The Fire Text Editor

Fire is awesome. It’s the best editor everywhere. And it’s made for translators just like you (and anyone else who wants to edit text in style). Don’t take my word for it. Sample our beautiful screenshots and off-screen jugglers.

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Features:

  • Designed with Windows 8 and the Metro interface in mind
  • Free (No Cost, No Registration, No Mess)
  • Focus on Simplicity and Usability
  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Multi-Line Find & Replace
  • Bookmarks
  • Variable Document Encoding (UTF-8, ASCII, etc.)
  • Media Player
  • Features for Rapid Translation of Media
  • And Much More…

Requirements:

  • Windows Vista/7/8
  • .NET Framework 4.5
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • Fingers

Why?

There was no real “translator’s notepad” application available for Windows, so you know what they say… “If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself.” My main focus was a simple UI and something that wasn’t painful to look at. Hopefully you’ll like Fire as much as I do.

Download (Version Beta 24):

Released 5/15/2013

Download Fire Version 24 (.zip)

Fire User Manual

Warning: Fire is a work in progress. Luckily there’s some fancy programming in there that will automatically save your files in the rare event of a crash, but please remember to save often. If you’d like to report any bugs or request features, please head here.

Fire uses commercial utilities to enhance its look and functionality, so if you find you like our editor, please consider donating using the link above. Even a buck could really go a long way to help add more features.

The Goods:

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Fire playing a video and showing off its custom right-click menu and advanced search system.

 

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Fire demonstrating its split document view feature and syntax highlighting.

 

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Fire’s window pane system, document spell check, and auto-complete functionalities.

All images of the Fire Text Editor on this page are released under the Creative Commons Attribution license.