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AptEdit 3.7.4 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — AptEdit 3.7.4

AptEdit - Text / HEX / Drive / Html Professional Editor for Windows.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 137 (69%) 62 (31%) 48 comments

AptEdit 3.7.4 was available as a giveaway on October 19, 2007!

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AptEdit is a 32-bit full-featured text / hexadecimal professional editor for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista. It offers many powerful features to view and edit any file (text or binary). And it is also an excellent source editor for Web page authors and programmers.

Text/binary files comparison and merging, full Unicode support, HEX template, edit disk drives, seamless Web browser, function list, EBCDIC to ASCII, OEM to ANSI, convert to html (WYSIWYG), customizable keyboard shortcuts, favorite files, and so on.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista

Publisher:

Brother Technology, Inc

Homepage:

http://www.aptedit.com/aptedit.htm

File Size:

2.45 MB

Price:

$39.95

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#48

i love gotd for these comments. :-)
i didn't know about pspad's diff feature. will try. currently i use pspad and eitpadlite for search and replace modes that they do better than crimson editor.
the worst about pspad is the gui. icons aren't "right". cannot switch to kerned font. i googled for better fixed-spacing serif fonts, but never found any good ones.

i'd recommend crimson editor for the beginning user of text editors. it has most of the features that one would "drool" for. almost everything in the menus or keyboard command work with little complication. ce does have problems. no delete icon in the toolbars. ui not very customizable. manipulating macros is cumbersome. regexp and 'normal' replace is constrained. dragging between panes or lines is buggy. spellcheck "view" is a marking function; it has no suggestion or replace. (which is ok, imo).
it loads quickly, but has trouble with files at about 500kB (on 512MB computer). the project "tree" isn't easily rearranged. (i'm still looking for an xml folding editor just to edit ce's prj files :-) )
all that sounds bad, but realize that i've described (most?) its weaknesses. everything else is good.
there are sooo mannny text editors. it takes awhile to find one you like. begin googling acf. and google web for reviews. i found an ambitious wiki devoted to editors, but can't find the url now...

Reply   |   Comment by em  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Looks like a good website. Will use this as my dfault editor now, thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Jack  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

#44 Thank you so much, I'm quite embarrassed I didn't think of that! I've just done it and you know what? You may have just saved simultaneous damage to my computer and window! I really am so grateful, thanks so much!

Reply   |   Comment by Merril  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

I was the one who classified it as bad first in regards to comment #1. I already used AptEdit before and i know this program, so i know it isn't needed, necessary or really worth more then the time to download it in my opinion. I thin it should have more functionality if it wishes to excel in this category.

Reply   |   Comment by fmwyso  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Merril, you can also try this: change the default program for .txt files to notepad. It does not fix the root cause of your problem but it might at least make the nags go away.

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Take a look at the running memory - I found this program at idle to take 7MB, vs. my regular text editor, which runs at 2MB. I'm going to look at Notepad++!

Reply   |   Comment by Don M  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

I went under help > about and says it is only a 30 day trial. I tried reinstalling it again and says the program was successfully activated.

Reply   |   Comment by ugh  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

I'am the author of AptEdit. Thanks for your comments.
In last post, AptEdit would automatically check for the update when started. It caused many Giveaway users lost their registration information. Another, AptEdit has a fatal bug it caused the program crashed.
In this post, I delete the autoupdate function, fix some bugs, and adjust toolbars.Now AptEdit runs OK.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Just installed this 3.7.4 version alongside the previous upgrade 3.7.3 and it opened my C: drive for editing since that is what 3.7.3 had open previously... yet the Open Drive option has disappeared from the File menu.
Whilst the logical/physical drive editor is less than purfect in 3.7.3 and 3.7.4 It has potential uses and its removal would prompt me to remove the entire program, or at least 3.7.4 and re-install 3.7.3b227.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

PSPad -- which I found in the comments the last time this program was posted -- is awesome -- free, doesn't require activation, has diff functionality built-in (no need for a separate program). Native FTP to work on sites remotely. Can install on any USB drive. Etc. Etc.

PSPad

Reply   |   Comment by Sean O  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

#26 and #29 very many thanks I will try those, I have thumbed up your comments! X

I do feel that the program has something very wrong with its programming if it will not uninstall and the one I installed the first time it was offered recently is seemingly all over my PC with the amount of messages I get - whatever you do, don't upgrade this and if it starts one of its automatic upgrades as mine did, stop it immediately. The amount of messages I get daily regarding this program "missing files" (after me trying to uninstall) and also a message along the lines of "please pay for the software - it's NOT freeware, you know!" is just too much!!

Reply   |   Comment by Merril  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Very nice program. GUI is very easy to get used to and automatically associates it with file extensions if you want. Also installed AptDiff for comparing files. I love the syntax highlighter and hex editor.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Another alternative is HxD. It's one of the best hex editors I've used and it's free.

http://mh-nexus.de/hxd/

Reply   |   Comment by Matt B  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

#18 I will concur with you re OpenOffice, the most user-unfriendly office suite I've ever worked with. Even tho' it will cost me a quarter of my salary, darn these exchange rates, MS Office will be purchased asap. As to the speed, if that is your complaint, what about all the apps Windows preload while you sit and wait for your machine to boot - just in case you might use one of them in the next 10 years?

But I don't agree that all Open Source is bad. I use some, including Thunderbird, with which I am very pleased.

I don't do any hex editing and find Notepad++ sufficient for all my web design needs.

Reply   |   Comment by cryptq1  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

this has been given away countless times! junk!

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

maybe a giveaway that appeals to everyone would be better

Reply   |   Comment by bik  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

I can't install any of your programs. Every time I try to I get this error... "Fatal error: key is invalid"

I am behind a corporate firewall. Could this be the problem?

Reply   |   Comment by lgbtech  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

I use several editors because they all have a certain feature that is missing or poorly implemented in the others. This will give me a hex editor and default IE html editor. My other ones don't have that. I don't like that it tries to call home every open and close without asking me first. I just block it with my firewall.

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin Schultz  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

There are 2 free editors that have user support (meaning lot of great plugin/extension).

Notepad++

PSPad

Reply   |   Comment by Cu  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

To #17: Have you tried Revo Uninstaller?
www.revouninstaller.com/
It's a freeware, highly recommended by Gizmo at TechSupportalert.
We have used it, and it really is good.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/issues/issue149.htm#Section_6
Manu

Reply   |   Comment by LeKanaw  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Looks lik a pretty good editor, but reviewing the features, I think I'll stick with PSPad, another completely free editor that has most or all of these features. Here is the link: http://www.pspad.com. Nice one GOTD, but I'll stick with PSPad for now.

Reply   |   Comment by FilmAtEleven  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

#16 I agree Do Not Upgrade!!!! #21. I to use UltraEdit. It far better then anything I have used. Also as a programmer I to als need help sometimes.

Reply   |   Comment by Unclefungus  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

@Merril

You can try a free program called regseeker. It searches the registry for old/invalid entries. It will only delete the ones you select and it makes a backup. It also has a search function where you can type in the program name and try to find and remove the entries that a program left behind. Just be careful about what you delete and make a restore point before you start.

Reply   |   Comment by enovy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

downloaded and installed fine. registered fine also. I've been wanting one of these for a while and I know GOTD was going to serve me well.. thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

This is my first time to post however I read your comments daily and go by them rather to download from here or not. I appreciate all your comments as they have helped so much. Other then that I just like reading them some are quiet funny. Anyways the html software I used is Page Breeze. Its simple to use and no nag screens or problems. I am in hopes that GOTD will allow my post. You have all helped me and now I would like to return that help. Here is the link http://www.pagebreeze.com/
License and Distribution of PageBreeze Free HTML Editor

PageBreeze Free HTML Editor is completely free for personal, not-for-profit, or educational use. There are no limitations, no nag screens, no required registration, and the software will never expire . If you use PageBreeze in your job, or in a for-profit business for non-evaluation purposes, you must obtain an inexpensive license for PageBreeze Professional , which includes several more advanced features.
Grins N Giggles
SassyDebb

Reply   |   Comment by SassyDebb  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

A very nice little editor. 8 out of 10. However, it appears to be missing bookmarking and background color highlighting which is a must for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt B  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Hello all! Today's 15-Minute Review is up! Check it out!

http://www.bladedthoth.com/reviews/15mrs/aptedit-standard-v3-7-4b230-quick/

Reply   |   Comment by BladedThoth  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

I downloaded and played with this one and it seems to be OK. As a programmer, I have looked at several editors and have yet to find one that beats UltraEdit. All the others may try, but they just seem to fall short. As for the software being free or open source vs having to pay for it, I have found that in most cases, free gets you nothing. If your system gets screwed up and you can show that its the cause of the software, try and get the developer to help you out. In many cases, you probably won't have much luck getting a response or they direct you to their forum or blog where you are lucky if someone else has the solution to your problem.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

This was offered sometime ago, but that one crashed when ever i try to save.......Better try it out.

Reply   |   Comment by Hazz  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

This program look ok, but Notepad++ is beter..
Notepad++ is a free (free as in "free speech", but also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement, which supports several programming languages, running under all the MS Windows environment.

http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm

Reply   |   Comment by JB  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

>its faster and free…also open source…

So what if its open source?! You know "open source" is not feature. Also, of course its faster when it lacks 98% options of this program. I recently had problems with OE, I messed with some crappy program which destroyed my OE databases and I installed Thunderbird to try it. They say all over the net its faster, better, open source. You know what? Its pathetic compared to OE and they are comparing it with Outlook, I mean you must be crazy to compare it with outlook. Same happened to me when I opened OpenOffice Word. Its faster, better, open source, and its closer to WordPad than to MS Word 2007. I really hate Microsoft monopolistic behaviour but lets be realistic sometimes.

Reply   |   Comment by BorgDrone  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

I would not normally vehemently say that a program is wholly poor but after downloading the AptEdit 3.7.2 from this site when it was last offered (within the last 5-6 weeks?) I'm afraid that is my opinion.

As a HEX Editor it was great - until one day it tried to update itself automatically and my registration was lost, coming up with constant reminders to pay for it even when the application was not open. So I went into Control Panel and uninstalled - only it did not uninstall and the registration reminders were replaced, every time I try to view a 'Read Me' file, with 'corrupt' messages each bearing the AptEdit orange and black logo that I am now truly sick of seeing!! Even Cleanse Uninstaller which usually works fab can not rid my computer of this terrible program and the rigmarole of having corrupt messages AND "pay for this software" messages each time I want to view a Read Me is just too much.

This is the one piece of software from this site that I have nothing good to say about - install it with caution as I am sick of the sight of the constant logos and messages that it has created on my PC despite having attempted to rid my whole computer of anything to do with it on 3 occasions.

Reply   |   Comment by Merril  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Got this one the last time. Great program. Do NOT upgrade to the next version when the program asks. It will ask you when a new version comes out. It will no longer work.

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

i have recently found this website, but i cannot download any of these softwares even i have fast internet connection. each file take any thing from 1 hour to 2 hours and speed would drop and it finally stops.

any one can suggest any solution?
i download from the other website and 4 Mb take only about 1 min.

thanx

Reply   |   Comment by amin  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

I have been using notepad++ for years, and it looks like I am not going to be changing now! While AptEdit looks good enough, it's also missing some features that I require. For example, plugin support seems pretty scarce or non-existent, while the user interface looks like it's using Windows 98 themes in XP. There is not auto-completion feature, and no spell checking (useful for web design). I am not trying to put this software down; I am just saying that other free software exists which does the same job even better. I also noticed that OS support is rather limited in AptEdit, as it only supports Windows 2000 and newer. In short, this software is impressive enough on its own, but when compared to alternatives, it leaves a lot to be desired.

Reply   |   Comment by irrdev  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

use notepad++...its faster and free...also open source...

Reply   |   Comment by Amjad  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

I use Notepad++ already. Does anyone have a comparison of Notepad++ versus AptEdit?

I don't do HEX editing at all, but as a replacement notepad and file editor (for PHP, HTML etc), is it worth moving over to AptEdit?

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

AptEdit 3.7.4 (build 230) changes

Fix bugs:
1. Caret position is error while word-wrap enable.
2. Error syntax highlighting for HTML file.
3. Update uncomment selection for HTML file and C/C++ file.
4. Update code folding for HTML file.

Reply   |   Comment by ITHELP  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

I have used this program extensively since last giveaway. It is excellent! It works well and I thank the programmer for the update to the last one and for this giveaway too. No problems running it on Win XP sp2. I use it alot doing PHP design. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by HS  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

A fine prog. Installed, activated and running - no probs [XP]. Worth downloading and installing [thanks GOTD and Brother Technology] but, a very minor update from just a month ago? If you still have last month's version installed and it's running OK then I don't see the need to download this latest version and possibly suffer problems - 'if it ain't broke then don't fix it' springs to mind.

Reply   |   Comment by Noddy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

It looked promising. Unfortunately the program stops running when you try to save the edited file. Sorry, Thumbs down.

Reply   |   Comment by Louis  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Installed and works perfectly on Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit edition.

Reply   |   Comment by Reed in St. Louis  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

Last version that was released free here was AptEdit v3.7.2

Hex editors are great if you know how to use em.

Thanks for a great give away yet again, GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

very funny program, crashes when i try to start it. obviously another developer who thinks that incompatibilities introduced with protection software is a great thing LOL
or maybe hes just another bad coder who thinks he can sell his software for which exist about 500 alternatives...

Reply   |   Comment by Drom23  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Not bad but lacking many needs. Yesterday was a real looser. Good program but most of it has to be bought to be worth anything at all. free that one was over priced.

I will look some more in this one. So far it does not apear to be of much valus to the average user.

Reply   |   Comment by ken kelly  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

One of the best Giveaways recently. Compact footprint, very fast, well designed menu structure, especially for techies. No fluff. Many functions combined usually not found in one program. Like the ASCII/EBCDIC translation, various default encodings, FTP Read/Write & accounts functions. Has built-in ASCII table, syntax settings for many popular coding formats, quick DOS shell & Windows Explorer. Exportable config settings are nice touch.

Will probably be my default editor for years to come.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerome Mattey CTO  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

A Change list/version history to list what's new, changed or fixed between this and previous builds that have been offered here would be nice, if not here then out in plain view on the vendors website!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

"Thumb down 1 (20%)"

This program is offered only a few minutes and someone already classified it as bad. Very funny.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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