Type of Program: Code Editor
Supported Platforms: Win XP/2Kx
Company Name: CodeLobster Software
Version: 2.1
Price: $29.95
Installed Size: 11.8 Mb


The installation of CodeLobster is easy and intuitive. You can place the program files where you want them. When you start up CodeLobster you are informed that you have 30 days to try it out. Fair enough and believe me you will fork over the $29.95 long before that is up.

When CodeLobster opens the first time a window opens that allows you to pick the file types you want to associate with the program.

CodeLobster supports the following formats: .txt, .cpp, .c, .h, .java, .jsp, .php, .pl, .cgi, .asp, .cs, .aspx, .html, .css, .xml, .xls, .js, .vbs, .sql.

Well I don't know what you have been using for a code editor but I think that you should at least give CodeLobster a try. I think that you will really be impressed with lots of things including it's intuitive interface, it's conversion tools, it's ability to tidy code or the easy to use macro tool.

Lets look at some of the things it can do (from their webpage: :
1. Code Collapsing
Code collapsing is easy just as in Microsoft Visual Studio. This feature is eminently useful when working with extensive code blocks.

2. Autocomplete for HTML tags
Autocomplete helps you to input tags and attributes in HTML files. It will essentially reduce the amount of your manual work.

3. Autocomplete for PHP functions
Autocomplete helps you to input functions in PHP files. It will essentially reduce the amount of your manual work.

4. Function parameters display
Tooltip that displays function parameters will lighten your work.

5. Mixed code support
Sterling highlighting, collapsing and comment for mixed code.

6. Converting HTML code to ASP, JSP, Perl, PHP functions and vice versa
Very useful function to convert HTML code.

7. Macro recording
Macro does a routine work instead of you.

8. Customizable style for menu and toolbars: original, XP, 2003
Custom styles make your work yet more comfortable and pleasant.

One of the other things that you are going to like is the extensive Help.

In conclusion there are many, many reasons for you to like CodeLobster but the big one is that I'm sure it will make you a better and more effective coder in no time at all. And at a measly $29.95 you will jump up and down with joy.

Try It! Buy It!

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Reviewed by Joe Tex

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