TablEdit 2.40 was released March 12th, 2000.
TablEdit is a program for creating, editing, printing and listening to tablature and sheet music (standard notation) for guitar and other fretted, stringed instruments.
Although TablEdit was originally written by a guitarist, for guitarists, the author consults extensively with experts on other instruments. Because of this, TablEdit also supports tablature and standard notation for harmonica, mountain dulcimer, diatonic accordion, drums, violin, lute, tin whistle, recorder and banjo (even taking into consideration the special aspect of the fifth string).
TablEdit can open/import ASCII, MIDI, ABC, Bucket O' Tab, Tabestry and Wayne Cripps files, as well as files created by earlier versions of TablEdit. Files can be saved in TablEdit format or exported to ASCII, ABC or MIDI formats.
I must admit, as the person who handles English language support and distribution I am biased, however, before I became involved with using TablEdit, and later on distributing and supporting TablEdit, I searched very seriously for an application that allowed for easy conversion from MIDI files and standard notation to tablature. None of the other applications I encountered came close to TablEdit for features and ease of use.
Add to that the fact that Matthieu (TablEdit's author) is very open to suggestions for ways to improve TablEdit and often implements the suggestions in the very next version and it is clear that TablEdit is more than just a TAB editor.