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Posted by xtabber
Nov 10, 2017 at 01:25 PM

 

I’ve been using the Kedit text editor from Mansfield Software Group on a daily basis since 1985.  Kedit is based on the IBM mainframe Xedit and is line-oriented (most text editors are buffer-oriented) which gives it database-like selective editing capabilities that other text editors simply can’t match.

As an aside, while I prefer more standard editors like EditPad Pro or Word for general writing purposes, John McPhee has used Kedit exclusively to write all of his books for nearly 30 years, as he discusses at length in “Draft No. 4,” which many in this forum would probably find worthwhile reading.

I’ve also used Quicken and TurboTax regularly since the early 1990’s, and Beyond Compare on a daily basis since 1998.

 


Posted by Jon Polish
Nov 10, 2017 at 02:12 PM

 

I have had Ecco Pro installed on every computer I have used since the mid nineties. I recently purchased an additional laptop and chose not to install Ecco. The reasons? InfoQube is far superior in every way that matters to me. Also, it imports Ecco files (not perfectly but I have the data in very usable form) which obviates the need to keep Ecco for archival purposes.

Jon

Pierre Paul Landry wrote:

>- Ecco 4.0 (for archived stuff), 1997
> >Pierre
>IQ Designer
> >

 


Posted by Franz Grieser
Nov 10, 2017 at 02:40 PM

 

xtabber wrote:
>...
>As an aside, while I prefer more standard editors like EditPad Pro or
>Word for general writing purposes, John McPhee has used Kedit
>exclusively to write all of his books for nearly 30 years, as he
>discusses at length in “Draft No. 4,” which many in this
>forum would probably find worthwhile reading.

Thanks for the hint. After reading the reviews on Amazon, I immediately ordered the book.

FWIW: The oldest piece of software (apart from the antiques inside Windows and Paint etc.) is an old version ThumbsPlus from 2005. That’s an image viewer and simple editor I use for batch-editing/converting and for cropping image files. I have used it since 1995. I do no longer know the keystrokes I use - my fingers do.

 


Posted by Andy Brice
Nov 10, 2017 at 03:38 PM

 

>Beyond Compare

That is a great piece of software that I also use a lot. I interviewed one of the developers some years back:
https://successfulsoftware.net/2009/02/01/interview-with-craig-peterson-of-beyond-compare/


Andy Brice
http://www.hyperplan.com

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Nov 10, 2017 at 08:07 PM

 

Your mention of KEdit reminds me that an application that is a bit old on my Windows machine, but which I use almost daily is NoteTab. I use 6.2 standard, which I like better than version 7, because it maintains a standard extended selection editing. I not only like writing in NoteTab—which edits plain text—but I use it for cleaning up text from others before I import it into InDesign. I think it is a great little app.

Steve Z.

 


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