Techno Point

April 12, 2008

Replace Notepad with Notepad2

Filed under: Windows — rakeshinx @ 4:20 am
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Windows only: When Notepad just doesn’t have the features you need to get simple text-editing done, check out the lightweight but feature-packed alternative, Notepad2. Since we mentioned Notepad2 back in 2005, the application has seen several updates, including a new release just this week. Get code syntax highlighting, regular expression search, better text selection options, and support for Unix and Mac-created text files in Notepad2, which can run standalone from a thumb drive. You can even replace Windows Notepad entirely with Notepad2, though it takes a few steps—here’s a tutorial on how for XP users, and one for Vista users. My one gripe about Notepad2? It can’t open multiple files in one window. But it’s still a big step up from Notepad. Notepad2 is a free download for Windows only.

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