Bend

A modern text editor for Windows.

 

Bend is a modern text editor.

Bend is an editor that aims to be elegant, clean and a pleasure to work in. It exploits XAML / WPF / Direct 2D to render beautiful hardware accelerated text, with features tuned to balance performance and style. Download the latest version and take it for a spin. Bend is work in progress, expect bugs and occasional surprise features. 

Lightning fast.

Using a technique called virtualized display, Bend holds in memory just the lines you see on screen. When opening large files processing the lines not on screen is offloaded to a seperate thread. Infact Bend is faster than notepad at opening large files. 

Tabs.

Like every good editor Bend has tabs but it doesnt stop there, Bend supports tear away tabs along with drag & drop tab rearrangement. Speaking of drag & drop, hold down ALT while starting a tab drag to drop the file to another application like Windows Explorer or Visual Studio.

Settings.

Knobs and buttons you can tweak to your taste. Choose a Theme, color Bend dark or Turn off line numbering. Everything you need is neatly hidden away behind the Bend logo. 

Search.

Find on page is easy to reach on the top right. Ctrl + H brings up the Find & Replace dialog where you can do advanced Regex Search and Replacement. If you already know where to go - Ctrl + G brings up the goto line number dialog. Find on page is fluid, asynchronous and never makes you wait for Bend to catch up. 

Misc.

Lots of careful touches that you will appreciate. Find dims the entire page to make the search results stand out. Instant Zoom (ctrl+mouse wheel). Right click integration with Windows Explorer. File change monitoring, notifies if the file you are editing changes underneath you. Syntax highlighting for over 30+ languages, plus heuristics that detect the language as you type. Infinite Clipboard (Ctrl + Shift + Insert), never loose anything you copied within Bend. 

Auto Update.

Bend is built on Microsoft ClickOnce technology and auto updates every 7 days, this makes sure you always have the latest and greatest.

Prerequisites

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Installer 4.5
  • Windows 8.1 should work on anything above Windows XP but tested on Windows 8.1 only
  • Visual C++ 2013 Runtime Libraries (x86)

Disclaimer

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability of fitness for any particular purpose. In simple terms, this software is use at your own risk. There is a distinct possibility of data loss if the software is defective and encounters a software bug before you save your work. Under no event will the author of the software be liable to you for any kind of damage.
 

Last edited Jul 12, 2015 at 6:50 AM by sushanth_r, version 11