A small yet powerful programmer’s editor that features syntax highlighting, HTML previewing and an FTP client, all packed within an intuitive GUI
What’s new in PSPad 5.0.7 Build 620 Developer:
- Updated editor component. Report please anything “strange”.
- CodeFolding support is possible to switch off in Program settings / Special settings: CodeFolding=0
In the eventuality that you are working with different programming languages, then you probably know all about the different editors needed for compiling, writing and building programs. Although it does not pack all possible premium features, PSPad is a free program that packs great text and code editing advanced features in a single solution.
Supports numerous programming languages and include inbuilt add-ons for them
The highlight of the tool stems from the fact that it is designed as an all-in-one solution that is compatible with most of the regularly used programming languages. Regardless of whether you need to write code in any two or more programming languages – be it MS VB Script, C++, CSS, Fortran, HTML or Java – you can do so from a single app.
The tool also packs inbuilt templates to support the programming languages and that can come in handy when writing code since it makes sure that you follow the correct syntax. In case it happens to forget a function name or its syntax, simply press Ctrl + Spacebar and you can access the list of possible functions available.
Packs auto completion, line manipulation and spell check features
The app is focused on efficiency and this is why it packs an auto completion function that can automatically write a complete function once you type a few words from it. This feature can come in handy if you do not remember the complete syntax or function.
Another noteworthy productivity feature is the line manipulation, an option that can take care of realignment and reuse of the code or text. While some can argue that you can use copy and paste for this, the truth is that these basic functions may not be enough when it comes to lengthy codes.
As most of us rely on the editors to check the spelling, the feature is also included with this tool. However, in order for it to be able to auto-correct or highlight mistakes, you need to download the official language dictionary from the official website.
Access Google’s search engine and view HTML pages directly
If you are using Google to search for various things, then you will be happy to learn that PSPad comes with an inbuilt functionality to let you do queries directly from the editor. Lastly, the program comes with an internal browser that allows you to view HTML pages, a feature that can come in handy for anyone working in HTML but prefers not to install a browser.