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Paddy for Windows

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Key Details of Paddy

  • View and edit text files.
  • Last updated on August 27, 2015
  • There have been 5 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Text editors are by their very nature simple programs; they're made to handle text--often code--that does not require formatting or embellishment. Paddy takes the simplicity of the text editor format and adds a few useful features, many of which specifically have coders in mind.

The program's interface is plain and looks like most other programs of this type: a large, empty text field, and a handful of menus across the top. This isn't Notepad, though; there are some pretty interesting features in those menus. In addition to changing fonts, users can change the color of both the background and text. The MRU--or Most Recently Used--list lets users view and open the files they've most recently been working with. For the seriously geeky there are several decoding options, including HTML hex code, script hex code, Rotate13, and Base64. Users can also insert dates, insert and delete line breaks, and insert strings of text. For the most part Paddy is pretty self-explanatory, although we do wish that the program came with a Help file; there are a few features that will likely be familiar to coders but unclear to everyone else. Overall, Paddy isn't a particularly impressive program, but it's not bad if you're looking for a text editor with a few extra features.

Paddy comes as a ZIP file and is accessible after extraction with no need for installation, making it a perfect program to keep on your thumbdrive. We recommend this program to everyone.



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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
May 16, 2010
Latest update
August 27, 2015
Version
1.7
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows ME, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
1,365
Downloads Last Week
0

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User Reviews

3/5

2 User Votes


Developer's Description

View and edit text files.

Paddy is a small Text file viewer with some configuration options for colors and fonts. In contrary to Notepad it can also be used with Linux type files. Paddy can decode Hex encoded Html and Script text, Base64, and Rotate13. Two different Fonts can be used according to file extensions.