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Date Added:
October 17, 2010
Free to try; $29.00 to buy
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Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista
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When Word is too much and Notepad isn't enough, you might want to give TextPad a look. The text tool requires little drive space, but comes with a surprising array of unique features that are especially useful for programming tasks. A group of simple formatting tools such as indenting, line numbering, character transposing, and condition-based word wrapping help keep code in order. It offers excellent customization features, letting you create formatting and code coloring specific to whatever language you're programming in. Those looking for a robust tool for low-end desktop publishing will be disappointed, however. TextPad works best for programmers and other people who need a full-featured tool for plain text.

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    out of 96 votes

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    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "One of the first things I put on a new PC"

    June 20, 2013   |   By Legacoid

    Version: TextPad 7.0.9


    Been using this for years and wouldn't be without it. Pretty much anything you need from a text editor is in here, but throughout all the updates it's remained fast and light, and there are very few files it can't handle.


    Sometimes struggles a little with (very!) large files. Some of the initial choices for hotkey assignments are non-standard but they can be reassigned.


    Take the time to configure it to match the way you work, and you'll be hooked on TextPad.

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    "Best text edtor around"

    June 18, 2013   |   By jonf57

    Version: TextPad 7.0.9


    Works well, has lots of good features, doesn't crew up ever


    nothing to talk about


    Greatest text editor around , all you'll ever need

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