The goal of RText is to create a complete, fully-featured text editor (designed primarily for programmers, but can be used by anyone) that can run on any platform. Originally designed to be a Windows Notepad clone, RText has grown into much more than that.
Here is a screenshot of Java syntax highlighting in action.
- Multiple fonts simultaneously - Different token types can use different fonts and styles
- Bracket matching - Useful for quickly scoping a block of code
- Macro record/playback - Automate common editing tasks you do repeatedly
- Drag-and-drop - Easily move code around in your document, or even into another application
- Spell Checking - Spell check plain text documents and comments of source code.
- Bookmarking - Mark and quickly navigate to important sections of code.
- Mark Occurrences - Easily see the scope and usage of a variable or method.
- Code templates - Create shortcut key sequences for common coding constructs such as for-loops.
- Unlimited undo/redo - Don't worry about making a mistake with the handy smart undo & redo.
- File encodings supported - Edit and save files in ASCII, Unicode, or any other encoding supported by your JVM.
- Current line highlighting - Allows you to quickly locate your position in a source file.
- Margin line - Useful for keeping your lines from being too long, if you're into that kind of thing.
- Drag-and-drop files from the desktop to open them
- Edit multiple documents simultaneously, using a (tabbed view or traditional MDI)
- Find/Replace, with full regular expression support
- Find in Files and Replace in Files
- External Tool Support for running things such as compilers, Ant, etc.
- Task List highlights your TODO items in source code comments
- Printing and Print Preview, for when you need a hard copy
- Auto-reload of files when they are modified outside of editor
- Customizable keyboard shortcuts makes using the editor a little more comfortable
- Completely customizable UI - change the toolbar's icon set, the application's look and feel, the colors and fonts used in the editor, what buttons are visible on the toolbar, etc.
- Comprehensive Help documentation comes with the application
- Cross-platform - runs anywhere there is a JVM
- Localized into 15 languages