TextPad is described as 'is designed to provide the power and functionality to satisfy the most demanding text editing requirements' and is a popular app in the Development category. There are more than 100 alternatives to TextPad for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like TextPad are Notepad++ (Free, Open Source), Atom (Free, Open Source), Sublime Text (Paid) and Vim (Free, Open Source).
- Most simple text editor. Just plain text, saves in .txt format. Not available for download; bundled with all versions of Windows. View 120 alternatives to Notepad
Textpad may be an alternative to Notepad, but Notepad is certainly not an alternative to Textpad. Textpad has a feature set that dwarf anything Notepad has!