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Programmer's Notepad

  • Windows
Avg rating of 3.7 (3)| 7 comments

What is Programmer's Notepad?

Notepad more focused on developing than just scribble down notes.

These is not an exhaustive feature list, but gives you some idea of the features present in Programmer’s Notepad.

  • Syntax Highlighting for lots of languages, configured with schemes
  • Multi-language user interface
  • Unlimited number of schemes supported, powerful syntax highlighting supporting both user-defined and built-in schemes
  • Text Clips provide smart templates for text insertion
  • Code Folding/Outlining
  • Docking windows for: File Browser, Open Files, Text Clips, Tool Output, Find in Files results
  • Regular expression search and replace (full perl syntax)
  • Excellent external tool support with user-configurable output matching – click on errors and warnings to jump right to the place in the file where they were generated
  • Split Views
  • Bookmarks (both numbered and plain)
  • Export to HTML (using CSS) and RTF
  • Code definition browsing and navigation (using Ctags)
  • Non fixed-width font support
  • Projects and Project Groups with multi-level folders and file system mirroring
  • Scripting with Python
  • Extensions support for developing add-ons with C++
  • Support for UTF8, 16 and various file encodings
  • Support for windows, unix and macintosh line endings
  • Tabbed MDI interface, with multi-level split views
  • Word-wrapping
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Discontinued

not updated since 3 dec 2016

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Programmer's Notepad Features

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

Programmer's Notepad information

  • Developed bySimon Steele
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.7
  • Alternatives121 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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Our users have written 7 comments and reviews about Programmer's Notepad, and it has gotten 60 likes

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TBayAreaPat
  
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I'm happy to find a tabbed Free OpenSource alternative to Notepad ++. It has the highlighting.. One thing I like better about Notepad ++ is that I can rename a file while I'm in it. I also miss the blank line removal that Notepad++ has. I'm switching over to PsPad as another secondary because it has the blank line removal, tabbed interface, and highlighting like Notepad++.

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Xium
  
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Way better than any other editors I've used, the only gripe is manual refresh of the project pane, but at least it works, unlike some other programs.... Style editing great, this software just works.

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lesm
  
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This program seems to be discontinued. Last version 2.4.2 dated 2016.

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Xium

Sometimes people create something right and it doesn't need updating.

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lilleyt
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Just found out that Obsidian color scheme is in the Tools>Options>Styles configuration. Sweet.

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lilleyt
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A solid choice for a simple yet powerful programmer's editor. Compare's well to the best.

I like the fact that the interface is clean enough to serve as a notepad replacement for the average user, which is the primary reason I went looking again for an editor after being a longtime Notepad++ fan. However, under the hood is a polished feature set focused on the coder, with almost everything you'd expect and no fluff. Bonus points for a logically organized toolbars, options dialog and sensible defaults.

Compares well with Notepad++ and PSPad, my other two favorites, but feels more lightweight while still carrying the necessary features. Has all of the basics you would expect such as syntax-highlighting, find-in-files, show whitespace, macros, notepad-replacement (through registry image file execution), external tools, etc.

It also has the somewhat rare combination of advanced features that I happen to care about:

  • Regex search and replace (perl syntax)
  • Column-mode selection (from scintilla component)
  • Code-folding
  • Python-scriptable

I only am left wanting for a couple features I miss from Notepad++, namely:

  • Obsidian color scheme
  • Ctrl-Shift-arrow to move lines up and down
  • Markdown syntax highlighting

Also works with Zen coding.

Very good stuff. I'm starting to prefer it over Notepad++ and PSPad. Worth a look for any programmer, or regular user. Don't be fooled by the UI into thinking it's not a powerful editor.

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jason001
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far superior to notepad++. I like that you can configure tools per extension

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rocketmonkeys
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Very good programming editor, use it daily for all my coding. Regular updates. Very configurable, great regex/search & replace support. Not an IDE, just an editor. Used to use (and paid for) Textpad, but that grew stale after no updates. Tried notepad++, but this was a lot less messy. Highly recommended for a simple & fast but very powerful text editor.

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    TBayAreaPat Upvoted a comment on Programmer's Notepad
    A solid choice for a simple yet powerful programmer's editor. Compare's well to the best. I like the fact that the interface is clean enough to serve as a notepad replacement for the average user, which is the primary reason I went looking again for an editor after being a longtime Notepad++ fan. However, under the hood is a polished feature set focused on the coder, with almost everything you'd expect and no fluff. Bonus points for a logically organized toolbars, options dialog and sensible defaults. Compares well with Notepad++ and PSPad, my other two favorites, but feels more lightweight while still carrying the necessary features. Has all of the basics you would expect such as syntax-highlighting, find-in-files, show whitespace, macros, notepad-replacement (through registry image file execution), external tools, etc. It also has the somewhat rare combination of advanced features that I happen to care about: * Regex search and replace (perl syntax) * Column-mode selection (from scintilla component) * Code-folding * Python-scriptable I only am left wanting for a couple features I miss from Notepad++, namely: * Obsidian color scheme * Ctrl-Shift-arrow to move lines up and down * Markdown syntax highlighting Also works with Zen coding. Very good stuff. I'm starting to prefer it over Notepad++ and PSPad. Worth a look for any programmer, or regular user. Don't be fooled by the UI into thinking it's not a powerful editor.
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    TBayAreaPat Upvoted a comment on Programmer's Notepad
    Very good programming editor, use it daily for all my coding. Regular updates. Very configurable, great regex/search & replace support. Not an IDE, just an editor. Used to use (and paid for) Textpad, but that grew stale after no updates. Tried notepad++, but this was a lot less messy. Highly recommended for a simple & fast but very powerful text editor.
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    TBayAreaPat reviewed Programmer's Notepad
    I'm happy to find a tabbed Free OpenSource alternative to Notepad ++. It has the highlighting.. One thing I like better about Notepad ++ is that I can rename a file while I'm in it. I also miss the blank line removal that Notepad++ has. I'm switching over to PsPad as another secondary because it has the blank line removal, tabbed interface, and highlighting like Notepad++.
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