TextPad

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 97 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.7.3
  • Total Downloads:
    1,391,729
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 20, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (Nag screen); $29.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    4.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    550
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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4 stars

"Amazing Software"

October 13, 2007  |  By francisane

 |  Version: TextPad 4.7.3

Pros

It has a good editor

Cons

nothing

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5 stars

"Excellent software"

September 24, 2007  |  By GoodDayToYouToo

 |  Version: TextPad 4.7.3

Pros

I use it daily and I couldn't do without ! Excellent software.

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5 stars

"Windows is incomplete without it."

August 20, 2007  |  By cbdsteve

 |  Version: TextPad 4.7.3

Pros

This is a great program - it's a powerful text editing tool that's really comfortable to use. It integrates beautifully with windows explorer, and is one of the most benign shareware programs around, with just has a gentle nag screen to try to get you to buy (which I eventually did, once I realised I was using this program more than ANY other software...)

Textpad has a very clean, simple interface that deals only with text - that is, it doesn't let you change font halfway down the page, or make text underlined or itallic; it's built purely to deal with the content, and does that job EXTREMELY well. It has many high-powered functions that put even Microsoft Word in the shade, whilst still being simple and efficient to leave on all the time (there's no software bloat here; I've run textpad on some VERY old machines with no problem at all).

I tend to start up Textpad as soon as my PC boots up and it stays running until I shut down, no matter what high-performance software or games I'm running. This is the ultimate replacement for Notepad, without the aggravating extras that Wordpad adds (there are no "Why can't I delete that line?" moments here).

For advanced users, especially those writing code or converting data files, Textpad is serious alternative to vi or emacs. It has more options re: file format than either program, supports regular expressions, provides good syntax highlighting, and allows the user to record and edit macros. The document browser and 'Save Workspace' functionality allows you to easily work with multiple files at once, and the Common Clips library let you store chunks of code that you use regularly.

There is a vibrant Textpad community, with many libraries of code clips, syntax coloring definitions, and spell check dictionaries.

Cons

I'd like to see a multi-slot clipboard - something like the Yank function in emacs, where you can call up things that were previously copied.

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5 stars

"Easy to use flexible text editor."

August 11, 2007  |  By c l edwards

 |  Version: TextPad 4.7.3

Pros

Has installable personality modules for various programming languages.

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5 stars

"Excellent"

July 09, 2007  |  By stevenghines

 |  Version: TextPad 4.7.3

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5 stars

"Flexible"

July 04, 2007  |  By ja_loft

 |  Version: TextPad 4.7.3

Pros

Ease of use and extra features

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5 stars

"Great product "

June 06, 2007  |  By mbalikci

 |  Version: TextPad 4.7.3

Pros

Can manage large text files where WordPad and Word fails. Very user friendly functionality to search inside the file and to search in multiple files.

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5 stars

"Perfect text editor which can open multople files in one window"

March 22, 2007  |  By MICHhimself

 |  Version: TextPad 4.7.3

Pros

- Open multiple files

- Easy HTML tag insertion

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5 stars

"Very professional and intuitive text editor"

August 31, 2006  |  By john_mz

 |  Version: TextPad 4.7.3

Pros

I like software that is well written and does what you want it to. I have been using TextPad for years, and it works like a dream.

Not only is it easy to use, it has so many smart features that just make it all work and come together. The advance features (macros, ability to run tools, document classes, colour schemes, customization, etc, etc) really let you turn this into a very powerful piece of software. And I keep finding new ways for it to do things.

It can handle massive files, is very clean to use, very fast and very reliable.

Top stuff ... can't recommend it highly enough.

Cons

For $29.00 you won't hear any complaints from me. I just wish all software out there were written as well as this one :-)

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4 stars

"Very good product!"

July 15, 2006  |  By dhatam7

 |  Version: TextPad 4.7.3

Pros

Good product, as it allows many useful functions like supporting Java etc.

Cons

Should be free.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.7.3
Enhancements:
  • WildEdit is automatically added to the Tools menu, if it has been installed.
  • New German Spelling Reform (Die Neue Rechtschreibung) dictionary.
  • New spell checker dictionary for Canadian English.
  • Updated spell checker dictionaries for American and British English, Danish, German, Italian and Spanish.
Issues addressed:
  • If a line was increased in length, then split between the first and second characters, the first of the split lines was terminated with two linefeeds.
  • The Go To File command could cause a crash, when the cursor was in the middle of a very long quoted string.
  • When word wrap is on, the first shift+down arrow after opening a file extended to a position on the second line that was dependent on where it was in the last active view.
  • If two files in the same workspace had similar paths then when the workspace was re-opened, only the first file was re-loaded.
  • If you were prompted to reload a file, because it had been changed by an external process, and the file was deleted before you responded, then it disappeared from the Document Selector, even though it was still open.
  • The Sentence Case command did not captialize solitary "I" characters.
  • If the document length exactly fitted in the view, but the last line was partially obscured and word wrap was on, the scrollbar was not consistently displayed.
  • When the spell checker replaced a word in a string, subsequent string recognition could get out of sync. This problem could also manifest itself by the spell checker checking partial words, after an automatic replacement.
  • The spell checker treated backslashes as part of a word, in plain text files.
  • When a binary view was scrolled horizontally, the selected region was not updated accordingly.
  • Lines longer than 33,554,431 bytes were silently truncated at about 11MB, as the file was opened.
  • The list of commands, on Keyboard Preferences, did not display MBCS correctly.
  • When Save As was disallowed, modified files were not automatically saved on exit.
  • When using Find in a binary view, the matched text was not always scrolled into view.
  • Tool names consisting of DBCS characters were not displayed correctly on Keyboard Preferences.
  • If SaveAs was disallowed and there was an unnamed document, it was discarded without warning on exit.
  • If the Revert command was used for a file that had been deleted, it was removed from the document selector, even though it still existed in the workspace.
  • Wrapped, indented text was sometimes drawn to the right of the right border.
General
Publisher Helios Software Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.textpad.com/
Release Date July 19, 2004
Date Added July 20, 2004
Version 4.7.3
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP
Download Information
File Size 4.53MB
File Name txpeng740-32.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,391,729
Downloads Last Week 550
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Nag screen
Price $29

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