Reviewer, 2011-05-23 13:23:00
It’s not really too much of a difficult task now days to get your hands on “multipurpose” file editors-thanks to a rapidly advancing internet and computing technology. Apart from the availability factor, most of these software claim to be an one stop solution for your variety of needs, be it editing FTP files, search and replace multi line texts, or may be even uploading as well as downloading FTP directories and files. But when it comes to implementing on the promises made in the ads and promotions, very few can stand up to the users’ expectation. However, thankfully, there are also a few decent products in the market, such as PilotEdit Lite 4.4.0, which is in spite of being a freeware, delivers a real-quality service with its highly advanced search and replace operations, column mode, HEX mode, built in FTP client and many more.
Upon being launched, PilotEdit Lite opens with a typical blue and white interface with all the major controls placed at the top half of the window. About the performance factor, there must be hardly any known file format that is not supported by the PEL 4.4.0 . Using this program, you can download/upload, edit as well as compare a wide range of files including those massive ones with a size more than 4GB. It also supports DOS/UNIX and UNICODE files. The Hex mode allows you to cut-copy-paste, delete, and input in the HEX format itself. Not only that, automatically detects file encoding whenever you shift from Hex mode to the text mode. The number of undo/redo is endless- you can undo or redo even after switching from the Hex format to the text version.
To conclude with, PilotEdit Lite 4.4.0 is a pretty sophisticated product with all its above-expectation features. Hence this freeware gets a score of five rating points on account of its stellar functioning and overall ease of use.