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Giveaway of the day — AptEdit

AptEdit is a 32-bit full-featured text / hexadecimal professional editor for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista.
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User rating: 127 (67%) 62 (33%) 92 comments

AptEdit was available as a giveaway on September 18, 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/

File Size:

2.54 MB

Price:

$59.95

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#92

After updating, this software suddenly unregistered itself.

Reply   |   Comment by Rubbish  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

99#, thanks.

Please refer to the description in 96#. There is an update version for Giveawayoftheday users on our website.

Download URL: http://www.aptedit.com/download/aesetup_giveaway.exe

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

I downloaded this software in the day it was offered, I made the installation and I placed the name and the serial number indicated in the page that was opened in the installation. It was all good until today, 09/25/2007, when it started to give a message of that it goes to die in 23 days and nor replacing the name and serial number it decides this problem.
As I downloaded from giveawayoftheday, I thought that it would go to be functioning without dying. I would like that they solve this problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Gedeão da Silva  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

oops typo there by me... 3.3.2 was not original offereing, was 3.7.2 build 222

And #81 yes I was confusing your Unattributed block quotes in #47. If they were atrributed to a specific poster back then, I would have sought out that post and adressed that poster directly.

And yes you are quite right the 2G-1 number is indeed a signed 32 bit Integer... I dd not even consider a programmer would waste a binary bit on a sign bit when indexing lines! He could have gone for 4Gig lines by just opting for an unsigned 32bit Integer. But in todays age he really needs a modern 64bit long to handle all reasonable and unreasonable hex line length settings, some may like to use 32bit line lengths(4 bytes), users chosen display format should not have to be butchered due to a 32bit line count variable restriction, least not in a comercial product.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

#96 thanks David,

Prelimery test run shows the above offered new version 3.7.3 build 227 to be much improved over the 3.3.2 one offered in the original giveaway.
The original registration details do function on this release if you happenedto have saved the details from the original activation.

It does edit text now and hitting enter does move cursor down to the next line, and backspace delete... does, as do normal Del(ete) keys in their respective directions.

To edit my little 250G laptop drive in Vista I have to run AptEdit as an Adminstrator, this could be avoided by conditionally requesting admin rights using UAC before attempting to sector level access the drive when in vista.

It is still baulking at the idea of more than 2G 16 byte lines in the hex format drive editor and so increases the line length to a really ugly length so it can use less than 2Gig lines in all. No chance of adjusting the number of lines to 48 or 64 bit width (unsigned long)? I know HxD hex/drive editor seems to have no troubles there at all.

So far no show stopper yet.

It did suggest by the wording after entering the registration data that it would exit and reload by itself, but it only exits. One has to reload it manually, which is no hardship, just seemed like it was intended to do it itself by the wording... If the wording is incorrect, maybe a cosmetic tweak is in order there?

It is a definite improvement and as of this 3.7.3 build 227 it ceases being unfit for purpose IMHO.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

We have updated AptEdit for Giveaway users. You can download it from our website.

Download URL: http://www.aptedit.com/download/aesetup_giveaway.exe

Fix bugs in new version:
1. Operation "Delete" and "insert space" could cause the program crashed.
2. Cannot define the shortcuts combination with "ALT + letter or number".
3. Program crashed after input the register code.
4. Cannot detect the Windows Vista version on the About window.
5. Backspace could cause the program crashed.
6. Select all and input space could cause the program crashed.
7. The program allow user to define same shortcuts.
8. Delete the process of detecting new version as launching the program.
9. Error in "Remove shortcut" and "Default shortcut" on the option keyboard page.
10. Caret position is error after editing for new file.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

The thing keeps crashing. I uninstalled it. The MultiEdit light was a LOT better than this. I think the programmer(s) need to do some more work on it...
Another strange thing: if one copies some text and pastes it in aptedit, the text isn't shown until one of the arrowkeys is used?!? Why??? Same thing for deleting text...
Sorry, but this app is not good enough.

Reply   |   Comment by Merlin the great  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

Uh, guys...
If this is all AptEdit does..:

GET /aeversion.txt HTTP/1.1

Then I'm sorry, this isn't "phoning home". It's checking what the latest version is. Note that it is a GET operation (as opposed to POST) and there is no data attached to the URL.
No information about you (not even "demographic information") is sent there.

Reply   |   Comment by Keilaron  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

I wish I had a chance to download this - always interested in new programming editors.

My current favorite (I tried about 35 before settling on this one) is Programmer's Notepad (www.pnotepad.org). I've never heard of anyone else that uses it but it's a great open-source programming and text editor. It has a good set of features - every other program I tried lacked at least 1 major feature. I needed the ability to keep track of and display project files by directory, to see a tag list of functions, collapse blocks, search/replace with regular expressions, and see quick output in the editor window. I also wanted a good and modern interface - Programmer's Notepad does all of these really well, is relatively easy to customize, loads quickly, and still has plenty more features.

Some others that came close to satisfying my requirements were ActiveState Komodo/Komodo Edit, PSPad, Notepad++, and Crimson Edit.

Reply   |   Comment by Ian  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

Hi, after testing I find the program unstable. It's a shame because it has many features. I couldn't edit text without the program closing down and as suggested above you can't backspace. I suggest to programmers to fix the problems and then pet it back on this site.

International ۞

Reply   |   Comment by Grant  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

I create an AptEdit folder at the following location:
C:Documents and Settings\windows username\Application Data\AptEdit, and the programme runs normally. Maybe you can try.

Reply   |   Comment by Rank  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

http://www.gridinsoft.com is what I recommend (it's an earlier GOTD) as a notepad replacement/text editor. It has a lite version (freebie) but I wanted the extra features of the $30 version (spell checker for one). It will alpha sort the numbered lines, has tabs, basic editing, everything I need. Very reliable, too. It does advanced stuff, too so check it out.

Reply   |   Comment by netdiva  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

Ran it on WinXP, SP2: Crash... freeze... crash... uninstall.
Went to a neighbor so I could run it on a Vista machine: Crash, crash, won't run anymore.
Ran it on a Win98SE machine: Seemed to work - wouldn't save work - froze, crashed, crashed (This might be expected when looking at the system requirements, but let's face it... it claims to run on what's just souped-up versions of Win98SE, so it was worth a try).
Then tried to run it on Win2003 at a friend's place: Crash on start-up, crash on start-up, ran but was very hard to read any text with the constant flickering - it gave me a damn headache.
So, the stability is about as good as a brick can swim...
The "phone home"-issue is next.
The few occasions where it worked (and I use the word loosely) long enough, it did phone home, more than once.
Any registering that requires you to turn off the firewall is a clear sign of someone trying to bend you over, there are many programs where the firewall remains ON, and you simply tell it to allow one case of connecting for a software that has to phone home.
However, I saw at least three cases of phoning home on one machine - what, it registers in parts?
So this is a real concern as well.

For those of you claiming to be programmers or other whizzes, but who still say it's okay to TURN OFF a firewall... yeah, it's as safe as wearing a blindfold when running across a racetrack in use...

Reply   |   Comment by Biggest_Baddest_Wolf  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

This is one is bad, try HxD, it's a free HexEditor with the same
Features (maybe not Merging, but who cares), and it doesn't need to be installed.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

Not trying pile one, but BUGS, BUGS, BUGS!

For reference I tried this on Windows Vista Home Premium.

#27 is totally correct: pressing Ctrl + A and then hitting space crashes.

Even worse NEITHER BACKSPACE NOR DELETE WORK! This was trying to edit a text file on Windows Vista Home Premium. You can type, but that's it. You can't even select text and then type to replace it! And it also crashed when I selected text and then hit the program's delete button. That's enough for me to get rid of this rubbish!

Had hoped to find a small, nice text/web editor, but this isn't it. Not at any price.

Reply   |   Comment by Geek Grrl  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

Nice job Messie - that PsPad is full of freakin Viruses and Trojans -

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

#3 FTW.

PSPad rocks. If it had code collapsing, it'd be perfect, but as it stands, the myriad of options, built-in FTP editing, code completion, etc. etc... have made it my instant #1 favorite editor.

PSPad

Reply   |   Comment by Sean O  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

A software that crashes after i finished registering, definitely will not get my trust to handle my text changes.
And it definitely calls home too, to send whatever information the programmers decided it should !
All this combined with the price tag gets an obvious NEGATIVE VOTE from me.

Reply   |   Comment by sergio  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

#34 you might want to give Kompozer / Nvu a try. Freeware that does WYSIWG as well as "normal" colorized source code view. It also has a "Tag" view that is sort of intermediate between source code and WYSIWG

http://www.kompozer.net/

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

DEFINITELY PHONES HOME!!!!!

Here are the packets captured using WireShark:

=====================================
GET /aeversion.txt HTTP/1.1
User-Agent: AptEdit
Host: www.aptedit.com
Cache-Control: no-cache
=====================================
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 02:12:26 GMT
Server: Apache
Last-Modified: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 13:00:45 GMT
ETag: "5e40b7-9-46e9347d"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 9
Content-Type: text/plain

3.7.2.222
=====================================

No thanks. I'll stick with PSPad or Notepad2 for my test editing needs. As always, looking forward to tomorrow's offering. Thanks GOTD for keeping the software coming, regardless of whether or not I keep it. I like reading the comments to find new open source software (hidden treasures) that I have not seen before.

Reply   |   Comment by BlkCrowe  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

TK (#75) -

#47 apologies, after re-reading ALL the comments I see you are “picking on” #15 only, not paraphrasing myself and the commenter in #26.

Are you confusing my blockquotes (visible by the indentations) as things I've said myself? I don't misuse blockquotes (nor any other tag for that matter) unlike certain people I'd refrain from naming (But it's so tempting). What's indented in my posts are things OTHERS have said.
By the way, the About Windows API call is NOT mythical - you can very well have the same About window that notepad has in your own program (looks kinda silly, but it works).
And FYI: 2147483648 is the size of a signed int, actually. Google the number and you should get a fair amount of results concerning over/"under"flows.

John (#68) - Imply? You quite explicitly said:
Are you using a pirated version of Windows?

I don't know what the demographics are, here, but most people who run pirated copies know they are, therefore those who do won't admit it (usually), and those who aren't running pirated copies will take offense (rightly so) at this suggestion. Still, this would never, ever affect a build number (not the interpretation of it).
as those pirated versions cannot receive updates that provide compatability for non-compliant code.

So Microsoft likes to think.

I still stick by the firewall issue 100%, though. It has to register once. I have not detected any firewall access attempts once the program properly registers.

Honestly, I didn't check what my firewall had to say about the program, but only the setup/validation should need to go through the firewall - and even then, the firewall should not be completely disabled. All they were doing was reporting an attempt to access the internet, not saying that they couldn't validate because of it.

Reply   |   Comment by Keilaron  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

How come these commercial programs are SO unstable whereas most freewares seem to have much more quality into them?!!

I always wait for Andrew/BladedToth accurqate and well informed reviews before making a decision about GOTD offers.

And when it starts with: "My problems with this title started pretty early on." I know I don't need to bother reading further, I know I'll pass on this title.

Thanks a lot, Andrew, we always appreciate your hard review efforts!!

Jelpy

Reply   |   Comment by Jelpy  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

I don't like this one. I tried it numerous times, and tried reinstalling, but I always get an error when running this program. I am running an XP SP2, but I doubt thats the problem. I'll stick with Notepad ++.

Reply   |   Comment by mc2w  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

Ok,

Well there are a lot of opinions out there about this product.

I use UltraEdit32 for all my editing needs. At $50 it is an absolute steal and Ian & company do a class job of providing support and updates!

It will edit any binary file in the known computing world, and I don't really have time to muck around on the HD level. HxD is what I use for that level of work... :D

So, thanks for the offer, GOTD, keep up the good work. But today I will refrain from downloading what sounds like a buggy product.

The Sponsor company can use all the free debugging help they can get, since they don't quite have the funds to hire a real test team.

Sincerely,
pcwiz...

Reply   |   Comment by pcwiz... Ca, USA  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

refering to my earlier commenet about the max number of lines it can show in disk or hex edit mode... I tried opening the same physical 250G drive in HxD (run in administrator mode so it can access the drive sector by sector) and it simply opens the entire drive for editing without incident, 16 bytes per line 250059350016 bytes total equating to 15628709376 lines and not a blink or flicker.

The WYSIWYG preview is better than many open source ones I've tried since it has a go at rendering javascript too, while some others just don't even try. But what good is HTML syntax highlighting and WYSIWYG rendering if the text editing controls do not function as well as MS-DOS EDIT of back in MS-DOS 6.22 and earlier days.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

The program keeps crashing when I try to edit a perl script. Never seen anything like that happen to any editor before this one. No thanks! Glad I've kept my old, reliable PFE!

Reply   |   Comment by Mats  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

#47 apologies, after re-reading ALL the comments I see you are "picking on" #15 only, not paraphrasing myself and the commenter in #26.

So to #15 you are simply wrong on both issues.

As a test, I think I will download the trial of AptEdit from their website and see what revsion and build number they are releasing and how it's functionality or lack thereof compares to what they have pawned of on GAOTD and us. On the vendors website the promotional material states "100% satisfied or money back" but the software licensing conditions of the release we got says it is provided as is with no warranty... In a court of law the enticement to purchase would out weigh any later disclaimer of warranty IMHO.

Ok downloaded the live version and it apears te same version as what we have here, tried installing and running in various permutations of compatability mode to try and massage some stability into this editor to no avail. Even tried the Hex editor to read only open my laptops main 250G hard drive, it threw up an alert box saying:

"There has too lines (>2147483648).
Software has increased the HEX show columns from 16 to 116."

Translated into English I suspect that is supposed to read along the lines of: The drive you are attemping to open would cause greater than 2Gig lines, to permit this program to open your selected drive the software has increased the number of bytes displayed per line from the default 16 to 116 bytes per line.

Programatically I find a 2Gig line number limitation an odd number of bits to limit the counter to, not any standard variable width I am aware of!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

#39. Thanks a lot for HxD. It really rocks. Talking about a window killer app at $60! They must be joking!

You truly expressed it. There ought to be suckers born every minute.

Reply   |   Comment by Seby  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

#36

Johnny, "but I a subject matter expert in the computer industry for over 35 years."

I don't care and personally I don't think anyone else here does either - Turn off a firewall rofl still laughing at that and you intend to buy this for work? "I intend on the company BUYING it for work." What company, hope its not yours - Did'nt think a farmer would need something like this... but I could be wrong...

Have a nice day Master DOS32 look'n face ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Ryle  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

EFFFFFFF this program, it is the worst!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by mad user  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

I have to agree with BladedThoth's 15 Minute Review ... in the end there are plenty of free/open source apps out there that do the job more reliably. Even as a freebie, this is too complicated and buggy to be of much use. I certainly would NOT pay anything like $60 for this, considering the available competition!

Since it is free, you can try it (and ditch it after trying it, if you wish). I suspect that most people who find a need for this kind of app already have several that they are quite happy with.

I do not mean to diss GOTD, who perform a useful service to software publishers in allowing a few people (members of GOTD) to use the unlimited versions of software - and to advertise it for them. GOTD also performs a useful service to its members in arranging unlimited access to software they might not otherwise have known about or considered. The exercise works both ways!

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

This is meant to be a comprehensive list of TextEditors regardless of classification. Every editor in this collection of reviews should be listed below. There are 459 editors listed as of September 17th, 2007.
http://www.TextEditors.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?EditorIndex

Another way to view this site is to use the TextEditorFamilies page to drill down based on lineage.
http://www.TextEditors.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?TextEditorFamilies

Microsoft Windows Editors
http://www.TextEditors.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?MicrosoftWindowsEditors

Windows Notepad Replacements
http://www.TextEditors.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?NotepadReplacement

Reply   |   Comment by Calvin Kyle Bobbitt  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

Forgot to tell you all, I use winMerge, cool comparing tool, give a try; http://winmerge.org/

Reply   |   Comment by WinSphere  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Not bad, but hardly worth the price tag. Doesn't measure up at all to HTML-kit (chami.com/html-kit/) which is undoubtedly one of the best text editors available.

Reply   |   Comment by Enzo  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

wow pspad ( )is very rich! I like things like "open system files" in the tools, and close all to right/left in the multitabbed window, eye dropper to catch the RGB values, color translator, numeric base translatort, hmmm....definetely a thing to try out guys!Also light weight and not installer, so can use as a stanalone app, cool....

Special thanks to #3 and #30.

http://www.pspad.com/de/

Reply   |   Comment by WinSphere  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

Na Na! Na Na! Na Na!

Undo/redo all disabled! for what?

I wish the author(s) put their energy into something different and expected less for this work.

uninstalling! For $30 textpad is amazing compared to this one for $60.

let me try pspad as someone said, in the meantime try this too: Komodo Edit! Good one, free too! http://www.activestate.com/Products/komodo_edit/ I am using this in parallel to textpad for my python codes, I like the indenting vertical lines that help me a lot as you know python is indenting is the placenta! :)

Reply   |   Comment by WinSphere  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

TRY THIS ONE INSTEAD - IT'S FREE!
http://www.wolosoft.com/en/superedi/

"SuperEdi
SuperEdi is a text editor with syntax coloring and build-in FTP client. The build-in directory tree helps you locate files quickly without opening the Windows Explorer. Context sensitive information is available via keyword lookup in any Windows help file. The editor is extendable using executable programs, text clips and automation scripts. SuperEdi supports Unicode UTF-8, UTF-16 as well as many locale- specific encodings. "

Reply   |   Comment by Denise  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

#15:
This program is about as useful as "dud" ( www3.telus.net/_/dud/ )which is also freeware, but you'd probably pay $60 for "Dud" also.
And I am a redneck.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

********* This Program is so cool *****************
I have been using HACK702 for years, but not anymore! What most people dont realize that are commenting is that THIS IS ALSO A HEX EDITOR! Whats really cool is that you can search "inside file content-> within a whole directory" for a (string of text) or a (string as HEX). This makes operating on programs easy, when it comes to making user friendly changes to commercial software :*)~
It also has a GREAT feature that dreamweaver has for its html editing-> a command called [find and replace]. Type in a search query [string or HEX], tell it what to change it to, then GO GO GO-> and it will replace all instances! saving so much TIME!!! and without missin any, having to search back again to change! So very cool! and in a HEX editor!
It has the built in scientific calculator [HEX to acsii convertor]

This is a very cool program for any kind of software, or web programer. Or for somebody that likes to alter software for personal use.

Very cool! thankyou much guys.

Reply   |   Comment by elfmans  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

#47 if you are going to pick on people then please get your facts straight, the "About" window or panel of aptedit not a mythical "About Windows" API call is the one showing the progams ignorance of version 6.x and above windows (Vista). I don't doubt that it recognises versions 5.1.2600 and earlier.

Any program suruptitiosly calling home for ANY reason is a cause for concern on all versions of windows in their factory installed state since NO version of windows as released by Microsoft comes with a firewall with outbound protection enabled, only third party firewalls or custom configured Vista firewall has any chance of even noticing let alone blocking an undocumented "phone home". The user you are diss'ing is reporting what he found so those without outbound protection can be made aware of the suspicious activity reported by his outbound protection.

We both commented on the programs operations for better or worse, you seem to only want to falsly accuse people of stupidity and even software theft! Just because you've pirated MS windows please do not assume everyone else does too.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

BladedThoth, about your review: The program does NOT "take over" the TXT association unless you tell it to. That was one of the last options in the setup, but you had to scroll down to see it - perhaps you missed it?

Reply   |   Comment by Keilaron  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

Okay, I downloaded and installed it.

Upon starting the program, I get the prompt for the activation key. I enter the activation key and the program tells me I have to close the program for the activation to take effect. I click 'OK' and close the program.

I start the program again and get the prompt for the activation key. Enter it, restart program, get prompt for activation key.

I don't have time for this. Uninstalling and deleting. They're charging $60 for this?

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

This program does have one thing going for it, though - in hex-edit mode, it doesn't load the entire file into memory. I guess developers are finally getting the idea that fully loading binary files is a bad idea (What? I edit 500+ MB files, okay?).
I don't think I'm going to keep this around, but maybe a future version will have better luck.

Reply   |   Comment by Keilaron  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

# 15,
You joking ja? "$60 for this is cheap when you figure that most programs have to sell approximately 900000 to 1000000 before the author sees even a rent payment in profit." 1000000 times $60. The rent payment for what? A private island plus harem in the Pacific? )

Reply   |   Comment by Moizelle  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

#35:

I bet you haven't downloaded and tried this software. And have you read the author description on the top of the page?

"AptEdit is a 32-bit full-featured text / hexadecimal professional editor "

"And it is also an excellent source editor for Web page authors and programmers."

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

#39 - thank you for the heads-up abut HxD! (Some other interesting programs offered with it as well.)

I remain thankful for the programs offered here at GOTD. As i have mentioned before the comments continue to be an excellent source for hearing about freeware alternatives while at the same time getting to do an extended "test" of the actual GOTD offering.

I almost never get to fully explore the usefullness of a program for my individual needs within the limited (and often feature limited) time most trials offer.

I have actually purchased some of the programs offered here as they really did meet my specific needs. But then i usually end up also donating something towards the freeware i use frequently as well.

There really is no such thing as a "free" software program (or lunch.) As far as i am concerned, people who simply "leech" the freeware and NEVER donate (even if only a few dollars) towards covering the various costs involved in developing and making available the "free"ware are.....well..... let me simply say some of them appear to frequent the comments around here. ;)

Anyway... thanks again for the offering today GOTD. And thanks to everyone who has postd comments on various alternatives they use. And to those who tend more towards whining - thanks for providing a source of some humor at your own expense.

Reply   |   Comment by LA  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

Completely unusable as a text editor under at least Vista Home Premium. A solid thumbs down as not fit for purpose in the state it is offered here.

Here as well. Segfaults on every attempt to launch the app in WinXP Pro, SP2. Here's the error message:

Faulting application aptedit.exe, version 3.7.2.222, faulting module aptedit.exe, version 3.7.2.222, fault address 0x001f435c.

Reply   |   Comment by TiltedJohn  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Crashes with a segfault whenever I try to launch it in XP Pro, Service Pack 2

Faulting application aptedit.exe, version 3.7.2.222, faulting module aptedit.exe, version 3.7.2.222, fault address 0x001f435c.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Reply   |   Comment by TiltedJohn  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

I installed this software twice, using the supplied serial number that comes with the download. Both times, when entering a program, I got a message stating that this was an evaluation copy, good for 30 days. I removed it from my system.

Reply   |   Comment by G.Strohminger  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Hmm... some of the features of this program are tempting, but the amount of instability reports pretty much turn me off from trying it.

Also, I don't normally pick on people, but these are just begging for it:

The “About Windows” statement above works fine here. Are you using a pirated version of Windows? Go to MS website and run validate to be absolutely sure.

Pirated versions wouldn't say that anyway (And before you ask, yes, I would know. I admit having pirated copies in the past :P). A real API-called about-Windows window would never say "unknown" anyway; It's obvious that the program doesn't recognise Vista.

No “phone home” issue here. Make sure the connection works at least once by completely shutting down the firewall, executing the program, and then turning the firewall back on.

Hmm! Let's see... you suggest turning OFF the firewall, running the phone-home program, then turning ON the firewall.
Uh.
That defeats the purpose of the firewall, stupid. The whole reason they reports a "phone home" issue is that such a program shouldn't do that, and therefore the firewall has done it's job.

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