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:
    March 22, 2006
  • File Size:
    108.88KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    26
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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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4 stars

"Really good and very fast. Been using it for years."

October 18, 2013  |  By star747

 |  Version: Metapad 3.6

Pros

- Hyperlinks are 'live', unlike Notepad
- I love the Favorites dropdown menu with its keyboard shortcut

Cons

When I moved from XP to WINDOWS 7, I read the writeup on how to install it and found it too complicated to attempt. This was all nonesense because I finally just copied the folder from XP into WIN 7 and it just started. Those instructions are redundant.

Summary

Maybe there are more sophisticated text apps out there but I don't need more features than what metapad has.

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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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