EditPad Lite

EditPad Lite


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 135 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.3
File Size:
9.05MB
Date Added:
July 26, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
188,822
Downloads Last Week:
52
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

EditPad Lite from Just Great Software is a freeware text editor that replaces Notepad in Windows. It adds up-to-date features like tabs, no arbitrary limits on file size, file conversion, unlimited undo and redo, and compatibility with Mac and Unix files.

EditPad Lite's installer let us choose between standard, portable, and advanced installation options. We selected the advanced option, which let us choose directories and set EditPad Lite as the default text file application, which would open EditPad Lite instead of Notepad when we clicked a text file or opened a new text file from Explorer's right-click menu. We could change it back by selecting Configure File Types on the Options menu; uninstalling the program restores Notepad as the default. EditPad Lite's menu bar adds selections labeled Search, Block, and Convert to the usual complement of items. The Block menu is especially useful; it let us not only indent and outdent blocks of text but also insert files, append text, and Write (save) or Print the selection. The Convert tool handles uppercase, lowercase, invert case, initial caps, and text encoding, and it converts files between ANSI, ASCII, and Unicode as well as Unix and Mac formats in some instances. We could even apply simple ROT-13 encoding and decoding to texts as well. A full-featured, icon-based toolbar added features such as word wrap, fonts, auto indent, and multiple undo options and gave EditPad Lite the feel of a graphics app or word processor. Adding a new tab or closing any or all tabs was easy, too. EditPad Lite offers plenty of assistance and documentation, including a Tip of the Day feature, feedback reporter, and keyboard shortcuts menu.

Pity the poor Notepad, which looks pretty weak next to EditPad Lite. It brings the features and flexibility of a top-class tool to Windows, and its price is right, too, as in "free." Highly recommended.

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  • All Versions:

    4.4

    out of 135 votes

    • 5 star: 102
    • 4 star: 12
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 12
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  • 1 stars

    "Sneaky Installer"

    May 28, 2013   |   By EditPad_Bad

    Version: EditPad Lite 7.2.3

    Pros

    Seems ok, but the underhanded installs are hidden and nasty

    Cons

    Installed link hijacker and installed browser add-on. Installed pretend backup service, UNBRANDED and made to look like windows component. Other programs also installed, 4 in total.

    Summary

    AVOID EditPad, they are providing it free as bait to covertly invade. USE WITH CAUTION - there are no options would you like to install ...

    The editor comment on the money.

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  • 1 stars

    "Comes with unwanted browser helper object."

    March 25, 2013   |   By Lia2

    Version: EditPad Lite 7.2.3

    Pros

    The product is deserving of a good review but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone because it comes bundled with an objectionable extra program that truly alters the browsing experience for the worse - much worse...

    Cons

    Even after selecting custom installation (to make sure nothing extra came with the software) GetSavin 5.0 by AdPeak was installed in the background.

    Summary

    A very well designed program is totally marred by being bundled with a hidden download of tracking software.

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  • 2 stars

    "It comes in not alone. Blekko too."

    February 23, 2013   |   By traumig

    Version: EditPad Lite 7.2.3

    Pros

    Quite pretty program.

    Cons

    It changed my browsers settings and Blekko's toolbar appeared without me asked.

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  • 4 stars

    "I love it, but it does not support some characters"

    January 03, 2013   |   By XandroHernandez

    Version: EditPad Lite 7.2.2

    Pros

    I love it. It has a nice appearance and works fast. The sort feature and some other features are very good, but (please see below)

    Cons

    It does not support some characters. Unrecognized characters are replaced by question marks. Therefore it is mainly for plain text files. I have it as the substitute for the Windows Notepad. I have it launch instead of Notepad for txt files. For other features not available in it or in Word I use CesarUSA Text Editor BS2, which is great for RTF, TXT, HTML, and they told me they are going to support Doc and DOCX files by means of converting the files to the RTF format and vice versa.

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  • 5 stars

    "Still the best Notepad alternative out there."

    December 07, 2012   |   By smcohen

    Version: EditPad Lite 7.2.1

    Pros

    Easy to use, flexible, very intuitive.

    Cons

    There's no Mac version.

    Summary

    This just blows Notepad out of the water. Why anyone who knows about EditPad would use Notepad I cannot imagine.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great multi-file editor"

    November 29, 2012   |   By skaizun

    Version: EditPad Lite 7.2.1

    Pros

    Allowed me to edit multiple files at once!

    Cons

    I haven't used it to its full capabilities, so none so far!

    Summary

    I needed a text editor that would allow me to edit multiple files without having to open, edit, save, close, open next, edit, etc. FWIW, I use a version of 'vi' for DOS (yes, I know . . . deal with it!), and typically do something like 'vi *.htm', but, in many cases, that isn't possible, because my version of 'vi' has a maximum line length limitation, of which virtually all my html files have.

    EditPad Lite allowed me to open every file I wanted by using typical Windows-style keystrokes, such as ctrl-A (i.e., select all files) or ctrl-left-mouse (i.e., select individual files) or ctrl-shift-mouse (i.e., select all within a range), etc. In my case, I opened 13 htm files at one time. Each was opened in a separate tab. It didn't complain about line lengths or the number of files. I made my edits and saved the files (individually or all!).

    It was unbelieveably easy and intuitive. I was editing within seconds of the install, which was a little peculiar in its setup (e.g., it had the EULA (end-user license agreement) at the end of the setup options, rather than at the beginning!), and its Notepad-like structure was very easy to use. I didn't even have to bother with the options, which I normally do with most software!

    It took me longer to write this review than it did to edit all 13 files, which, had I done with Notepad or 'vi', would have taken me far more time!

    I am very pleased with EditPad Lite!

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  • 3 stars

    "No spell check in lite version makes it useless"

    September 29, 2012   |   By rkoolkin

    Version: EditPad Lite 7.1.2

    Pros

    Looks fine other than no spell check

    Cons

    No spell check in lite version

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  • 5 stars

    "Love this software!"

    April 22, 2012   |   By KD7

    Version: EditPad Lite 7.1.1

    Pros

    Multi texts open up. Can also open up pages with links

    Cons

    Nothing I know of

    Summary

    I've used this program for years. I way prefer it over notepad an a lot of other text readers.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best free test editor loaded with features."

    April 21, 2012   |   By pcrews

    Version: EditPad Lite 7.1.1

    Pros

    Can open thousands of text files simultaneously and search them all in seconds.

    Cons

    Doesn't fold my laundry.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Replacement for Notepad That Comes with Windows"

    February 02, 2012   |   By wwgorman

    Version: EditPad Lite 7.1.1

    Pros

    You can have multiple files open at one time and edit each one without closing any others. You can select fonts from your whole inventory of fonts loaded.

    Cons

    Basically none!

    Summary

    A multi-featured replacement for the whimpy Notepad.

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