EditPad Lite v7.3.2 Updated

Checker on 17 Jul 2014

EditPad Lite is a small and compact general-purpose text editor. It allows you to open many files simultaneously, and switch between them using tabs. It also supports many functions for text manipulation and conversion.

A 64-bit version is available. EditPad's installer now automatically installs a 64-bit version of EditPad on 64-bit Windows.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. Able to display Unicode text with the right font chosen, but unable to handle files with Unicode filenames.
License: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select the Create Portable Installation option
  3. Check treat all drives as removable drives and save to a drive of your choice. The program will save to the root of that drive.
  4. Optionally, move EditPadLite from the root to a folder of your choice
  5. Launch EditPadLite7.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Notepad++, NoteTab Light
What's new? Improvement:
  • Search|Replace All: A search-and-replace that makes a large number of replacements throughout the entire file (such as making a change on every line in the file) is now faster and uses less memory.
Bug fixes:
  • Editor: Deleting a rectangular selection left an empty rectangular selection that disabled certain commands like Extra|Trim Whitespace that have special behavior on rectangular selections until the selection was reset by clicking somewhere in the file or making a new selection.
  • Editor: Deleting a rectangular selection with the cursor on the bottom line and then using a command like Edit|Cut that operates on the active line when there is no selection operated on the deleted selection's bottom line instead of the top line where the cursor is at after deleting the selection.
  • Maintain History List: Open, Remove, Up, and Down buttons were not disabled when the dialog was initially shown (with nothing selected) if the dialog had previously been used with something selected.
  • Search: Attempting to use a regex with a syntax error caused other commands to either not show a progress meter or to permanently show a stuck progress meter.
  • Text Layout: Deleting a text layout and then switching to a tab that was using the bottommost text layout caused an index out of bounds error.

14 comments on EditPad Lite  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Brial Mcneilly 2006-06-04 23:57

I would love to see EditPad Lite includes the option "Column select" to its feature-rich editor . This option is essential for an efficient editing of .nfo files .
Again, thanks for an elegant text editor !

Ale 2006-06-06 05:46

I didn't test by myself yet but the editor claims to support Unicode. Actually it should be one of the major improvements over the previous 5.x versions.

Andrew Lee 2006-06-07 06:14

I checked again. V6 is able to display Unicode text with the right font chosen, but it is not able to open files with Unicode filenames. I have updated the database entry to reflect this information.

dot 2006-09-07 18:00

URLs and email addresses don't seem to be clickable here (though there is a setting for them under Options > Configure File Types > Syntax & Navigation). URLs don't even get colored. email addresses get colored and change the mouse pointer, but don't start the email client, anyway. Maybe it's a restriction of the free version. I'd call this crippleware, then.

Cosmin 2006-09-09 02:33

The interface for search is kinda clumsy with versiob 6. It was actually better in the previous version.

Ancient Images 2007-05-21 09:42

I much prefer the old EditPad Lite 5x interface. Version 6 and above just really gets to me.

I realize there are issues of portability and unicode support, but I always keep around an old version of EditPad Lite 5.4.6, just in case I feel like switching off Notepad2 and using a multi-document interface.

If the author added support for skins, or even a "Classic" look (much the same way WordPerfect 11 lets me view files in white-on-blue classic mode) that'd be great!

L A R 2008-01-25 22:06

Any idea where I can find the older version of EditPad Lite? I foolishly deleted the file and the new one (6.0.3) keeps crashing.

Frank 2008-03-15 10:18

L A R, you can find old versions of EditPad Lite at www.oldware.org there's about 8 versions available.

Transcontinental 2009-03-18 00:46

The editor's choice (I'm editing my post). Am an EditPad user since its first releases, fast, feature-rich, even in its freeware version. Recommended :)

Kaleb 2009-09-22 00:14

So, why wouldn't we just click the portable install button rather than install it, copy it, then uninstall it? Is there any specific reason?

KingMudkip 2009-10-19 16:54

I've used the portable install & had no probs so I'm not sure why the instructions read that way. The only thing I can think of is that when you close the portable version via the 'X' button, it minimizes to the tray instead of actually closing. Maybe the install/copy/uninstall method prevents this.

Shodan 2010-03-02 18:20

It won't render RTF files. Enough said. I'll stick with Metapad, and you should try it too.

TH 2011-02-17 16:01

It appears to close normally if you go to Options - Preferences - System and uncheck Show EditPad icon in system tray


Michael D 2011-04-28 23:01

I was reading about this softwares before I want to get it and I come across your site from the other review at http://www.fortasse.com/product-reviews/best-windows-text-editor-editpad-lite-pro-review/

I really like it and thank you a lots for doing this post. It is good that it has compact version you can jsut run anywhere


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