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PSPad

Text, code and hex editor.

  • Windows
Avg rating of 3.7 (12)| 14 comments

PSPad Screenshots

Main Window - Project Settings
PSPad with project window, clips list template and LOG window...
PSPad with all toolbars closed (F2 and Ctrl+F2)
Integrated full HEX editor
Text compare with differences highlighted
Code explorer
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PSPad Features

  1.  Syntax HighlightingPSPad supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
  2.  LightweightPSPad consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  3.  PortablePSPad can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

PSPad information

  • Developed byJan Fiala
  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.7 (12 ratings)
  • Alternatives156 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 14 comments and reviews about PSPad, and it has gotten 201 likes

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Nortiset
  
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Personally, I've been using PSPad for 4 years (primary for HTML+CSS) - it's far from perfect, but I couldn't find a 100% replacement for for it.

I've tried over 20 editors - but I'm still using PSPad. I don't know why there're so many fans of NP++ cause there're lots of better alternatives (imho). Yeah, it's a bit faster, smoother, has better charset-support and code-folding - well that's the only advantages I found for myself. The better alternatives were:

  • RJ TextEditor (it's very functional as-is, without any extensions, though it's a bit "messy")
  • Webuilder (another very powerful editor, but it's paid and doesn't have some functions which PSPad has, i.e. Comparision Tool )
  • Scriptly (not bad at all, though it's less functional than the editors above and it has only the small german-speaking community, so it's kinda difficult to find any answers)
  • Geany (it's more basic, but it's very fast and smooth) (unfortunately, all of them don't support Zen-Coding which PSPad and NP++ does).

The other editors I've tried (Vim, CoffeeCup, HateML, TopStyle, EmEditor, Komodo Edit, BlueFish, HTML-Kit, Emacs, jEdit, UltraEdit and some others) were worse yet for my demands comparing to PSPad.

After all, the features I miss most in PSPad are:

  • advanced color chooser (WB, RJTE)
  • advanced preview (RJTE, WeBuilder)
  • advanced charset support (NP++, WB)
  • clickable links (Geany, RJ TE)
  • code folding (NP++, Geany, RJTE)

But for me PSPad is the best editor for the moment.

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TBayAreaPat
  
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Like Notepad++, it has tabbing, highlighting, and blank line removal. The highlighting File save status icon is sweet! If you like Scripts/Macros, you will find an impressive selection of extensions to add. But it is only available on the 32bit program, not the 64. Place the script file in the script folder under the right language... java or vbs. I think from there In Settings, go to Program Settings, System Integration, and click Integrated scripting support (WSH). Unfortunately, running these scripts seems to be over my head.. I think it's a programmer deal.

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cCKk
  
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Everything posted about PSPad is correct.

Awesome editor, compare with npp.

Free? Invasive adware could cost $$ to remove.

Maybe cheaper to purchase another product.

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hced
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So what's the status on alleged adware mentioned here some 10 years ago or so?

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Andre65
  
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By far the best text editor for windows

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Marc66
  
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Switched to PSPad after experiencing too many problems with Notepad++

I like its small footprint and out-of-the-box Compare and Hex features.

I would give it 5 stars if a x64 version was available

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TBayAreaPat

It has one now, but if you want to use their extension scripts, it's only available on the 32 bit version.

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ruedigerzwarg
  
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I cannot confirm ad- or malware. Could this be due to downloads from other than the original Website? Anyone who bundles unwanted software while posting the text below, would discredit himself and go off on a tangent forever. This is what it says on http://www.pspad.com/en/download.php

I hereby declare, that PSPad installer, downloaded from PSPad page, doesn't contains any bundled software or malware. PSPad installer and PSPad.exe itself is digitaly signed with code signing certificate, issued by Comodo certification authority.

PS: If offered (as here with pspad) I always use portable software versions

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Tags

  • Web Design
  • Code Editor
  • Text Editor
  • FTP
  • CSS / Stylesheets

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PSPad platform details

Windows

Installer version 4.2MB or portable app: cab-file with 4.19MB

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