Alternatives to EditPad Lite for all platforms with any license



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  • Notepad++ icon


    Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.

    Open Source Windows

  • Sublime Text icon

    Sublime Text

    Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Vim icon


    Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku OpenSolaris ... Xfce

  • gedit icon


    Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. Has syntax highlighting and is suitable for programming, with support for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenSolaris

  • Geany icon


    Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

  • Notepad2 icon

    Notepad2 Discontinued

    Notepad2 is a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. Simple as possible, but yet powerful. Has full...

    Open Source Windows

  • Komodo Edit icon

    Komodo Edit

    Komodo Edit is a fast, smart, free and open-source code editor. Switching your trusty code editor is hard, but give Komodo Edit (or...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • PSPad icon


    PSPad is a freeware programmers editor in 8 languages for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Some features are highlighted syntax...

    Free Windows

  • Notepad icon


    Most simple text editor. Just plain text, saves in .txt format. Not available for download; bundled with all versions of Windows.

    Free Windows

  • UltraEdit icon


    UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • jEdit icon


    jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Leafpad icon


    Leafpad is a lightweight text editor that emphasizes simplicity. As development focuses on keeping weight down to a minimum, only the...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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  • Notepad2-mod icon


    A modified version (fork) of Notepad2 based on Kai Liu's and other people's patches.

    Open Source Windows

  • Programmer's Notepad icon

    Programmer's Notepad

    Notepad more focused on developing than just scribble down notes. These is not an exhaustive feature list, but gives you some idea...

    Open Source Windows

  • ReText icon


    ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview. It is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • EmEditor icon


    EmEditor is a fast Unicode text editor for Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 supporting large files, scriptable macros, CSV files, keyword...

    Commercial Windows

  • SynWrite icon


    SynWrite is a free source code editor and notepad replacement for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. SynWrite features: syntax...

    Open Source Windows Total Commander

  • Caret icon


    Professional text editing for Chrome and Chrome OS. Caret is a graphical text editor modeled on Sublime Text, running completely...

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome

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  • wxMEdit icon


    wxMEdit is a cross-platform text and hex editor, derived from MadEdit . It adds automatic updates, bookmarks, selecting lines with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • RJ TextEd icon

    RJ TextEd

    RJ TextEd is a full featured text and source editor with Unicode support, syntax highlighting and code folding. The functionality...

    Free Windows

  • EditPad Pro icon

    EditPad Pro

    EditPad Pro is a powerful and versatile text editor or word processor. Designed to make text editing as convenient as possible, using...

    Commercial Windows

  • Scratch icon


    Scratch is the text editor that works for you. It auto-saves your files, meaning they're always up-to-date. Plus it remembers your...

    Open Source Linux

  • metapad icon


    Metapad is a small, fast (and completely free) text editor for Windows 9x/NT/XP/Vista with similar features to Microsoft Notepad but...

    Open Source Windows

  • TextPad icon


    TextPad is designed to provide the power and functionality to satisfy the most demanding text editing requirements. It can edit files...

    Commercial Windows

  • Editra icon


    Editra is a multi-platform text editor with an implementation that focuses on creating an easy to use interface and features that aid...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • MadEdit icon

    MadEdit Discontinued

    MadEdit is an Open-Source and Cross-Platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++ and wxWidgets. MadEdit can edit files in...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • CotEditor icon


    CotEditor is another text editor for Mac from Japan. It is also a code editor for C, C++, CSS, eRuby, HTML, Java, Javascript, LaTeX...

    Free Mac

  • HippoEDIT icon


    HippoEDIT is a powerful, fast and easy to use Windows text editor, primarily targeted at power users and programmers. It has modern...

    Commercial Windows

  • EditBone icon


    Powerful text editing tool that comes with syntax highlighting, support for over 50 languages and scripts, 22 different styles, a...

    Open Source Windows

  • Thunderpad icon


    Thunderpad (formerly Textpad) is a simple, general-purpose and cross-platform text editor written in C++ using the Qt libraries....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • TextEdit icon


    When you need to create text documents, TextEdit is a highly versatile word processor, including tools to format and layout your page...

    Free Mac

  • Pe (Programmer’s Editor) icon

    Pe (Programmer’s Editor)

    Pe, short for Programmer’s Editor, is an open source text editor for BeOS. It is targeted towards source-code editing, and features...

    Open Source Haiku

  • Zed Code Editor icon

    Zed Code Editor

    Zed is a fully offline-capable text and code editor you can use to edit files locally, on Dropbox, or remotely on any server. It has...

    Open Source Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome

  • Notepad! icon Notepad!

    Notepad! is the free, powerful, feature-rich replacement for your Windows Notepad. This software is completely free to use, for both...

    Free Windows

  • Enki icon


    Enki is a text editor for programmers. It is: –User friendly. Intuitive interface. Works out of the box. You don’t have to read a lot...

    Open Source Linux

EditPad Lite Comments

If you're looking for a Notepad alternative, but don't need ...

Comment by fotzenlecker
about EditPad Lite Jun 2011

If you're looking for a Notepad alternative, but don't need a coding editor, this software is a very good choice. As for me, I only need a lightweight but powerful Notepad replacement. And EditPad Lite is just perfect for this. It supports a very good and intuitive Search & Replace function, can convert between character sets (e.g. Western ISO -> UTF-8, etc.) and has a very neat interface with tabs supports, that makes it very easy to use. For fast access, it can also be put in the tray, if needed.


I don't think it is a good idea to suggest Notepad-like app ...

Comment by ATx
about EditPad Lite Jun 2011

I don't think it is a good idea to suggest Notepad-like applications as alternatives to Web/CSS editors, unless they offer specific functions tailored to Web/CSS tasks.

I don't think people want to see Notepad, or the like, suggested as an alternative for every application that opens an ASCII file, even if it can. The description says: "general-purpose text editor".


the icon needs to be trimmed down, so that only the green n ...

Comment by jamesonian
about EditPad Lite Jun 2011

the icon needs to be trimmed down, so that only the green notepad appears