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NotePad SX v1.2

webfork on 28 Feb 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2008
  • Suggested by Fluffy

NotePad SX is a fast, stable, user-friendly, tabbed text editor. Features different case formats, layout options and a unique "hidden until the mouse moves over it" tab bar.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application Folder
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract using Universal Extractor
    to a folder of your choice.
  2. The application files are in the {app} folder.
  3. Launch NotepadSX.exe.
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smaragdus on 2014-04-03 01:51

You are right. However, both 1.2 & 1.3 versions of NotePad SX are incompatible with Windows 8 (the program's GUI doesn't display correctly).

smaragdus on 2015-11-05 15:55

The missing forum thread-
The free NotePad SX home page- - there is a direct download link.

smaragdus on 2016-10-21 22:35

Notepad SX ( is freeware but it is no longer developed and does not work properly on modern OS (at least on Windows 8- even compatibility mode doesn't help).
Notepad SX Pro ( is commercial.

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CryptNote v1.01

billon on 19 Apr 2020
  • 20KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 May 2006
  • Suggested by Yucca

CryptNote is a basic secure text editor that transparently encrypts/decrypts text with a password.

Similar in design to Windows Notepad and uses the AES/Rijndael encryption algorithm.

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

Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cryptnote.exe.
Latest comments
David Evans on 2006-05-30 09:20

Only 20 bytes? Now that's what I call a lightweight program. ;-)

Andrew Lee on 2006-05-30 22:50

Sorry! My typo. It should be 20KB.

CD2100 on 2008-11-19 14:49

Dariusz Stanislawek is the king of lightweight portable (encryption)freeware! although i don't use cryptnote very often, it is of the same calibre as his other creations!
check out his page on the other products. Stanislawek is truly a programming genius!

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xint v4.3

webfork on 12 Jan 2016
  • 653KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

xint (pronounced "zint") is a notepad replacement tool focused on efficiency. Most of the functions are accessible via hotkeys, and extra formatting options are also available through a floating menu activated also via hotkeys or the system menu.

The program can extract HTML, find-and-replace, and includes available encryption for security using Twofish.

Note: main download site is offline, linking to softpedia.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder. Only the recent files list is written to the Windows registry, so I think it can be accepted as portable.
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder C:\Program Files\xint
  2. Copy all files (except unins000.exe and unins000.dat) into a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. Launch xint.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Notepad2
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tommy ngo on 2010-01-06 00:11

This is one of the most useful notepad programs I have used over the years ! Besides common features found in other text editor, Xint has the column-select button right on the toolbar and the clickable Url link option ! Have you ever tried to edit a .nfo file without column-select feature ? (i.e especially one copiously decorated with ASDCII graphics ! ) . Long live Xint...

donald on 2010-05-28 03:11

The web-address is now dedicated to bodybuilding.

You can find it at:

Vanessa Logan on 2011-05-16 13:16

I just love this text editor to death ! It's tiny but packs a huge punch ! I agree with tommyngo : the column selected feature is the best one ! Been using it for 3 years now and still loing it !!

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