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QOwnNotes v17.04.4 Updated

billon on 15 Apr 2017
  • 64MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by pbek

QOwnNotes is a text editor / notepad replacement with markdown support and todo list manager. The program supports themes, keyboard shortcuts, syntax highlighting, and encryption. Includes available nested file list, tags, search, and more. Optionally works with the notes application ownCloud or Nextcloud.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder (if launched with QOwnNotesPortable.bat))
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QOwnNotesPortable.bat or launch QOwnNotes.exe --portable.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
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AtmanActive on 2016-11-11 22:18

This software ROCKS!
This is everything you ever wanted your notes workspace to be. Folders, subfolders, tags, interlinking, filters/search, themes, cloud syncing...
Wow, just wow!

TP109 on 2016-11-12 01:33

This version works on XP.

pbek on 2016-11-29 18:18

@AtmanActive, I'm happy you like it. :)
@TP109, thank you for confirming!

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Notepad++ v7.3.3 Updated

billon on 9 Mar 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Notepad++ is a tabbed source code editor and Notepad replacement with a customizable interface. Includes source code "folding," allowing users to quickly reduce and expand sections of code to see the overall document. In addition, it features multi-language syntax highlighting, auto-completion, Perl-compatible regular expression search/replace, macro recording and playback, document map, etc. The program can access a long list of plug-ins via an easy-to-access menu with even more features and functions.

Alternatively, X-Notepad++ and Notepad++ Portable clean the local folder.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download ZIP or 7z package according to your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete unnecessary localization files. Launch notepad++.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, PSPad, EditPad Lite
What's new?
  • Added:
    • Shift+Enter in Find dialog for searching in the opposite direction;
    • Clear command button in shortcut mapper.
  • Support Motorola S-Record, Intel and Tektronix extended hex file formats.
  • Improve multi-line tab: maintaining the selected tab position.
  • Enhancement: file extension supported in Load/Save Session dialog if a session file extension is set.
  • Fixed:
    • CIA Hacking Notepad++ issue;
    • Mouse wheel to task list scroll crash bug;
    • Flickering issue while switching back after modifying or deleting a document from outside;
    • Add char into word char list bug;
    • A regression that delimiter settings is not retained correctly.
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Peter202 on 2016-04-18 10:40

@webfork: Yes, that solved it. I just copied the plugin folder from the old Notepad++ to the new one. Good for me i kept a backup.

Fixitman on 2016-10-17 14:07

I use the following version (on XP) and see no need to update it.
If you're having problems try the old version (your problems might then be attributed to an updated OS such as Windows 7 or later, which I refuse to use, especially the buggiest of them all, Windows 10)
I see comments above about file extensions, but I've NEVER had that problem, don't those people do the "save as" button? This version has that.
When on Linux I don't need this, as it has its own text editors that are better than anything Microsoft ever issued, to start with!

"December 19 2010-- Notepad++ v5.8.6
In this new release, a minimalist package is added.
It contains only the files needed to run Notepad++ with no plugins, no themes, no autocompletion API files, no auto-updater and no localization files.
The package is much smaller and Notepad++ will run faster."

softv on 2016-12-27 12:54

My favorite editor for multi-tabbed editing. Feature-rich.

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SlickRun v4.4 Updated

Ennovy on 17 Feb 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by tproli

SlickRun is a floating keyword utility that allows you to create command aliases, or "MagicWords" that launch applications or URLs. For example, "browse" can be set to open Firefox, "note" to open Notepad, and more. You can type an application's path or location as well.

The program includes its own notepad program opened by typing "jot", but major applications such as MS Office and Online Shopping resources can be added using add-on packs available on the website.

SlickRun supports auto-completion, relative paths and drive letter macro for improved portability.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. It creates a lone working registry entry that does not impact portability of settings at all.
Unicode support: Yes. for Jot, history, autocomplete, $W$, etc
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file in the folder and name it slickrun.local
  3. Launch sr.exe

Optionally, delete [NSIS].nsi and all the WAV files (not used in portable mode).
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Checker on 2015-10-08 05:11

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

Ennovy on 2016-08-10 09:41

Minor update to version
Although the changelog has not been updated, the download is

smaragdus on 2017-02-17 11:12

Note that the x32 build (sr-setup.exe) is still at version while the x64 build (sr-setup64.exe) is at version

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Crypto Notepad v1.1.0 Updated

billon on 11 Feb 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Crypto Notepad is a simple, notepad-like text editor that encrypts saved files. Other features include font and color customization, word wrap, shortcut keys, and auto-lock on minimize. You can press the lock icon to hide information without closing the application (will switch to a password prompt).

Utilizes the AES encryption algorithm with available 128, 192, and 256 key sizes.

System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET 4.5
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Crypto Notepad.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: fSekrit, Steganos LockNote
What's new?
  • Drag and Drop support.
  • Highlight URLs and mailto: links (hold SHIFT key to open them).
  • Auto save on lock.
  • Change text selection behavior.
Latest comments
Hawk on 2017-02-13 14:20

Don't have tabs?

webfork on 2017-02-13 22:52

@Hawk: no but feel free to request that feature on the github site. Author is fairly responsive.

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Programmer's Notepad v2.4.2

billon on 15 Dec 2016
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by JMiller

Programmer's Notepad is a powerful text editor targeted at users who work with source code. The program offers a versatile environment, features syntax highlighting for many languages (through plugins called "schemes"), project management, addons, and much more.

System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: FreeBSD
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch pn.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, Notepad++, PSPad, RJ TextEd
What's new? See:
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nickoftime on 2016-12-18 16:56

I really wish it had a spell check feature. If it did, I would replace all of my text editors with this one. It is fast, stable, and has a small footprint.

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