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Giveaway of the day — Hippo Edit 1.60

HippoEDIT is Windows text editor for programmers and power users.
$48.89 EXPIRED
User rating: 56 (82%) 12 (18%) 53 comments

Hippo Edit 1.60 was available as a giveaway on February 23, 2017!

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The professional 3D converter!

HippoEDIT is a Windows text editor for programmers and power users. One can use it as full featured IDE with the support of projects, external tools, and auto-completion, or as simple source code viewer for web browsers and shell. With HippoEDIT, you can open large log files, view and edit Unicode texts, open files in different encoding and line break styles. The editor has syntax highlighting and code outlining support for many programming languages, plugins extending the editor with new functionality (FTP Explorer, File Explorer, Spell Checker, Emmet and JS Beautifier, HTML Tools, XML Pretty Print, Live Colors etc.) and color schemes. HippoEDIT has many unique features that you will not find in other editors, which may speed up and simplify your work: Hierarchy and Navigation bar, Colored Braces and Guides, inline color and image previewers, Intelligent Smart Highlight, Code Hints, Fuzzy search, User Text Highlighting, Multi-Clipboard, and Workspaces etc.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

HippoEDIT

Homepage:

http://www.hippoedit.com/?lang=en

File Size:

9.24 MB

Price:

$48.89

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#3

Hi All,

Some introduction that may help:

• You can find a lot of information and already answered questions here in old comments, on HippoEDIT forum, and on HippoEDIT wiki (for example FAQ page)
• GAOTD HippoEDIT edition can NOT run portable.
• If you are looking for some feature or a syntax highlighting for your favorite language, but cannot find it the menu, check available plugins: Tools->Options->Plugins (select needed in the list), available syntaxes on Tools->Options->Syntax Settings (check needed) or use Update Manager Help->Check for Updates. The easiest way to get needed syntax schema is to just open a source code file in the corresponding language - HippoEDIT will check by itself if syntax schema for it is available online and will download it for you.
• Comparison of the HippoEDIT with other text editors can be found in old comments or on forum (not really up-to-date but better than nothing ;) )
• HippoEDIT has only English user interface.
• The license you get here with GAOTD special offer is a FULL license. There are no limitations or differences to standard HippoEDIT license.
• If you bought HippoEDIT and did not get the license in 24 hours, maybe license email is caught by your spam filter. If you are sure it is not, leave a comment on the forum, and I will send you the license in private message.

Best regards,
Alex.
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HippoEDIT: http://www.hippoedit.com

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

Alex from HippoEDIT, Re your "• GAOTD HippoEDIT edition can NOT run portable."

You represent the maker, so I can expect you to know everything there is to know about this programme. But my experience is different. I installed the giveaway as portable on a virtual W7 32 and copied the programme folder to my real W10 64 desktop. And there it runs fine. As a portable.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Hi krypteller,

honestly, I have not invested too much in finding out a way how it may work ;)
I assume it will run fine then copied, but will not be indicated as registered to GiveAwayOfTheDay in About Box and will start to show Nag screen in some days.

But if it is registered even after the copy, then let it be :)

BR, Alex

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

krypteller, BUT that does not make the GAOTD builds license.dat file portable, it apears to be machine/hardware specific so even if we can generate a portable program folder the license.dat file needs to be generated in the users appdata folder by the GAOTD specific build installer on each machine the so called portable build is to be used on... or as Alex said the GAOTD HippoEdit edition can not run portably... if you try to do it truly portably, which I have done, without a pre-installed valid license file on and for each host machine the portable program will run as an unregistered trial on any machine that the portable folders license.dat was not created on.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Alex from HippoEDIT, Re "... will not be indicated as registered to GiveAwayOfTheDay in About Box "

You are right. But that can be solved, as we both know.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK, Re "... the GAOTD builds license.dat file portable..."
The activation is not stored in the GAOTD builds license.dat, but somewhere else. And in a universal way. That is why it runs as a licenced GAOTD version on my desktop, while I installed it on another machine, a virtual one and copied the programme folder to my desktop.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK, Re your " ... if you try to do it truly portably, which I have done, ... the portable program will run as an unregistered trial on any machine that the portable folders license.dat was not created on."

It is clear you and I use different methods to create truly portable software, i.e. software that will not leave any trace in the registry and %AppData% etc, but only in the folder the portable runs and its subfolders.

I made two portable versions yesterday on a virtual PC and they run as fully GAOTD activated portables on all other PC's I tested them on.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

I will probably email this question to you because there is only about 15 minutes to go before the offer expires and i'm interested in buying the program:

Question: Are you planning to add a Hexi-Decimal Editor as a plug-in or as somehow part of the program proper?

Reply   |   Comment by Peter C1  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi Peter C1,

maybe it is too late but in this case, you can mail me directly to alex at hippoedit.

The Hex Editor plugin is already available for HippoEDIT 2.0 and can be tested by registered users (the link for 2.0 alpha posted in registered area of HippoEDIT forum http://forum.hippoedit.com/alpha-version-test-(major)/hippoedit-2-00/ ). It is not yet, finished, and still in development, but will be full featured with HippoEDIT 2.0 release.

The license for 1.60 can be used and for 2.0.

BR, Alex

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

I have but one suggestion for you; Notepad ++; FREE. https://notepad-plus-plus.org -or- http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Text-editors/Notepad-plus-plus.shtml

Reply   |   Comment by JonE  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

I downloaded this giveaway a few years ago from GAOTD. Loved it so much I bought the full program. I use it to create ebooks for Kindle with all the extras. In my experience with using Hippo Edit, it does everything I want brilliantly; and, of course, does much more for those who are more advanced users.

The developer gives fantastic customer service - even before I paid for the program - and even allows the user to have the program on other computers for the cost of one version.

I was originally using Notepad ++ but found this program to be more inclusive and capable.

Reply   |   Comment by Wendy  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#17

I find it strange that the developers are giving this away for free to GAOTD users and yet have the rule

"You cannot request new features and influence the development"

for those members that take advantage of the download. Seems counter-productive to me. Still, what do I know about Software Development?

Reply   |   Comment by Encyclopedia Brittanica  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#16

I got HippoEDIT from ShareWareOnSale. It was version 1.60.43 and today's version is 1.60.44 so only a very minor difference. However, I liked it so much then that I purchased a copy of that version. I highly recommend it. It does good tab management well except that it, unlike Notepad++, doesn't seem to allow one to split the workspace into two halves and then treat each half separately. You can tile horizontally; however, that will create a window for each tab. You cannot just go to View just specify a second window and be able to load each half of the screen separately.

Reply   |   Comment by morriscox@gmail.com  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#15

Try Notepad++. It's better and free.

Reply   |   Comment by WGS  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#14

Tried it, but IMO, Notepad++ is better.

Reply   |   Comment by NeghVar  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#13

Version 1.60 was already given away here in January 2015. So there hasn't been done any improvement on the program since then? :-/

Reply   |   Comment by M. H.  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Hi M. H.,

read the comments below - it was already answered. There was no new version update but were at least 17 new builds = to minor updates with more than 150 changes. See HippoEDIT forum for detailed information about changes since then: http://forum.hippoedit.com/beta-version-test/

But of course, if you are happy with the previous version you may use it too ;)

BR, Alex.

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

When I select a "new line" symbol and command replace the characters "\r\n" are shown but when I try to replace with something else (example "\n\n") the error "cannot find string" is shown. I am still using PFE because it allows me to find/replace tab and newline characters.
How can I do this with HippoEDIT?

Reply   |   Comment by dan benDan  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi dan benDan,

try to enable Regular Expression flag. I feel it is a bug, that it is not enabled by default after you paste line break into find field.

Another one, HippoEDIT uses real line break symbols when you do the search. So, you can not find "\n\n" in the document using Windows line breaks "\r\n". You need to replace than "\r\n". "\n\n" is a replacement for two empty lines in a document with Unix-style line breaks.

BR, Alex.

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Alex from HippoEDIT, How do I “enable Regular Expression flag.”

Reply   |   Comment by dan benDan  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi dan benDan,

it is a flag on Search Dialog -> "Regular Expression":
http://wiki.hippoedit.com/editing/search/find_replace#options

Best regards,
Alex

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Looks like a really awesome offering. I won't be using this app because it seems like a quite a bit above my head at this time. Thanks GOTD for the offering and thanks everyone that provides comments and feedback to this forum. I have truly learned more from reviewing these giveaways each day than I seem to have learned in my independent research and hands on learning.

Reply   |   Comment by Contevou  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#10

How is this better than notepad++ or slickedit or compare to?

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hello Matt,

see my comment below.

BR, Alex.

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#9

Alex - Hippo installed nicely on my XP machine, but it is NOT installing on my Win 7 Pro 64-bit machine. I have downloaded from GAOTD twice - no help.
I got a Windows error window four times now. The "Problem details" are:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: setup.exe_unknown
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 584dca35
Fault Module Name: StackHash_4c0d
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Offset: 80000008
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Data: 00000008
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 4c0d
Additional Information 2: 4c0d4d78887f76d971d5d00f1f20a433
Additional Information 3: 4c0d
Additional Information 4: 4c0d4d78887f76d971d5d00f1f20a433

I have your PREVIOUS version installed so it's not horrible, but please help.
Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Also, Windows tells me this:
Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Users\David Admin\AppData\Local\Temp\WER9D42.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml
C:\Users\David Admin\AppData\Local\Temp\WERA8F6.tmp.appcompat.txt
C:\Users\David Admin\AppData\Local\Temp\WERA917.tmp.mdmp

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi glnz,

from what I see in error log - the crash is not related to HippoEDIT. Crashed GAOTD wrapper around HippoEDIT installer. Or GAOTD has renamed the installer file... There is nothing similar to "setup.exe" in HippoEDIT package.

Try regular installer from HippoEDIT web-site: just start it without installing till the end (to not overwrite your copy) to see if it runs. If it works, GAOTD installer has a problem - send me a personal mail (alex at hippoedit) and I can send you link to the unwrapped installer. If HippoEDIT standard installer crashes on your side - well, there is a problem on HippoEDIT side which is not so easily solvable. I assume you have some libraries missing on your Win7 X64 machine...

BR, Alex.

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

To Alex from HippoEDIT,

I just sent you an email, but I think the problem was my Avast AV Free. I turned it off for 10 minutes and the GAOTD setup.exe ran well. Seems to be working.
If possible, please GAOTD and you speak with Avast and see if you can get Avast to be a bit better.
Many thanks. Look forward to playing with this.

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

Does not install on my laptop. get the message saying successfully activated, but nothing else happens. Downloaded and re-installed several times, but no succes.

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Hi Daniel ,

do you know, what exactly does not work?
Have gone through HippoEDIT installer install process? Or just seen GAOTD wrapper?
If HippoEDIT is installed it shall be activated automatically.

BR, Alex.

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Alex from HippoEDIT,
Hi Alex,
After running setup (also as administrator) I get the message that HippoEDIT has been successfully activated and the GAOTD website comes up.
Only the unzipped files are in the install directory. File explorer does not find any other files related to HippoEDIT.
No error messages, no other comments.
Daniel

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Alex from HippoEDIT,
Hi Alex,
After running setup.exe (also as an administrator) I get the message that HippoEDIT has been activated and that is it. Nothing is installed, and the GAOTD website comes up. The install directory contains only the unzipped GAOD files and nothing else.

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Dear Daniel ,

It seems that your anti-virus system is damaging the installation files. Sometimes this happens because of the protection system that we use in order to prevent unauthorized installations after the end of the giveaway.

Please, carefully follow these steps:

1) disable the anti-virus suite and restart the computer. You need to disable all the anti-virus systems if you have more than one installed. Make sure it won't start automatically upon the system boot.

2) download the program archive once again and extract the contents to a dedicated folder

3) Carefully follow the installation instructions in the readme.txt file.

There should be no problems with the installation. Make sure you switch your anti-virus back on after the installation. Please mind that all the files are checked for viruses beforehand, so you may rest assured, the installation is 100% safe.

Sorry for the inconvenience
--
Always yours,
GOTD Team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Giveaway of the Day, this is one of the worse recommendations I have seen.
Recommending disabling of antivirus from a vendor (in this case "Giveaway of the Day" are a vendor as they wrap the original vendors installer ), are telling its users we do not know how to make correct code, please remove all your protection so we can bypass it.

This are one of the reasons I often do not install the Giveaway of the Day delivered software, but download trials from official vendor.

It is not a Giveaway if it is not fully free, and turning of the protection, cost on my security side.

Reply   |   Comment by GertJ  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Thanks, Alex and GAOTD.
Is this 32-bit only?
Is it the same version as offered last time? Anything different?

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Hi glnz,

yes, GAOTD version is 32bit only.
It is also 1.60 version as last time, but newer build: so includes bug fixes done till last offer and some small features (it is a minor update). The list of changes may be tracked on forum: http://forum.hippoedit.com/beta-version-test/ (sorry I do not remember which build version was previous one).

BR, Alex

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Alex from HippoEDIT, FYI previous giveaway build from about panel:

File Version: 1.60.10
Build date: 02:22:42 27/01/2015

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

OK, if we count from 1.60.10, there were 17 new builds, so, I assume at least ~150 changes between 1.60.10 and current 1.60.44 - worth to update ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Alex from HippoEDIT, my thoughts exactly!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#6

Downloaded and installed but remains unregistered. No instructions to register so how does one do so?

Reply   |   Comment by Kestrel  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Kestrel, did you read the readme.txt from the downloaded file?

Reply   |   Comment by M. H.  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

M. H., Of course, first thing I always do!

Reply   |   Comment by Kestrel  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Hi Kestrel,

and what is written in About Box?
The GAOTD installer is preregistered - there is nothing extra to do from your side to get it registered, except installing it.

BR, Alex.

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Kestrel, my installation didn't require any registration. If you check under Help>About HippoEdit it should say "This copy is registered to Giveawayoftheday". Mine does.
If yours doesn't, kick up a fuss!
Best wishes,
HB

Reply   |   Comment by HB  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Alex from HippoEDIT, I saw that so my question is - why does it still say unregistered?? I'll try downloading and reinstalling.

Reply   |   Comment by Kestrel  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Kestrel, well, it took two more tries to download and install but finally got it to install and register! No idea what the problem was but happy that it has now worked.

Reply   |   Comment by Kestrel  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Hi Kestrel,

good that it worked. Honestly, I do not know what is a reason for that - if it is already downloaded and not corrupted to be started and be installed, I assume it shall work.

The only reason I may think is that registry access is some kind blocked... Registry used for GAOTD version for keeping registration.

BR, Alex.

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

the application file says failed to launch

Reply   |   Comment by prashant kumar  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

prashant kumar, try to download it again ( the downloaded file could have been corrut during download !!) also your AV may be blocking the app. I have to add it as an exception in my Avast AV.

Reply   |   Comment by kami  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#4

Can anyone who uses this editor explain to me what its advantages are over (the free) Notepad++?

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Hi Patrick,

you can find some advantages in user comments from previous giveaways of HippoEDIT:
- https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/hippoedit-1-60/#wrap_comments_gotd
- https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/hippo-edit-1-60/#wrap_comments_gotd

From what I can add, IMHO HippoEDIT has:
- better and faster search capabilities
- better support of documents in mixed languages
- better, seamlessly integrated online repository
- built-in code templates
- built-in code/type hints
- better code visualization
- highly customizable/extendable syntax highlighting
- better FTP Manager/File Manager/Project Explorer/Spell Checker plugin
- much more powerful support of integration for external tools
- Better printing support
- more flexible keyboard configuration
- much smarter built-in auto-completion, autocorrection
- better encoding support
- better recovery functionality
- etc...

Best regards,
Alex.

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#2

HippoEdit also has scripting capabilities (in addition to plug-ins). It's probably a "niche" feature, not useful for the casual user but it does make this text editor even more powerful.

Reply   |   Comment by Eric Batard  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#1

We had this Hipo 2 years ago, I must admit I seldom used it (I use NP++) .
But still I reinstalled this today on my 7SP1 with no apparent problems.

Reply   |   Comment by adif  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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