Crimson Editor is a fast, yet extremely lightweight (think Windows Explorer) program that lets programmers and designers write code easily in their chosen programming language. Available as freeware or shareware, this little text editor is very easy to use, runs flawlessly on most computers, and can be used by anyone no matter their level of experience. In fact, writing in the code can even be beneficial to a novice because sometimes you won't need to use all the available functions right away.
In the world of programming languages like Ruby on rails, PHP, Pearl and many others, text editing is usually done with a word processor or text editor, but there are times when we need something a bit more special, such as when dealing with huge pieces of code written in a scripting language. A text editor doesn't have to be just for simple editing of text - it can also be a rich-text editor that can provide interactivity. For example, you can use a crimson editor to create not only plain text but also tables, drop down menus, buttons, forms, labels, and many other features that make programming a lot easier.
The major problem with any text editor is that one has to constantly go to the command prompt in order to execute each command. Since the commands usually come in groups of keys, it can be very tiresome to continuously press the control keys. With the use of the crimson editor, all actions can be instantly executed by just pressing a single key. This makes programming a lot faster and more convenient.