Elvis Text Editor

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3.2 out of 5 stars

Elvis Text Editor is a vi/ex clone providing syntax hilighting, mulitple files in mulitple windows, browse modes for LaTeX, HTML, and MAN pages, network support, and GUI frontends.

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Elvis Text Editor review by Alejandra M.
Alejandra M.
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"Funny name, not so funny tool."

What do you like best?

Considering it hasn't received an update in some months, it's still a great text editing tool. You can edit plain text and JavaScript with it, but when it comes to HTML, you might find yourself with a not so handy tool.

What do you dislike?

If you Open a HTML file, the editor will try to render it and show it in a WYSIWYG kind of editor. Not too functional for HTML editing. If you want to use it to edit the file, you'll have to copy the source code from another editor or the browser and paste it into Elvis.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're into VIM-like editors and you want to run anything like it in Windows, give this one a shot, but forget about editing HTML files, it will be sort of a roller coaster experience.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Editing JS and CSS files with it is super easy and handy as it's a light tool to have running.

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Elvis Text Editor review by Stephanie F.
Stephanie F.
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"Vi Graphical text editor with a twist!"

What do you like best?

Although i don't like Vi that much, Elvis Text Editor brings it to Windows with a nicer name, icon and graphical interface. I'm not a Vi master yet, but every time i want to get some practice of Vi usage, i use this tool. Super lightweight and portable with a flash drive. I find myself using it to do minor edits to JavaScript source files and find it comfortable enough.

What do you dislike?

Theme editing is sort of weird working. It should have more pleasant color presets, instead of those eye hurting ones.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're a pro at Vi-like editors and you're running Windows, you can use this tool with a funny name to make a change in your routine. Having tools like this in Windows is useful to those devoted to them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It loads bigger files faster than any other code editor i have on my laptop, which can be sometimes handy.

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Elvis Text Editor review by Orianna L.
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"Powerful editor went wrong."

What do you like best?

VIM-ish kind of editor. If you're a VI wizard, you will find this editor as a nice alternative to other code editors, if you're into specific files modifications and you want a light tool to get it done.

What do you dislike?

It has some serious issues with HTML code editing. It will let you the source code as WYSIWYG, which isn't what you'd expect from a VIM kind of editor.

Backgrounds colors can be an eye sore.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need a light tool to impress your coworkers with your VIM skills, Elvis can give you the opportunity to do your work fast, clean and using one of the lightest tools on the market.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Some of my coworkers use it in the office as a lightweight alternative to bigger IDEs. It will do the trick when changing little details and making last minute changes.

Elvis Text Editor review by Cleudy A.
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"Simple tool, simple tasks, yet extremely lightweight."

What do you like best?

Elvis Text Editor has a really simple UI, a VIM-like shortcut scheme and it's super lightweight. Note taking and plain text editing is easily done with this application.

What do you dislike?

Text editor background colors can be a pain to change since it doesn't really gives you the chance to tweak it to any color, you'll have to change it to a set of preset colors and most of them are an eye sore.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Text editing and note taking is something you do in the office, at home, in the woods, anywhere. This tool will help you do such things with a plain and simple UI without any kind of distracting buttons or icons and a lightweight footprint on your system's memory.

Elvis Text Editor review by Stephano C.
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"Nice and easy Javascript Code Editor"

What do you like best?

- Vim based editor, if you're a Vi "Wizard" you will find this tool really handy and powerful in your hands.

- Low Consumption while working in big files.

- Nice twist with the Elvis' Name.

What do you dislike?

- Simple color themes, there are some presets that will burn your eye's retinas if you use them.

- I haven't been able to modify HTML files in it yet, they will be opened as text files and the editor will "run" the file and render the html without styles into the editor making it weird looking.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When i have to do some light work on React Native based files, i find myself doing minor edits a lot of times whilst i do other heavy weight stuff, having this light tool to make my changes is a game changer for me.

Elvis Text Editor review by Carlos M.
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"Funny name, powerful tool."

What do you like best?

As much as people might hate it, Vim is a must if you're a programmer who edits code on a daily basis. I liked the name they used on this tool and the tool itself as a Linux user, i get to edit code in a console a lot of times.

What do you dislike?

If you don't pay enough attention to what you do, you might end up messing up your whole editing experience. The GUI isn't as user-friendly as it should. Also you can't edit color schemes, you have to deal with those eye sore colors, or keep it with its gray default color.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sometimes I'm on my Windows installation, i don't like using bigger tools when i can use Vi-like editors to get done what i need in no time.

Elvis Text Editor review by Jose V.
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"Simple yet powerful Text Editor"

What do you like best?

Vim-like editors are the best, Elvis Text Editor is even compatible with my personal pc running Windows 10, no crash at the moment and really handy to write simple text, blog posts and taking notes.

What do you dislike?

It shouldn't be seen as something i dislike, but it hasn't been updated since 2012. If some vulnerability comes up, we will be in some serious problems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Taking notes, saving IPs of our intranet servers, showing off Vim skills, i like this tool and i don't think i will change its usage for a long time.

Elvis Text Editor review by User in Higher Education
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"Elvis text editor is a useful, simple text editor"

What do you like best?

I appreciate the intuitive text highlighting that Elvis provides, as well as its ability to handle many file formats. I do a fair amount of programming in R, and Elvis is a great editor for writing scripts.

What do you dislike?

Like all text editors, Elvis can be difficult to see in low-light environments, and a simple text format can be both pleasant and unpleasant, depending on the day!

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a simple text editor. If it works for you, great!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work in academic research, so my use of Elvis is for writing scripts, computer modeling, etc. It's not a typical use of a text editor, but I like the gui environment and it suits my needs.

Elvis Text Editor review by Carlos A.
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"Amazing tool, great name"

What do you like best?

Some of my coworkers have been using this work months. I started using it last couple weeks and it's been awesome. Having a VIM with GUI running on Windows is something I've been looking for. Modifying Java SRC files and simple txt files is plain and simple with this tool.

What do you dislike?

Wish it had a Folder Tree view to browse projects easily, and better syntax highlighting colors. They're pretty harsh to the sight, they can give you a headache in minutes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Modifying files whilst programming with a heavy duty IDE can be done with this tool.

Elvis Text Editor review by G2 Crowd User
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"Was good but outdated"

What do you like best?

Good editing tool, has all the basic features required, but lacks advanced tools.

What do you dislike?

Outdated. No updates, seem it was abandoned a few years ago. Terrible support page.

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What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm basically editing js, php and css files. There are better free alternatives out there.

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