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Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 120 votes out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.5
  • Total Downloads:
    162,767
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 25, 2012
  • Price:
    Free; Paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    3.03MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    19
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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The first thing users of this freeware WordPad/Notepad replacement will notice is the unusual interface. Jarte actually uses a simple layout, with a default brushed-metal skin and mouse-over icons that reveal standard Menu bar drop-down menus, but this isn't your basic 1990s UI. Just the mere fact of having something different to look at is appealing, and generally it works well. The icons are a bit small, and there's a fair bit of empty space around them so they look somewhat bereft of context.

It turns out Jarte has two other interface schemes. One is an expanded "classic" layout, while the other is a minimalist and familiar Menubar. Behind these different approaches lies many familiar writing and note-taking tools bolstered by small tweaks that make Jarte's appeal obvious. A mouse-over chart icon gives you word, character, page, and line counts. Table, special character, and equation support make Jarte a good, lightweight editor, but the built-in scalable screen-capping utility push it towards greatness. The included spell-checker was adequate, but not great, although the clipboard can hold 25 items at once. DOC, RTF and TXT formats are supported, and there's an Export tool that converts documents into PDFs and HTML. Like other Notepad replacements, Jarte offers tabs for keeping multiple files open at once.

The stability issues and function failures of previous versions were non-existent in our latest test of Jarte. The clickless, mouse-over-based navigation may sound a bit intimidating, but it makes getting around in the app noticeably fast. If you're in the market for a Notepad or WordPad alternative, Jarte's mix of style and utility is about as different from the mainstream as you can get.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.5
Version 4.5 has added auto capitalization feature and new Save Other command.
General
Publisher Carolina Road Software
Publisher web site http://www.carolinaroadsoftware.com
Release Date June 25, 2012
Date Added June 25, 2012
Version 4.5
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 3.03MB
File Name jarte_52_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 162,767
Downloads Last Week 19
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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