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Giveaway of the day — HippoEDIT

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HippoEDIT is a powerful, fast and easy to use text editor for MS Windows, primarily targeted at power users and developers. It has modern and lightweight user interface, which supports different interface schemes, Multi Tab environment, seamless web and help browser, File and Project Explorer, External Tools integration and much more.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Publisher:

HippoEDIT

Homepage:

http://www.hippoedit.com/

File Size:

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Price:

$39.95

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#67

#65--this has happened to me a couple of times, too, and I discovered that after I had clicked on the Activate folder and it suggested that I extract all the folders in the download, which I did, that I had then forgotten to click on Activate again before clicking on Setup. The fix is obvious and certainly worth a try, namely, be sure to click on the Activate folder AGAIN after the download folders are all extracted. I know you said you followed instructions and I thought that I had done so also, but the mind plays tricks on you sometimes, and this was one, at least in my case and maybe in yours too, so why not give it a try.

Reply   |   Comment by windowsexplorer  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

Could not get it to work crashed first time every time.

Reply   |   Comment by Julian Cabot  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

I have never had trouble activating a program that I downloaded until now. For some reason the activation just didn't happen. Yes, I followed the instructions. No, I didn't upgrade. Using XP SP2. What a shame.

Reply   |   Comment by kalmly  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

It seems rather crappy for a vendor to offer older version of sw here instead of the current version. It seems like cheating in a way.

I let it download the new version before I had read all the way through the forum, but when I closed the program and reopened it, it still shows the correct GAOTD version. I hope it doesn't screw itself up later on.

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#63

Looks good, like the line number display style. Wished it had the macro feature. Feels like the komodoedit (free version) but little lighter than that. I always like the lines for the indendations for the python files, easy for your eyes.

Reply   |   Comment by WinWin  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

I’ve posted both Thursdays and Fridays games over in the forums as I have to go offline for a few days. Thursday's games include Saharan Outpost, The Lost Dutchman Mine, Bitter Creek Skirmish , Assault at Wounded Ankle and Fridays game Railroad Tycoon:

Thursday's games:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/4106

Friday's gameRailroad Tycoon:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/4107?replies=1#post-44031

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

I've never understood the point of stand-alone programs for editing code. I find it too tiresome to switch to editor, type, switch to compiler, compile, run, switch back to editor to debug, ect. When you have more than a few bugs in your code, it takes a whole lot of switching back and forth, making, IMO, IDEs faster.

Reply   |   Comment by Jimmy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

DO NOT UPDATE! Once you install, it prompts you to update. When (if) you update, you are updated with the 30 day trial version. I say GOTD needs to make the publishers always give the most recent version out.

Reply   |   Comment by Luke Rehmann  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Where can one find these custom syntax files I am up for switching from PSPad if this can also do SQR and PeopleCode, really I think the only thing I would want from this is Collapsable code. I might miss the hex editor too.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#58

Crimson Editor still tops this, also free. Gonna have to pass on the permanent status

Reply   |   Comment by Ryael  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

"I’m looking for a free simply editor with a spell checker"
John K. Chances are the application you use for email has a spell checker. Simply use the compose mail window as a simple text editor with spell check capabilities. Rather then sending it, use the file menu to save a text file (txt). Most computers are full of applications that have dual uses beyond their main use.

Reply   |   Comment by Doug  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

Agree with #27 about AptEdit Pro. One of the best GOTD's offerings thus far. Performs fine on Vista SP1 and fulfills #8's need too.

Reply   |   Comment by Klaatu  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

It installed and worked fine on Win98. Has the right balance of features and simplicity. I even tried uninstall and it does that cleanly too. It did not add to Explorer context menu, but maybe I need to reboot first to make that work. I have it reinstalled and will keep it. BTW, Notepad++ did not work on Win98. Thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Dick  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

Can HippoEdit edit a rectangular section that is narrower than the full width of a line? Thhanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen Cohen  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Tried it with WindowsME. It's quite fine, except the icons and a few other graphical things look a bit shabby. Anyway, a thumbs up.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

"Syntax definitions are inheritable and embeddable."
Means you gotta add it yourself

With Notepad ++ , you don't have to add anything extra. The most common compiling languages' syntaxes are already defined and highlighted.

It's simple. It's got tabs and more options than you need. And it's an open source program:

Reply   |   Comment by Andragon  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#51

I'm a little disappointed.
At first install, it proposed me to upgrade to the version 1.40 and I accepted. It looked great, with some really nice features that even pspad doesn't have. But the gaotd registration was not working with this version.
Predictable.
So I uninstalled and reinstalled to see the gaotd version. With a lot of hopes, I must agree. And it seems that it was version 1.33 and without all the nice features I've seen in the latest. Now, it's just a pspad clone, which is not useful for me.

But the next version, where I discovered it was a beta, looks very promising.

I must still admit that there is a nice feature in this gaotd version over pspad which is the autocomplete of user fields, like in eclipse for java or c. But they choose light grey over white for their autocompletion box, which is totally unreadable.

Reply   |   Comment by gokudomatic  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

I like it, I don't think it will beat Netbeans though.

Reply   |   Comment by DL  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Tried it, but doesnt have FTP support which I need to edit remote code. Moreover, you cant find plugins to fit your need as you can get for other opensource text editors.

Try JEdit and you will not look for another text editor in your life.
Jedit's hyper-search is just Awesome. see it for yourself.

http://www.jedit.org/index.php?page=download

Reply   |   Comment by Rakesh  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#48

It's ridiculous that they immediately stick a for-pay upgrade dialog in your face. Not only does it undo your free GOTD registration with no real warning, it's not even a stable release. It's a BETA. Normally it goes the other way around... paying users offer to test the next beta release for free... NOT free users get to pay to become your lab rats. Ultra-LAME.

IMO - if you're going to pay for an editor - buy UltraEdit, the tried and true de facto standard of coders worldwide. This little stunt alone totally disqualifies these HippoEdit clowns from ever getting a dime of my money. Here's the URL of Ultra-Edit http://www.ultraedit.com/ .

Reply   |   Comment by BloughMee  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#47

It's a pity that HippoEdit doesn's have hex feature. Now I use AptEdit given here before, it is good at hex editing.

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

Nice, the zip file expands to about 8.75 meg and that's small enough for me to install the whole thing on my USB stick. Now I have a portable and powerful editor for those times when I'm using a public access computer or helping friends with their systems.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr270  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

My installation described the new version as BETA and offered a choice to "not ask again", so I believe this is the current production version.

I've already found a couple of features I like... The ruler is great, go to last change is fabulous, and I like how it highlights both lines with unsaved changes and lines changed since the file was opened. I'm definitely adding it to my collection of editors.

If only it was an "eastern orthodox" editor...

Two thumbs up from me...

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

to #40:

notepad++ has at least two file browser plugins:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=189927&package_id=226231

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=189927&package_id=223667

both of which work very well.

HTH,

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

PSpad, NotePad2, Notepad++, are some great freewares, That offer nearly all the same functions as this.

Reply   |   Comment by crd  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#42

Seems like a good editing tool for my VBS scripts, but after installation, it keeps crashing, they also ask you for to download new update, which makes this a trial version.

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

I'm a long time Textpad user and this seems to have many of it's features with a few others thrown in to boot. The Project section looks interesting and being able to collapse code segments would be handy.

Since I'm pretty comfortable with Textpad and it does what I want I don't feel compelled to switch to this and learn its interface - not enough benefit for me to make the switch but if you are looking for a good coding text editor then this seems to have many of the features you would need. Certainly a great deal since it's free!

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

I tried the editor on XP SP3; extracted fine with UniExtract, so nearly standalone. Used memory size acceptable. The big difference to (free) notepad++ and to (here previously offered) Aptedit is the builtin browser; this is very, very helpful if you do html programming. The other ones I know with that capacity are PSpad (too heavy for quick editing) and Editplus (my alltime favorite, but shareware).
Other options of this program are very nice too; I thank GAOTD for this one - it might become editor number one, even tho I til now didn't find some options, for example, line sorting.
Amount of syntax files is a bit limited - I didn't find my favorite programming language and will now try to add it - if Hippoedit is interested I can offer it to them in return for this nice program ...

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

#18, MrK, apart from the fact that panels can be closed, it has a full-screen mode, different from maximized, which gets rid of everything but the tabs (open files). The menus are still available via the standard keyboard shortcuts, and cursor movement / menu selection works once the drop-down menus are displayed (it doesn't display the main menu, but you don't need it).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#38

thank yes you can not have to many text editor, I use the one I got from GOTD AptEdit Pro everday. Will try this one. installed fine on win xp sp3.

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

As #28, SimpleMinded, mentioned, the code folding is handy. For HTML, it has the standard start/end tag matching, but it also displays faint vertical lines to the matching tags, has the usual formatting ability, and a handy scope (tag nesting) list on the status line at the bottom.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#36

Installed on WinXP MCE SP2, but soon after launching I get the dreaded "Application has encountered a problem and needs to close" error message and.. that's it. The program will not stay running. It runs long enough to get the update offer (which I decline), then maybe 30 seconds later.. whether I'm doing anything or not.. crash, bang, the prog goes away. Since it's apparently working for others, I assume there's a conflict with something else on my system, but I'm not going to mess with trying to track it down. This is the first program I've downloaded from here that won't work.

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

OK. #28 answered my question about the update:

Thanks

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

This is a neat little program. The 'Project' options are what make it stand out - without them, it's just another text editor. Having said that, there are a number of quirky behaviors around the Projects: the way it automatically opens every sub-folder when you add a folder to the project, the way it fails to sort the added files and folders. The entire mechanism for creating a new project is clunky and awkward.

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

Php, SQL, Perl, HTML and C all works perfectly. Great work GAOTD!

This must be a great programs for newbie coders!

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

First time on Vista that I kept getting "Fatal error: key is invalid" on trying to activate before installing. Tried first to run as Admin, then tried normally. Finally, got it activated and installed, but as soon as I oked the program to run it said there was a new version available and do I want to update to new version. I said NO as this has lead in the past to having to pay for the updated version thereby losing all function of the free version offered here. Would like to know if any one updated and maintained a registered version?????

I hand code all my web pages and the editor has a very nice GUI. Setting file filter helps to identify files by extensions which are related when coding. Love the long list of Options. Really like the way you can set up Autosave and time period. It is amazing the number of file extensions you can select/unselect for HippoEDIT. This is one editor that may get me to give up my current editor which I have used for years. Even at the expense of learning a lot of new keyboard short cuts. Program is well worth downloading and using. Thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

I open a 10M text file using HippoEdit. It open file fast. I active another application, as I reactive HippoEdit, HippoEdit cannot show its GUI. Does it a bug?

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

Since so few people left useful comments (as of the time of this post, #28, SimpleMinded, is the last moderated comment and the only one with a useful review, except my About box displays correctly), I did look at a few things. The find and find and replace have many options for what they look at, including using (non-standard) regular expressions, the ability to work on external files/folders (more sophisticated than the text search-and-replace giveaway from the other day), etc.

Help is syntax-sensitive. For HTML files, you can get the syntax specification, syntax user settings, and online syntax help, all integrated into the editor as new tabs.

There's a keyboard map, with 174 keyboard shortcuts defined.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#29

Installs, registers and runs on vista home prem. Nice look.

Thanks GAOTD!

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

Such a pleasant surprise...another text editor! Well not really, but I can never have too many text editors, and HippoEdit happens to be a great edition to my arsenal. Most freeware and opensource editors have many of the same features as HippoEdit, albeit HippoEdit adds ease of use and a clean UI (something many freeware/open source code editors lack IMO) which makes it stand out. The availability of code hints and code completion also adds to this app's appeal.

Using HippoEdit was pretty much routine with a few caveats(expressed further below). You are greeted with a nice welcome screen which allows you to create or open a new file; a list of previously opened files is also shown. The workspace is nicely laid out and quite attractive with Office XP and Office 2003 theme support. A file browser and project manager pane allow for convenient access and editing of files. A broad range of text files is supported with syntax highlighting and code completion. The Syntax highlighting, similar to that of VS, is very clean and legible with complementary colors. Two other color schemes are available via the options and you may create your own. Code folding and line bookmarking make managing large files much easier. Code completion and hinting is functional but they could use a bit of work. Nonethless, both are very responsive. The Find function is extensive and fast.

There is a degree of quirkyness with this app; strange menu navigation , auto-indentation problems, and some issues with the about box not showing but nothing that cannot be overlooked.

Like many others I opted to install version 1.40 offered via the built-in update, only to have to resinstall the GOTD version.
For all claiming that the version offered by GOTD is not the current version, this is not so. Version 1.34(version offered) is the latest stable build. Version 1.40 offered via update is a beta version.

In the end I found HippoEdit to be a competent and capable text/code editor. Certainly a Giveaway I won't be uninstalling anytime soon.

Reply   |   Comment by SimpleMinded  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#27

I am using AptEdit Pro given here in previous. AptEdit's GUI is very pretty, and it has many powerful features, such hex edit, spell check, function list.

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

Tried it for programming in C. Lovely! Surprised at so many thumbs down!Definitely a very nice editor.
Thanks!!

Reply   |   Comment by Praveen  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#25

As usual, today we're getting a bunch of whiners who think they're entitled to everything for free. You're getting version 1.34, which is a GOTD-only version of the current release, 1.33. Version 1.40 is a beta release, and in keeping with standard GOTD terms, you don't get free updates. Businesses don't stay in business by offering freeware. As I said, I don't use this stuff, but I doubt that people who claim similar editors are better have done a serious comparison. It takes time to evaluate products like this.

#20, No1, perhaps it's because you can get an answer by just looking at their website, conveniently linked at the top of the page, the same as every giveaway. Or in the time it takes for your post and the responses to clear moderation, you could have just downloaded and evaluated the offering yourself, even over dial-up. OK, for the lazy, see this (1463 x 1084).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#24

Guys, don't bother so much about the upgrade option. Simply don't upgrade if you want to keep the current version FREE. I think we all know its not a freeware. so it worth the marketing cost just for offering an upgrade.

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

I had no problems activating or installing HippoEDIT in XP Home. Looks to be a very good editor, even if there is a newer version available. I've tried a few things with it, and have exeperienced no problems. So far it has been very easy to use.

Thanks GAOTD

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

Why does it open to new version available, yet we're not allowed to have the newest version? A teaser or dump of obsolete buggy software?
Who has the older version to trial download anyway?
Pass GOATD

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

Regarding the automate update that jump in when the program is starting, please note that during installation the process installs two separate applications. one is the program itself and the other is an update utility. It seams that uninstalling the update utility will remove it solely while live the program intact and operational.

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

Why are people low ranking #2 Vish? It's a valid question, and in these windows days, if it doesn't support Unicode, it's not worth the download.

Reply   |   Comment by No1  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

When you first run this, it detects a newer version is available. Don't install it as you'll end up with a time-limited evaluation version.

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

Notepad++ seems to make the same thing but is lighter, smaller and freeware.
(also IMHO, Notepad++ has a better gui than HippoEDIT, not that much of stuff wasting space in your screen)

But I will thumb up this giveaway, It does pretty fine what it promisses.

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