When on a Windows machine I have been using Notepad++ for many years as my one-stop-editor for everything I need to do quick and easy. It has served me well and it’s minimalistic edge has really been something I’ve loved it for. A change is however on the way. I have found another one.
Say hello to Sublime Text 2. I am not even sure that all functionality is there which I’ve learned to love in Notepad++ but still it made me switch silently. I just noticed today that I was using it instead of Notepad++ when I was throwing in a quick code fix for xds.se and it was as natural as if I had been using it for a long time. The full screen option in it gives your zen a boost in the right direction and together with the minimap at the right side it fitted me needs as the hand fits the glove. I also found that Sublime Text even supported markdown both in syntax and in visual appearance so that you can hide away all grungy code-ui and make it look like a quite slick text editor for writing text.
Even if you are not ready to let go of Notepad++ yet, give Sublime Text a spin and see how it works out for you.