Installing the utility is not a tough job and the interface is simple and intuitive, with most of the layout being occupied by the actual editing space.
The tool can load multiple files at the same time, making them available in tabs as well as in a file tree area that provides both the location and the name of the file.
Among the features of the application there is the String Window, an area that provides quick access to various code presets in order to shorten the time for text editing.
The application comes with built-in examples, which can be modified and enriched with new strings. The text pieces can be anything from snippets of code that need to be adjusted to fit the current project to symbols, commands, regular expressions or anything the user needs.
PilotEdit Lite sports a built-in, very light FTP client that can be used for retrieving files from remote locations. It can store data for multiple accounts so that the connection is readily available from its interface.
Also important is the ability to work with very large files. According to the developer the application can handle items as larger than 10GB while the FTP transfer works with files larger than 4GB, which also goes for encrypting, decrypting and comparison actions.
Additional functions in the application include the possibility to compare two directories, the option to search for specific information in the opened documents as well as switch the view to HEX and continue the editing in this mode.
PilotEdit Lite is a tool for a certain category of users. It brings to the table an impressive set of features that can contribute to fast editing of a large number of text file types.