NoteTab Pro

NoteTab Pro

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.9
out of 150 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.95
File Size:
1.99MB
Date Added:
January 08, 2005
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial, no spelling checker); $19.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
94,448
Downloads Last Week:
18
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' review

Once you explore the power of NoteTab Pro, you may find this text editor beautiful despite its off-putting interface. The Pro version adds tag highlighting and allows you to program your own features. The left-hand column displays a list of commands, called clips, that do anything from inserting bits of text to generating code. Each library, the roster of which appears as buttons at the bottom of the screen, contains its own set of clips. The FTP library, for example, lets you create server profiles, connect, upload and download files, and issue various commands. The publisher's site offers many user-created libraries, or you can make your own. You can create your own clips by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F2 and edit them easily.

The Tidy HTML clip (in the HTML and Utilities libraries) incorporates the free download HTML Tidy, available on Download.com. While the TopStyle library similarly requires a CSS editor of that name, we couldn't get it to work. We would like to see a trial of the spelling and thesaurus features, too. NoteTab Pro isn't a tool for casual users, but power users and programmers should find plenty to love.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.9

    out of 150 votes

    • 5 star: 140
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current Version:

    4.8

    out of 65 votes

    • 5 star: 59
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "IMHO, the best tool for a number of important functions"

    April 18, 2012   |   By jgfisher

    Version: NoteTab Pro 6.2

    Pros

    from simply taking notes to creating html, this is the best program

    Cons

    none.it's older than the 'cloud', so it doesn't sync. BFD.

    Summary

    if you can afford this, buy it!

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  • 5 stars

    "Stupend Editor!!"

    December 10, 2011   |   By baciotti

    Version: NoteTab Pro 6.2

    Pros

    fast, resourceful, unbeatble!!!

    Cons

    Nothing cons!

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  • 1 stars

    "Upgrades are full price"

    July 12, 2011   |   By denisdubois

    Version: NoteTab Pro 6.2

    Pros

    Different from notepad

    Cons

    Upgrades should be discounted for existing customers. Fookes just charged me full price to upgrade.

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  • 5 stars

    "The PERFECT text processor"

    May 10, 2011   |   By ljaques

    Version: NoteTab Pro 6.2

    Pros

    small footprint, extremely fast, color code highlighting, beaucoup ascii text manipulations, easy coding of HTML/PHP/CSS/JS, etc.

    Cons

    Had to upgrade to Win7 compatible version ($15) after only a decade with the original program. (wink)

    Summary

    This program has saved me countless hours of manual file editing with its ASCII conversion features. Programming is considerably easier with the code highlighted in various colors. Since I hand-code websites, this is the handiest tool I have on my computer. I give NTP my highest compliments and hearty recommendations, with no second thoughts. So, try it, already! I'll bet you buy it.

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  • 5 stars

    "great little editor"

    April 27, 2011   |   By dublinjames--2008

    Version: NoteTab Pro 6.2

    Pros

    search and replace .. html help .. use as a pasteboard .. too many to mention

    Cons

    limited font choice ..

    Summary

    have used this for years and always come back to it ... even bought my own license so i could use it for work

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  • 5 stars

    "The best text editor Ever"

    January 14, 2011   |   By albaby

    Version: NoteTab Pro 6.2

    Pros

    7 year PAID user, 2 year free user, will never use anything else.

    Cons

    None that I can say. I use about 10%-15% of its functionality, for html, for favorting and storing 1000's of txt file, Clips, and network use on two computers so they both share identical settings. No complaints.

    Summary

    Damm good, not sloppy programming, not bloated, just an excellant text editor for webmasters, programmers, or heavy use txt file users.

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  • 5 stars

    "The best text editor"

    January 06, 2011   |   By ribroast

    Version: NoteTab Pro 6.2

    Pros

    Note Tab is programmable. I have created a whole suite of clips for it to aide in the creation of poser.cr2 files that make it the most powerful CR2 editor of them all.

    Cons

    No cons, only pro's.

    Summary

    I have used Note Tab for years as a text editor, I paid for the Pro version to get the unlimited Un-Do's. Then I started to make some clips to make it easier to edit Poser CR2 files, starting out with some simple clips to paste commonly used chunks of code. The clip library has grown into a incredibly huge and complex one that turns Note Tab into a advanced CR2 editor, with features not found in purpose built ones.Some of my best clips generate thousands of lines of code, and they prompt you for the values and fill them in in the proper places. Oh, and I also still use it for all of my menial text tasks as well.

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  • 5 stars

    "Simply the best text based editor.."

    December 02, 2010   |   By xboa721

    Version: NoteTab Pro 6.2

    Pros

    The inbuilt simple script language can do just about anything. Plus for writing good prose it's great to get away from the distraction of a wysiwyg editor. Outline files in text format are powerful.

    Cons

    Nothing really. Perhaps that it doesn't remember the last cursor position when you reopen a file... Actually.. bookmarks aren't permanent. But for that I use a companion program.

    Summary

    This program rocks. The only downside is I have a tendency to rave about it to friends. It is regularly updated, well supported by the company and online forums. It can do so much more than I use it for and I drive it pretty hard on several lines:

    Composing sales copy
    Editing scripts for various programming languages
    Writing clips to run inside NoteTab Pro
    Processing text files like CSV's
    Gathering information from webpages - companion with AutoHotKey macros
    Creative writing

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  • 5 stars

    "simply the best text editor ever built"

    August 16, 2010   |   By photonuv

    Version: NoteTab Pro 6.2

    Pros

    too many to list ;-)

    Cons

    font availability in main editor is limited ti fixed width fonts

    Summary

    i've been using this editor for many years and rely on it completely for many tasks on my computers. it never crashes, always does what you tell it to do, and has many unique features that make it indispensable if you deal with any form of text, bat, ini, or any other ascii file. I Love It!

    Updated on Apr 16, 2011

    an essential tool. i use it every day, its well programmed and the UI is clean - plus it packs a whole lot of functionality that other text editors might only dream of... Well worth the money

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  • 5 stars

    "Tried others,but have relied on ntp."

    August 14, 2010   |   By primetime

    Version: NoteTab Pro 6.2

    Pros

    I forget how many web pages I have put together with Note Tab.Pro. It's efficient,with everything at hand for HTML, XHTML and grrrrreat for CSS.

    Cons

    Can't think of one.

    Summary

    I have tried others and even paid for others,but wasted my money as they never lived up to Note Tab Pro. And that's the truth.

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