Need Alternative to Text Editing
November 6, 2008 9:01 AM   Subscribe

Need a Ultra Edit Windows Free Alternative for a Not For Profit Organization. Meaning "free for non-commercial use" doesn't apply to us. Thanks!

Looking for something that can do line numbers, sorting, find and replace and all the other useful stuff Ultra Edit has.
posted by bleucube to Computers & Internet (12 answers total)
Not For Profit Organization equals non-commercial use, right?
posted by niles at 9:12 AM on November 6, 2008 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Try Notepad++ - a wide variety of different text processing functionality, though a UI that only a programmer could ever really love...
posted by kerplunk at 9:13 AM on November 6, 2008

posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 9:20 AM on November 6, 2008

posted by phil at 9:24 AM on November 6, 2008

one more time with the correct link jedit
posted by phil at 9:25 AM on November 6, 2008

posted by arjuan at 9:43 AM on November 6, 2008

Best answer: Notead++ is great, but I'm echoing niles here - you're non-commercial if you're a non-profit.
posted by Tomorrowful at 9:56 AM on November 6, 2008

I'm a big fan of Komodo Edit, but really that's probably only because I'm a programmer.
posted by ChefQuix at 10:56 AM on November 6, 2008

Have you considered contacting the Ultra Edit people and asking if they would offer donate a license for the software? Odds are, if they're smart, they'd rather have you use the software for free rather than use something else. Plus it's possible they could write off the value of the donation.

And, no, "not for profit" does not necessarily mean "non-commercial".
posted by toomuchpete at 11:12 AM on November 6, 2008

posted by and for no one at 11:19 AM on November 6, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks for all the suggestions. I think NotePad++ will be a suitiable alternative!

Good suggestion. Will give it a shot. And your correct, we are a "Not For Profit" organization not a "Non-Profit" organization. We do make money, although that's not our goal :)
posted by bleucube at 1:35 PM on November 6, 2008

PFE a.k.a. Programmer's File Editor. Not in developement anymore, but the closest thing I've found to BBEdit on Windows.
posted by wenestvedt at 8:29 AM on November 7, 2008

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