UltraEdit is the world's de facto standard text editor. Used as the go-to editor by programmers, professional developers, researchers, bloggers, web developers, IT professionals and everyone in between!

Why go with UltraEdit?

  • Unsurpassed power, performance, startup, & file load. No other editor can load and handle files with as much power as UltraEdit.
  • Customizable, configurable, beautiful themes. Skin the entire application – not just the editor – to suit your tastes.
  • OS integration (command line, shell extension). Fire up UltraEdit right from the Windws explorer context menu. Integrate it with your other favorite apps and utilities via its robust command line support.
  • Blazing fast find / replace and find in files / replace in files. No one does search like UltraEdit. Almost every search feature you can think of, and then some.
  • Fully integrated file compare. Instant diff operations. Quickly see a visual diff of your code, directly from UltraEdit.
  • Native FTP / SFTP browser, SSH / telnet console. Access your servers and open files from FTP directly in UltraEdit. Explore remote servers, edit on the command line, and more!
  • Powerful sort of file / selection. UltraEdit's powerful sort gets the job done quickly. Set multiple column-based sort keys, or do a field based sort.
  • Industry's best large file handling: 10+ GB and beyond. UltraEdit eats large files for lunch. Easily open huge multi-GB files and modify them with ease.
  • Hex editing. Column / block mode editing. The built-in hex edit mode and column editing mode give you more flexibility in editing your file data.
  • Special XML and JSON support. Quickly parse and reformat XML and JSON. Browse the code structure in the XML manager or JSON manager. Easily spot and fix errors.

    UltraEdit is the world's de facto standard text editor. Used as the go-to editor by programmers, professional developers, researchers, bloggers, web developers, IT professionals and everyone in between! No matter what the job requires - from basic editing to full scale project development or heavy data mining – millions trust UltraEdit as their daily computing solution.

    UltraEdit feature highlights

    Syntax highlighting for nearly any coding language

    Do you code in SAS, Assembly languages, COBOL, Lisp, Oracle or MATLAB? In addition to the many languages we support by default, we also maintain a repository of over 600 wordfiles available at your disposal, including many obscure programming languages. From Actionscript to zMUD, we have you covered!

    Editor themes

    Editor themes give you complete control of the appearance of the application, from menus to dockable panes, from toolbars and editor colors to status bar styling and more. UltraEdit comes with many default themes, but you can create your own and share with other users as well.


    Want a simpler interface? Layouts provide this in just one click. Go from a powerful multi-window layout to a sleek and clean minimalistic layout without having to manually disable each pane and toolbar! Create your own layouts or use one of our preconfigured defaults.

    Integrated FTP client

    Open, modify, and save files from any remote server! With support for FTP, SFTP, and FTPS protocols and a vast array of server types, UltraEdit provides one of the most powerful FTP clients available in any editor available. You can even add FTP files to your projects and lists and sync local and remote directories.

    Integrated file compare utility

    Diff local to remote, working copy to source copy, current version to backup and more with UltraCompare Lite! Included as an integrated diff/compare utility, UC Lite gives you the power to quickly diff files directly from UltraEdit. For more power, check out UltraCompare Professional.

    Powerful find and replace

    Find anything with UltraEdit's powerful and easy-to-use Find and Replace engine! Search huge log files, generate a list of all lines containing your search string, do pattern-based find and replace with regular expression support, search in columns and selected text, save your search favorites, replace in a single file or all open files, show and hide lines containing a particular string, and a whole lot more.

    Find and replace in files

    Maximize the power of UltraEdit's find/replace engine with Find in Files and Replace in Files! Quickly search any folder or drive on your system and generate a list or report of what files contain your search string. Use Replace in Files to quickly replace data in multiple files at once.

    File and project explorer

    File management is a breeze with UltraEdit's integrated file and project explorer! Create projects to organize your source files and folders and link them with remote FTP sites. Use the integrated file tree view to quickly browse through, filter, and open files on your system. Create custom lists for your favorite files and more.

    Smart templates

    Smart templates provide a seamless blend of code completion, auto-expanding text, and context sensitive auto-complete. With Smart Templates, you can set up language-specific code templates and insert them based upon what kind of source file you're editing. Additionally, smart templates allow you to add as many custom variables to your template as you'd like, then tab through them upon insertion in order to complete the template.

    XML manager

    Access a parsed tree-style view of your XML-based files including XHTML! The XML manager provides you with a visual map of the active file with collapsible parent/child nodes. Double click on a node to jump to it in the file. Edit, move, copy, and delete nodes, or even reformat entire XML files - all within the XML manager.

    Function listing

    Need to jump quickly to a function definition from a reference in your source file? No problem with the function list. Beyond functions, the function list can show you includes, imports, variables, macros, classes, and more... virtually anything you want it to. Using Perl regular expressions to match objects in source, the function list can be configured to show you anything you want!

    Column mode / block editing

    Column mode allows you to select a column of text just like you would a row of text. In column mode, you can select, modify, cut, delete, and sum columns. You can quickly make a block selection with Alt + left mouse click to select a column of data.

    XML / HTML tag highlighting

    Work with HTML or XML? You'll love UltraEdit's handy automatic tag highlighting. Simply click on an opening or closing tag and UltraEdit will highlight its matching tag...incredibly useful for making sure all your tags are properly nested and closed.

    HTML tools

    UltraEdit takes the pain out of HTML editing with a variety of HTML tools at your disposal. The HTML toolbar provides access to several time saving tools for inserting HTML elements, and you can preview your HTML files in your default browser or directly in the edit pane! Tidy and beautify your HTML as well with UltraEdit's integrated HTML Tidy and HTML validation.

    Macros and scripting

    Automate editing tasks with UltraEdit's integrated macro and scripting support. Macros consist of a simple list of basic edit commands, while scripting provides a more programmatical approach via the power of Javascript. Make sure to check out our downloads of user-submitted macros and scripts too!

    SSH / Telnet

    Connect to and run commands on a remote server via SSH or telnet with UltraEdit's integrated SSH/telnet pane! With account management and command logging, you can interact with your remote server without ever having to leave the editor.

    Blazingly fast large file handling

    Need to open gigantic log files? No problem! UltraEdit provides 64-bit file handling, even on 32-bit systems, so you can easily open files much larger than 4 GB. Need more speed? Disable temp files for faster file loading. Since UltraEdit reads files directly from disk, they open immediately - no waiting for the editor to load it into memory!

    Powerful text and file sorting

    UltraEdit's sort engine gives you the power to sort text of any size, from a few lines to an entire large file. Advanced sort options allow you to specify up to 4 different keys (columns) on which to sort lines with the ability to remove duplicates. You can also sort a selection - whether its several contiguous lines or a block of text!

    Status bar

    UltraEdit's status bar holds a wealth of information: current line/column number, file format information, syntax highlighting language information, the file's last modification date and time, file size, current selected clipboard information, and more. You can also change the active highlighting type and encoding directly from the status bar.

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