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Version 21.3 is the latest and final release of the 21.x series, rounding out a great cycle of features, enhancements and other updates to UltraEdit. See the core features of v21.00 below, or click one of the minor releases to learn more about what's been updated since.

See what's changed in the latest v21.3 hotfix.

UltraEdit v21 now available: A new era begins!

We are incredibly excited and proud to announce the release of v21. This release includes some seriously groundbreaking and game-changing new features that will help speed up and improve your editing. But don't take our word for it... check v21 out for yourself in our video demo below:

New: Quick Find


Revolutionize the way you search in UltraEdit with Quick Find. Quick Find is an unobtrusive, easily accessible search tool similar to the find bar in your favorite browser. Press Ctrl + F and begin typing the string you want to find. UltraEdit will immediately jump to the first occurrence and highlight each match as you type.

Screenshot of new Quick Find feature

Need to get to the regular Find dialog? No problem - just press Ctrl + F a second time or click the "..." button. Press ESC to close the Quick Find dialog when you're done with your search and the highlighting is cleared.

Quick tip: You can also use Alt + Q to toggle focus between the edit window and the Quick Find dialog.

New: Multi-caret editing

Make multiple changes in different places in your file at one time. Add, delete, or select text in multiple places at once with multi-caret editing. Quickly close HTML tags on multiple lines of varying length. Add comments to the end of each line within a function block. Remove unwanted lines scattered throughout your file with a single keystroke. The possibilities are endless with multi-caret editing!

Screenshot of multi-caret

Quick tip: To get quick carets at the end of each line, select all lines you want to edit, then Ctrl + click beyond line end. VoilĂ !

Multi-caret editing is so FREAKING COOL! Garyl H. (UltraEdit beta tester)

Screenshot of multi-select

Quick tip: If you accidentally added a caret in the wrong place, you can press Ctrl + Alt + Z to remove it. You can also Ctrl + click on a caret or selection to remove it from the set.

New: Re-imagined multi-pane FTP browser

Take your FTP to another level with v21's completely re-imaged FTP browser. With independently resizable split explorer panes, drag-and-drop transfers, color-coded transfer status, and a whole lot of performance improvements...there's nothing this FTP client can't do.

Screenshot of new FTP browser in v21

Quick tip: Check the context menu in the local/remote panes for even more functionality in the FTP browser!

New: More robust theme support

Screenshot of theme improvements in v21We've taken themes to a new level with the addition of modernized scrollbars that now adjust to match the colors and look of your active theme. Other areas that are now themed are the FTP browser (shown above), input fields, the window splitter, and various other GUI elements.

New: FTP transfers in output window

Screenshot of FTP transfers in output windowUltraEdit v21 now includes a new "FTP transfers" tab in the output window to report FTP transfer status information for remote files opened via the file view, Recent/Project/Favorite Files, or on startup. Instead of a modal transfer window which disappears after the transfer is complete, all transfer information is now compiled in one easily accessible and hidable container.

See the full list of changes in UltraEdit v21.00