UltraEdit is one of my top go-to editors
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated April 07, 2020

UltraEdit is one of my top go-to editors

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with UltraEdit

To my knowledge I am the only user of UltraEdit in my department. I have a continuing need to open and edit very large text files. UltraEdit easily manages these large files without any issues. In particular, I typically edit these files performing a search-and-replace on individual characters, CR/LF characters and tab characters.
  • It is amazing at editing by columns
  • It allows me to quickly and easily search by ASCII character value
  • The built-in file comparison feature is very accurate and easy to use
  • UltraEdit is relatively slow to load
  • It is not possible to open multiple individual sessions of UltraEdit
  • The standard toolbar is a bit too "verbose" showing options using large, colorful icons. I prefer a minimalist, simplified toolbar
  • The ability to perform sear-and-replace on incredibly large text files is vital to ongoing business. This has had very positive impact on ROI
I have evaluated Notepad++ as an alternative to UltraEdit. In some cases, such as loading time, Notepad++ is a superior product. However, in terms of editing existing macros, and editing very large text files UltraEdit is a much better product.
UltraEdit is well suited for editing very large files. The macro editor is very powerful and easy to use. If one needs a quick-to-open text file editor, you will find UltraEdit much too slow to load. Compared to some free editors on the market, the basic individual user license is quite expensive.