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Web Design Software Pick of the Week - Komodo Edit

By April 5, 2009

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This week I took a look at the latest version of my favorite XML and HTML text editor: Komodo Edit. The new version adds in some nice features like history and search highlighting. I still find this editor to be the best free XML and text HTML editor you can get for any operating system. I use it every day. And contrary to what one reviewer wrote about version 4, I use it on an Intel Mac with no problems at all. I have also used it on Windows and I highly recommend it.
April 6, 2009 at 5:52 am
(1) 2ks - Web Design Cornwall says:

I’ve used Komodo Edit and love it. This only reason that I don’t use it as my default text editor is that I couldn’t get it to integrate as the default text editor with WS_ftp.

April 8, 2009 at 9:48 am
(2) Nathan says:

@2ks Why do you want to integrate it with an external FTP client? Though the review on webdesign.about.com says it has no build in FTP support this is simply false.. you can add an FTP server by going into Preferences and selecting the “Server” section.

Once you’ve added your FTP server you can open files from it by going to File > Open > Remote File.

I use this in combination with Remote Drive Tree which lets you browse through your remote servers as you would through local projects.

The best thing about Komodo is definitely the fact that you can extend it with macro’s and extensions made by the community. Be sure to check out both their Extension repository as well as the Macros and Extensions section on the forums.

I’ve tried out many IDE’s but at the end of the day I always return to Komodo (and the only reason I try out other IDE’s is because I am curious – not because Komodo lacks certain features I require :) )

October 28, 2009 at 8:40 pm
(3) Jeff Dickey says:

(after stumbling on this page via a tortuous chain of blog links)

Guys, another thing to bear in mind if you’ve got ssh access to your remote hosts, install sshfs (after installing MacFUSE if you’re on a Mac, or the less-polished Dokan on Windows). Once you mount your remote system as a local volume, of course, you can access files on it from within your editor just like your local files; no SFTP awareness needed at the app level.

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