This simple freeware text editor offers features that are, for the most part, already found in Windows Notepad. ScratchPad offers basic text-editing tools such as cut, copy, and paste text, change font, and print. Unlike similar programs it doesn't offer advanced features such as changing case or converting code. On the plus side, ScratchPad can save notes internally as well as to a text file. Saved notes are displayed in a simple list with the date, note title, and partial text shown. Just click one to open it. You'll also be able to send notes through an e-mail server such as Outlook. ScratchPad minimizes to the system tray for easy access. It's not feature-rich, but any user looking for a simple program to keep and manage notes can use ScratchPad at no charge. Users can enter 10 notes during the trial period.
What's new in version 1.6.1
Version 1.6.1 adds spell check functionality.
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedJune 22, 2007
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
ScratchPad is a a simple yet powerful notes-taking utility for Windows that resides in your system tray while not in use. ScratchPad is ideal for heads-down computer users who need to store information in an electronic format, yet want it accessible (and searchable) without having to fumble through their file directory looking for files or searching a word processing document trying to find exactly what they're looking for. Version 1.6.1 adds spell check functionality.