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Giveaway of the day — HippoEDIT 1.60

Windows text editor for programmers and power users.
$48.89 EXPIRED
User rating: 76 (85%) 13 (15%) 50 comments

HippoEDIT 1.60 was available as a giveaway on January 1, 2018!

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The best tool for screen capture and video/audio recorder.

HippoEDIT is 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 a 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. Such as Hierarchy and Navigation bar, Colored Braces and Guides, inline color and image previewers, Intelligent Smart Highlight, Code Hints, Fuzzy search, User Text Highlighting, MultiClipboard, and Workspaces etc.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

HippoEDIT

Homepage:

http://www.hippoedit.com/

File Size:

9.24 MB

Price:

$48.89

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#23

Hey Alex, I AM NOT HAPPY

I only had enough time to download and install the program with about half an hour to spare and I only read the top half-dozen comments.

BUT during that half-hour period I did also open the HippoEDiT HOME PAGE - and saw no mention of any special price or offer, as well as the Beta Version Test page

I only found out that You had this excellent little program, On Sale at a discounted price only AFTER I had read all of the USER COMMENTS and REPLiES! and Your reply was listed 6/sixth from the bottom of the page

There was NO MENTiON anywhere else on the webpage ABOVE THE COMMENTS SECTiON or (even in the downloads ReadMe.txt file), that the program was being offered for sale yesterday during the promotion period and I for one am UNHAPPY about that because I like what I have seen so far and I WOULD Like to buy a License.

SO I presume that you may not reply to my comment or offer me the discounted price now that the GOTD DEAL HAS EXPiRED.


QUESTiON 1 : so when do You anticipate releasing Version 2 ?

and

QUESTiON 2 : do you anticipate there will be another chance to buy the program at a discounted price before Version 2 becomes available?

Regards,

Wally

Reply   |   Comment by Wally L  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#22

nice softwares. thanks so much.

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#21

I do not use antivirus, but the downloaded file is corrupt, unpackable but can not be used.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.Ha  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

seems wonderfull but i have 2 computers and both on execution of setup.exe immidiately says successfully actiavted but the program is not installed

my AV is disabled and it still dosent work and yes ive decompressed the .zip


if you cant fix it can i please get 2 lisences for my 2 computers that i cant install on?

Reply   |   Comment by Alex Karkouche  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Hi Alex Karkouche,

seems that the problem is with GAOTD wrapper. Try the suggestion from TK and if it does not help, send me a mail on supportbox at hippoedit com, I will try to help.

BR, Alex

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

Alex from HippoEDIT, i got the problem fixed by installing the trial from your website first then installing the gaotd installer.Thanks anyways

Reply   |   Comment by Alex Karkouche  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#19

Since we already have Sublime, Atom, and now VS Code, there doesn't seem to be much of a reason for this. What can it do that the big three can't?

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#18

It's worth today's price of free but not the usual price of 40 euros.

Add support for syntax checking for more programming languages (C#, python, etc).

Add a simple language for macros (like Notepadd++ or UltraEdit)

Reply   |   Comment by Art Metz  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Does anyone know of an editor that will translate French to English by just hovering the cursor over a word?

Reply   |   Comment by dan  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hi dan,

you may use Google Tools plugin for that:
http://wiki.hippoedit.com/plugins/google_tools

BR. Alex

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

Alex from HippoEDIT,
Unfortunately there is no target language of English so the plugin id of no value to me.
Thanks anyhow,
Dan

Reply   |   Comment by dan  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi dan,

English is in, but it is just not visible, because of UI bug - vertical scroll bar is not shown.
Set focus on the combo and scroll up with arrow keys.
I have sent you a screenshot with a result.
I will fix the bug in next builds.

BR, Alex

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Terms of the licence state that a second portable copy may be made but software refuses to install this despite separate software download under same email name. Can the developer confirm that this offer does not include the use of a portable USB version?

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Hi Colin,

theoretically, there are no limits on the second installation of portable copy. It may be only problematic to select a portable installation way if you have already installed the app for the current user. Just uninstall it an reinstall as portable. Then you can install it on any amount of USB drives.
But due to a specific way of registration for GAOTD version, you need to execute the installer on each machine you plan to use HE during the promotion time. Standard version does not have such limitation.

Best regards,
Alex

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

Hi Colin,

probably it is a limitation of GAOTD wrapper. You may just do the first installation on a USB drive and then copy the content of installation directory on to the second drive. It shall work.

Details about locations: http://wiki.hippoedit.com/options/user_directory

BR, Alex

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Editor is good, price is not, specially with free alternatives.

Reply   |   Comment by JB  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#14

No licenkey

Reply   |   Comment by Sigurdur Petur Hauksson  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Hello Sigurdur Petur Hauksson,

you do not need it - the application shall work as registered directly after installation. The installer is pre-registered for GAOTD.

Best regards,
Alex

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#13

Hmm, seems like it's not supposed to work on 64-bit systems, but it does anyway. I'll keep it for now, not expecting to use it much but never hurts to have something like this on hand and I'm just feeling too lazy to download Notepad++ or any of a dozen other free editors. Windows 10 Home Edition, 64-bit, opens fine, no complaints.

Reply   |   Comment by Therese S.  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#12

You cannot install as portable (option is disabled). So, if you want to keep the registry clean, don't install. Not that it's a bad software per se but it makes uninstallation difficult because of too many registry keys. Iobit uninstaller wants to delete 1774 keys, which is ridiculous to say the least and another proof some developers still need to learn how to install Windows software properly 22 years after the registry was first used as it is nowadays. What a pity.

No changelog between this version 1.60.50 and a previous GOTD version 1.60.31. I thought this version would be an improvement to the previous one (this product lacks some essential features). I'm not really disappointed though. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Hello papin,

HippoEDIT does not store settings in the registry. The registry is only used for file registration, com object registration for scripting and etc. So, those minimal settings that require Windows to work properly with a software.
To get editor installed in portable mode, you need to uninstall a local copy of it first. Details you can find on the wiki: http://wiki.hippoedit.com/options/user_directory

If one needs to see changes between builds, it can be found on the forum: http://forum.hippoedit.com/beta-version-test/

Best regards,
Alex

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

What I love most of this editor is the clever way it handles dictionaries. However it is a bit expensive and seems to be abandoned. Notepad++ is a serious free competitor whose last version is 7.5.4 released just now 01 Jan 2018. Happy New Year!

Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Hi Luis,

just to give you a more info: HippoEDIT is single text editor I know, that can handle mixed documents and check spelling for them. For most English speaking users it is not a real benefit, but for not English speaking it a really helpful feature.

And yes, the development is not abandoned. 1.6x is just a stable branch, that does not get significant updates, only bug fixes, and small features. Major changes are in 2.X branch, that can be tested by registered users.

BR,
Alex

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#10

Hasn't this been a GAOTD before, same version (1.60) but the installer size has changed a bit? Or is this in some way a new offering?

Reply   |   Comment by Jon Smith  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Jon Smith, version 1.60.50 now

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

krypteller, Thanks. Looking further on the HippoEdit website/forum I found this which lists the versions/changes/improvements, some of which appear non-trivial so worth updating to the current version it seems: http://forum.hippoedit.com/beta-version-test/?PHPSESSID=kd13r4mu11mujeci9nb9021of5

Reply   |   Comment by Jon Smith  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

TK,

A "change history" may be behind the forum pages with access reserved for registered users (link in 2nd comment):

http://forum.hippoedit.com/general-discussion/he-changelog/msg2190/


...but this page (Beta Version Test (minor)) lists some recent changes/updates for v1.61.x which suggests that product development is not "dead" as others suggested:

http://forum.hippoedit.com/beta-version-test/

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

It's a great editor! Too bad there wasn't any development for 3 years.

Reply   |   Comment by M. H.  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

TK, OK, thanks for the info. I find it suboptimal of the developers to not transport the message of program improvements via the visible version numbering.

Reply   |   Comment by M. H.  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

I want to concur with Jake. HippoEDIT is the best and most comprehension text editor I've ever used. I've compiled several illustrated ebooks using it. Leaves the free editors behind in its dust. And the developer allows multiple uses - i.e., on different computers in the home. Plus, he answers any query very quickly.

Reply   |   Comment by Wendy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#7

Hmmm...$48 for this ... or "Notepad++" for free? Decisions, decisions....

Reply   |   Comment by MarkCM  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#6

Can it run as a Standalone editor on a USB stick?

Reply   |   Comment by dugglebb  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#5

Is there any way to click on an icon or anything and auto-show an HTML file as it appears in a Browser ? I can do this with my present Editor

Reply   |   Comment by ericn2  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Hi ericn2,

you may use View -> Toggle Web Browser (F12)
http://wiki.hippoedit.com/editing/commands/preview-in-browser

BR, Alex

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

Hi ericn2,

yes, you may use View -> Toggle Web Browser option.
More info here: http://wiki.hippoedit.com/editing/commands/preview-in-browser

BR, Alex

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Quote -"To get a FULL license, TODAY ONLY you can use a special offer for GiveAwayOfTheDay users and get HippoEDIT with almost a 55% discount (meaning that the price is 24.95$ instead of usual 39.95 EUR). The license is without any limitation and with all benefits included.
Buy now for 24.95$
the offer is valid only on the promotion day"
I'm considering purchasing a license. But is it a lifetime license or one of those nonsense, only this major version license's?
thx in advance if anybody knows.
Other than that, great software
Thx GiveAwayOfTheDay and HippoEdit
Richard

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sebire  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hi Richard Sebire,

actually, the price for the full version for today is only 14.95 $. There was a mistake on the website (already corrected) but order page was giving the right price.

Officially it is not announced and this does not stay somewhere on the website, but all licenses sold till now, are lifetime licenses. Can be used for any new major/minor versions of HippoEDIT. But it will be changed for new licenses sold after the release of HE 2.0.

BR, Alex

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

Alex from HippoEDIT, Hi, wheres is the link to purchase for $14.95?

Reply   |   Comment by 666  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi 666,

here it is:
https://www.hippoedit.com/special_offer_details.php?offer=GiveAwayOfTheDay&ver=1.60.50&source=2&utm_nooverride=1

BR, Alex

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

Alex from HippoEDIT, Hi I just purchased this one even though it is not in Spanish :(, I was hoping Hippo Edit was Multilanguage but the programs seems too good to let go, thanks this is my order # 552253293

Reply   |   Comment by 666  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi 666,

thanks! Yes, I see your order. I am trying to add localization support for HippoEDIT 2.0, and because the license you get will work for it, you will get it ;)

BR, Alex.

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

Alex from HippoEDIT, Thanks Alex good to know that, gracias.

Reply   |   Comment by 666  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

The program is superb, i use it before, but this version offered can't be installed

Reply   |   Comment by Cristi  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

Hello Cristi,

to get help, please provide more details what is an issue with installation. If it is not with GAOTD wrapper, I may help.

BR, Alex.

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

I have too many editors. I think this maybe a contender but not even close to equal to the power of ATOM or Brackets that have many features that this editor doesn't have. I think that notepad++ is too close to this one but free and that is the bottom line. At near 50.00 for a perhaps little better replacement for notepad++ I don't see how a hierarchy and navigation bar as you stated are enough to warrant the expenditure. This is a time-limited offer and because of that I am going to pass. Not to mention that there are a plethora of free IDE's IE: Eclipse, Net Beans, Visual Studio, code ect... that just outclass any text editor period. I am going to say this that you have a good text editor and one that is a true contender but It must be competitively priced, and by that I mean it must be free.

Reply   |   Comment by IceTheNet  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

IceTheNet, in the jargon of Giveaway time limited means you have 24 hours to install. The licence is perpetual without updates. No professional use permitted.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

IceTheNet,

Why don't you start a new comparison category and post some comments in the HippoEDIT support forum which they are apparently brave enough to publish?

http://forum.hippoedit.com/hippoedit-vs-other-text-editors/

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

One of the best editors I've ever come across.

Reply   |   Comment by Jake  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
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