"Emacs has been around forever and it is still one of the best options for a simple and effective programming text editor. If you are sick of your complicated IDE and are looking to give something new a try, Emacs is worthwhile. I have been using it as my standard text editor since college and see no reason to change. It is a fully extensible platform so even if your parameters do change, emacs can change with you. Oh yeah, and its free."
"A great way for text editing. It has a project planner to keep you organized. It helps you with extensions."