"When I switched from working on DOS and Windows platforms to working on UNIX, I was quickly confronted with the problem of finding a text editor that could match the power and flexibility of the Microsoft M editor...CRiSP was the only programmers editor that:
worked straight out of the box...and had an extendible command language."
"We find CRiSP an excellent text editor and VITAL's support is very good."
"CRiSP maintains the keyboard elegance of the original dos brief
editor, adds code colorization like micorsofts pwb and takes full
advantage of Xwindows multiple and resizable windows. I love this programmers editor."
"CRiSP overall is a terrific text editor. It contains the changes to Brief which I
would have liked...It is nice to be able to at last
have a good BRIEF like editor for Linux machines. In my reports to the minerals
exploration industry, I have extolled the virtues of CRiSP."
"CRiSP is the only UNIX text editor I've seen that would allow a DOS/Windows
user to be immediately productive. But it also has a seemingly
unlimited list of power-user features. I like it so much at work that I
bought it to use at home (under Linux)."
"I am a newcomer to Linux, and I was very disappointed with "standard"
UNIX editors like vi and emacs. The user interface is so unfriendly and
the feature set is so antiquated. I heard about CRiSP on the
comp.editors newsgroup and downloaded a free demo...It's just wonderful!
Thoroughly modern, easy to use, powerful, flexible; it's what a UNIX
programmer's editor should be."
"CRiSP is the best programmers text editor I have ever used. It is great for
programming, script writing, and editing huge text files. It has made
me much more efficient at file manipulation and has made my work tasks
"After looking for a good text editor for UNIX for several years I finally
found one that met my needs in CRiSP. I have used vi, emacs, xcoral
(not to mention edt, teco, brief, tpu, etc, etc.) but prefer using
CRiSP for two main (but not exclusive) reasons. First is the language
sensitive syntax colorization and second for it's ease of use (brief editor like
"I have been using the CRiSP editor for about 3 years. It is by far one
the best text editors I have ever used. It is very reliable, and I have yet
to lose any data using it. It makes the editing and compiling process
effortless, and it frees up more time for other tasks. The
colorization, buffering, and column editing features are well worth the
cost of this software."
"I'd rather flip burgers than use vi. Before CRiSP text editor came along I created
FTP scripts to transfer files from my Sun to PC just so I could use
Brief. CRiSP has been a lifesaver for me."
"CRiSP is the finest text editor I have EVER USED! It adapts itself to how
you want to work. Vital's implementation is truly elegant. CRiSP is
MUCH better than BRIEF. Use it for HTML and Java Editing."
"CRiSP is awesome, especially for anyone who likes to use Brief on the
PC, and hates vi. I use it for all my code development and maintenance
tasks. It's also great for editing binary files or very large files, or
files which have very long lines, which cause other editors to choke."
"After using Brief for many years, I did not look forward to learning
vi or Emacs on my UNIX machine. CRiSP came to the rescue. The program
has now grown and matured to the point where it has become much better
than Brief ever was."
"I heartily recommend CRiSP for UNIX & MAC programmers who want a full
featured, intuitive programmers editor that is customizable and easy to use with
"I have a confession to make. I'm a vi user. I've tried other programmers editors
but my fingers just could not make the switch. All the text editors I tried
forced me to learn all new commands...Then I found CRiSP. I was saved, it has a
wonderful vi emulation mode.
"I have been developing using CRiSP for almost a year now, and have
found it quite a time-saver and productivity tool. Granted it's more
expensive than vi, or GNU emacs, but it also makes them look like the
sick Stegosaurus (or was it a Bronto-saurus?) in Jurassic Park."
"I was given the job of finding the best UNIX programmers editor on the
market to oem with our product. I installed and worked with all the
packages I could find. CRiSP text editor was easily the best solution available."