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HippoEDIT 1.61.56 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — HippoEDIT 1.61.56

Windows text editor for programmers and power users.
$48.89 EXPIRED
User rating: 44 19 comments

HippoEDIT 1.61.56 was available as a giveaway on November 22, 2019!

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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





File Size:

9.2 MB



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hmm, I think notepad++ is better

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

Aside from the price, can you provide more information on why you "think notepad++ is better"? Have you used HippoEdit, and if so, for how long compared to Notepad++. I'm definitely a fan of Notepad++, and I have used HippoEdit for several years, as a secondary editor to my main editor, plus several other editors, but I would like to hear from others that may have an important bit of information that I have not yet discovered. Thanking you in advance.

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

Alex could you please mention what's been tweaked from 1.61.55 to this 1.61.56 please?
Also is there any facility at runtime elevate the editor to permit it to save editable files in protected locations like an ini wrongle placed in a program files folder or a systems hosts file. It would be nice not to have to keep a dedicated editor configured to always run as an Administrator just to deal with files that need the elevated rights to save the edited file.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

On my Win 7 Pro 64-bit machine, I first extracted the zip to a folder and checked the three-file folder with Avast and Malwarebytes and all was OK.

But when I tried to run setup.exe, Windows blocked me with this error message - which I've never seen before:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: setup.exe_HippoEDIT
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 5c157f20
Fault Module Name: StackHash_4c0d
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Offset: 80000008
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Data: 00000008
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 4c0d
Additional Information 2: 4c0d4d78887f76d971d5d00f1f20a433
Additional Information 3: 4c0d
Additional Information 4: 4c0d4d78887f76d971d5d00f1f20a433


Also, is only the 32-bit version offered, not the 64-bit version?

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

Not sure I see a purpose for this software. What does it do that Notepad++ (which is free) doesn't? As for a programmer's editor, why would anyone want to use something other than VS Code, which is free, cross-platform, open source, and is currently considered the best programming IDE on the planet?

Reply   |   Comment by Charles Cherry  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Charles Cherry, from what I read neither this nor VS Code are IDE's but are primarily Programmers editors and do not provide integration into a build environment for all the programming language syntaxes that may be supported. According to the VS code wikipedia page in 2019 while the VS Code ranked the most popular programmers editor only fractionally over 50% of all respondants actually used it.

Not all developers want to use the Microsoft built VS Code due to the added telemetary and other modules they build into it... the purely open source build would be VSCodium which is built ONLY from the open source repositary and includes no closed source code. Many that know Microsoft and their penchant for keeping errors in their closed source programs for their friends in the USA government will prefer to not trust Microsoft closed source builds with thier private developing works.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Will this support Python?

Reply   |   Comment by nag2  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

nag2, Looks like Python is not supported.

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

nag2, It appears that Python does in fact have some support Try this link for more info on Syntax highlighting bundles

Reply   |   Comment by Steve C  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

nag2, yes it does support python, selcting file new shows a python menu entry with a flyout menu with three further options for three differnt file extensions for python files:


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

TK, though I may have downloaded python syntax from online repositary a loooong time ago so I don't remember doing it... but either way it either supports python out of the box or can easily be made to support it from the online repositary of definitions.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I want to use the 64 bit program. Instructions the first time through set up said that a second license is required for 64-bit operation/ I clicked on buy a license to buy the unrestricted license and was taken back to the original install page.

I can not get to the purchase page again so that I can get a full 64-bit license. Please help.

Reply   |   Comment by kc4cop  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

kc4cop, Windows 10 Home edition.

Reply   |   Comment by kc4cop  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi kc4cop,

Just go to Help -> Special Offer and you will be redirected to the special offer page, with the discounted price of 14.95$ for the full version.

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

kc4cop, you can install the 64bit trial version from alexs website and copy out the 64bit shell extension DLL called shellreg.dll to a safe place like the place you extracted the giveaway zip to... then uninstall the trial 64bit build of the program and install the 32bit giveaway build. Once it is installed you can replace the 32bit shellreg.dll in the installation folder with the previously backed up 64bit shellreg.dll and the 32bit giveaway will then be able to be launched from the context menu in windows explorer. Practically that resolves the only problem of trying to use the 32bit build on a 64bit build of windows i.e. a 32bit shell extension cannot be run on a 64bit shell. Alex could quite easily do this automatically by incorporating both 32bit and 64bit shellreg.dll files in the 32bit installer and installing the 32bit build of shellreg.dll if the installer is running on a 32bit edition of windows and the 64bit build of shellreg.dll on 64bit editions of windows. That should resolve any issues you have encountered running 32bit hippoedit on a 64bit edition of windows. Well it worked for me last giveaway when I asked the same thing and got the same sort of response so figured out what was going wrong and fugured out a workaround :)

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

How is this different from version 1.60.44, which was the last version offered here? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Glad to see a new version of HippoEDIT. I had the previous giveaway version 1.61.55. Curiously the release notes on the website list 1.60 and do not seem to be updated for the 1.61 branch or 1.61.56 specifically. What ARE the new features and bug fixes for this version?

Reply   |   Comment by Aaron  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Hmmm... Receiving several installation errors, even when set as administrator. I could only install it by leaving the Avast Free shields completely turned off during the entire installation. THEN, when launching the software I got an immediate notice that unless I turned off their tracking feature, some of my activities would be shared with the developer. Of course I turned off that "feature." I wonder if that is why I needed to turn off all of the antivirus shields during the full installation. That is not typical of other GOTD applications that share the same "Themida wrapper usage" warning. Typically, I only need to leave the shields off for the few moments when the Themedia wrapper is validated. I always turn on the shields again BEFORE installing the new software after the Installation application is successfully initiated on my screen, which is usually signaled by a License agreement of some sort. Hope this feedback is helpful to the developer, GOTD, and our user community. Thanks for the opportunity to explore this editor; looks like a useful tool!

Reply   |   Comment by AnAceBuyer  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Hi AnAceBuyer,

Thanks for the feedback. The connection to the HippoEDIT server for getting add-on lists or tracking which syntaxes or plugins are used are only done for providing better support and understanding editor usage for selecting the right priorities during development. Everything is optional and can be switched off.

Here is the description of what is collected and for which purpose:

BR, Alex

Reply   |   Comment by Alex from HippoEDIT  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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