Q-Jot v5.9.1

__philippe on 5 Apr 2017
  • 614KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Dec 2008
  • Suggested by Kenny

QJot is a rich text editor and WordPad replacement that can open various Word, Works, HTML, and even WordPerfect files. It also supports rich Unicode text and images and can 'Recover Text from Any File'. Saves to RTF, TXT, HTML formats, various DOC file formats, and WordPerfect.

Download link offline; linking to Softpedia.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice Launch QJot.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AbiWord, Jarte
What's new?
  • Fixed line spacing bug.

17 comments on Q-Jot  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Webfork 2007-08-16 00:19

More than adequate replacement for WordPad. Clear and easy interface, starts up fast, simple, but with basic features you think WordPad should have had 10 years ago and still doesn't in Vista.

Unlike the synopsis claims, can also save in HTML format and opens lots of text formats.

Mark 2007-12-12 12:20

Downloaded and found does not save to DOC format.

grannyGeek 2007-12-12 18:25

Very nice, easy to use, and small.
I especially like the OLE support to create/insert and right-click to edit images, sounds, & files, and also the feature on Edit menu "Find in Files" that opens a Windows Explorer search window :-)

I think that, like every rich-text editor I've tried (10 or so!), it will only save to DOC format IF you have a converter installed on host machine C:\Program Files\Common Files. I would love to find one that works off a converter loaded in its own folder.

Saving to HTML seems to lose live hyperlinks, if that matters to you.

Midas 2007-12-13 09:30

@Mark & grannyGeek
Have you tried just renaming the rtf files with the doc file extension? Will it do it for you?

Webfork 2008-01-15 18:58

The only portable freeware program I've found (so far) that opens Microsoft's DOCX format. Of course, this isn't a problem until some novice user sends you something important in DOCX, not knowing how to change formats.

> does not save to DOC format

Being able to save to DOC format is *purely* cosmetic and has no actual benefit. RTF is far more compatible and a basic program like Q-Jot create advanced formatting offered by the DOC format, anyhow.

Mark 2008-12-15 23:45

As discussed 12 months ago, Synopsis says 'It saves to the RTF or DOC file format'
Q-Jot saves to RTF, TXT, HTM, HTML & HTX.

So as Webfork noted saving to rtf is far more compatible anyhow.

Still my fav WP by far.

pelotti 2008-12-26 05:08

Doesn't even recognize WP-files (.wpd)...

tikbalang 2011-07-31 18:12

it didn't run at all on my winxp/sp3.


webfork 2011-07-31 18:38

pelotti: WordPerfect files are not common and filters to import them are not common -- you should try LibreOffice (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2055). tikbalang: not sure what's wrong -- I've tested this program on multiple xp-sp3 systems without issue.


tikbalang 2011-08-01 08:00


it just made 16 lines in qjot.ini then quit. no window or dialog comes up when i try to run it again. what .dll is this dependent on?


donald 2011-08-02 06:53

When preparing to save files the drop down options include:
Rich Text Format (*.rtf)
Plain text (*.txt)
HTML Document (*.htm;*.html;*.htx)
Word 2007 Macro-enabled Document (*.docm)
Word 97-2002 &6.0/95 - RTF (*.doc)
Works 6.0 & 7.0 (*.wps)
Word 2007 Document (*.docx)
Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc)

Similarly when trying to open a file the drop down options include:
Rich Text Format (*.rtf)
Plain text (*.txt)
HTML Document (*.htm;*.html;*.htx; *.otm)
Word 2007 Macro-enabled Document (*.docm)
Word 97-2002 (*.doc)
Works 6.0 & 7.0 (*.wps)
Recover Text from Any File (*.*)
Word 2007 Document (*.docx)
Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc)
WordPerfect 6x (*.doc; *.wpd)
WordPerfect 5x (*.doc)

These settings seem to work for me, is anyone encountering a problem with the resulting files from the save dialog, such as word refusing to open them, or corruption??

Has anyone had any trouble using the Open dialog to open files and display them ??


lautrepay 2011-08-20 16:22

@pelotti & webfork: Abiword (www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=493) includes a filter to import WordPerfect files, and, imho, is more suitable than LO Writer as a WordPad replacement.


dany 2011-10-12 20:34

FYI: Avast wants to run Q-jot in it's (imho increasingly annoying) sandbox. virustotal.com says it's all cool, only ClamAV reports it as a PUA, Possibly Unwanted App. It's packed with ASPack, which adds some reverse-engineering protection. I've used q-jot for almost 2 years now without any troubles and only recently it started triggering alerts. It's the packer (ASPack) used that triggers the alert, as it 'kinda obfuscates' the internal code.
It's a false positive, PUA's can be potentially malicious but if you're familiar with the app, like with Q-jot, such alerts can be ignored. Keyword here is 'Possibly'.

@donald: File-corruption has happened but not often. And if Word can't open them, Q-jot never failed on me in those moments and I just save it as .rtf then, I can always convert at work. No problems with the open dialog either.


TP109 2013-02-28 18:46


Nice interface and small size. Doesn't have a spell checker though and sometimes fails to save in the doc format; docx doesn't work at all. Check your work, it's possible to lose everything when this happens.


donald 2014-06-28 05:51

download link is broken


smaragdus 2015-09-05 21:03

The actual QJot web page address- http://xtort.net/xtort-software/qjot/


webfork 2015-09-06 01:51

smaragdus: thanks, updated


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