BowPad v2.8.9

Andrew Lee on 23 Jun 2023
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jun 2023
  • 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.

Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" 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? See:

6 comments on BowPad  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

smaragdus 2016-11-27 02:28

@webfork indeed. ;)


webfork 2016-11-27 01:43

@smaragdus: you just hate ribbons :)


smaragdus 2016-11-22 20:02

I have never seen a text editor as ugly as this one, compared to BowPad, even DocPad ( is a beauty.


MIKLO 2016-08-25 12:31

@Midas good point :) I've tested this for awhile(x64) and I found useful and easy to use..... works 4ME.


Midas 2015-03-02 02:46

@Ganamyde: please be so kind as to list additional offerings of 64-bit text editors (other than EditPad Lite and AkelPad, which already have database entries).


Ganamyde 2015-03-02 01:49

Pfff... Another text editor?


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