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HTML5 Notepad Alternatives

HTML5 Notepad is described as ': Inspired by the iPad 'Notes' application. Very simple. Just start typing. Everything is saved to your system automatically' and is an website in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to HTML5 Notepad, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Notepad++, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to HTML5 Notepad are Notepad3, Notepad, SciTE and Programmer's Notepad.

HTML5 Notepad alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Code Editors or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of HTML5 Notepad.
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  1. Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.

    ⚫︎ LightweightNotepad++ consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableNotepad++ can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsNotepad++ can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingNotepad++ supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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  2. Notepad3 is a fast and light-weight Scintilla-based text editor with syntax highlighting. It has a small memory footprint, but is powerful enough to handle most programming jobs.

    ⚫︎ LightweightNotepad3 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableNotepad3 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingNotepad3 supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Notepad3 without registration.
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    Supports RTL languages out of the box.


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

    ⚫︎ LightweightNotepad consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    SciTE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce

    SciTE is a SCIntilla based Text Editor. Originally built to demonstrate Scintilla, it has grown to be a generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs.

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  5. Notepad more focused on developing than just scribble down notes.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingProgrammer's Notepad supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ PortableProgrammer's Notepad can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    not updated since 3 dec 2016

    PN on Vista


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    WordPad

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    WordPad is a simple word processor that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 onwards. It is the successor of Windows 3.1s Write. From Windows 7 Wordpad includes the ribbon user interface.

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    SynWrite

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Total Commander

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

    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingSynWrite can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingSynWrite supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ PortableSynWrite can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Last update was on 29-08-2017. Synwrite is continued on CudaText.Only there is no Total Commander plug-in with CudaText.

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    Notepas

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Notepas is a fast portable native multiplatform text editor written in Lazarus and can be compiled for multiple platforms and widget sets using the advanced native Free Pascal Compiler.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingNotepas supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ PortableNotepas can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Cannot run on macos Monterey

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  9. Lines is a modern and minimalist text editor - IDE with support for over 150 programming languages, embedded code inspectors and many other cool tools to help you write better code.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingLines code editor supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Responsive preview, code outline, project explorer, tabs. (new version 5.2)
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    MS Paint IDE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Microsoft Paint

    People joke about what IDE they use often, things like Word, MS Notepad, sometimes even Eclipse, and then often times MS Paint. People joke about MS Paint because it's not even a text editor, people joke about it because it doesn't have one feature in common with IDEs.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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