8 Alternatives To Windows Notepad
Notepad is the most popular text file editor on windows platform and it ships with all versions of windows by default. Notepad is very simple and fast to use. But sometimes notepad may not fulfill your requirements; in that case you need to go for some notepad alternatives. In this article I am providing some alternatives to windows notepad which are very useful.
Notepad++ is an excellent alternative to windows notepad application. Moreover it is free to use. This has got lot of functionalities which Notepad does not have. This is very useful for programmers for editing codes. Sometimes I use this to edit my PHP codes. It has a very nice syntax highlighter, got a WYSIWYG editor, search based on regular expression, drag and drop support and many more.
The second one I am talking about is EditPad Lite which is free for personal use. EdiPad has also got lot of features like: large file and long line support, Full Unicode support, tabbed interface for working with multiple files, Unlimited undo and redo even after saving the file, automatic backup, powerful search with regular expression.
Edit Plus is an excellent and very popular file editing application on windows platform. The latest version of Edit Plus has the functionality of drag and drop, saving sessions, saving documents bookmark, ability of create macros and some more. Edit Plus may not have those many functionalities like the above two but is widely used everywhere.
This is an application that helps the programmers a lot in editing codes. This is completely open source software. It supports add on, syntax highlighting, multi-language user interface, export to html and many more.
Notepad2 is a portable tool and can be used without installation. This very light weight and fast, even you can carry it on a USB drive and can use it wherever you want.
This is very similar to Windows notepad and easy to use also. It is a completely free application to use. This can also be used as a portable tool.
XEMacs is one more powerful alternative to windows notepad. This is available for different platforms also, available for Windows, MAC, Linux, BSD etc. It has got lot of customizable features.
AkelPad is open source software for plain text editing. It is small and faster. It has got an option for plugins. You can install plugin to make this application more powerful.