Alternatives to WordPad for all platforms with any license

  • Notepad++ icon

    Notepad++

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

    Open Source Windows

  • Vim icon

    Vim

    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

  • LibreOffice - Writer icon

    LibreOffice - Writer

    Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing or desktop publishing tool. It's simple...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Google Drive - Docs icon

    Google Drive - Docs

    Google Docs is an online word processor, part of Google Drive , that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad

  • 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

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    AbiWord

    AbiWord is a free software word processor. The name "AbiWord" (pronounced "Abby Word") is derived from the root of...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Haiku AmigaOS Xfce

  • FocusWriter icon

    FocusWriter

    FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work. The program...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Notepad icon

    Notepad

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

    Free Windows

  • Scrivener icon

    Scrivener

    Scrivener is a word processor and project management tool created specifically for writers of long texts such as novels and research...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Write! icon

    Write!

    Write! is a distraction-free text editor that boosts your productivity. It supports markdown syntax, spell-checker, cloud integration...

    Commercial Windows

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    Notepad2-mod

    A modified version (fork) of Notepad2 based on Kai Liu's and other people's patches. Changes compared to the official...

    Open Source Windows

  • WPS Writer icon

    WPS Writer

    WPS Writer, part of WPS Office , is dependable and fast word processing software that is highly...

    Freemium Windows Linux

  • Q10 icon

    Q10 Discontinued

    Q10 is a simple but powerful text editor designed and built with writers in mind.

    Free Windows

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    metapad

    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

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    Fidus Writer

    Fidus Writer is an online collaborative LaTeX editor especially made for academics who need to use citations and/or formulas. The...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Atlantis Word Processor icon

    Atlantis Word Processor

    Atlantis is an innovative, no-nonsense word processor carefully designed with the end-user in mind. Compact, fast-loading, but still...

    Freemium Windows Windows RT

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    Notepas

    Notepas is a fast portable native multiplatform text editor written in Lazarus and can be compiled for multiple platforms and widget...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Ynote Classic icon

    Ynote Classic

    Ynote Classic is an easy to use fast and advanced text editor with a tabbed interface and multiview. It has intelligent Syntax...

    Open Source Windows

  • TextEdit icon

    TextEdit

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

    Free Mac

  • WebODF icon

    WebODF

    WebODF is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to add Open Document Format (ODF) support to your website and to your mobile or...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Airborn OS icon

    Airborn OS

    Store and edit documents in the cloud without sacrificing your privacy

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Dictanote icon

    Dictanote Discontinued

    Dictanote is a mini Word with multi-language speech recognition built-in and runs on Chrome

    Freemium Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome

  • Jarte icon

    Jarte

    The Jarte word processor uses Microsofts reliable, fast starting WordPad word processing engine while adding many features missing in...

    Freemium Windows

  • Devpad icon

    Devpad

    Notepad-like VB.Net multi-tab source code editor for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 that supports ASM, ASP.Net, Boo, C#, C++, CSS...

    Open Source Windows

  • Nisus Writer icon

    Nisus Writer

    Nisus Writer feels like home with support for Mac OS X autosave, document versioning, and iCloud. Built from the same core as Nisus...

    Commercial Mac

  • HTML5 Notepad icon

    HTML5 Notepad

    HTML5 Notepad: Inspired by the iPad 'Notes' application. Very simple. Just start typing. Everything is saved to your system...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • ConstEdit icon

    ConstEdit

    ConstEdit is a word processor that writes documents in the html format, which is the standard internet webpage format. Documents...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Notion icon

    Notion

    Notion is an expressive and collaborative document editor that gives your ideas a place to grow Drag. Drop. Work as fluidly as you...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • AbleWord icon

    AbleWord

    AbleWord is a very capable word processing application that can read and write most popular document formats including PDF's. It...

    Free Windows

  • Simple Words icon

    Simple Words Discontinued

    Simple Words is an easy-to-use yet robust word processor with a modern user interface, Rich Text processing, and compatibility with...

    Commercial Windows

  • Aspose.Words for Android icon

    Aspose.Words for Android

    Aspose.Words for Android is a Java word processing component that enables developers to generate, modify, convert and render Word...

    Commercial Android

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    Documents Viewer Discontinued

    Documents Viewer allows you to preview Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents on iPad as Microsoft Office originally displays them....

    Freemium iPad