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Cannot confirm ad- or malware

about PSPad · ·

I cannot confirm ad- or malware. Could this be due to downloads from other than the original Website? Anyone who bundles unwanted software while posting the text below, would discredit himself and go off on a tangent forever. This is what it says on

I hereby declare, that PSPad installer, downloaded from PSPad page, doesn't contains any bundled software or malware. PSPad installer and PSPad.exe itself is digitaly signed with code signing certificate, issued by Comodo certification authority.

PS: If offered (as here with pspad) I always use portable software versions


free + adware

about PSPad · ·

Everything posted about PSPad is correct.

Awesome editor, compare with npp.

Free? Invasive adware could cost $$ to remove.

Maybe cheaper to purchase another product.


No code folding, for me that is a no go :-(

about PSPad · ·

I was searching for editor that supports bookmarks like Delphi IDE (or VS with DPack ext), only PSPad have this feature, but lack of code folding is show stopper for me. For example I am debugging parsing big XML file into object models, and using PSPad to examine that XML, without folding it's one big mess :(

[Edited by AntonioBakula, July 03]


PSPad has become scamware, you've been warned

about PSPad · ·

I love PSPad. Have used it for years.

Imagine my huge disappointment when I discovered that the latest setup file installed all sorts of undesirable crap in my system. It is no excuse that you can theoretically find a way to decipher the installer to avoid this. The truth is that entire thing is sadly, sadly, oh so sadly conceived to be deceitful.

You've been warned.


New versions

Comment by DanMan
about PSPad · Sep 2011 ·

Oh, and if you're looking for the latest version check out the forum:


Suits me the most

about PSPad and Notepad++ · ·

I've tried a lot of editors myself, and I keep coming back to PSPad. I especially don't understand why so many people like Notepad++.


But for me PSPad is the best editor for the moment

about PSPad and Notepad++, Geany · ·

Personally, I've been using PSPad for 4 years (primary for HTML+CSS) - it's far from perfect, but I couldn't find a 100% replacement for for it.

I've tried over 20 editors - but I'm still using PSPad.
I don't know why there're so many fans of NP++ cause there're lots of better alternatives (imho). Yeah, it's a bit faster, smoother, has better charset-support and code-folding - well that's the only advantages I found for myself.
The better alternatives were:
- RJ TextEditor (it's very functional as-is, without any extensions, though it's a bit "messy")
- Webuilder (another very powerful editor, but it's paid and doesn't have some functions which PSPad has, i.e. Comparision Tool )
- Scriptly (not bad at all, though it's less functional than the editors above and it has only the small german-speaking community, so it's kinda difficult to find any answers)
- Geany (it's more basic, but it's very fast and smooth)
(unfortunately, all of them don't support Zen-Coding which PSPad and NP++ does).

The other editors I've tried (Vim, CoffeeCup, HateML, TopStyle, EmEditor, Komodo Edit, BlueFish, HTML-Kit, Emacs, jEdit, UltraEdit and some others) were worse yet for my demands comparing to PSPad.

After all, the features I miss most in PSPad are:
- advanced color chooser (WB, RJTE)
- advanced preview (RJTE, WeBuilder)
- advanced charset support (NP++, WB)
- clickable links (Geany, RJ TE)
- code folding (NP++, Geany, RJTE)

But for me PSPad is the best editor for the moment.

about PSPad and Notepad++ · ·

Just been having a go with PSPad -- it's good!

Overall, better than Notepad++ and, in some ways better than -- my favourite HTML/JS/CSS editor -- HomeSite.

- quick to start, responsive, and a small footprint
- seems stable
- simple, clean interface -- very like HomeSite
- powerful and useful editing features
- plain text ini file
- quite easy to customise

- no multiline search (only HomeSite has this)
- only IE browser integration
- some parts of the interface are a bit cluttered or clunky
- not sure, but I think it's written with Borland Delphi -- shame, in this day and age, it wasn't done cross-platform with (say) Qt

[Edited by em4020, July 25]

about PSPad and Notepad++ · ·

I moved to PSPad from Notepad++, after the latter showed a problem of remaining in memory after closed (which wasn't solved in a newer version or by re-installing, or by installing on another computer). Notepad++ probably no longer has this problems, but I'm with PSPad now. Great, great app.