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MyTextArea Alternatives

MyTextArea is described as 'quick and simple online text editor for plain text. It features plain text editing, local storage (saving to browser storage), character/word counter. New features added on a regular basis' and is a Text Editor. There are more than 10 alternatives to MyTextArea, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, PortableApps.com and The Portable Freeware Collection. The best alternative is Notepad3, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to MyTextArea are Notepad, metapad, EditPad Lite and ATPad.

MyTextArea alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Note-taking Tools or Code Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MyTextArea.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Online

MyTextArea is a quick and simple online text editor for plain text. It features plain text editing, local storage (saving...

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  1. 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.
  2. 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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    metapad

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ Portablemetapad can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. EditPad Lite is a compact general-purpose text editor. Use EditPad Lite to easily edit any kind of plain text file. EditPad Lite has all the essential features to make text editing a breeze:

    ⚫︎ PortableEditPad Lite can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    ATPad

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    • The Portable Freeware Collection

    ATPad is a simple Notepad replacement written in pure C and Windows API. Keeping simplicity of Notepad it provides many additional features. 90kb UPX repacked.

    ⚫︎ PortableATPad can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ LightweightATPad consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    90kb!


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    TED Notepad

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Replace notepad with free Unicode notepad replacement, rich in innovative features, text-processing functions, tools and hot-keys.

    ⚫︎ PortableTED Notepad can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ LightweightTED Notepad consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  7. This tool can transform texts into a variety of formats/structures. It can assist tasks of data formatting and coding. Formatting steps can be stored and reused. The tool includes text-to-speech of various languages.

    ⚫︎ Text to SpeechLittle Transformer: Text Editor with TTS allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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    TextEdit

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    When you need to create text documents, TextEdit is a highly versatile word processor, including tools to format and layout your page, edit and stylize text, check spelling, create tables and lists, import graphics, work with HTML, and even add music and movie files.

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    TextEdit main interface (Updated) (Noticed I used the same text thing as the other one?)
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    WriteXO

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A cloud based notepad made for writers by writers.

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    Edit Pad

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Fast, web-based plain text editor for quickly taking notes online.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeEdit Pad supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ LightweightEdit Pad consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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