UltraEdit is an award-winning text editor. Its clear layout and powerful project and work-space features can handle complex and sophisticated software-development projects. But despite its vast range of features, UltraEdit never feels overwhelming. It’s flexible and easy to customize, and the polished user interface provides easy access to the most important options. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
What is UltraEdit?
Custom themes and layouts
The environment you work in is a personal thing. And with UltraEdit’s deeply customizable new menuing system, your perfect in-app menu awaits. Our brand-new menu allows you to switch between a full ribbon, compact ribbon and menu/toolbar system, all with only the buttons you’d like.
Multi-caret editing, multi-select and more
UltraEdit’s text editing features make editing lists and columns an intuitive experience, not the exercise in tedium it used to be. With features like multi-caret editing, column/block editing and multi-select, it’s a simple text editor when you want it to be, and a multi-cursor power editor when you need it to be.
Unparalleled file search, in or across files
From quick inline finds to massive replaces across your entire project, no one does search like UltraEdit. Find / replace across files, Perl regular expressions, column-based search, line filters, and more…when it comes to search, there’s almost nothing UltraEdit can’t do!
Built-in FTP, SSH, and more developer features
UltraEdit features an integrated FTP browser and supports syntax highlighting for hundreds of languages, with more always in the works. UltraEdit is ready for any coding session with an integrated SSH/telnet client, scripting, custom tools, macros, and Smart Templates.
Includes UltraCompare Professional for FREE!
That’s right – UltraEdit includes UltraCompare Professional at no extra cost! UC Pro offers 2 and 3-way file compare and merge, folder compare and sync, hex compare, table/Excel compare, local/remote sync, Git integration, and much more. See more here!
Dynamic code auto-completion with IntelliTips
UltraEdit provides code-aware and context-aware auto-complete suggestions. See class members, function tips, and more for most modern programming languages…and configure as much or as little to suit your needs.
Best of all – it just works out of the box. No risky third-party plugins or esoteric config editing is required.
UltraEdit features the most powerful and intuitive multi-caret editing and multi-selection capabilities in the business. Once your cursors or selections are where you want them to be, you can copy, cut, paste, select and delete just the same as you normally would
HTML / Markdown live preview
Want to see your rendered HTML or Markdown changes on the fly, as you edit them? UltraEdit’s live preview makes this possible. Double-click an element in the preview to jump to its definition in the source. And with Github Flavored Markdown (GFM) code highlighting and compatibility, UltraEdit is the only editor you’ll need for your repos.
If it can be searched for, UltraEdit will find it. But search is almost the wrong word. With the power to search with regular expressions, search across files, find a needle in a 4GB haystack, or quickly find a word you’re looking for, this isn’t search. This is omniscience.
When editing horizontally isn’t quite good enough, Column Mode is there for you. Use Column Mode to edit along the Y axis anywhere in your document intuitively. It’s one of the many powerful ways UltraEdit helps you edit tabular data or code files.
Integrated FTP, SSH & Telnet
Whether you need to make quick edits to a file on a server or upload a massive codebase, UltraEdit’s integrated FTP capabilities and SSH/Telnet make it easy to work with remote files and interact with servers from a single, powerful application.
Our menu system has been rebuilt from the ground up to make it even more customizable than ever. Our deeply customizable new menu can be laid out however you’d like. Set yourself up with Ribbon mode for a familiar look and feel. Or maybe you prefer the simple toolbar with only your most commonly needed features. The possibilities are endless.
Choose one of our core themes or try our beautiful user-contributed themes to get UltraEdit looking exactly how you’d like it to. Take it a step further by modifying your theme or creating a new one from scratch, then contribute it back for the rest of our users to enjoy.
Edit large files
UltraEdit is built to edit large files that cause other text editors to crash. People who deal with databases and large log files absolutely love our product for this very reason.
4K UHD support
UltraEdit looks great on Retina and other ultra high-definition displays. No need to worry if you haven’t moved to 4K yet. We’ll be ready for you when you do.
UltraEdit is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Even if you’ve got one of those distros nobody’s heard of, there’s a good chance we may be able to help you.
Your personal UltraEdit license is good for up to 3 machines on any combination of platforms. Want to run on two Macs and a Windows box? You’re all set!
What’s new in UltraEdit 2022
Rather than adding more functionality to an already extensive list, this release contains a series of optimizations that contribute significantly to a better code editing experience.
In this release, we’ve renewed our dedication to creating the best coding experience based on these three principles:
Load time, startup time, and overall Ul responsiveness have been improved across the board.
Small Ul tweaks and quality of life improvements in popular areas like column mode, macros, and search, among others.
- User Experience
These add up to a better experience for our users. The editor’s usability and performance should be more snappy and intuitive overall.
Whether you need just a single product or the full suite of IDM tools for just a few dollars more, you can choose the flexible subscription plan that works for you.
Which subscription is best for you?
|UltraEdit (Mobile USB version)||X|
|UltraCompare (Mobile USB version)||X|
|UEStudio (Git and version control integration, other developer tools)||X|
|UltraFTP (Powerful FTP client with session support)||X|
|UltraFinder (Powerful search client for Windows)||X|
|Optional cloud services||X|
|Administrative tools (Easy Access Manager)||X|
|Fully integrated toolset for full spectrum editing||X|
|Priority support (free with volume subscription)||X|
System requirements and compatibility
UltraEdit for Windows
UltraEdit for Windows runs on all Windows systems running Windows 8.1 and later.
UltraEdit for Mac
UltraEdit for Mac runs on all macOS systems 10.12 (Sierra) and later, with support for Intel-based processors only.
UltraEdit for Linux
UltraEdit is a native Linux application. It does not require WINE or any other translation layer for installation and use and will run on GNOME and KDE desktops. Select the appropriate installation package for your distribution of Linux above. If your distribution is not specifically listed, please download the .tar package.
Many answers to user questions can be found in various helpful resources available in the application’s Help menu or on our website. Please make sure to check the following links for help before contacting IDM. While our support team responds to emails very quickly, you may find your answer faster by checking our FAQ, power tips, manual, or forum.