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SynWrite v6.38.2725 Updated

billon on 17 Apr 2017
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Mat030

SynWrite is a powerful tabbed source code and web development editor. This feature-rich program includes syntax highlighting for many languages, code folding, tree structure, project management, FTP/SFTP client, keyboard macros, spell checking, customizable hotkeys, etc.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Mozilla Public License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Syn.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, Notepad++, RJ TextEd, PSPad
What's new? See:
http://www.uvviewsoft.com/synwrite/History.txt
Latest comments
Mike.S.G. on 2017-04-20 08:54

I'm still using v6.22 stripped down, see my post above... not sure how you'de like to make the font larger but I can see atleast 2 ways -> options -> fonts, or the zoom value at bottom (100%) with a few standard choices and custom zoom. I use Leopard with Tango for the interface, I don't see an icon to zoom in & out via an icon (like NP+) but SW looks fine for my eyes with Tahoma 12pt for TEXT. The ability to easily zoom smaller text is one reason I use NP+ anymore.

Alextp on 2017-04-23 05:21

You can change font size. In the commands list (F1), find two items: Zoom in, zoom out. For them, press F9 inside commands list. And set any hotkeys. Eg Ctrl+Num+, Ctrl+Num-.

Mike.S.G. on 2017-04-23 10:10

Nice tip Alextp. Yes, Ctrl+ & Ctrl- zoom in & out at 10% increments which is very nice.

You can add the zoom commands to the toolbar also. To add them to the toolbar...
-> Options -> Customize toolbars -> 1...
... Add command buttons to the buttons list
... Highlight button then select command tab
... Search for zoom command in search box, commands will appear, dbl-click command
... Select an icon, use Hint text, or both for Zoom commands icon or label on toolbar.

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BowPad v2.3.2 Updated

Ennovy on 10 Apr 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Midas

BowPad is a small and fast text editor with a ribbon user interface and syntax highlighting for over 100 file types and languages. The program's feature set is extendable with plugins written in jscript or vbscript.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BowPad.exe.

Vista users have to install the Platform Update for Windows Vista (see website).
What's new?
  • updated to latest Scintilla component 3.7.4
  • improved UI responsivness
  • improved UI using animations
  • fixed situation where the tab-to-spaces and spaces-to-tabs skipped a lot of code
  • the setting spaces/tabs is now stored per document instead of globally
  • reduced flicker when drawing the scrollbars
  • fixed styling issue when reloading
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-11-22 20:02

I have never seen a text editor as ugly as this one, compared to BowPad, even DocPad (http://www.gammadyne.com/docpad.htm) is a beauty.

webfork on 2016-11-27 01:43

@smaragdus: you just hate ribbons :)

smaragdus on 2016-11-27 02:28

@webfork indeed. ;)

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EditPad Lite v7.6.0 Updated

billon on 4 Apr 2017

EditPad Lite is a fast and lightweight 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.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JGsoft on Windows 8.1.
Unicode support: Yes
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: AkelPad, Notepad++
What's new? See:
http://www.editpadlite.com/releasenotes.html
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-05-28 13:58

Thanks for that, Nh. :)

chinfo on 2016-02-19 16:45

Still the best Notepad replacement for me. Opening a 30MB+ TXT file will bring down almost any text editor to its knees and doing it on a regular basis can be a frustrating and time-wasting exercise. But EditPad hardly even noticed the file size, opens them as fast, if not faster, than another text editor opening a 1KB file.

Its not the 'lightest', but its no memory hog either. The UI certainly needs some updating, but it gets the job done and does it well consistently and for me that's what counts.

__philippe on 2017-03-10 13:51

EditPadLite also includes a noteworthy (but rarely implemented) function
to search for and HIGHLIGHT simultaneously ALL occurrences of a search string.

https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=85744#p85744

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RJ TextEd v12.06 Updated

billon on 3 Apr 2017
  • 296MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by rbon

RJ TextEd is a full featured text, source code and web development editor. The program includes spell checking, auto completion, HTML validation, templates, as well as a dual pane file commander with (S)FTP client. Includes support for PHP, ASP, JavaScript, and CSS/HTML editing with integrated preview.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch TextEd.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PSPad, SynWrite, Notepad++
What's new? See:
http://rj-texted.se/download.html
Latest comments
xor on 2015-11-15 06:09

I Just hope this excellent editor won't go from "complete" to "bloated" and from lots of MB to fews of GB in size :)

joby_toss on 2015-11-15 07:56

I used UPX to bring the size down to about 70MB, but I haven't fully tested the functionality afterwards...

zorro on 2016-09-27 20:27

Just for completion: not stealth, leaves a folder "CEF" in AppData/Local/ behind - has something to do with dictionaries (disabling the auto correction does not help)

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Text Editor Pro v1.1.1 Updated

billon on 24 Mar 2017
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by Midas

Text Editor Pro (formerly EditBone) is a powerful text editing tool that comes with syntax highlighting support for over 50 languages and scripts, customizable with over 100 options, 29 ready made styles, a handy file comparison feature, unicode character map, numerical unit convert tool, SQL formatter, and support for multiple directories and search results.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. %LOCALAPPDATA%\TextEditorPro
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TextEditorPro.exe -appinipath.
What's new? See:
http://texteditor.pro/index.php?page=history
Latest comments
DarkShadow on 2016-02-16 18:45

v10.7.2 released !

zorro on 2016-03-19 22:38

Version 10.10.4 is not stealth - existing "editbone.ini" and "editbone.out" files in the application folder are moved to AppData/EditBone on first start.

smaragdus on 2016-07-25 21:56

EditBone is no longer portable- see http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=82292#p82292
I down-voted EditBone.

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