s biggest hole was the code folding (probably the only one editor in the world that still doesn’t have this feature). Except for that, it was really good. But Netbeans is one level above, mainly because it’s a real IDE and not only a simple notepad.

    So, count me out. Others may have better use of it than me.

  135. Mohamed said on December 24, 2008 at 12:12 am
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    PSpad

  136. FerroK said on December 24, 2008 at 12:43 am
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    I don’t have a specific s/w to use for editing and comparison. Most of the time I use whatever the compiler come with it.

  137. hk said on December 24, 2008 at 1:19 am
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    Editing: Notepad++ 5.xx and Microsoft Notepad

    Comparison: WinDiff and WinMerge

  138. giglmania said on December 24, 2008 at 1:34 am
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    cool software …

  139. Pete Hewitt said on December 24, 2008 at 1:38 am
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    Looks good to me enter me ffor the chance to win

  140. Lawwe said on December 24, 2008 at 1:44 am
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    Coole proggy’s

  141. barney_ghl said on December 24, 2008 at 1:53 am
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    Used UltraEdit for a while, way back then (whenever _then_ was), but could never quite convince myself it was worth the price. Make a nice little developer’s toolkit addition.

  142. Limin Shao said on December 24, 2008 at 2:57 am
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    I am in.

  143. Dan said on December 24, 2008 at 4:47 am
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    Sign me up for the drawing!

    Both look really good :)

  144. Mario Filipe said on December 24, 2008 at 4:49 am
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    PSPad and WinMerge have served me well as text editor and text comparison tool, respectively.
    These are two great apps, especially considering that they are free/open source.
    I’ve heard great thing about UltraEdit and Ultracompare, but they are a little beyond my price range, but I would gladly accept a free license : )

  145. Sergey said on December 24, 2008 at 5:13 am
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    I use Mars Notebook.Merry Christmas!

  146. Sparrowhawk said on December 24, 2008 at 5:16 am
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    I uses both Notepad++ and gVim in Windows too, love to have a chance try the famous UltraEdit : )

  147. Mezan said on December 24, 2008 at 5:32 am
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    I’ve used them both though in trial mode and i admit that it really holds a punch! Its one of the best editor available. The other’s that i’ve used are emeditor and editplus, notepad++ is free and also good. Please consider me too for ultracompare or ultraedit, as i need a tool like them for my projects. Thanks Martin for including them in the giveaway :-)

  148. Cinzano said on December 24, 2008 at 5:59 am
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    Hi,

    Pretty much the same …. Notepad++ and Total Commander is the one i use privatly …. but UE in my work … UE Rules

  149. Ehsan said on December 24, 2008 at 6:05 am
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    I’m an ASIC design engineer and I don’t think that I need to explain any more that how I am going to use it.

  150. moonese said on December 24, 2008 at 7:03 am
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    Notepad++ and WinMerge,

  151. 1stopmom said on December 24, 2008 at 7:32 am
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    I use notepad but would love the opportunity to use something else :)

  152. Greytail said on December 24, 2008 at 8:34 am
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    notepad++

  153. Shaun said on December 24, 2008 at 9:15 am
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    I use UE but have an old version, I would love to have the latest. I use Compare It! for file comparison.

  154. Thomas said on December 24, 2008 at 9:51 am
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    Oh please please give it to me, I will use Ultraedit everyday!

  155. Tony S. said on December 24, 2008 at 10:17 am
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    UltraEdit is a great editor.
    I used it long time ago, when it was very basic, compared to this version.
    Now I use Notepad++, but if the fortune hits me, I’ll change my default editor.

  156. Joe said on December 24, 2008 at 10:32 am
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    Currently I use Notepad++ and WinMerge/TortoiseMerge for these, but I’d like to give Ultraedit a try!

  157. Bruce said on December 24, 2008 at 10:37 am
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    EMEditor – was using Ultra Edit in the past

  158. ykeren said on December 24, 2008 at 10:58 am
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    Notepad++ is my current choice but I would love to have UltraEdit

  159. s c said on December 24, 2008 at 11:02 am
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    jEdit, psPad and winMerge

  160. wabbit said on December 24, 2008 at 11:28 am
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    I’ve tried UltraEdit in the past (now I mostly use Notepad++); nice program. For file and
    directory comparison I mostly use the liteware
    ExamDiff.

  161. Smaga said on December 24, 2008 at 11:47 am
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    Seems useful :>

  162. dahamsta said on December 24, 2008 at 3:08 pm
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    +1 please

  163. Mike S said on December 24, 2008 at 3:13 pm
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    I have an old license that ran out years ago. I would love to get back up to date.

  164. Binaryzero said on December 24, 2008 at 3:47 pm
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    my key is 2yo and not the latest version…

  165. bl said on December 24, 2008 at 5:24 pm
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    I currently use Notepad++ to edit config files and webpages.

    I plan to build a website soon, so I’d like to try UltraEdit for that.

    Thanks

  166. min said on December 24, 2008 at 8:09 pm
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    I currently use editplus, but it lacks diff capability. Ultracompare should be quite useful for me so please gimmeememememmeme

  167. Niro said on December 24, 2008 at 10:02 pm
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    i wish i could win this

  168. Jim said on December 25, 2008 at 12:25 am
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    Currently using eclipse + phpeclipse + aptana. Like to try UltraEdit.

  169. yiauta said on December 25, 2008 at 12:55 am
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    Notepad++ curently.

  170. Gizmo132 said on December 25, 2008 at 8:51 am
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    I currently use Notepad++ too.
    Ultra Edit looks slick

  171. LV said on December 25, 2008 at 10:18 am
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    I currently use PsPad and WinDiff

  172. SgtSaboo said on December 25, 2008 at 5:50 pm
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    I currently use Notetab Light.

  173. Houssam said on December 25, 2008 at 6:14 pm
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    Good old notepad.

  174. Ken said on December 25, 2008 at 7:50 pm
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    I use NotePad++ which is freeware. I would love to try Ultra Edit

  175. virtualfreestuff said on December 25, 2008 at 10:28 pm
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    I use examdif and notepad 2 for editing and comparison but I sure would appreciate a copy of ultra compare! Thanks!

  176. Neil said on December 25, 2008 at 11:57 pm
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    Currently using EditPad Classic. Not using anything for “compare”, but probably should be!!

  177. blackhorus said on December 26, 2008 at 5:48 am
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    I use mostly in replacement of notepad, to do all of my little editing of various files…

  178. dan said on December 26, 2008 at 6:53 am
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    I’ve had several recommdations for Notepad, but this sounds like it’s structured to do much more!

    I would love a reg please.

  179. Bookman said on December 26, 2008 at 7:47 am
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    I currently use Metapad.

    Would love a copy of UltraEdit to bring my text editing to a much higher level with UltraEdit

  180. Trevor said on December 26, 2008 at 8:03 am
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    I use Notepad++ but Ultraedit is very good.

  181. Dee said on December 26, 2008 at 11:38 am
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    I currently use PSPad, but it’ll be nice to try another editor.

  182. Tommy09 said on December 26, 2008 at 12:54 pm
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    At the moment i’m also using as mentioned before Notepad++ and its compare plugin.
    But it would be great to win this bundle.

  183. Homer said on December 27, 2008 at 2:39 pm
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    I love ultra edit, and have a need to do file comparisons. Ultra edit does this today, but the Ultra Compare tool looks interesting.

  184. Chuck said on December 28, 2008 at 4:45 am
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    Came here specifically to look for a file comparison tool. It looks like the free compare tool may work but Ultra compare may be better.

    currently use a number of different editing tools depending on the software I’m programming.

    my note pad replacement is edit pad classic.

    for large files I use SPFedit.

    I guess I came to the site at just the right time.

  185. Don said on December 29, 2008 at 4:47 pm
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    I use GrigSoft CompareIt! for file comparisons and PSPad for most text editing, but I switched to these only after changing jobs and losing my UltraEdit license. I would love to get it back.

    Thanks.

  186. enzonline said on December 30, 2008 at 2:32 pm
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    I’m using PSPad

    Thanks.

  187. Luca said on December 30, 2008 at 5:07 pm
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    I use jEdit, PSPad and Notepad++ for fun

  188. Mario said on December 30, 2008 at 8:29 pm
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    Great editor

    Mario

  189. Joan said on December 30, 2008 at 10:15 pm
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    I’ve been looking for something better than notepad. Will find these programs useful. Thanks.

  190. rolf said on January 2, 2009 at 3:43 pm
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    I,ve been looking it long time ago. it is Great.

  191. Joseph said on January 8, 2009 at 1:53 pm
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    Simply the very best!!!

  192. Anonymous said on April 17, 2009 at 11:25 pm
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    We use exam diff

  193. Paul said on October 22, 2009 at 6:56 am
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    U. Edit does wonders together with total commander

  194. RMS said on December 1, 2009 at 7:22 pm
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    As a non-profit organisation, our services are free for individuals-affected-by-lupus, so too my pay! To be able to use Ultra Edit and Ultra Compare would greatly help me in my work, as compared with Word Pad; currently I do not use a compare tool even though this is also necessary for my work.

  195. Don said on December 2, 2009 at 12:29 am
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    I have used UltraEdit in very distant past and remember loving it. I would very much like to return to an old favorite.

    Thanks for the chance.

  196. M Hamilton said on December 16, 2009 at 11:02 pm
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    Have been happy with NoteTab Pro for years. Use it so much that if it had code folding I’d probably stick with it but I’m looking at other editors. Long habits are hard to break though…

  197. stockmann said on July 15, 2012 at 3:54 pm
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    Cool program

  198. stockmann said on July 15, 2012 at 3:54 pm
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    Cool program have been using it for years.

  199. xenox said on October 6, 2015 at 10:34 am
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    I’m xenox and ultra edit rocks

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