Reviews and Testimonials

vEdit has built a strong reputation over the past 30 plus years, and we're proud to have some of the happiest customers out there. Here are reviews and testimonials we've received over the years.

Gets the Job Done

vEdit continues to be a FANTASTIC program. I've been using and recommending it for years. Right now I'm writing some scripts to do XML conversions that would have otherwise cost me a fortune to farm out. In fact, I've used very few programs over the years that I've found as useful as vEdit.

Mark Novembrino, Cisco, Inc.

I have been delighted to find vEdit the best general purpose editor that I have ever experienced. Indeed, it is as though the best features of all other editors have been put together in a single package.

Philip Hughes, Ann Arbor, MI

We had the need to re-format several huge weather data files for loading on a new server. The managers in our office were preparing to send this to a contractor at the tune of several thousand dollars and about 1-2 months to complete. I mentioned that I had a software program that should be able to do what they wanted. They chuckled and said that there was no way we had the ability or time to do this. That was my cue. I took one of the files and went to work. After a couple of hours and a little trial-and-error, I was successful. I ran the other weather data files through the same process and had the finished product by the end of the day. The staff was in disbelief and tried to find errors in the data. No errors were found.

Flint Cheney, Lakewood, CO

My congratulations for a really great product! I'm an accountant working for the Italian branch a big US bank. We had a local regulators bank inspection on site. I had to provide the spool file of our loan inventory (550+ MB sized). My technology department downloaded it from mainframe WITHOUT converting from EBCDIC to ASCII and, immediately after, lost the original spool file. vEdit (that I bought privately for my own use) converted the ASCII file from a confused soup of unreadable characters to a perfect image of our printout in less than an hour. I've been since then supporting your product among my colleagues. ... Best regards from a very grateful accountant.

Marco Colombo, Italy

I've been a happy vEdit user since 1983. Since then, I figure vEdit has saved me several thousand hours of editing time. In fact, I'd venture that with all the features of vEdit, it has made me about twice as productive in editing C programs as some other programmers using other editors.

Normally I don't send out testimonials, but recently I had an experience that I thought you'd enjoy hearing about. A couple of people where I work had a 650 MB ASCII file from which they had to extract some data. They were panicked because they had to respond to a client with the information that same day. They had tried to open the file using Microsoft Word, and after four hours, it still hadn't opened the file. Someone who knew I used vEdit referred them to me. I used vEdit and within about five minutes had extracted the information they were looking for. Thanks for an excellent product!

Bob Kern, Buffalo Grove, IL

One of our Credit Card Servicing Center clients needed a First Data Resource (FDR) Master File converted in an extremely short time frame for a major project... Within 48 hours we had a solution utilizing vEdit and their top-notch consulting service. It was not only done on time, but the price was very reasonable. I am very pleased with the service we received and the people are great to deal with – real hands-on and very knowledgeable.

Mike Wheeler, CEO, Asset Research & Retention, LLC, Sioux Falls, SD

Hi, I see that vEdit has many admirers. I want to add my name to the list. vEdit has allowed me to accomplish what seemed to be an impossible job. I needed to change a variable from single precision to double precision .. in hundreds of programs scattered all over the disk ( and many times within each program !) vEdit did the job quickly and perfectly. I also at times need to edit very large damaged files - Again no problem with vEdit. A great, powerful and indispensable addition to a programmer's tool box. Thanks for a great piece of work.

Len Schneider, Belfast, ME

I have been using vEdit for almost 2 years to develop programs in C and Rbase. I was recently given the task of breaking up a very large print file. I didn't think anything about it until I saw how big it really was - over 5 Megs! Your program was 'SUPERB' in the way it moved from one area to another and printed the file! The other guy in the office had tried several editors available to him, but none of them would even read in the file. I've really enjoyed using your program ever since I received it, but today you made me look like a real HERO. Thank You. Keep up the good work.

Patrick Roy, Dallas, TX

In my opinion, you guys really got your act together. I have been writing programs for over twenty years, and vEdit is the best editor I've ever used. Sometimes my colleagues are hampered by long record lengths when editing, but I have never had a problem with vEdit. Keep up the good work!!

Ed O'Rorke, Long Island City, NY

I just received my copy of vEdit and am very happy with it. I have occasion to edit files up to 40 megabytes, and haven't had a proper editor for it up until now. vEdit's speed is incredible. I ran thru 20 MB of data today -- vEdit has quadrupled my production rate for this sort of thing already. Well done to the programmers!

Bruce Nunn, Los Angeles, CA

I found vEdit when I was searching on the web for an ascii editor that would edit every CNC program that we have (over 5000 of them) without having to open each one. I needed to do a search and replace on the first line of each program. I have been using it ever since for all my CNC editing tasks. I especially appreciate the powerful macro features which have allowed me to do every task that I was using three other editors to do before.

Dewayne Cheramie, Parker Hannifin Corporation

Lean and Mean

I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how much I enjoy your product. I believe we have used VEDIT for at least the 13 years I have worked with my current employer and we finally got the 64-Bit version a few years ago. I thought you would like to hear how wonderful the "wildfile wizard" is for making find and replace changes to the contents of many files - I personally have used it to make changes to over 1,000 files in a single run and in a matter of a few minutes! We also routinely edit files well over 2GB and there is just no other product on the market that makes it happen as efficiently as VEDIT. It is a phenomenal product and I hope you are still making it many years from now! Thanks!

Wendy Hughes, IT Database Operations Manager, Eagle:xm

I love vEdit. All those little C programs I used to write to chew up one file and put it in another format I now use your cool macro language to do. I especially enjoy the faster-than-light Search and Replace.

Greg Humenik, E. Lansing, MI

The essential features I like and have missed with other editors are: vEdit is fast, allows hex editing with split screen for hex and ASCII, allows editing of all characters (including ASCII-Null), allows arbitrarily long lines.

Anton Wessel, Munich, Germany

[vEdit has] always been one of those programs that sets standards for performance, usefulness and the ability to adapt it to many needs.

Bruce Faierson, Deerfield, IL

Your company is one of the only ones I have dealt with over the past fifteen years which has consistently given great value for my money. Now that I, and not a large corporation, pay for my software, that is very important. I have never had a question that you have not answered to my satisfaction. Very best wishes for many more years of success with your fine products!

Michael H. Ostrowsky, R.Ph, Riverton, UT

I reviewed eleven editors, among them vEdit. Many of the programs shared features I wanted, and some gave me what I felt was room to grow as my needs grew. However, none gave me all of the features of vEdit in as small a file. The physical size of vEdit coupled with the fast execution of its functions and the flexibility of its own programmability were instrumental in my decision to make this my last editor.

John J. Neubauer, Baltimore, MD

The vEdit search function proved indispensable for sifting through 3 million lines of trace to find the information I needed to resolve a particularly difficult problem.

Rayo Goforth, Eugene OR

vEdit is superb. It blows every editor I've used out of the water for speed and functionality.

John Schmidt, Phoenix, AZ

Thank you very much for your latest version of vEdit. Your new features are really very impressive and useful. Your creativity and productivity is amazing.

William Herron, San Diego, CA

I think your vEdit is one of the fastest (and the most compact) editors...your product seemingly outspeeds all other domestic ones.

Shun Saeki, Kumamoto, Japan

When it comes to editors, I've tried them all. Every once in a while, I get tempted by the hype to try something other than vEdit. Experience has shown me, however, that nothing really can compare to vEdit. It does what I want, and it does it quickly--and without loading my hard drive with a lot of trash.

Gene A. Del Polito, Washington, D.C.

Striving for Excellence

The exactitude of the context sensitive help was impressive!

Al Kaplan, Oakland, CA

Received the software and manuals today and just wanted to reiterate how pleased I am with everything. The manuals are first rate ... and the software is small, elegant and powerful. Everything should be written this well! What an absolutely wonderful and professional company!

Greg C. McNichol, Chicago, IL

I have used vEdit since early 1990's. I have gone from programmer (Cobol and C), to DBA (SQL), to UNIX (shell scripts) to my current job which requires VBA and large text file editing. I have always enjoyed your product and find it the most useful of all the editors I have seen.

Al Cattani, North Brunswick, NJ

You have again provided us with another 'goodie filled' update to your product. As per usual, I am pleasantly surprised at the new features you are providing with your update. You folks have taken a great product and just keep making it better.

Paul E. Richmond, New Port Richey, FL

Just started using vEdit for windows. Fantastic! Quick, powerful, easy to use - just like it says in the marketing hype.

Tim Sparks, York, PA

vEdit is one of my favorite programs, and is definitely the best text editor I have seen.

David Blum M.D., Los Angeles, CA

vEdit is the smartest text editor in this solar system. You're cool. Keep it going.

Clint Danbury, Dallas, TX

In closing I must say how much I have enjoyed using vEdit over the past years, and expect to for quite a while yet. It's simply the BEST EDITOR I have come across, and I've seen quite a few.

Brett S Hallett, Victoria, Australia

As a long-time satisfied user of vEdit, I hadn't expected so many changes as were included in this latest release; I do appreciate the many enhancements. My enthusiasm for the new release prompted my boss to ask if I was getting a commission, or being paid to promote the product. Keep up the good work.

Reese Anschultz, Culver City, CA


vEdit customer support is defined by one word -- integrity. You provide the best customer support I have experienced in over 20 years of using a personal computer.

Al Clark, Santa Clara, CA

The new version 5.20 added just the right features, feels the same, and seemed to fix the only (minor) bug I was able to find in 5.16. I have an extensive macro collection for converting files and nothing broke after installing the new version. Customer service is quick, accurate, and rarely needed. You should sell your software development strategy and management techniques to the companies I work for.

Glen Henry, Cary, NC

I'm continually astonished at how promptly responsive and helpful you are. Many thanks!

Bill Ingram, Ann Arbor, MI

I'm using vEdit for about 8 years now. It´s a great tool and your support is really responsive!

Viele Gruesse aus Deutschland

I really appreciate how I always get a quick response from this company. It really goes a long way towards making the impersonal PC interfaces seem like personal support.

Name Withheld Upon Request, Ithica, NY

I tell people that your products are superb, of course. But even more important, I tell them the conscientious support and consideration you and your staff give your customers is unmatched anywhere. Thank you for the generous support you have provided me over the years.

Ian A. Morton, St. Paul, MN

I just wanted you to know that I was considering other packages, but I couldn't seem to get any response from them via email or on the phone, so your being so responsive to answering my questions via email was what made the difference. It's nice to see that some companies actually pay attention to the e-mail that they get from their websites!

Joe Zimmerman, Tonawanda, NY

Ted, these exchanges with you is why I keep beating the drum for vEdit. Generally, I don't like problems with software. It's annoying and takes time from productive tasks. But it is a fact of life and part of our industry. What makes all the difference is getting INTELLIGENT, COURTEOUS, and PROMPT support... Again, my heartfelt applause for your responsiveness and attention to customer concerns.

Steve Margison, Downers Grove, IL

Always a Crowd Pleaser

I can say with a clear conscience that vEdit is the best text editor I have ever encountered. I have been using vEdit since the 1980's.

Frank Pacey, Epping, Australia

I'd like to thank you vEdit folks for designing the best hunk of application software that I have used in many years. It is really rare to see a product like yours; stable, powerful, elegant, compact, challenging, consistent and supremely useful. And not only does the software work beyond my expectations, it's well documented too.

Jim Hirshfeld, Detroit, MI

I LOVE vEdit, it has been a life saver on a weekly basis for the past 4 years. It has been the best friend this anthropologist turned IT guy has ever had. Keep up the good work.

Dustin Frank, Kodata Solutions, Inc.

vEdit is, still, the most profitable, most productive, piece of software I have ever purchased.

Steven Mitchell, Middlebury, IN

Not to sound gushy about it, but vEdit is the only tool that I've hung on to for years - compilers, assemblers, and utilities come and go, but I would quit programming if I had to give up vEdit...

Carl Haddick, Mexia, TX

I am very satisfied with your product, and find it very easy to utilize its features. I want to thank your company for making my job of Cobol programming easier.

Jon Sheetz, Northern Illinois University

Just wanted to pass on a note of thanks for vEdit Version 5.0. I just received it today and it's great! I have been a registered user for quite a few years.

Paul Roskos, Bayonne, NJ

I have used vEdit since version 4.0 or something (At least four years) Love it. Simply the Best in all Ways.

R. Edgar Scrutton, Windsor, Canada

I recently installed vEdit for Windows, and I think you should know that it is terrific!

Howard Spindel, Tualatin, OR

Bless you. I downloaded v5.0 and installed it. I love it.

John P. Dwyer, Chicago, IL

You have an outstanding program.

Jerome Walter, Austin, Texas

Many of my software tools have changed over the years, but not my fondness for vEdit. Thanks for a reliable product.

Mark Vargo, NY, NY

I visited your web site yesterday, and it looks GREAT! I must have read every page at least twice. Even though I'm quite familiar with your product, the advent of a new release of vEdit still generates excitement. (I don't get that feeling from some other vendors!) It occurred to me that vEdit is the only tool that doesn't leave me with the feeling of diminishing returns or code bloat after using it for awhile. With 11 years of vEdit experience, this product is tried and true!

David Hughes, Middletown, NY