Free TwistPad Alternatives

    TwistPad is described as 'Twistpad is a fully featured text and code editor for Windows. Twistpad can be used as a simple notepad replacer, or a featured packed editor targeting web and software developers'. There are more than 50 alternatives to TwistPad for various platforms. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like TwistPad are Notepad++ (Free, Open Source), Vim (Free, Open Source), Geany (Free, Open Source) and gedit (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Dec 22, 2020

    • Thunderpad (formerly Textpad) is a simple, general-purpose and cross-platform text editor written in C++ using the Qt libraries.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed since 2015. Latest versions can be still downloaded from SourceForge and GitHub

      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • xPad is the ultimate notepad, TextEdit and Stickies replacement for Apple's OS X.

      Discontinued

      xPad is no longer developed or maintained, but it can be still downloaded from its webpage.

      • Free
      • Mac


    • Eddie is a programmers editor for Mac OSX and Gnome Linux.
      • Free
      • Mac
      • Linux
    • TabNote is a free and offline chrome extension which can use to take notes while you are browsing the web.
      • Freemium
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      • Self-Hosted
      • Google Chrome
    • People joke about what IDE they use often, things like Word, MS Notepad, sometimes even Eclipse, and then often times MS Paint.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Microsoft Paint
    • Enki is a text editor for programmers. It is:–User friendly. Intuitive interface. Works out of the box. You don’t have to read a lot of docs
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Notepad-like VB.Net multi-tab source code editor for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 that supports ASM, ASP.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • Text Edit Plus is a lightweight tool that enables users to easily create new text documents or to modify existing ones.
    • Hekapad is a free fully featured lightweight text editor for Windows. It can be used to replace the classic Notepad with some cool features.
    • MetroTextual is a Windows text editor inspired by Microsoft’s Metro Design Language.
      • Free
      • Windows