WinEdt is a simple ASCII editor that is also designed to create TeX and LaTeX documents. The program is very popular among web developers, as it can work not only with text, but also with HTML-code. The editor initially has a built-in syntax highlighting system and spell-checking for multiple languages. You can also download additional dictionaries from the developer's website if you wish.
You can also use WinEdt to write macros and scripts. It supports many common encodings, has a very user-friendly interface, a rich configuration window and low system requirements. Simply put, it completely justifies its price. Excellent editor that will suit both ordinary users and programmers.