EditPad Lite v8.1.2

billon on 1 Jul 2020

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.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates HKCU\Software\JGsoft on Windows 8.1.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal 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 drive root to a folder of your choice
  5. Launch EditPadLite8.exe
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, Notepad++
What's new? See:

24 comments on EditPad Lite  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

AndTheWolf 2020-01-29 18:50

Now EditPad Lite is at version 8.*, you should probably change "Launch EditPadLite7.exe" to "Launch EditPadLite8.exe" in "How to extract"


AndTheWolf 2018-05-11 15:55

Now at Version 7.6.4


AndTheWolf 2017-10-10 16:16

Now at version 7.6.2


__philippe 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.



chinfo 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.


Midas 2015-05-28 13:58

Thanks for that, Nh. :)


Nh 2015-05-25 18:20

Midas, it must be truly unicode now, as I can open and edit files with unicode names and with unicode content (namely Georgian language, which has issues with many "unicode" applications).


Midas 2015-03-02 15:55

I got none of the traces pointed by user Joe in Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1.

OTOH, EditPad Lite starting tips claim: "EditPad fully supports Unicode, all Windows and all ISO-8859 text file encodings. It also supports many DOS, Mac, EUC, KOI8, EBCDIC, and other legacy encodings."

Can someone please confirm that the stated Unicode limitations are no longer valid?


Joe 2014-09-01 22:17

EditPad Lite 7 is NOT stealth.

I followed the instructions carefully and installed it on a flashdrive. I then moved the folder to my C drive. The minute I used it it created:

- a folder name JGsoft in C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming

- a registry entry name JGsoft in HKCU\Software

Please amend this entry to reflect the correct status.


smaragdus 2014-08-21 08:06

EditPad Lite 7.3.4 has been released.


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