Text editors

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Good text can't hurt to have a quality editor. More and more applications - good and different - are appearing that can meet the needs of any user. The right program will help you create a text file in any format, as well as work out the visuals and content. This greatly simplifies many tasks, because all the tools are gathered in one application. Checking for spelling, adding slides, changing fonts, changing colors, choosing a template for a header - this is not a complete list of possibilities for working with editors. Many applications easily sync with mobile devices, allowing you to view material on two devices at once. Modern text editors help to create a worthy product thanks to the following functions:

  • editing of material and correction of errors of different types (spelling and grammar);
  • advanced formatting features (font, outlining, color, fill, etc.)
  • experimenting with paragraph breakdowns and text positioning;
  • working with multimedia files (photos and images)
  • creating text presentations;
  • working with syntax and its qualitative change.

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If the user needs to make a daily routine, write an article or a report, he can use wordpad.

Pros

    • Type text with simple formatting - paragraphs, alignment, lists, fonts
    • Embed images in text
    • Embed Paint drawings and other standard Windows objects
    • Open and read the text content of files saved in Microsoft Word or OpenOffice

Cons

    • No ability to open multiple documents at the same time

    • No header and footer

Microsoft Word is a popular text editor, mainly for Windows, which opens up a wide range of possibilities for creating and working with texts. It is used in many organizations and educational institutions to work with documents, as it contains a large number of tools, templates and functions that allow you to perform all tasks without using third-party programs.

Pros

    • Versatility
    • User-friendly interface
    • The ability to handle documents of different formats
    • Wide range of distribution
    • Possibility to have access to files outside your device
    • Convenient operation and customizable settings
    • High efficiency and high quality execution of tasks

Cons

    • Difficulties and problems of interface differences

The capabilities of the software are not inferior to the more common MS Office, but it is more economical in terms of consumption of system resources of the user's device.

Pros

    • A modern suite of office applications for the most efficient and full-featured work
    • Opening and creating spreadsheets, as well as a graphics and text editor
    • Advanced database management features
    • Multiple office formats are supported
    • Built-in formula editor
    • Superior word processing, presentation and database support
    • Stable updates from the official developer site
    • Every modern Windows operating system is supported, as well as Mac OS
    • Free program with open source

Cons

    • High system requirements
    • The first launch of the program takes a long time

Atom is an interesting text editor offering aimed primarily at all IT-related people, i.e. mainly programmers and web developers. We will find many solutions to help you write your application code efficiently and effectively. The program supports the syntax coloring of several dozens of the most popular languages and technologies, allowing you to use numerous plugins and color themes.

Pros

    • Free and open source distribution of the product
    • Extensive customization of workspace, fonts, design
    • Support for different programming languages and frameworks
    • Support for different encodings
    • Live Reload, bookmarking, search and replace, screen sharing, autofill and code scaling,
    • syntax highlighting, spell checking and closing parentheses
    • Integration with Git and Github
    • Teletype feature for collaborative development and finding bugs in code
    • Built-in explorer, package manager and project manager

Cons

    • Full setup requires a lot of work
    • Does not include IDEA features

WPS Office is a computer program designed for working with documents and other text files, including PDF. The interface is similar to Microsoft Word, but the functionality is slightly different.

Pros

    • Modern Microsoft-like interface, allowing you to work with multiple files in different tabs simultaneously
    • Supports work with 24 formats, including MS Office extensions ("doc", "xls", "ppt", "txt", "docs", "xlsx")
    • Option to convert the file to PDF
    • OLE Automation support and Google Search panel
    • Encrypted data can be encrypted to prevent hacking
    • Works on Windows, Linux, Android and iOS

Cons

    • Does not support OpenDocument files
    • When converting a presentation to a PowerPoint extension, it distorts the content

OpenOffice is a simple and easy-to-use office suite that is similar to the familiar Microsoft product, but does not require a license agreement or financial cost. When installing the program you can choose not to specify the registration data, and the simplified portable version of the software allows you to use it without installation.

Pros

    • Office suite is absolutely free, regardless of whether you use it at home or in the enterprise
    • No fatal bugs or errors that interfere with the application
    • Simple and intuitive interface
    • Version for the majority of current operating systems
    • Low requirements for personal computer resources

Cons

    • Moderate compatibility with Microsoft Office formats

MyOffice is a cloud-based office suite produced in Russia. It is an equivalent to MS Office, WPS Office, and similar systems. It includes text and spreadsheet editors, software for working with presentations, email, as well as contacts and calendar. It supports standard text formats of MS Office: doc, docx, as well as ODF and PDF export. The suite is available in mobile, desktop, and web versions.

Pros

    • Simple interface;
    • Compatibility with Russian and foreign development products;
    • Compatibility with various operating systems;
    • Availability of "Quick Action Menu";
    • Has all necessary file formats, ability to convert to PDF;
    • There is a free package of programs that can be downloaded from the official website;
    • Wide functionality in the paid version;
    • Works with old MS Office formats;
    • The program is constantly being improved, new features and capabilities are being added.

Cons

    • Some users note issues with simultaneously changing the cell borders' color in the table;
    • Not very convenient insertion of formulas and symbols in the text editor;
    • No SmartArt clips and drawings;
    • The advanced package of programs is paid.

Microsoft Office 2016 is a suite of office software for home and work use released by Microsoft as the direct successor to the MS Office 2013 suite of applications. The revision was codenamed Office 16 - the package saw the light of day in the fall of 2015. It is important to note that users on macOS operating systems received the finished product two months earlier than Windows system owners - as early as July 2015.

Pros

    • Clear and simple operation
    • Manually adjust page backgrounds
    • Improved Microsoft Excel 2016, PowerPoint and OneNote features
    • Hardware acceleration for weaker PCs is supported
    • Can access your projects at any time
    • Office for Android and iOS mobile devices available

Cons

    • High system requirements
    • At least 3 GB of free hard disk space

Sublime Text is one of the best text editors on the market and an important resource in any programmer or developer's toolbox. Whether you're working in web development with languages such as HTML and CSS or delving into data science with Python, Sublime offers all the features you can expect from a modern text editor without worrying about a cluttered screen or piles of irrelevant information hanging out in front of you.

Pros

    • Free distribution
    • Automatically wrap words and lines to a predefined width
    • Customizable indentation
    • Flexible fonts and highlighting
    • Fully customizable interface
    • Supports a large number of programming languages
    • Easy to use (for advanced users)

Cons

    • No built-in console

    • There are problems with backward compatibility

Notepad ++ is a program that allows you to enter text and edit details before saving, sending or printing information.

Pros

    • Supports two platforms: Windows and ReactOS
    • Extremely rich functionality, compared to peers
    • Support of plugins
    • WYSIWYG technology

Cons

    • Runs slower than less advanced programs