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Notepad++ v7.5 Updated

billon on 16 Aug 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Notepad++ is a tabbed source code editor and Notepad replacement with a customizable interface. Includes source code "folding", allowing users to quickly reduce and expand sections of code to see the overall document. In addition, it features multi-language syntax highlighting, auto-completion, Perl-compatible regular expression search/replace, macro recording and playback, document map etc. The program can access a long list of plug-ins via an easy-to-access menu with even more features and functions.

Alternatively, X-Notepad++ and Notepad++ Portable clean the local folder.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download ZIP or 7z package according to your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete unnecessary localization files. Launch notepad++.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, PSPad, EditPad Lite
What's new?
  • Added:
    • New languages support: ASN.1, AviSynth, Blitz Basic, Csound, Erlang, escript, Forth, FreeBASIC, LaTeX, MMIX, Nimrod, nnCron, OScript, PureBasic, Rebol, registry, Rust, SPICE, txt2tags;
    • "Open file in its default viewer" command;
    • "-quickPrint" command line argument: launch Notepad++, print document & exit.
  • Roll back to 1 "Find next" button in Find/Replace dialog, due to the inconsistence after removal of direction option.
  • Enhancement: empty fields "Replace with" and "Filters" of Find/Replace dialog are remembered in the next session.
  • Fixed:
    • Text selection in combo boxes of find/replace dialog problem on resizing;
    • The issue of passing non-exist folder via command line without any warning;
    • Multi-line tab button remaining pushed issue while switching off;
    • TAB key wired behavior on find/replace dialog's transparency radio button;
    • Click on tab without hitting close button but close file issue;
    • Notepad++ modifying command line arguments issue (command line arguments could be visualized by system tools);
    • File not dirty while its content changed on the hard drive;
    • Saved duplicated file in the same view issue;
    • "Folder as Workspace" toolbar button not activated after dropping folder issue.
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Peter202 on 2016-04-18 10:40

@webfork: Yes, that solved it. I just copied the plugin folder from the old Notepad++ to the new one. Good for me i kept a backup.

Fixitman on 2016-10-17 14:07

I use the following version (on XP) and see no need to update it.
If you're having problems try the old version (your problems might then be attributed to an updated OS such as Windows 7 or later, which I refuse to use, especially the buggiest of them all, Windows 10)
I see comments above about file extensions, but I've NEVER had that problem, don't those people do the "save as" button? This version has that.
When on Linux I don't need this, as it has its own text editors that are better than anything Microsoft ever issued, to start with!

"December 19 2010-- Notepad++ v5.8.6
In this new release, a minimalist package is added.
It contains only the files needed to run Notepad++ with no plugins, no themes, no autocompletion API files, no auto-updater and no localization files.
The package is much smaller and Notepad++ will run faster."

softv on 2016-12-27 12:54

My favorite editor for multi-tabbed editing. Feature-rich.

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CudaText v1.15.0 Updated

billon on 11 Aug 2017
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by Midas

CudaText is a code editor with a simple, tabbed interface and side-panels. Includes split view, code folding, hotkeys, theme support, color picker and more. The program supports 190+ syntaxes and plugins written in Python, as well as some IDE features if plugins are used.

The program is cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Note that settings are modified via text config files (JSON format) in place of options dialogs.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: MPL 2.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cudatext.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SynWrite, Atom Portable
What's new? See:
http://uvviewsoft.com/cudatext/history.txt
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-06-11 03:33

A good submission, thanks. CudaText is from the developer of SynWrite.

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Text Editor Pro v1.6.4 Updated

billon on 10 Aug 2017
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Aug 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? Fixed:
  • HTML with Scripts highlighter.
Latest comments
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.

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-07-12 22:32

v1.4.4 released 07/12/2017 !
http://texteditor.pro/pages/changes.php

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RJ TextEd v12.21 Updated

billon on 26 Jul 2017
  • 296MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by rbon

RJ TextEd is a full featured text, source code and web development editor. The program includes spell checking, auto completion, HTML validation, templates, as well as a dual pane file commander with (S)FTP client. Includes support for PHP, ASP, JavaScript and CSS/HTML editing with integrated preview.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch TextEd.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PSPad, SynWrite, Notepad++
What's new? See:
http://rj-texted.se/download.html
Latest comments
xor on 2015-11-15 06:09

I Just hope this excellent editor won't go from "complete" to "bloated" and from lots of MB to fews of GB in size :)

joby_toss on 2015-11-15 07:56

I used UPX to bring the size down to about 70MB, but I haven't fully tested the functionality afterwards...

zorro on 2016-09-27 20:27

Just for completion: not stealth, leaves a folder "CEF" in AppData/Local/ behind - has something to do with dictionaries (disabling the auto correction does not help)

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BowPad v2.3.3 Updated

billon on 12 Jul 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jul 2017
  • 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.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
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?
  • Updated to latest Scintilla component 3.7.5.
  • Recognize more file extensions for lexers.
  • Fixed:
    • Hiding the cursor when scrolling;
    • Handling of EOLs in certain situations.
  • Allow to set the default EOL for new files.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-11-22 20:02

I have never seen a text editor as ugly as this one, compared to BowPad, even DocPad (http://www.gammadyne.com/docpad.htm) is a beauty.

webfork on 2016-11-27 01:43

@smaragdus: you just hate ribbons :)

smaragdus on 2016-11-27 02:28

@webfork indeed. ;)

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