WordPad Alternatives for Windows

Popular Alternatives to WordPad for Windows. Explore 25+ Windows apps like WordPad, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

WordPad is a simple word processor that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 onwards. It is the successor of Windows 3.1s Write. If your looking for more info about WordPad like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 7/5/2019 1:37:00 PM

Alternatives to WordPad for Windows with any license

  • LibreOffice - Writer

    Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing or desktop publishing tool. It's simple enough for a quick memo, but powerful enough to create complete books with contents, diagrams, indexes, etc. You're free to concentrate on your message, while Writer will make it look great.

    • Using it to write my novels. Paying for Wordpad isn't necessary as long as I have this software. Guest • Apr 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Wordpad is too simple compared to Wordpad. I'm looking for a super lightweight word processor like Wordpad for Linux so I can quickly write simple RTF documents when I don't need the features of LibreOffice. LibreOffice has more features but isn't as lightweight and fast. Guest • Sep 2018 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... ReactOS

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  • Vim

    Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content. Vim offers several “modes” for editing with efficiency. This makes vim a non-user-friendly application but it is also a strength. The normal mode binds alphanumeric keys to task-oriented commands. The visual mode highlights text. The command-line mode offers more tools (for search&replace, defining functions, etc.

    • Vim is a text editor, not a word processor. Guest • Sep 2018 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku ... OpenSolaris

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  • Microsoft Office Word

    Microsoft Word, part of the Microsoft Office Suite but also sold as a standalone application, is Microsoft's word processor. Its proprietary (but open-specification) DOC format is considered a de-facto standard, although from 2007 and above, Word uses DOCX. Other features include SmartArt, PDF support, and feature searching (as of Word 2016). Word Online, part of https://alternativeto .

    • Not lightweight, costs a decent amount of money. In short, not suitable if you only need something comparable to MS Wordpad. Guest • Oct 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Wordpad comes with Windows, but Word is commercial and has more features than Wordpad. Word may have more features, but is slower, while Wordpad is super lightweight and simple. I'm looking for a lightweight and fast word processor for Linux so I can write quick RTF documents when I don't need the advanced features of a full-fledged word processor, like Wordpad for Windows. Guest • Sep 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Android iPhone Windows S ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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  • Notion

    With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all. It's like Google Docs, but everything is organized and discoverable by your team. Real collaboration in real-time. Tired of your clunky wiki? With Notion, adding all types of content is as easy as drag & drop. Drag. Drop. Work as fluidly as you think. Love using Trello? Notion brings the same visual organization to every page.

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Software as a Service (SaaS)

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  • FocusWriter

    FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work. The program autosaves your progress, and reloads the last files you had open to make it easy to jump back in during your next writing session, and has many other features that make it such that only one thing matters: your writing.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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  • Scrivener

    Typewriter. Ring-binder. Scrapbook. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Tailor-made for creating long manuscripts, Scrivener banishes page fright by allowing you to compose your text in any order, in sections as large or small as you like. Got a great idea but don’t know where it fits? Write when inspiration strikes and find its place later. Grow your manuscript organically, idea by idea.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad

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  • Notepad2

    Notepad2 is a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. Simple as possible, but yet powerful. Has full Unicode support. Can be run out of the box without installation, and does not touch your system's registry.

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2.25, released on October 28, 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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  • Notepad2-mod

    Changes compared to the official Notepad2 Code folding Support for bookmarks Option to mark all occurrences of a word Word auto-completion Syntax highlighting support for AutoHotkey, AutoIt3, AviSynth, Bash, CMake, Inno Setup, LaTeX, Lua, Markdown, NSIS, Ruby, Tcl and YAML scripts Improved support for NFO ANSI art Support for replacing Windows Notepad using a clean, unintrusive registry-based method Other various minor changes and tweaks

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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  • WPS Writer

    WPS Writer, part of WPS Office , is dependable and fast word processing software that is highly compatible with Microsoft Office Word , and can read and edit DOC and DOCX formats. This allows you to freely transfer your office documents between Microsoft Word and WPS Writer. The version 2013 is available for free with the name Kingsoft Writer Free 2013.

    • Modern Microsoft Word Look-Alike that opens MUCH faster than Word! Has EVERYTHING you need. Not as bloated as Libre. Stable, Familiar UI, and most importantly....FREE! Guest • Apr 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Windows Linux

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  • Atlantis Word Processor

    Atlantis is an innovative, no-nonsense word processor carefully designed with the end-user in mind. Compact, fast-loading, but still powerful and efficient, Atlantis will be the perfect companion for a wide range of your word processing tasks, – from simple to most complex. A basic version of Atlantis Word Processor, called Atlantis Nova, is available for free download.

    Freemium Windows

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  • Q10

    Q10 is a simple but powerful text editor designed and built with writers in mind. Q10 is freeware. That's right, you can download and use it at no cost. Q10 is small, fast and keeps out of your way. Press F1 inside Q10 to read the help card. Q10 will clean your kitchen, walk your dog and make excellent coffee. Well, not really. But its really good as a full-screen text editor.

    • Discontinued Last version dates from 2011.

    Free Windows

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  • metapad

    Metapad is a small, fast (and completely free) text editor for Windows 9x/NT/XP/Vista with similar features to Microsoft Notepad but with many extra (and rather useful) features. It was designed to completely replace Notepad since it includes all of Notepads features and much, much more. metapad's enhanced feature set includes: * Persistent window placement * Dirty file notification * Intelligent Find and Replace * External viewer support (e.g.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Indigrid

    A new medium for your ideas—augment your thinking with a text editor designed for structuring lists. Side-by-side views allow 3 modes of thinking. Indigrid lets you list and group pieces of text in a hierarchical tree structure: so that you can organize big networks of ideas and navigate them—because the emphasis is on manipulating the ideas, instead of designing a document. It is like a text editor for mind mapping, with more emphasis on text editing and no graphics.

    Free Windows

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  • Dictanote

    Switch effortlessly between using the keyboard and your voice to type out notes. Work smarter and more productively with fast, accurate dictation and transcription using Dictanote. Dictanote supports over 40 different languages and 52 different dialects spoken which covers over 80% of the world's population! You can also purchase in-app Pro upgrade which lets you create multiple notes and save them on Dictanote cloud.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Chrome OS ... Chrome

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  • AbleWord

    AbleWord is a very capable word processing application that can read and write most popular document formats including PDF's. It is fully featured, supporting image formatting, tables, headers & footers and includes spell checking and print preview functions. Best of all it is totally free even for commercial use. AbleWord can read and write the following file types: Microsoft Word (doc, docx) Adobe PDF (pdf) Rich Text (rtf) Plain Text (txt) HTML (html, htm)

    Free Windows

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  • Jarte

    The Jarte word processor uses Microsofts reliable, fast starting WordPad word processing engine while adding many features missing in WordPad. Jarte can save files as .doc, .rtf, or .txt. It has all the features that most students or writers need with none of the bloat. It can do headers, footers, and has spell check as well as a word count function. It also uses tabs for quick access to multiple files. It is also portable.

    • It is small, fast, efficient text editor. Many of the other results here are not. It is built on WordPad's "engline". Guest • Dec 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Windows PortableApps.com

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  • Notepas

    Notepas is a fast portable native multiplatform text editor written in Lazarus and can be compiled for multiple platforms and widget sets using the advanced native Free Pascal Compiler. Exclusive features: - Alpha blended coloring supporting multiple layers of transparency for both text and background. - Code filter: a tool to filter lines that match a given search string or regular expression. - Code shaper: a set of tools to apply advanced formatting rules to a text selection.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • ConstEdit

    ConstEdit is a word processor that writes documents in the html format. It is a Google Chrome web browser extension. It is not a cloud app and is not an online html editor. It runs within Google Chrome locally on your device for better performance, convenience and security, while providing more functionality. Interoperability. ConstEdit writes documents in the standard internet webpage format (html/htm file extension).

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • Angel Writer

    Angel Writer is a free text editor allowing you to create impressive documents that contain formatted text, graphics and tables. You can learn how to work with Angel Writer in five minutes since it is very similar to Microsoft Office Word. A comfortable interface, small size and high performance rate - that is the free text editor Angel Writer. You can download and try this free text editor right now!

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.2, released in 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Windows

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  • EdytorNC

    EdytorNC is text editor for CNC programmers. Some features : bolt holes calculation; solutions of triangles calculation; speed, feed calculation; conversion inch/mm, mm/inch; code colouring; RS232 data transmission with automatic file saving and possibility to download new CNC program directly from machine (beta function, look in tool tips in serial port configuration dialog). Clipboard to keep texts from system clipboard. License: GNU General Public License version 2.0 (GPLv2)

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Devpad

    Notepad-like VB.Net multi-tab source code editor for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 that supports ASM, ASP.Net, Boo, C#, C++, CSS, HTML, INI, Java, JavaScript, Lua, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, SQL, VB.Net, XML and plain text files. - Supports syntax highlighting and line numbering. - Import files from FTP, archives, FlowDocuments and Rich Text Documents. - Export files to Wordpress, FTP, Archives, Images, FlowDocuments, Rich Text Documents and Webpages. - Powered by AvalonEdit.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Ynote Classic

    Ynote Classic is an easy to use fast and advanced text editor with a tabbed interface and multiview. It has intelligent Syntax Highlighting, Code Folding , Auto Indent and autocompletion. It can highlight any language you like using Regular Expressions. It can deal with large files (100k lines and more) quickly by using the File ->Binding->Open Binding File mode which can open large files very quickly.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • iText

    iText is an intuitive and refined text editor with word processing completely rewritten in Cocoa (so works with Afloat), and is suitable for both Power PC and Intel Macs. iText provides the simplest way to make gorgeous manuscripts on your Mac! iText has the TextEdit basics and just a few more important features - page numbers, columns, header/footer, footnotes - for manuscript writing. And a bookmark feature for effortless, lightning-quick navigation of your manuscript.

    Freemium Mac Windows iPhone iPad

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