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Last week, our MakeUseOf poll asked you if you share passwords with your spouse Do You Share Passwords With Your Spouse? [MakeUseOf Poll] Do You Share Passwords With Your Spouse? [MakeUseOf Poll] Read More . I was quite surprised to note that most of you do share passwords of some sort. I had thought that with so many geeks as readers we would have had far tighter security – even when committed partners are concerned. But, apparently that’s not the case. We’re generally quite a trusting bunch!

Results after the jump.


Not everyone was quite so trusting though – 29% of voters don’t share passwords at all. But this was definitely the minority, with most voters sharing at least some of their passwords with their partner. A staggering 33% of voters share all of their passwords: banking, social networks, email – everything. 26% of you are quite happy to share passwords for household stuff like banking. Overall, out of a total of 414 voters, a whopping 71% of MakeUseOf readers are happy to share some of their passwords with their spouse. Very trusting!

To all of you out there sharing passwords with your spouse, I truly hope that your trust isn’t misplaced and that your spouse is both careful and trustworthy. Also, for those of you sharing online banking details, I can honestly say from the bank’s point of view that you really shouldn’t be doing this. If it’s a joint account, it’s recommended that you both get your own online banking login.

The poll also uncovered many people who share passwords simply to ensure things ran smoothly after death. MUO has written about what happens to accounts after you die What Happens To Your Email and Social Networking Accounts When You Die? What Happens To Your Email and Social Networking Accounts When You Die? Read More , and about Legacy Locker Legacy Locker - Life Insurance for Your Online Identity Legacy Locker - Life Insurance for Your Online Identity Read More . If this was your reasoning for sharing passwords, then have a read!

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But, I’m not here to lecture. I’m here to start a war between text editors!

This week’s poll question is: What’s your favourite text editor?

 

So, which are you? Stoic plain text? Word processor type who adamantly sticks to their preferred editor? Or a unix geek with a clear preference for Vi or Emacs? Speak up!

Obviously, not all text editors have made it in to the poll. But, please feel free to rant and rave about why your favourite text editor should not only be on the list, but should win this poll and then be installed on every computer in the world. Seriously, tell us!

  1. DCM
    September 13, 2010 at 2:50 am

    N++ and Sublimetext

  2. Mohamed Simah
    August 25, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Notepad. :) . It just gets opened by unknowingly

  3. h4ck3rN00b
    August 20, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Textpad! http://www.textpad.com. it's not very well known but it is fast and reliable.

  4. h4ck3rN00b
    August 20, 2010 at 5:15 am

    Textpad! http://www.textpad.com. it's not very well known but it is fast and reliable.

  5. Mr. Lumberbeef
    August 18, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Well, really depends. I prefer Sublime Text for coding and OpenOffice.org for texts and these things.

  6. Mr. Lumberbeef
    August 18, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Well, really depends. I prefer Sublime Text for coding and OpenOffice.org for texts and these things.

  7. That Guy from That Thing
    August 10, 2010 at 8:11 am

    notepad++

    especially love the shell integration

  8. That Guy from That Thing
    August 10, 2010 at 6:11 am

    notepad++

    especially love the shell integration

  9. Bill Gattis
    August 9, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    UltraEdit

  10. Alexandre
    August 9, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Notepad++

  11. Eric Darchis
    August 8, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    TextMate (Mac). Very complete, very powerful, supports git, xml pretty-printing and everything.

    I also use VI for advanced editing and command line operations.

  12. Eric Darchis
    August 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    TextMate (Mac). Very complete, very powerful, supports git, xml pretty-printing and everything.

    I also use VI for advanced editing and command line operations.

  13. Rick
    August 7, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Notepad

  14. AllanJay
    August 5, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    LATEX anyone?

    • Angela Alcorn
      August 5, 2010 at 6:32 pm

      Rock on. Latex is gold! :)

  15. AllanJay
    August 5, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Crimson Editor!

  16. Rob
    August 4, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Notepad++ on Windows, gedit or vi on linux.

  17. Nick
    August 4, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Ultraedit is my king.

    Notepad++ would be the king, if "buying" the former wasn't so easy :)

  18. Nick
    August 4, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Ultraedit is my king.

    Notepad++ would be the king, if "buying" the former wasn't so easy :)

  19. Ivan
    August 4, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Geany :)

  20. David Kramer
    August 4, 2010 at 2:37 am

    JEdit is the mack daddy. Cross platform, plugins, macros, syntax highlighting, very configurable, .... and free.

  21. Valid
    August 4, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Editplus is the best. It beats Notepad++ hands down!

  22. Niphoet
    August 3, 2010 at 11:37 am

    like Brickmaster32000, OpenOffice for documents, Notepadd++ for coding, etc.

  23. Tom A. Vibeto
    August 3, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I use PSPad mostly.

  24. Radrick
    August 3, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Love Jarte

  25. Bakari
    August 3, 2010 at 3:38 am

    MarsEdit

  26. Alan1018
    August 3, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Jarte - free, MS compatible, spell check, small footprint, easy to use

  27. Mark Hurvitz
    August 3, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Nisus Writer Pro (Macintosh http://www.nisus.com) since 1989.

  28. Mark Hurvitz
    August 3, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Nisus Writer Pro (Macintosh http://www.nisus.com) since 1989.

  29. Dyllon
    August 2, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Definitely Notepad++

  30. Rga Dawg
    August 2, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Notepad++ is certainly on my machine, as are a few other straight ASCII editors. EditPad Pro (JGSoft) is my favorite, powerful adaptability for all programming languages, or just a powerful Text Editor. It opens massive files, grouped tabs, project groups, custom syntax effects, StandardErr output. I've open up to 1,000 web files (html) in it before and done search and replaces quicker and better than DreamWeaver.

    OpenOffice, if I do anything else with rich text, etc.
    And if you need Desktop publishing, don't forget Scribus

  31. Rga Dawg
    August 2, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Notepad++ is certainly on my machine, as are a few other straight ASCII editors. EditPad Pro (JGSoft) is my favorite, powerful adaptability for all programming languages, or just a powerful Text Editor. It opens massive files, grouped tabs, project groups, custom syntax effects, StandardErr output. I've open up to 1,000 web files (html) in it before and done search and replaces quicker and better than DreamWeaver.

    OpenOffice, if I do anything else with rich text, etc.
    And if you need Desktop publishing, don't forget Scribus

  32. Marcosbl
    August 2, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Notepad++ by far

  33. Jessica Cam W.
    August 2, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I like Notepad++ for the tabbed interface but it doesn't load as quickly as regular Notepad. Instant loading would make it perfect!

  34. Abbakd
    August 2, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Sublime Text Editor

  35. Kavalec
    August 2, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Textpad

  36. Angela Alcorn
    August 2, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    They're probably all out looking for cream for their java.

    (Sorry! I laughed at your comment, then I had to explain it to my husband who forced me to respond with that awful punny line. Mea culpa)

  37. John McClain
    August 2, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Google Docs. For quick and short note taking, I just open a new tab in Chrome and type in the address bar :P

  38. Robert Kemper
    August 2, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    TextPad is by far the best!

  39. RisingPixels
    August 2, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Pages..

  40. Jarmer
    August 2, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Add another vote here for Notepad ++

  41. Toasty Ohs
    August 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    I am thinking that notepad ++ should have been one of the options.

  42. p()thesis
    August 2, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Assuming you mean for programming related stuff, Notepad++.

  43. Norm Clark
    August 2, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    EditPad Pro - http://editpadpro.com for a "real" editor

  44. Norm Clark
    August 2, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    EditPad Pro - http://editpadpro.com for a "real" editor

  45. kylinn
    August 2, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    NoteTab Pro.

  46. timmyjohnboy
    August 2, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    This largely depends on my task at hand. Simple quick note taking and coding I use gedit but for creating actual documents it's either Google Docs or Open Office depending on the complexity of the layout.

  47. Kevin Reynolds
    August 2, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Editor2

  48. Michael Waltl
    August 2, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Word For Mac 2011 Beta. NOT 2008!

  49. Risa
    August 2, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I'm a student, and MS Words is a must, it can't be helped :( For coding, I use Notepad++.

  50. Brian Locke
    August 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    nano

  51. Beatibit
    August 2, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    TextPad (there's a even free version with a small advert on open). Am I the only one?

  52. pceasies
    August 2, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Text Editor: Notepad++
    Word Processor: MS Word 2007/2010

    A text editor is made for moving around text, adding and changing words. A word processor has formatting features including different fonts, sizes, colors, spacing.

  53. pceasies
    August 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Text Editor: Notepad++
    Word Processor: MS Word 2007/2010

    A text editor is made for moving around text, adding and changing words. A word processor has formatting features including different fonts, sizes, colors, spacing.

  54. Mauro
    August 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    One more for Notepad++

  55. Esponapule
    August 2, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    notepad ++, scintilla, gedit

  56. Supraja G
    August 2, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Notepad++ and Dreamweaver (when available)

  57. sefcug
    August 2, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I use NoteTab Light <http: http://www.notetab.com="">.</http:>

  58. sefcug
    August 2, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I use NoteTab Light .

  59. mrsag3
    August 2, 2010 at 11:50 am

    TXTPAD32. Regex find and replace is super helpful.

  60. Sigitas
    August 2, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Two gedit, nano

  61. Ajlewis2
    August 2, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Other: Bluefish (Linux version) - It's an html editor, but it loads very fast; so I use it for a quick text editor as well.

  62. Allenjwsc
    August 2, 2010 at 9:46 am

    PSPad

  63. car
    August 2, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Word and open office are not text editors! They are word processors.

    • Angela Alcorn
      August 2, 2010 at 7:35 pm

      I know, I know - I mentioned that. But, I had to give options for the many windows users who instinctively use a word processor when a text editor will do. :)

  64. Nat Jay
    August 2, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Notepad for simple text typing but MS Word for all the fancy wordprocessing. There's a need for both and each has its own place in the computing toolkit.

  65. mimo
    August 2, 2010 at 8:02 am

    I use Notepad++

  66. Dmitry Belik
    August 2, 2010 at 7:57 am

    geany & nano

  67. bcb
    August 2, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Notepad++ and Softmaker Office, which is a top class and cheaper substitute for M$ Word,

  68. Josh Bjornson
    August 2, 2010 at 7:23 am

    SublimeText...the best editor by far. Unfortunately windows only. The "column-mode" editing is better than any I have ever used and is different than any I have ever used. Previous favourite was jEdit but it can be a memory hog.

  69. Burkaygenc
    August 2, 2010 at 6:39 am

    gedit. and it is a shame that gedit is not in the list of options. It is the default text editor in many gnome based distros, and it is more powerful than many commercial text editors out there.

  70. Anon
    August 2, 2010 at 6:21 am

    google docs and programmers notepad

  71. godfather of soul
    August 2, 2010 at 6:18 am

    notepad2, but then I'm not a coder, just replacing notepad for daily use..

  72. pkgen
    August 2, 2010 at 6:00 am

    EditPlus

  73. Barwin8
    August 2, 2010 at 5:55 am

    GDocs

  74. Samner
    August 2, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Notepad++ or Writemonkey.

  75. Mango Wodzak
    August 2, 2010 at 5:19 am

    notepad++ pretty much for everything textwise.. love the multiple tabs and the easy saving of sessions..

  76. kompulsive
    August 2, 2010 at 4:24 am

    VIM. ...where the hell are all the gangsters at? geeze.

    • Angela Alcorn
      August 2, 2010 at 7:34 pm

      They're probably all out looking for cream for their java.

      (Sorry! I laughed at your comment, then I had to explain it to my husband who forced me to respond with that awful punny line. Mea culpa)

  77. Dan Libbesson
    August 2, 2010 at 5:54 am

    notepad++
    How could you leave it off the list?

  78. Dan Libbesson
    August 2, 2010 at 3:54 am

    notepad++
    How could you leave it off the list?

  79. Anonymous
    August 2, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Geany

  80. Tyler Nienhouse
    August 2, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Kate

  81. Coco2001
    August 2, 2010 at 3:27 am

    ConText

  82. Xxx
    August 2, 2010 at 3:19 am

    gedit

  83. Anonymous
    August 2, 2010 at 3:12 am

    notepad++ and gedit

  84. Omer
    August 2, 2010 at 3:03 am

    notepad ++

  85. smaragdus
    August 2, 2010 at 2:51 am

    Q10, AkelPad, TED Notepad, Notepad2

  86. Brickmaster32000
    August 2, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Open office for papers Notepad++ for everything else.

  87. Mark Szymanski
    August 2, 2010 at 2:46 am

    GNU nano, simple and does what I need.

  88. crystal aakre
    August 2, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Smultron...but I'm confused are we talking text editing for writing papers or documents or are we talking code editing?

    • Angela Alcorn
      August 2, 2010 at 7:21 pm

      Love Smultron too. I was trying to stick to just your "I have some simple text I need to write down and possibly edit later" option. But, hey, who uses a text editor for that these days? :)

  89. Nathan
    August 2, 2010 at 2:07 am

    I really like jEdit due to its built-in plugin downloader and its support for many different programming languages and operating systems. I use it for HTML and CSS coding, primarily. I also have and use occasionally Notepad++ and ActiveState Komodo Edit.

    • Angela Alcorn
      August 2, 2010 at 7:22 pm

      I didn't know jEdit had plugins - sounds like I should take a closer look. :)

  90. Tony
    August 2, 2010 at 1:42 am

    MS Word for sure. As it contains many features needed for text editing.

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