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Full user review
Tray icon with option to start minimized to tray
Syntax hi-lighting and other options customizable per file type
Search/Replace with most recent search and replacement text lists
Recently used file list
Open multiple files in tabs
Ability to append an existing file to the current text, or append the current text to an existing file
Ability to change case
Customizable layouts can be saved
Ability to trim leading and/or trailing spaces and/or blank lines
The list could go on and on, but these are the ones I use regularly.
No software is perfect, but I haven't found any negatives yet.
I have been using EditPad since before 1999 (I still have version 3.4.0 in my software archives - it's dated 1/1/1999). In that time I have tried several other replacements for Notepad, just for the sake of comparison, and I have not found a better text editor anywhere. And considering it's free, it simply cannot be beat!