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4 stars out of 5
· 11/16/2015
Could need an update

It's a nice app and works pretty well, however, it really could need an update. For example, it is a hassle to access menus, options and open files. At the moment, it works like a Windows 8 app where you would access menues and such with swipe down gestures. This feels completely out of place on a Windows 10 machine. I would rather have a menu on the side (or permanently on top) as well as being able to switch between open files via tabs (or vertical side bar). Another thing that bugs me a little bit: If you open a document and make some changes, the app will automatically save the changes upon exit, so, make sure you really want your document to be saved that way when closing the app.

4 stars out of 5
· 11/17/2015
Needs an update for Windows 10

I love the app, but it appears that it's still designed for "Windows 8". Would love to see an update with it more geared toward Windows 10 with the proper syntax highlighting, etc.

3 stars out of 5
· 10/15/2015
Buggy, Interface Needs Work

It's nice to have a text editor app for Windows 10, but when features like "save as" don't work correctly, you start to get frustrated. When using save as, the wrong document is saved. The interface is far from quick/simple to use. For example, the button to show all open documents is at the bottom of the screen but the tray opens at the top. Also, whenever saving a document - regardless of the format you selected at creation, the file type on the save prompt shows asp.

2 stars out of 5
· 10/17/2015
Dumb blond editor

Pretty to look at, but nothing underneath. No bookmarks, no drag and drop, lots of clicking to do anything, etc... Back to my old ugly multi-edit.

4 stars out of 5
· 10/6/2015
Good app

Please add windows 10 support: new UI, drag-n-drop etc.

5 stars out of 5
· 10/3/2015
This is great!

Now I can easily save my CSS scripts and don't have to keep copying over and over. Thanks for putting this on the Windows Store! I enjoy it!

4 stars out of 5
· 9/29/2015
Needs Buttons To Save

I love this so much but I think it would nice to have save option hot-keys. If this option is available then please clearly state it

4 stars out of 5
· 8/10/2015
Pretty good! I like it!

I like it for the most part, but I have a couple of feature requests. 1) Can I open two files at the same time in the app? (split screen type of stuff) 2) Can I open an entire project in the app, not just individual files? So far I'll be using this as my deafult WinSCP app, but for local environment projects i'll need to use something else. Great start!

5 stars out of 5
· 11/7/2015
Excellent Software

Is really nice, with good customization options and support for a lot of languages! Perfect for me!

4 stars out of 5
· 8/22/2015
I say 4 stars

one of the reasons I did not give it 5 is because when you make an html it has a layout which is good but at the top I would like it to have <!DOCTYPE html> and when you save as I don't want asp or what ever it is I want it to save as html. It is very good for coding though excellent I love it I don't think I would use anything else.

stars out of 5


  • Over 20 syntax-highlighted file types supported including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, XML, C#, VB, C++, ASP, PHP, Markdown, Perl, Python, Ruby, SQL, and many other common languages
  • Some file types support advanced editing features like code outlining, syntax errors, text formatting, quick info, color previews, auto-case correct, etc.
  • Create new documents, browse to open any accessible document (local, SkyDrive, etc.), and easily reopen recent documents
  • Chromeless UI editing surface that only shows caret position and scrollbars
  • Scrollable tabbed document interface to switch between open documents
  • Open documents are persisted between app sessions
  • Modified documents are flagged
  • Find and replace, go to line, and document properties panes
  • Document print support with numerous options
  • Touch-based selection support, and a plethora of keyboard shortcuts
  • Live tile that displays the names and save state of open documents
  • Integrates with Settings charm for access to configuration options
  • Supports sharing of document or selected text with other apps via the Share charm
  • Supports other Windows Store apps sharing text or files with Code Writer via the Share charm
  • Detailed documentation that describes all app functionality
  • Snapped mode view support for working side-by-side with other apps
  • File associations allow the app to be used as a default editor for various file types
  • Options for theme, font family/size, line numbers, word wrap, current line highlight, delimiter highlighting and auto-complete, web color previews, whitespace characters, tabs/spaces, line ends, etc.
  • Options to add custom file extensions for file types, and disable file types you don't work with
  • Run the app and open files using the codewriter:// protocol

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Version 2.4 adds more user-requested features to Code Writer: ADDED: Quote delimiter auto-completion for most file types. ADDED: Support as a share target for text from other apps. ADDED: Support as a share target for known file types from other apps. ADDED: Character encoding option for UTF-8 with no signature. ADDED: When opening non-Unicode files, the default character encoding specified in Editor Settings is used as appropriate. ADDED: Improved international support with better caret/selection movement and delete and backspace functionality around multi-byte Unicode characters. FIXED: Document-specific character encoding wasn't taking priority over default.

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