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 Post subject: BowPad (32/64 bit text editor)
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:50 am 
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As I am currently on Windows XP, I was unable to test OSS BowPad, a novel editor with 32 and 64 bit versions, featuring highlighting capabilities and sporting the (much loathed) ribbon interface (found via Freewarefiles.com, which lists portable variants for both versions at http://www.freewarefiles.com/BowPad-Portable_program_91717.html).


BowPad current version is v1.0.6 and its homesite is at http://stefanstools.sourceforge.net/BowPad.html.

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 Post subject: Re: BowPad
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:26 am 
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Not a lot of functionality compared to the alternatives out there.

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 Post subject: Re: BowPad
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:36 pm 
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> sporting the (much loathed) ribbon interface

I'm sure some folks prefer it. Plus, I get the sense that developers who are just starting out would benefit from an interface like this. Everything very clear and obvious. Notepad++ for example rewards you for digging into it's nice coding features, but you still have to dig.

> won't work on Windows XP

Odd to see a developer tool that only works natively on one platform. One of the things I frequently like about many developer tools is a near-ignorance of the platform they're under (which is ideal).

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 Post subject: Re: BowPad
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:10 am 
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webfork wrote:
One of the things I frequently like about many developer tools is a near-ignorance of the platform they're under (which is ideal).

Agree 100%, that's why I always note when something is availalble for more than one OS -- in an ideal world, my portables would run everywhere... (as long they're not Java based, which is conveniently multi-platform, but has proved time and time again to be a real PITA for me). :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: BowPad
PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:15 pm 
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Tested: Portable

settings file in \BowPad64-1.0.6-portable\bin\release64\bin

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 Post subject: Re: BowPad
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:22 am 
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BowPad v2.0.4 released (changelog at http://stefanstools.sourceforge.net/BowPad_history.html).

Note: 64 bits version available, check http://sourceforge.net/projects/stefanstools/files/BowPad/2.0.4/...

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 Post subject: Re: BowPad
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:37 pm 
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Admittedly the ribbon interface is a bit clunky; blame MS, not BowPad's developer. However, once you get used to the interface or work around it by creating some keyboard shortcuts (the configuration file is available after the first run), BowPad is actually very powerful and quite easy to use. It's also 100% portable if you download the Zip archive instead of the installer.

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 Post subject: Re: BowPad
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:31 am 
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BowPad is at version 2.0.10:

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•Improved the file tree
•Fixed problem when opening BowPad with a right-click in explorer from a folder background


http://stefanstools.sourceforge.net/BowPad_history.html

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 Post subject: Re: BowPad
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:36 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: BowPad
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:03 am 
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