Metapad

Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 55 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5
  • Total Downloads:
    38,178
  • Date Added:
    June 13, 2002
  • File Size:
    108.88KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    26
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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5 stars

"Fantastic!"

March 06, 2006  |  By Nate Etan

 |  Version: Metapad 3.5

Pros

I use this to do a lot of text viewing and manipulation at work. The find/replace works so much better than notepad. Tons of features and settings. Very low install and running size.

Cons

Not much of a con, but it seemed to have some difficulty displaying a 100Meg+ text file.

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5 stars

"This is what I've been searching for"

February 12, 2006  |  By Zainab84

 |  Version: Metapad 3.5

Pros

You can change font/background color (this is really all I wanted),plus some handy features which aren't available in Notepad.

Cons

none

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4 stars

"JEREZ WEB recommends this handy and usefull NOTE PAD"

December 01, 2005  |  By JeremiaJ99

 |  Version: Metapad 3.5

Pros

This Note Pad is Full Featured and I personally use it every day, also saves in a few formats

Cons

No spell check and no paragraph formats

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5 stars

"Say NO to Notepad, Heres Metapad!"

April 24, 2005  |  By suleman1uk

 |  Version: Metapad 3.5

Pros

This is a superb replacement for Notepad, i don't need that or Wordpad! I really like the unlimited file size feature and the find and replace option. Metapad uses very small resources and its easy to open, edit and view documents with ease. You surely would be a fool not to download this, ITS FREE!

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4 stars

"I can't use it, but..."

March 21, 2005  |  By Cheapster

 |  Version: Metapad 3.5

Pros

metapad is tiny and fast, and its combination of features and tools is near-perfect for my purposes. The block-editing functions are especially welcome, and the keyboard shortcuts are intuitive. It's one of the best editors I've found for cleaning up text files that have really messed-up line breaks, indents, or leading characters and spaces that have been inserted by email clients. One usually has to get a larger and more complex editor like Textpad or Notetab to get those tools.

Cons

The only con is a serious one for me, but won't affect most English speakers. There isn't language support for far-east characters, which I sometimes need. As long as things stay in English, everything's fine.

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5 stars

"Great text editor! I use it as a MENU program."

February 13, 2005  |  By danindenver

 |  Version: Metapad 3.5

Pros

Metapad is the first program I open, every day, at work.

I have a file called shortcuts.txt, linked to my START key for quick opening, then I use the hyperlink feature to quickly edit & launch links to working server files, starting with my EXCEL calendar file.

I use the same file to launch IE windows to yellow pages, weather, traffic reports and map sites to use in dispatching field technicians.

To customize a typical menu, you'd have to open an editor, edit & save, then re-launch the menu program and find out if you made a mistake in editing.

With my Metapad shortcut file, I simply re-do the link and click it! Fast, easy and real-time, baby!

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I won't go so far as to say that a previous reviewer is lying, but the reason I switched to Metapad is that Notepad will not handle large files AT ALL.

I had to find a new editor as Notepad complained when one of my web pages grew to larger than 40 kb!

And read the metaFAQ on the liquidninja website and you'll see why Metapad APPEARS to hang up on enormously large files.

The biggest negative I see with Metapad is the lack of print preview.

Other than that, its excellent functionality is unsurpassed in a free editor.

Take note of how long this program has been around (2002 for this version) compared to others which cost $30 more.

You MUST have this program!

Cons

No print preview function.

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5 stars

"Great Notepad replacement!!"

December 01, 2004

 |  Version: Metapad 3.5

Summary

This is an excellent Notepad replacement. It has just the right amount of extra features; one of my favorites is block indent/unindent. I have no need for Notepad anymore. This software loads just as fast as Notepad, too.

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5 stars

"This txt is the BEST!"

November 11, 2004  |  By Amonia

 |  Version: Metapad 3.5

Summary

Small but can open large txt files.
Can convert Windows<=>Unix<=>Unicode text.
"Primery viewer" can be set to Internet Explorer - great for hand made large Html sites.

Metapad is Notepad plus some very nice things. In fact all you need.
Not far a way from Notepad but still better than anything else.

I will recomend it to everyone why likes Notepad. But needs to edit multi-OS ASCII text and large hand made Html sites.



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5 stars

"Just what I needed"

September 26, 2004

 |  Version: Metapad 3.5

Summary

Notepad had disappeared in XP. I know a lot of others have had the same problem, but could not find a real solution for fixing it. This does the job.

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5 stars

"Finally..."

September 11, 2004

 |  Version: Metapad 3.5

Summary

I spent way too long looking for a simple Notepad replacement. It seems like that would be easy to find, but most of the other editors really try to cram in too many features, which loads down the program and creates potential for bugs. NoteTab, for instance, is totally inconvenient to use as a Notepad replacement simply because it crams in too much stuff. MetaPad does the job and does it well.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher LiquidNinja
Publisher web site http://www.liquidninja.com/
Release Date June 13, 2002
Date Added June 13, 2002
Version 3.5
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Text Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 108.88KB
File Name metapad36.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 38,178
Downloads Last Week 26
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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