UltraEdit (32-bit) 24.10

3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 (635 votes)


Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP / Shareware; $49.95 / 37,273 downloads

UltraEdit is a text editor with support for unlimited file sizes, a spell checker, drag and drop, full HEX editing capabilities, user configurable syntax highlighting, column editing, sorting, and a configurable toolbar.

Reviews of UltraEdit (32-bit)

  1. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Mar 27, 2015)

    Used to be the ultra best editor before it became bloatware and free alternatives appeared like Notepad++.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 21.30.1016 (Oct 31, 2014)

    I'd have to disagree with -1, I'm also a lifetime license user of UE, and started using about 15 years ago. The start up time on my system is under 3 seconds and loading large files is still on par with other editors.

    I've tried other editors recently myself, such as EmEditor and Sublime Text etc, but they all seam to be lacking in the areas I use daily, such as simple to use templates, good macro control, embedded compilers using Tools Configuration etc.

    Yes the start-up time on others editors may be faster but once you've waited a tiny bit longer, it's much more productive when editing, and with loads more features.

    Having heard the tribal rivalries of other people favorite editors being better, once I've tried them, I just can't help coming back to the best, it may be expensive but you get what you pay for in life.

  3. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 21.20.2014 (Aug 31, 2014)

    I have a lifetime license for UE. I love UE's features and its design. I've tried all the other text editors, including all the freebies that people rave about simply because they are freebies. None of them cut the turd.

    The problem is that UE is a slug. It's aggravatingly sluggish. Not just to launch, but ... to do everything. Even scrolling in a large file is annoyingly slow in UE. It's just not a good user experience.

    I also deeply despise the way they make paying users suffer in their attempts to curb piracy. Years ago, they added anti-piracy bloat and made launch times 10x slower. They still have that crap, but now, they also block other applications from having anything to do with the UE window. This means I can't use Actual Window Manager on UE, for one thing.

    I'm seriously considering switching to EmEditor, even though that editor lacks some functionality I consider basic (FTP, a favorite file feature, etc.).

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    extremely well

    Reviewing 21.20.1004 (Jul 23, 2014)

    UltraEdit v21.20 Changes (2014-06-26)
    UltraEdit v21.20 includes over 150 improvements and fixes to the following:

    Column mode editing / drag 'n drop
    Quick column mode
    Hide / show lines and code folding
    Folding for block comments in HTML
    Scripted find / replace
    Perl regular expression find/replace
    Find in files with customized output format
    Shebang detection for syntax highlighting
    Compare files (UC Lite)
    Mixed line terminator handling
    Open file under caret via context menu
    Word wrap
    Hex mode
    Themes and user interface
    Menu access via key accelerators
    OEM and special character input
    File and selection sort
    CSS color tooltips
    Project and workspace reload
    Status bar
    FTP connectivity and transfer issues
    Scrolling via mouse wheel in FTP dialogs
    Stability and performance
    And more...


  5. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 21.20.1001 (Jun 28, 2014)

    I've been using Ultraedit since about version 2 and have a lifetime license.

    While the editor has a lot of useful features I can't find on any other editor, I find that those really useful features stopped coming at around version 12. These days it is so horribly bloated and slow to use that I have pretty much stopped updating even though it costs me nothing to do so.

    For me this product stopped being a must-have editor at v12. Everything added since then is pretty much pointless fluff for me. Giving it a 3 since this software has stopped being innovative.

Discuss UltraEdit (32-bit)

  1. Jun 6, 2009 - 4:33 PM

    Eaves I have to agree with you. I'm still using 11.20b and it's fast! The search option to list lines containing text which opens a separate window is one of my favorite features! But seriously, ten seconds to load on a 3GHz machine?!?
    Is this thing written in Java?