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Why pay for a text editor when I can get one for free?

Unlike free text editors, you need a text editor that is reliable, stable, feature-rich, and will continue to keep pace with your changing needs. You need UltraEdit.

We're so certain that you'll love UltraEdit, we're offering you a 100% money back guarantee. Buy UltraEdit today, and if you're not satisfied, we will give you a 100% refund. Over 2 million users can't be wrong... Find out why UltraEdit is the industry standard in text editing!

1. What don't I get with "free"?

The world's most advanced edit control

UltraEdit's edit control has matured over 16+ years to make your everyday tasks faster, more accurate, and worry-free!


We are constantly turning-out updates. We've had 37 releases in the past 5 years adding over 700 features, enhancements, and/or maintenance items.

Lifetime tech support

Got a question? Simply email our world-class support team and receive a prompt answer - typical response time approximately 30 minutes.

Support resources

IDM insulates your use of UE with word-class documentation and resources - robust help, easy-to-follow tutorials, FAQs, and more.

I was experiencing an extremely debilitating problem, exacerbated by my need to meet schedule by working 12-14 hour days. Imagine my amazement when my desperate email for help received a fully effective response, pinpointing the exact nature of my problem, within only 5 minutes!

This exchange will be my story, to be repeated whenever the subject of customer support comes up, whether in conversation or online, with a title something like "Fastest User Help Ever Experienced". Marc B.See more testimonials...

2. What does "free" actually cost?

Is your time "free"?

Ever downloaded a free editor and spent days trying to set it up - only to give up and move on... UltraEdit is easy-to-use and optimized "out of the box" for the features you use most.

Can you afford to give up reliability?

Does a free editor have rigid quality standards? As commercial publishers, we have dedicated QA personel and rigid QA processes to ensure you can trust in UE's reliability.

Does functionality matter?

Does the editor do what you need it to? We understand your problems and your challenges... UltraEdit has more features than any other editor available. If you have a need, we have a solution.

Are you willing to sacrifice stability?

Crashes, bugs, corrupted data, errors... all waste time, money, and energy. Not with UltraEdit, UltraEdit has been actively developed for 16+ years making it a highly seasoned and stable product.

Compatibility with updates?

Will "free" keep pace with system updates? Text editing is our focus - all day, every day - so we are constantly improving performance and adding enhancements to ensure that you receive timely-updates to leverage new/changing technologies.

Imitation vs innovation?

Does "free" offer cutting-edge improvements? Time and time again, UltraEdit's features/implementations are copied by other "free" editors - why waste your time with something that is always a step behind when you can have the original.

Your work is important, and for the things that matter most, use the good stuff.

3. Why UltraEdit?

Award winning

IDM products have won coveted industry awards to include PC Magazines Annual Editors Choice Award and the Shareware Industry Application of the Year Award. IDM software is highly recognized for its programming excellence and is featured internationally in numerous magazines

The industry standard and the editor of choice for millions of professionals...

Because we are deeply commited to text editing perfection, we have no other task before us than to advance the power and functionality of the world's best text editor... This is what we do every day, full-time, without ceasing. And that is why UltraEdit is the defacto standard editor for millions of users around the world...

There are a certain few Windows products that are unsung classics. These are often special-purpose products that do one thing, and do that one thing better than anything else in the world. UltraEdit is one such product... UltraEdit is a completely insane, feature rich notepad/text editor and it's simply quite wonderful. David G.
After over 20 years as a business applications programmer, yours is the only software I still get excited about and I actually find it a joy finding out all what it can do. Laurel J.
Everytime I receive a new update from you, guys, it's like Christmas. I am so happy that I bought unlimited upgrades to what I would called the best and advanced editor in the world. :D Carsten J.
UltraEdit is the very best text editor for developers I've ever seen. Michael G.

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We're so certain that you will love using UltraEdit, that we are offering you a 100% money back guarantee. Buy UltraEdit today, and if you're not satisfied, we will give you a 100% refund. Over 2 million users can't be wrong... Find out why UltraEdit is the industry standard in text editing!
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