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Metapad v3.6

Midas on 26 Jan 2016
  • 190KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 May 2011
  • Suggested by mjbdiver

Metapad is a small and fast text editor designed to replace Notepad with features including persistent window placement, dirty file notification, intelligent Find and Replace, external viewer support, usable accelerator keys, dual customizable font support, auto-indent mode, seamless UNIX text file support, no file size limit under Win9x, hyperlink support, etc.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinNT / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file within the same folder
  3. Rename this file metapad.ini
  4. Launch metapad.exe
Similar/alternative apps: EditPad Lite
What's new?
  • portability mode: store/load all settings from metapad.ini
  • new high resolution app icon
  • now remembers last open/save folder with option to disable
  • minor UI/usability updates
  • better defaults for general settings
  • UTF-8 file support (provided by David Millis)
  • fixed shift+enter bug (provided by Curtis Bright)
  • fixed convert to title case bug with apostrophes
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2011-06-15 17:13

This one rocks !! Thanks :) Works with Win7 64bit too !

bawldiggle on 2019-10-16 21:29

Have been using Metapad and then Metapad360 for 15+ years
The range of text formatting tools are amazing.
My fav is "quote" Alt+Q, which inserts your custom string at col.1 of all selected lines/paragraphs/pages. Notepad++ does a similar thing BUT not all in col.1 ... Metapad makes it much easier to spot the "quoted" lines.
I am using "'o" , without the quotes, as my quote string.

bawldiggle on 2019-10-16 22:18

Forget to mention the "stickies" feature ...
10 shortcuts (Quick buffers) to paste your custom single line strings onto Metapad docs ...
** Settings (dlg) Buffers & Languages (tab/page)
hot keys Alt+<num> ... where <num> is (querty) 0 to 9
selected text on saved file Metapad (config) -> Alt+Shift+<num> (ie qwerty-num)

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SavageEd v1.4.6 Updated

billon on 17 Sep 2020
  • 132KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Nov 2010
  • Suggested by Fluffy Bot

SavageEd is a very small and fast Windows notepad replacement written in assembly language. It can edit files of any size, limited only by memory.

SavageEd2 is also available with more features.

NOTE: Website is gone, linking to Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Make sure you select Options, Save Configuration, Use Private Profile to activate this.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SavageEd.exe.
Latest comments
Ludwig von Drake on 2010-05-28 18:51

Crashes whenever I try to open a file, either through the File menu, or via the Ctrl-O keyboard shortcut. It does this on both of my PCs (XP Pro SP3).

ChemZ on 2011-03-27 21:23

SavageEd2 v0.02.00 beta is available for testing. New features:
- Pattern searching
- AES encryption with 256 bit key (32 characters)
- Auto save and quick ESC exit
- Dual direction LOG files (append updates to 'end of file' or 'top of file')
- Saves up to 20 recent files

donald on 2011-11-14 08:27

The software Author has stated that the original SavageEd will no longer be developed, but that SavageEd2 will.

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minipad2 v3.2.0 Build 101128

smaragdus on 18 Mar 2017
  • 420KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Nov 2010
  • Suggested by tryforsure

minipad2 integrates many useful functions into one program including notepad, calculator, reminder, dictionary, launcher, address list, text template, and clipboard enhancement. All the contents are automatically saved while minimized or closed, and will re-open to the same state. The program can be freely switched between two styles: multi-page style and treeview style. When no longer used, it can be minimized to the system-tray, or hidden outside the desktop. Additional features include password protection and encryption.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch minipad2.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Flashnote, MemPad, The Guide
What's new? Entry updated to include password protection and encryption.

v3.2.0 Build 101128:
Changed again the design of the mini-note window. Now use @xxx to input the title.
Allows to re-define the accelerators of various menu items.
New Options: Remember page scroll; Tree on right; Splitter width; Close note hotkey; Auto-record hotkey; Multi-clipboard: Filter all duplicate items;
Add "Apply" button in the Options dialog.
Add "Match Case" option in the "Search" dialog.
Add two new text tools: Delete all empty lines; Leave one empty line.
Add some new counts in the "Statistics" box.
Alt+Up, Alt+Down: Used to move the selected item up or down (when the list has focus. Only support single-select), or move the selected node up or down (When the tree or tab-control has focus).
Upgraded the language files of v3.1.
Fixed some bugs.
Latest comments
singularity on 2011-02-11 13:58

I tried to use the included tool "dicsorter" but i god an error about a missing .bpl file. any idea?

Nh on 2012-10-27 11:35

@ChemZ: you should try
Tools \ Options... \ Log In
and check "Login with password".

joby_toss on 2015-03-28 08:34

Alternative download page from SP (can't reach the homepage):

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TriX v0.0.12.5

webfork on 14 Jun 2015
  • 848KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by joby_toss

TriX is a hotkey-based productivity tool that does many simple tasks with key combinations including text formatting (upper case, lower case, sentence case…), web search (Google, Bing, YouTube, etc.), data exporting (Notepad, MS-Word, MS-Excel…), data extraction (emails, links…), and more.

Note: Website offline - linking to

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty file named Trix.ini in the same folder, with the following contents:
  3. Launch TriX.exe
What's new? V.
  • Fix: Blocked tab key on application's forms. Fix: Remove ";" character when exporting to Excel. Imp: TriX will now try to fix settings file automatically if it is corrupted. New: "Text Manipulations / Expand Text": Expand selected text and replace with text in a clip. New: "Text Manipulations / Phonetic Alphabet": Substitute the NATO alphabet telephony for independent letters and numbers.
Latest comments
Kari Teikari on 2011-03-17 17:57

I installed Trix as adviced on web page. However being quite stupid with applications I cannot find any interface to use the Trix. When I qlick Trix.exe it gives an alert that program is already running, I just know where is it running. Pls help

Kari Teikari on 2011-03-19 15:57

I've found the solution, thanks. The application runs quite well.

Emka on 2011-12-25 15:49

Website seems to be down.

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Win32Pad v1.5.10.4

webfork on 28 Feb 2017
  • 89KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by 4sydney

Win32Pad is a small Notepad replacement with a number of additional features, such as recent file list, line numbering, auto indent etc. It can deal with both Windows and Unix text file formats, and file size is limited only by the available memory. It can also be minimized to the system tray.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: UNICOWS.DLL (for Win9x/ME) SHFOLDER.DLL for (Win9x/NT) RICHED20.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. It is unable to deal with Unicode filenames, but is able to display Unicode content.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create an empty file called "win32pad.ini" in the same folder. Launch win32pad.exe.
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Midas on 2010-02-05 23:41

My current preferred notepad replacement, after swapping the hideous default icon with the the vanilla one from notepad (TY, ResHack). Shame it doesn't do text case conversions, then it would be perfect -- as it is, I use a well known commercial editor for heavy duty text editing and nfoPad (totally portable from v1.56, see post @ for nfo file viewing. For the rest, Win32Pad is lightning fast and perfectly fit for the common text checking/light editing tasks. I don't hesitate to recommend it!

Pax on 2010-12-27 03:37

@Midas, re: viewers for ANSI art (code page 437, extended ASCII)

Just thought I'd mention that some of these viewers contain translation fonts. A while back I extracted an ANSI/NFO viewer (don't recall which one... maybe getDiz), located the fonts and placed them in my system/fonts directory. This makes any editor ANSI-capable because the work is being done by an external font.

Thought I'd mention it in case your main editor supports font-toggling (toolbar button allowing a quick switch between two system fonts, example: metapad) in order to avoid switching editors just to view some of the text 'graphics'.

Midas on 2012-04-20 11:19

@Pax: great tip. Still, I'll be keeping NFOPad ( 'cause it's convenient and I sometimes make adjustments to viewed files...

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