With the View|Browser command you can instantly preview the web page you’re editing in your default web browser. Add as many alternative browsers to EditPad Pro’s Tools menu as you want.
EditPad Pro sports one of the most extensive search-and-replace features of any text editor. Quickly find the part of the file you want to edit. Highlight matches, fold lines, and skip over matches and files. Instantly make many replacements throughout a (rectangular) selection, file, project, or all files in all projects. Use regular expressions and adaptive case options for powerful and dynamic search terms and replacements. Clever use of EditPad Pro’s search-and-replace can automate much tedious editing.
Record and play back keystroke macros to reduce repetitive tasks to a single key combination. Record a search as part of a macro to instantly edit all search matches in any particular way. Save any number of macros to build your own library of high-octane text editing wizards. Any menu item or keystroke can be recorded.
Don’t worry about saving files with EditPad Pro extensive auto-save and backup options. Choose how many backup copies you want to keep and/or for how long. The File History shows you the backup copies for the current file. You can easily open and compare backups, as well as save specific milestone copies. EditPad Pro’s unlimited undo and redo even allows you to undo changes after saving them.
Compare any two files to get a view of the differences between two files, or check which changes were made between two (backup) copies of the same file. EditPad Pro can highlight difference, merge the two files, and extract the differences or similarities into new files. Very convenient for rolling back inappropriate changes you made to a file, or for double-checking the changes somebody else made to a file you sent them. You can easily send files via email right within EditPad Pro.
Use rectangular selections to easily edit columns of text. Any editing command that works on a usual linear selection also works on a rectangular selection. Shift and insert columns left and right, move blocks up and down, fill and indent blocks, etc. Handy commands to begin, end, shrink and expand selections make it easy to work with blocks spanning many pages.
Easily edit all kinds of lists with handy commands to sort lines alphabetically and delete duplicate lines. Use these commands with rectangular selections to sort and trim lists of multiple columns on one of the columns.
Quickly comment or uncomment code with the Comment, Uncomment and Toggle Comment commands. They even work with rectangular selections, allowing you to insert or remove comment characters at specific columns.
“I’m also extremely happy to find the addition of a project management tool built in to the application. And I can’t believe more applications of similar nature still don’t have a launch in browser button. So simple, yet such a huge time saver, and it leaves me from having to deal with the temporary files that Dreamweaver creates.”
— Kyle Cooney
23 June 2005, Washington DC, USA
“I just want to say that I greatly appreciate your product. I am the webmaster for my school, and I have two other websites that I maintain. When I first got into the industry, I tried different web page making programs. Ultimately, I felt I had the best control when I wrote my pages on notepad text editor. I frequently would cut and paste scripts into my pages as I learned or found them elsewhere. So many scripts became confusing to look at and to wade through to make updates on my pages. When I first saw your program, I did not bother with the “lite” version and went ahead and bought your “pro” version of editpad. It has made my editing of webpages so incredibly easier. Thank you. I am glad I bought your program.”
— Alexander Douglas,
16 December 2005, Texas, USA