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    "My GO-TO Notepad"

    May 28, 2011  |   By DaDreamWizard


    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


    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


    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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