Text editors are no big deal anymore for writers, are they? Most of the “serious” or finished writing I do is done in Word. I suspect most writers use Word, because so many editors require Word or Word-compatible files.
Yet often, especially when I’m working directly on a website, a good plain text editor is very useful. Do you have such a critter that you use? What is your favorite text editor?
Because most of my need for a text editor involves working on websites, I found one a few months ago that I actually paid money for, but it does many things the many free text editors won’t do.
The software I’m talking about is WeBuilder 2008. You can find it here, if you’re interested. (No, this isn’t an affiliate link. No, I make nothing if you decide to buy it.) They offer a free full-feature 30 day trial, I believe.
The most useful part of this software, from my standpoint, is that I can connect to one of my websites via FTP through the software and edit files “live” online, saving changes as I make them. This makes it terrifically hand if I want to change the content on a web page, correct an error on a web page, etc.
And, it also lets me write plain text files quickly and easily offline. As with most text editing/writing software these days, it has a tabbed interface so I can keep many documents open at the same time.
That would be my favorite text editor. There are many others, depending on how simple or complex your needs are. Many good ones are free.
What text editing/writing software do you prefer? Tell us, please.
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