SynWrite 6.14.1870

4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 (104 votes)


Windows (All) / Freeware / 6,212 downloads

SynWrite is a powerful text and source code editor with many features like syntax highlighting, code folding, tree structure, auto-completion, code templates, string extraction and clipboard history. Almost all kinds of encodings are supported. The use of external tools makes it possible to check your code and navigate to errors. As "Notepad replacement" Synwrite gives you a lightweight and full-featured alternative for windows text editing. Also runs as portable app or plugin for file manager "Total Commander".

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  • Latest Changes

    - Added Cmd List commands in category "Encodings"

    - Added lexer htaccess

    - Change: moved menuitems for ext-tools into "Tools - Ext tools" to not clutter Tools menu

    - Change: if you see error on start about SynHide.ini lines, edit this file and delete all "run" lines, since menuitems order is reset

    - Change: removed Cmd List encoding commands "Change to koi8", "Change to mac"

    - Change: removed lexers FoxPro/Tcl to Addon manager

Reviews of SynWrite

  1. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 6.8.1520 (Sep 20, 2014)

    SynWrite seems to be one of the very best editors out there. I love the fact that it has Code Folding and great Find & Replace. It is very stable and fast so perfect for me and many others. You can get it here:

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 6.7.1460 (Sep 12, 2014)

    I tested at least 5 usually very high rated programming editors, and found SynWrite more or less only by chance. Finally I found that SynWrite is one of the very best editors, and for my needs the editor of choice. I am actually surprised that it is still not more popular and not much more frequently referenced to and then also higher ranked by programming editor comparing blogs and journal articles.

    in general:
    - it has Code Folding
    - it has a superb Find & Replace functionality
    - it runs perfectly stable and is outstandingly fast
    - it has syntax highlighting (lexer) for almost every language around, and for the case still needed, lexer configuration is very well documented

    a detail to add to this, for my personal needs:
    - it comes already with a basic and yet sufficiently functional MATLAB syntax highlighting, something almost all competitors miss

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 6.7.1440 (Sep 1, 2014)

    Great program, it's as good as the reviews say.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 6.5.940 (May 7, 2014)

    Portable v here.

    Unpacked & launched (syn.exe)
    Absolutely NO razzmatazz UI. More a WYSIWYG. In fact it looks a bit Shoddy
    So anyone looking for Fancy Shmancy, Get a different S/c editor.

    This is fabulous.. & Thanx to All the Guys who contributed.
    A (GetOnWithIt) App, with no Shiny Bells n Whistles to Hog memory.
    I work with source code (pretty much) every day, & have never given this App a shot before. I "cannot comment" on usability yet, But a quick look around the UI & files tells me lots.

    VERY basic looking, but take a peek under the Hood.... 5+*

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 6.0.030 (Oct 30, 2013)

    Love this program!

    v6.0.030 (October 28th, 2013)
    added lexer Razor
    projects: can drag&drop file tabs to project
    projects: context menu item "Show/hide file paths"
    lexer library: list shows lexer links (e.g. for HTML) or "link broken" string
    external tools: input of {Interactive} value has dropdown history

    v6.0.010 (October 24th, 2013)
    Added connection between projects--sessions. Now project-related session can be auto opened and saved. See 2 new options in dialog.
    Added option "Highlight all occurrences of clicked word" (seen in Eclipse) and sub-option "Whole words only"
    Added command "Select token, without quotes"
    Added color options "Auto-complete text/bg"
    Improved Scala lexer, Scala auto-complete list
    Improved AutoHotkey lexer (tree support added, registry str hilited)
    Help: FAQ answer about program name
    rewritten code of tags detection on HTML and CSS auto-completion (bad from old author)
    changed location of mul-carets options in Syn.ini, "Mul-carets" options reset to default
    changed location of sessions options in Syn.ini, "Sessions" options reset to default
    changed names of special files in HL folder: Htm*.acp -> Html*.ini
    removed lexer Graphviz moved to Readme\MoreLexers.rar

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