I have absolutely fallen in love with this program. So simple and easy to use and scalable (in terms of what you might want from a text editor) without overwhelming you with features and gadgetry. Saves everything as simple text documents, which is unsurprisingly the most portable format in existence.
Here's some things I did to make it better.
Theme of choice: Zenburn (shown below) - easily the most readable and clear theme.
How to enable: Settings - Style Configurator - Select Theme - Zenburn
Lots of tabs? Multi-line. This lets me have all my tabs visible at all times. If you have 20+ tabs, this can get messy, but for the 10 or so tabs I have this is beautiful. To enable: Settings - Preferences - General tab - Multi-line checkbox
(screencap and preferences box below)
Frequent backups. This takes up a LOT of space, but its fantastic to have absolutely every last edit you've made available to you. To enable: Settings - Preferences - Backup/Auto-Completion tab - Verbose Backup
[This project has been discontinued due to license compliance issues. Thanks everyone who assisted with your ideas and feedback.]
- What is this? - this was a project dedicated to building an up-to-date collection of great, free portable software for easy installation and use.
- What's in it? - list of included freeware
- v. 1.3 beta - note that this release is over a year old and contains very out-of-date software. I haven't worked out how to solve licensing issues. Download