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ErgoEmacs is a fantastic text editor.

You download it, and use it for your day job and be productive in the first day.

ErgoEmacs is as easy to use as Notepad, If you are familiar with Microsoft Notepad, you can be productive with it the minute you download it. Yet, ErgoEmacs is powerful, because it is emacs.

ErgoEmacs is a modernized version of emacs. It improves emacs's difficult keyboard shortcuts, menus, outdated terminologies, and with many more added packages.


For a list of features, see: ErgoEmacs Features.


For Windows: ErgoEmacs 2.0.0-RC1

For Mac OS X and Linux, you need a emacs 24 installation, then install the ErgoEmacs Package that will make your emacs behave as ErgoEmacs. Download at:

ergoemacs-mode (ErgoEmacs keybinding)

If you are looking for ergoemacs-mode, its home page is at, now lead by Matthew L Fidler in a true open source spirit.


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This project is primarily developed by Xah Lee, David Capello, Matthew L Fidler. And with help, suggestions, add-on packages, from the Open Source community. We like to thank the GNU Emacs people, without which this project is impossible.

We'd also like to thank many people who wrote alternative emacs distributions, in particular the XEmacs,, Aquamacs Emacs, Carbon Emacs.

Contributing Code

Are you heavy emacs user? You can contribute! Please visit our developer site:

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