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Notepad3

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 programm...

  • Windows
Avg rating of 4.3 (6)| 6 comments
Supports RTL languages out of the box.
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Notepad3 Features

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

Notepad3 information

  • Developed byRizonesoft
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.3
  • Alternatives196 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  3,093 Stars
  •  248 Forks
  •  161 Open Issues
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Our users have written 6 comments and reviews about Notepad3, and it has gotten 36 likes

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Soheyl
  
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It's so fantastic, Fast & Fast

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playmobilmeister
  
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Supports RTL languages and R/S script syntax highlighting out of the box

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DogHoundK9
  
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I used Notepad3 before without any problems. Now it shows Swedish chars with the wrong encoding. I have Googled and tried some solutions suggested but haven't had any luck. I'm now using Notepad++ instead.

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PisyaKamushkin
  
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I'm not a programmer and I don't need a huge number of functions in Notepad++, there are very complex settings and confusing plugins, but I need a simple and light editor. Notepad3 worked very well for me. I would like to have added tabs, otherwise perfect.

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Guest
  
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Based on Notepad2 and Contributors is also Florian Balmer

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ibnMuhammad
  
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Wonderful little application, I thought it would be my next go-to application after Programmer's Notepad stopped being updated, but sadly Notepad3 doesn't have a tabbed interface, so each file opens in a new instance of the app, much like notepad. And despite having syntax highlighting and support for multiple programming languages, it isn't really designed to be used for development work. So as a replacement for notepad, it seems overkill to includes programming language support and syntax highlighting, which I don't believe majority of Windows users care about - for that, there's Notepad++.

Another annoyance, which I hope is something that will be fixed in future, is that the CPU usage hovers just above 0% at 0.05% on a low-end desktop/laptop cpu (like the first gen of i5/i7); I know it doesn't sound much, but with multiple instances and files open, it builds up.

Another issue is memory usage, so despite being very light, it appears it consumes more memory (working set) along with private working set, compared to Notepad++, particularly with an open file - this surprised me.

Nonetheless, it's an excellent alternative to Windows Notepad with features for defining tabbing lengths, support for unix/windows line endings, code folding, file change notification, highlighting occurrences, brace matching, etc.

N.b. I'm not sure why Notepad3 is tagged as an "IDE" despite not having any integrated development features, such as version control, code compiling, command prompt, etc.

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  • Text Editor
  • Code Editor
  • rtl-encoding
  • notepad

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