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NFOPad

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Notepad, the basic text editor that comes with Windows, is by nature a pretty bare-bones program. For the simplicity of Notepad with a few extra features--including support for NFO files--try NFOPad. For the most part, this simple program duplicates the experience of using Notepad, but it throws in a few fun and useful options that make it more versatile.

NFOPad's interface is more or less an exact copy of Notepad's; the only difference is that Notepad's Format menu has been replaced with a Settings menu in NFOPad. In addition to the built-in ASCII fonts for NFO files, the program gives users the capability to follow links within documents, customize the background and text colors, set auto width parameters, determine tab size, and more. NFOPad also has a few extra editing features, including the capability to delete entire lines of text and to change text case. The program doesn't have a Help file per se--there's a Help menu, but it only contains two FAQs--but for the most part NFOPad is self-explanatory; it's very much like using Notepad. Users who aren't familiar with NFO files will need to look elsewhere for information about them, as NFOPad assumes a level of familiarity with them, but the program can still be used as a text editor by users who aren't familiar with NFOs. In the end, NFOPad is a pretty no-frills text editor without a ton of features, but its additional NFO-handling capabilities are sure to please users who need to create software documentation.

NFOPad installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does its job perfectly!"

    December 11, 2011  |   By YellowVeg

    Version: NFOPad 1.63

    Pros

    - Fast
    - Slim interface
    - I love the customizable status bar

    Cons

    - Can't convert text to PNG image

    Summary

    Does its job perfectly, no unnecessary buttons or crap.

    And Torrentula, I've been using this software for years and I don't know what you're talking about. There is no hidden process stealing cpu time, add some proof if you make these kind of allegations! NFOPad is clean and several sites have verified this:
    - download3k.com/Antivirus-Report-NFOPad.html
    - softoxi.com/nfopad.html
    - cd-ripper.sharewareplaza.com/nfopad-virus_57283.html

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Bogged down my computer............"

    November 4, 2011  |   By Torrentula

    Version: NFOPad 1.62

    Pros

    None I can think of.

    Cons

    Deadly ! Deadly !

    Summary

    None. The gui looks good. If the program did not kill my computer.
    Just closing a program, have to wait 2 mins.
    and normally my computer is pretty fast.
    After uninstall, computer back to normal ( fast ).
    I recommend you do not install this suspiciousware.
    To the CNET admin, check this file out !!!
    Constantly running in background services. Why ?
    I think cdshafer is right. This slowed my computer way down.
    Something not right with this. Viewed in Task Manager it's using 35 mb of memory,
    even though it's not open and running.
    Constantly running in background. Uninstalled.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Straightforward and sufficient."

    October 9, 2011  |   By Einzee

    Version: NFOPad 1.61

    Pros

    Allows users to view NFO files

    Cons

    None to this date.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works fine"

    February 2, 2011  |   By wonderdude3001

    Version: NFOPad 1.6

    Pros

    Reads all NFO and TXT files just fine.

    Cons

    Haven't run across any problems

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Software and is 100% Clean !"

    January 16, 2011  |   By William_Berzoff

    Version: NFOPad 1.6

    Pros

    This is an excellent example of a software that is doing a good job in it's own specialty, and being very low on PC resources.

    Cons

    I would like to see it in more languages next to the current English, German, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish. But since this is freeware I will contact the makers myself and offer to translate it into one other language myself.

    Summary

    To me bottom line with NFOpad is that it is very fast in loading, small in size, and never fails at doing what it is supposed to do. I haver had the file of version 1.6 scanned for the presence of any malware at the site VirusTotal.com (where 43 scanners like Avast, Avira, AVG, ESET, McAfee, Panda, Comodo, Symantec, MSE, Kaspersky and SUPERAntiSpyware scanned the file) and it was found to be 100% clean !
    You may verify it yourself the service is free of charge, and the choice of all true software geeks.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Backdoor Bot"

    December 20, 2010  |   By cdshafer

    Version: NFOPad 1.6

    Pros

    Need I say more. I found a backdoor bot in my NFOPad file

    Cons

    Other than having a severe security problem.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Nice small program"

    November 17, 2009  |   By joshlsspradlin

    Version: NFOPad 1.56

    Pros

    Works for what I need it for.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Not only view but edit NFO files"

    July 25, 2009  |   By RetiredInMexico

    Version: NFOPad 1.55

    Pros

    Allows a separate ASCII character setting for viewing NFO files used with multi-part binary files (audiobooks and TV shows, for instance) on Usenet. Allows editing, auot-adjusts window width, and displays art correctly. Simple, small, easy.

    Cons

    It won't wash my car. Hey - what it does, it does perfectly.

    Summary

    When you view an NFO file from Usenet to see what the content and technical details are in, say, an audiobook or movie, a normal text editor does not display the associated ASCII art correctly because most text editors can't handle ASCII art correctly. There are exceptions like UltraEdit, but those are hefty, heavy-duty programs. NFOPad is a simple viewer, like DamnNFO, but also allows editing NFOs for your own use. You can tell it to display text files in a more normal Windows font if you want; the setting is separate from the NFO character set you specify. And if the line length of a file takes up less than a full screen at your monitor setting, it will adjust its window to the correct size. For such a small, fast little editor, it is remarkably flexible and capable. It does what it sets out to do, does it well and quickly, works fine in any version of Windows including 64-bit Vista, and has no downside that I have noticed. For NFOs, I wouldn't use any other viewer now. And for icing on the cake - it's free.

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