Metapad is a small, fast (and completely free) text editor for Windows 9x/NT/XP/Vista with similar features to Microsoft Notepad but with many extra (and rather useful) ...
What is metapad?
Metapad is a small, fast (and completely free) text editor for Windows 9x/NT/XP/Vista with similar features to Microsoft Notepad but with many extra (and rather useful) features. It was designed to completely replace Notepad since it includes all of Notepads features and much, much more.
metapad's enhanced feature set includes:
- Persistent window placement
- Dirty file notification
- Intelligent Find and Replace
- External viewer support (e.g. web browser)
- Usable accelerator keys (Ctrl+S, Ctrl+N, etc.)
- Dual customizable font support
- Optional Quick Exit (Esc key)
- Configurable tab stop setting
- Auto-indent mode
- Go to Line/Column
- Seamless UNIX text file support
- Block indent and unindent (Tab, Shift+Tab)
- Recent files list
- No file size limit! (under Win9x)
- Hyperlink support
- Over 30 customized UI language plugins
The last update was in 2012.
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Recent user activities on metapad
- POX added metapad as alternative(s) to Plain Text Editor
- mikeys addedmi
- edited metapadGu
Been using it for about 10 years on 4 machines
Works without any problems in Win-7 HP/PRO 32/64-bit
I use Metapad360 for archiving info, easily found with a good contents find program (4,800 TXT files at last count)
Option to be on top.
Save as VBS (option)
10 quick text available (Buffers and Language in Settings) ... Alt+number (0 -9)
Insert string of choice at beginning of selections with Alt+Q ... I use it while writing/testing VBscript
Change window font (and window backcolor) with click of menubar button
Favorites list (optional)
Recent Files (optional) configurable max. 16
Toggle file read-only (Ctrl+E) (optional)
Fixed window position (optional)
Insert date or date/time (configurable)
Clear Find History (feature)
SaveAs File Types REG file by developer, can be edited to personal requirements
Best basic text editor since sliced bread :)
[Edited by bawldiggle, February 04]
Aside from the browser, this must've been the exe that I launched most often the past decade. I spent countless nights burning the midnight oil with this editor.