IDM UltraEdit

Version24(as of 1/5/2018)
PlatformsWindows, Mac, Linux
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Rating:3.0  |  15 Votes

Main Features

  • Supports many of the most common web development and programming files
  • Provides a large amount of coding features, such as syntax highlighting and multi-caret editing
  • Comes with an integrated FTP client
  • Allows you to customize the user interface

Software Overview

Screenshot of IDM UltraEdit 24
Screenshot of IDM UltraEdit 24

IDM UltraEdit is a cross-platform text editor that allows you to edit a large amount of file formats and provides various text editing features. The program requires purchase but offers a free fully-functional 30 day trial.

UltraEdit supports the common .TXT and .DOC files, and many of the most popular developer files, such as .HTML, .CSS, .C, .H, .AS, .JSON, .PHP, .PL, .PY, .SQL, and .JAVA. The text editor comes with some basic editing and formatting capabilities but provides a large array of advanced coding features. It offers syntax highlighting, intuitive multi-caret editing and multi-selection, find and replace capabilities, smart templates, and support for macros and scripts for automating tasks in UltraEdit.

The program comes with an integrated FTP client with support for FTP, SFTP, and FTPS that allows you to open, save, and modify files from a remote server. UltraEdit also allows you to customize the user interface (UI) of the app. You can choose the settings for the theme, layout, and ribbon to tailor the program to your needs.

UltraEdit is a text editor that is packed with tons of coding features, support for many programming languages, and a customizable UI. However, it is a steep price tag for a text editor. If you are looking for a simple text editor, try NotePad or TextEdit, which come bundled with Windows and macOS. But if you are looking for a text editor to handle your text files and give you a ton of helpful coding features, IDM UltraEdit is a great choice.

Primary File Type

txt icon.TXTPlain Text File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.TXTPlain Text File
.ACAutoconf Script
.AMAutomake Makefile Template
.ASActionScript File
.ASAASP Configuration File
.ASPActive Server Page
.BASHRCBash Non-Interactive Login Shell File
.BATDOS Batch File
.CC/C++ Source Code File
.CCC++ Source Code File
.CPXcode C++ Source File
.CPPC++ Source Code File
.CSC# Source Code File
.CSSCascading Style Sheet
.CXXC++ Source Code File
.DD Source Code File
.DOCMicrosoft Word Document (Legacy)
.HC/C++/Objective-C Header File
.HHC++ Header File
.HPPC++ Header File
.HTMHypertext Markup Language File
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.HXXC++ Source Code Header File
.INInput File
.INCInclude File
.INLC++ Inline File
.JAVAJava Source Code File
.JSJavaScript File
.JSPJakarta Server Page
.MObjective-C Implementation File
.M4Macro Processor Library
.MMObjective-C++ Source File
.PHPPHP Source Code File
.PHP4PHP 4 Web Page
.PHP5PHP 5 Web Page
.PLPerl Script
.PMPerl Module
.PODPerl POD File
.PYPython Script
.SHBash Shell Script
.SHTMLServer Side Include HTML File
.SQLStructured Query Language Data File
.TPLHTTP File Server Template
.XHTMLExtensible Hypertext Markup Language File
.XSLXML Stylesheet
.YAMLYAML Document

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.BASH_PROFILEBash Interactive Login Shell File
.CSHC Shell Script
.PROFILEBash Shell Profile
.XSLTExtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations File
.YMLYAML Document
Updated 1/5/2018