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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.

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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.
What's new? See:
http://www.qownnotes.org/changelog/QOwnNotes
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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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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
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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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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
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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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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.

Category:
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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TED Notepad v6.1.1

billon on 5 Dec 2016

TED Notepad is a small and fast text editor intended as a replacement for Windows notepad. The program offers a variety of interface tools including hotkeys for almost every function, ability to minimize to system tray, favorite files menu, and many more. Additionally, up to nine permanent clipboards, advanced searching, auto-completion, bi-directional editing and many text-processing functions.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TedNPad.exe.
What's new? See:
http://jsimlo.sk/notepad/changes.php
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outskirter on 2012-02-03 17:54

I'm currently using TED Notepad 6.0.2 beta, and find it very fast, stable and powerful. I also don't miss the toolbars. Having learned the keyboard shortcuts for the functions I need (ignoring the functions I would likely never use), I'm quite comfortable with this app as my default editor. If I forget a shortcut, the main and context menus are always there. The absence of code folding and syntax highlighting means nothing to me, as I'm not a developer, and can easily write HTML without those features.

Using the so-called Text Filter feature, you can make TED Notepad open selected URLs, even if they aren't clickable, and that feature is also very useful for internet lookups of selected text.

So far I've only one complaint: TED's dialog boxes use a tiny font, which looks like MS Sans Serif Regular, and since my screen is high-res, sometimes the dialogs are nearly impossible to read. I had already changed the Windows dialog fonts in the registry to Tahoma Bold for visibility; it worked, and most apps comply with the new setting, but this one doesn't.

Midas on 2012-04-20 01:02

@outskirter: I had the same problem while testing the latest version (MS Sans Serif font isn't really ClearType friendly); solved with ResHack by finding all instances of 'MS Sans Serif' and replacing them with 'MS Shell Dlg'...

freakazoid on 2013-07-05 14:58

Was testing some Notepad alternatives the other night, and while TED Notepad is relatively small in size, it uses almost 4x the memory (hovering around 9MB). Just a FYI.

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