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TextPad

CNET Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.5 stars

    out of 96 votes

    • 5 star: 67
    • 4 star: 20
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current version:

    4.8 stars

    out of 4 votes

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

    "Best at text!"

    January 8, 2011  |   By snmwhite

    Version: TextPad 5.4

    Pros

    Easy to use and learn - so helpful when cleaning up a document. Love the search feature . I love this product.

    Cons

    I can not think of one con.

    Summary

    I will never find a better Text only software.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "great editor"

    December 8, 2010  |   By Rafeh1

    Version: TextPad 5.4

    Pros

    Does column work which is invaluable
    search and search on files is great
    has special filters for verilog, c cs c++ html etc.

    Cons

    none. fol proof and reliable. the eval version is 100% operational and usable for life.
    but don't keep using the evl buy it.

    Summary

    I put it on every machine I use. also send request to Itto formally buy it.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Versatile inexpensive polyglot text editor"

    November 12, 2010  |   By wry6read

    Version: TextPad 5.4

    Pros

    TP is a great coding resource / text editor to have around especially if you're an eclectic coder. Its plugins that provide ide-lite formatting/markup of coding. It's really the coder's "pocketknife." Totally dependable, and cheap at the price.

    Cons

    Till you pay for it, TP pops up little "continue evaluation?" messages about every 10th time you save your work. BUT -- it still saves the work first, then pops up, and returns you to the work once you reply to the alert.

    Summary

    I've used versions TP (not exclusively of course!) on and off for nearly ten years, and would hate to live without it. Great for simple html or as that handy "visible clipboard" for editing code chunks without screwing up your 1200 line script!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent universal tool"

    October 30, 2010  |   By samahita--2008

    Version: TextPad 5.4

    Pros

    Perfect editing of everything, text & code, including macros and much more

    Cons

    No one really.

    Summary

    Excellent software. Best editor on market yet.

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