A very powerful text editor from Germany. QED is fast, GEM based and supports the calling of external programs allowing you to make, link, compile and run your own source code via any SE compatible shell. It supports the use of any loaded font (rather than the System font) if (Speedo)GDOS or NVDI (v3 or later) is installed and prints using 1st Wordplus printer drivers so there should be no problem finding a driver to suit. Like Everest, it supports the use of kurzels (shortcuts for commonly used words and phrases), keyboard shortcuts and the GEM Clipboard. A macro recorder is built in. Supports the following protocols, VA_START, AP_TERM, AC_HELP, SH_WDRAW, SC_CHANGED, DRAG & DROP, OLGA and SE and supports the use of long filenames (on systems offering this feature).


Version/Release date: 5.0.5 12/11/2014
Systems: TOS compatible
Status: Freeware
Programmer Tom Quellenberg
Further development Heiko Achilles Christian Felsch
Compatibility: ◆ ST ◆ STE ◆ TT ◆ Falcon ◆ CT60
◈ Hades ◆ MilanFireBee(68k)
Resolutions: all
Supports: OLGA SE DHST Drag&Drop AV/VA
File formats: TXT
Programming Language: C
Language: German, English, French, Czech


Availability: Atari Inside PD 026[?] (Qed 3.7) , Atari Inside PD 037[?] (QED 3.8) , Atari Inside PD 057[?] (Qed 3.90) , FaST Club Wordprocessing & DTP 160 (QED 3.97e), Floppyshop Word Processing 5853[?] (QED 4.10) , ST-Computer PD 873[?] (qed)
CD-ROMs: Crawly Crypt 2 (qed 3.2), The Very Best of Atari Inside II (qed 3.97), ST-Computer Leser CD 10/1998 (qed 4.10), ST-Computer Leser CD 07/2002 (qed 5.0.2)
Articles: Texteditoren im Vergleich (ST-Computer 07/1997)
Texteditoren (ST-Computer 09/2001)
Links: qed
Christian Felsch (Internet Archive)
Standard support
Programs written in...
Pure C