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QOwnNotes v18.05.7 Updated

billon on 24 May 2018
  • 64MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 May 2018
  • 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.

Category:
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: GNU 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.
What's new? See:
https://www.qownnotes.org/changelog/QOwnNotes
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pbek on 2016-11-29 18:18

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

MIKLO on 2017-07-22 16:12

Thanks to the maker of some very good software that does so much more than Notepad and others, great job my favorite text editor.
Miklo

pbek on 2017-07-23 06:01

Thank you for you kind words, @MIKLO.

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CudaText v1.55.0.0 Updated

billon on 23 May 2018
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 May 2018
  • Suggested by billon

CudaText is a code editor with a simple, tabbed interface and side-panels. Includes split view, code folding, hotkeys, theme support, color picker and more. The program supports 190+ syntaxes and plugins written in Python, as well as some IDE features if plugins are used.

The program is cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Note that settings are modified via text config files (JSON format) in place of options dialogs.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: MPL 2.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cudatext.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SynWrite, Atom Portable
What's new? See:
http://uvviewsoft.com/cudatext/history.txt
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-10-26 21:15

@Alextp: Welcome to the site and thanks for the input.

MIKLO on 2017-12-04 14:15

Very nice, works grea,t thank you for very useful & good product.
MIKLO

Alextp on 2018-01-07 00:25

What is good is that CudaText has text/raw/hex viewer - from the Universal Viewer app. For files which cannot be edited [huge files]. It can viewer, like Universal Viewer, files of any size, e.g. 4Gb. But not edit, only view.

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Notepad3 v4.18.512.992 Updated

billon on 12 May 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 May 2018
  • Suggested by webfork

Notepad3 is an accessible replacement for the original Windows Notepad that includes a variety of programmer features including code folding, bracket matching, automatic indentation, word auto-completion, character encoding conversion, multiple undo or redo, bookmarks, and regular expression-based find and replace.

The program is the unofficial successor to the Notepad2 program, built from its source code as well as Scintilla and MiniPath on code from metapath.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP packages {inside the ZIP} and extract x86 or x64 (for 64-bit OS) to a folder of your choice. Launch Notepad3.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Notepad2, Ted Notepad
What's new? See:
https://www.rizonesoft.com/downloads/notepad3/update/
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ripu on 2018-03-11 11:18

Is it stealth?

ripu on 2018-03-11 11:19

What are its advantages over Notepad2?

webfork on 2018-03-15 21:09

ripu: it has encryption+master password, more encoding options, more visual customizations, and lots of small updates/fixes. I haven't tested stealth status.

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Notepad++ v7.5.6 Updated

billon on 19 Mar 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Mar 2018
  • 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.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU 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?
  • Enhanced:
    • Function List: Highlight the current function based on cursor position;
    • Ghost typing: Unicode, syntax highlighting and speed support.
  • Fixed:
    • Macro playing back crash issue on new added "Find previous" and "Find next" buttons;
    • Crash on styler dialog of User Defined Language dialog;
    • File status detection issue under Windows XP.
  • Add a message from outer space.
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hamasaki on 2017-08-18 19:31

Not stealth anymore, creates 'AppData/Local/Notepad++' folder.

Special on 2017-08-30 23:17

So in the 7.5.1 changelog it says it fixed the above 'AppData/Local/Notepad++' folder bug, but I'm still getting them, can anyone else confirm?

billon on 2017-08-30 23:35

@Special:

Nothing on XP

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OpalCalc v1.89 Updated

billon on 4 Mar 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by twinbee

OpalCalc is new type of calculator using natural language to function like Notepad or a word processor. It lets you build text with numbers adjacent to sums over multiple lines so you can quickly go back and adjust your previous calculations with the answers auto-updating on the fly. OpalCalc is ideal for putting math into everyday thinking such as for quick budgets and shopping lists.

Built-in features include percentages, currency conversion, custom functions/variables, date/time support, color coding, lightweight size, configurable interface, hundreds of measures and functions, and more.

Freeware version limited to 5 lines.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 3.5
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch OpalCalc.exe.
What's new? See:
http://www.skytopia.com/software/opalcalc/#history
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Foot on 2014-04-28 00:35

The download links (at 27 April 2014) lead to the installers. The portable zip is available through a link at the upper right of the website page.

twinbee on 2014-04-28 13:41

@Foot: Thanks, main links on this page fixed!

DarkShadow on 2016-02-17 10:01

v1.80 released !

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