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Key Details of DocPad

  • Edit plain text in notepad alternative with additional time-saving tools
  • Last updated on 07/23/20
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 1 flag on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
The program offers greater flexibility than the standard NotePad, though it's not as powerful as programming-oriented programs such as UltraEdit. With DocPad, you can easily change text case, indent text blocks, and convert encoding. DocPad provides useful tools for HTML coding, including a character map and a color picker. It allows quite sophisticated text manipulations, such as alphabetizing or randomizing paragraphs. It can even record macros to speed up repetitive actions. Several skins are available to customize the interface. You can minimize the program to the tray to have it at your fingertips without cluttering the Taskbar. On the downside, DocPad tries to access the Internet each time it starts, though it works fine even when access is denied. Overall, though, we can recommend this freeware app as a replacement for NotePad.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 26.0

Version 26.0 adds a close button to each document's tab.

General

Release July 23, 2020
Date Added July 23, 2020
Version 26.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,984
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

DocPad is a free alternative to Notepad. Although it fills the same role, plain text editing, it offers an arsenal of time-saving tools: block indent/unindent, bookmarking, case conversion, customizable toolbar, encoding conversion, file history, jump to line/offset, keyboard macros, print preview, search and replace, skinnable interface, spell checking, statistics, variable pitch font, and much more. It also includes a built-in calculator, calendar, and character map.