A usable text editor ∞
How annoying are Linux text editors to us everyday humans?
Call them shortcuts, hotkeys, or accelerators, but for some strange reason, Linux console text editors are specifically engineered to be stupid.
control-alt-cokebottle-F16 to cursor one character to the right? Gee, that's so usable.
If it's not that, it's an editor that by default isn't an editor but a viewer. What the.
I just want an editor that can edit a file. I don't need some kind of crazy "text development environment" for everyday editing. Editors like that have their place for sure, but absolutely not for beginners and not for everyday use.
After a decade, only a handful of text editors are worth mentioning, and even these are pretty sad.
- GUI, multi-platform, code folding, syntax highlighting, spell checking, easy script execution, plugins. Brilliant.
Collaborative text editing ∞
Collaboration within an editor is both powerful and annoying.
- Sobby is a standalone Obby server. Gobby and other libinfinity-based editors use Obby.
I wish I knew there was a Wikipedia topic on simultaneous editing.
Hemingway Editor highlights long, complex sentences and common errors.
- While a nice idea, I wouldn't trust sending my data unsecured and into the hands of strangers.