Notepad2 is a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. Simple as possible, but yet powerful. Has full Unicode support. Can be run out of ...
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What is Notepad2?
Notepad2 is a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. Simple as possible, but yet powerful. Has full Unicode support. Can be run out of the box without installation, and does not touch your system's registry.
The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2.25, released on October 28, 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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- caltlgin added Notepad2 as alternative(s) to Notepad3
- jmmgc added Notepad2 as alternative(s) to Text File Editor
Extremely fast, many features, code highlight, color themmes
Notepad2 has been forked and there are several versions that add additional functionality. Additionally, there is a Notepad3 version which is quite better, and a Notepad4 as well. Use your Google dirty fingers and find some of these alternates and be glad that you did.
I use Notepad2 since ~10 years ago. Florian hasn't updated it recently, I'm on 4.2.25 now, on a Win 7 laptop. Installs easily and automatically replaces M$'s useless notepad. Lots of nice functionality like block copy & paste, sorting (ascending / descending, text / numeric, merge duplicates / remove duplicates / remove unique lines), prefix / suffix lines, et cetera. Cheers to you Florian! Surely possible to find similar functionality in other software, but with the ones I tested at the time this was the outstanding candidate and I haven't had any reason to look for an alternative.
A Lightweight soft,the best choice to Instead of the windows notepad
This soft is not suitable for those programmers or other coders.
If you need more powerful,then you could select notepad++
Anyway,its also a good good software
I tried four text editors (AkelPad, TextPad, LTFViewer and Notepad2), each of which claimed to support large text files. Two of them couldn't open my file at all. Of the two that could open it, one was so slow at searching for text strings that I found the entire application unusable (because searching through this 1.4G file is a crucial requirement for me)
NotePad2 was the only one could open my 1.4G file and search through it quickly. I love it!
[Edited by rmbjr60, February 03]
It is easy to make bulleted lists that wrap properly while keeping the file in plain text mode.
[Edited by karlnordstrom, November 08]
It's great that the program has an alphabetizing/sort option. I only wish it could be found without needing to consult the web.