Though nothing it offers is revolutionary, this text editor does offer more functionality than the standard Notepad. Notebook's interface is ultraplain and all of its options are offered through a simple File menu. In addition to basic editing tools, the program includes a spell checker. You can use a hot key to open the program, set it to stay on top, and apply various transparency levels. Notebook can be used to keep running notes, which are automatically saved and appear each time the program is opened until you clear them. You also can save notes to a text file or print them. This text editor works well, and anyone can use it, but don't expect to be dazzled by Notepad's design or features.
What's new in version 1.4
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedJune 2, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Notebook is a text editor that can be used to take simple notes, or as a replacement for Microsoft's Notepad application. When not in use, Notebook resides in the system tray. Notebook will automatically save the text you have written upon exit and restore it when restarted. Notebook incorporates all the standard features expected from a text editor, plus a few extras. Features include: open, save, & print capability for text files; spell checker; global hotkey assignment; transparency; ability to stay on top of other windows; ability to load when Windows starts; live update over the Internet.