Metapad

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 55 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.51
  • Total Downloads:
    38,178
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 22, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    108.88KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    26
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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This program was designed to rival Notepad, but its functionality far surpasses the Windows standard. Metapad's interface is a minor facelift to Notepad, with icons and tool tips replacing plain text prompts. Under the menus, Metapad offers numerous improvements and increased functionality such as dual fonts, configurable tabs, and the ability to save to text, HTML, or source code formats such as Java. Metapad also supports an external viewer, such as a Web browser, to display hyperlinks.

The program loads very fast and requires a bare minimum of memory to run. It could easily replace Notepad on a user's system, but making it the default Windows text editor is not a simple process: the program FAQ lists three methods, none of which are for novices. Most users will prefer to load the program through a shortcut. Metapad has been around long enough for users to create language packs, spell check, and other add-ons. This program should be added to any Windows system, and will soon become the preferred text editor for novices and advanced users alike.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"My GO-TO Notepad"

May 28, 2011  |  By DaDreamWizard

 |  Version: Metapad 3.51

Pros

Simplicity yet functional for MANY different tasks. To start naming all the times used, this would go on 4-ever. Handy & quick, no error, no limits, just there and dependable. Open's any file type I need to see

Cons

I couldn't have any con's. Except the fact it's 'just' a text editor. That was a sneaky joke...... Not a con in the world

Summary

If I had a day (or more) I'd name all the bits that make it so perfect. I'd never trade up metapad for anything. Truth is, one of the first things I do when doing a clean install of an OS, is to try and rid myself of that still pesky Windows notepad, and I jump to the registry, do a search for 'notepad' & I substitute "metapad". I've been doing that for many years... That approach is not recommended for everybody as the registry is still something you really do not want to trash. But I do it, first thing. There's nothing like knowing what you need and want.

And FYI, I have fun in spare time trying other software. I don't do it like I used to but I can certainly say I've used all the "uptown" classy notepads out there. I even paid for one that has astounding features, yet NOTHING can take the place of the simple YET smart & well thought out notepad named METAPAD.

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2 stars

"very ordinary"

December 31, 2010  |  By DaveKimble3

 |  Version: Metapad 3.51

Pros

it works but it isn't that smart

Cons

The settings dialogs window is too small for the layout, so many options are outside of the window and you can't tell what they are.
ReplaceAll doesn't have any clever features.

Summary

I was looking for a smart editor - this isn't it.

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5 stars

"Why aren't more people using this?"

August 07, 2010  |  By glacierlily

 |  Version: Metapad 3.51

Pros

This program revolutionizes the way you can work on the computer. It is fast, simple, effective.

Cons

I do not have any.

Summary

Speed, size, ability to work with it. <3

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5 stars

"Using for years!"

March 15, 2010  |  By TThorn07

 |  Version: Metapad 3.51

Pros

Quck, easy to use, small file. Overall great program!

Cons

No cons. I have been using this for years to edit simple texts, HTML, and PHP!

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5 stars

"Simply the Best"

January 10, 2010  |  By DonLakeMaryFL

 |  Version: Metapad 3.51

Pros

I use this as a clipboard. In options I have selected always on top. Now when I open it I can copy and paste text from a webpage or program to the notepad and move to another tab or programs with the data in plain sight.

Cons

I have found none.

Summary

I've used this for a number of years. A must have in my opinion.

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1 stars

"there are more advanced editors"

June 24, 2009  |  By rigoletoskater

 |  Version: Metapad 3.51

Pros

small size

Cons

ted notepad covers metapad in all ways and offers more aditional features..

Summary

long forgotten, no longer being developed

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4 stars

"great notepad replacement! Highly recommended."

April 08, 2008  |  By ryune1180

 |  Version: Metapad 3.51

Pros

It got toolbars!

Cons

too many options I rarely use. I found notepad++ more useful but, too many options so I uninstalled notepad++ and kept this anyway.

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4 stars

"No More Notepad!"

January 28, 2008  |  By wunderkat

 |  Version: Metapad 3.51

Pros

just what I have been looking for. This beats the pants off of notepad!

Cons

I couldn't figure out how to open multiple notes at once. How do you do that?

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5 stars

"Love it!"

January 08, 2008  |  By Zekemilan

 |  Version: Metapad 3.51

Pros

easy to use and like the extras.

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4 stars

"Works for me. A little cumbersome getting started."

August 14, 2007  |  By dmgalvan

 |  Version: Metapad 3.51

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.51
Version 3.51 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher LiquidNinja
Publisher web site http://www.liquidninja.com/
Release Date March 22, 2006
Date Added March 22, 2006
Version 3.51
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Text Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT, 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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