The world's best text editor for 20 years (and counting).

2+ million users and many Fortune 100/500/1000 enterprise customers can't be wrong

UltraEdit is the multi-purpose text editor that loves multi-gigabyte files.

With 20 years under our belt, more than 2,000,000 active customers and a healthy chunk of the Fortune 500, this isn't just the most powerful text editor there is. It's legendary.

All for just $99.95

The world's
best editor.

Native 64-bit, huge file handling, CNET ★★★★★ ranking, the list goes on.

UltraCompare Pro
for free.

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versions for both.

You get the Windows, Mac, and Linux versions of UltraEdit and UltraCompare.

3 for 1

Your personal license is good for up to 3 machines on any combination of platforms.

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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.


UltraEdit features the most powerful and intuitive multi-caret editing and multi-selection capabilites 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.


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 just quickly find a word you're looking for, this isn't search. This is omniscience.

Column Mode

When editing horizontally just isn't quite good enough, Column Mode is there for you. Use Column Mode to intuitively edit along the Y axis anywhere in your document. It's just 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.

Customizable UI

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.

Edit large files

UltraEdit is built to edit the large files that causes 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. If you haven't upgraded yet, no need to worry. 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.

3 for 1 licenses

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!


I am always amazed at the power and flexibility of UE. It's clear that the product is built for professionals working on complex and often esoteric projects. I'm glad you guys are there, not only as the creators of an indispensable tool, but to also support users, like me, who sometimes need a little help with its powerful and flexible nature. When I find myself on a computer without UltraEdit, it feels like I've lost a hand… Dan D.See more testimonials...

What can you use UltraEdit for...


UltraEdit is an award-winning text editor. CNET/Download.com says about UltraEdit: "With its clear layout and powerful project and work-space features, it 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..."

Key features

  • Easily open and edit large files - 4 GB and beyond!
  • Multi-caret editing and multi-select
  • Column (block) mode editing
  • Powerful search: Find & replace in files, regular expressions, inverse search, etc.
  • File compare
  • Code syntax highlighting for nearly any programming language
  • Code folding and hierarchical function listing
  • Beautify and reformat source code
  • Powerful XML handling: XML tree view, reformatting, validation, etc.
  • Auto-closing XML/HTML tags
  • Smart templates - automatic intelligent code completion
  • Editor themes - skin the entire app
  • Powerful and configurable tools
  • File and data sorting
  • Integrated FTP client (supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS)
  • Integrated SSH/telnet client
  • Filtered spell checker
  • Unicode/UTF-8 support
  • Split/duplicate window editing
  • Hex editing
  • Macros and scripts for automated editing
  • CSV data reformatting
  • Log file polling
  • File encryption and decryption
  • Integrated Ctags (symbols listing)
  • Base64 encode/decode
  • Project support
  • Robust bookmarking
  • Hundreds more features listed here...

All together now. All Access.


IDM All Access is our subscription service that delivers every product in our portfolio and keeps them up to date for as long as the subscription is active. At 85% savings over retail, it's our best value yet. All for only $79.95 a year.