AkelPad

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.9.0
  • Total Downloads:
    5,901
  • Date Added:
    October 23, 2014
  • File Size:
    1.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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AkelPad is designed to be a fast, lightweight, open-source alternative to Notepad as the default text editor in Windows or as an integrated text editor in a third-party app like Total Commander. It's built specifically to correct some of Notepad's shortcomings when editing plain text files, especially code. It doesn't support other file types such as RTF files.

AkelPad's installer gave us three options: Standard installation, integration with Total Commander, and replacing WordPad. Since we'd planned to try AkelPad as our default text editor anyway, we chose the WordPad replacement, which automatically restores WordPad as the default text editor in Windows if and when you uninstall AkelPad. The program's ultrasimple interface screams "text editor," with a blank main window, basic menu bar, and an optional status bar along the bottom edge of the window. For such a plain-looking tool, AkelPad offers quite a few options. For instance, from the menu bar, we could also set Single-window (SDI), Multi-window (MDI), and Pseudo Multi-window (PSMDI) Window modes, configure plug-ins, change the language, fonts, and colors, and set the newline format for DOS/Windows, Unix, or Mac. We clicked Help and opened the program's HTML-based manual in a browser window. The documentation recommended using TrueType fonts and also lists command line parameters, manual settings, keyboard commands, and internal commands. The Settings dialog offered tabs labeled General, Registry, Editor 1, Editor 2, and Advanced, with many individual choices.

We opened and edited a variety of text files with AkelPad, both as the default Windows app and directly from AkelPad's interface. As a pure text editor, it performed as well as any we've tried, and better than most. It lived up to its billing as a small, fast tool that nevertheless improves on Notepad in several areas. It doesn't really do anything special, just competently. If you're looking for a better text editor, try AkelPad.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"simple and powerful"

September 02, 2011  |  By VitalyGusarov

 |  Version: AkelPad 4.6.5

Pros

has all necessary functions
low resources usage

Cons

not found yet

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1 stars

"Horrible software"

February 06, 2008  |  By Tumblestuff

 |  Version: AkelPad 3.4.7

Cons

It is in a weird language and is worse than notepad itself

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.9.0
Version 4.9.0 adds possibility in file open/save dialog to specify NTFS file stream on Win7.
General
Publisher Alexey Kuznetsov
Publisher web site http://akelpad.sourceforge.net/en/index.php
Release Date October 23, 2014
Date Added October 23, 2014
Version 4.9.0
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Text Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.04MB
File Name AkelPad-4.9.0-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,901
Downloads Last Week 11
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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