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EditPad Lite v7.6.3 Updated

billon on 15 Jan 2018

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.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 non-commercial 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 root to a folder of your choice
  5. Launch EditPadLite7.exe
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, Notepad++
What's new? See:
http://www.editpadlite.com/releasenotes.html
Latest comments
chinfo on 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.

__philippe on 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.

https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=85744#p85744

AndTheWolf on 2017-10-10 16:16

Now at version 7.6.2

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Text Editor Pro v3.2.2 Updated

billon on 18 Jan 2018
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2018
  • 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? See:
http://texteditor.pro/index.php?page=history
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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BowPad v2.3.5 Updated

billon on 13 Jan 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jan 2018
  • 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: 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:
http://tools.stefankueng.com/BowPad_history.html
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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CudaText v1.35.0.0 Updated

billon on 18 Jan 2018
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jan 2018
  • 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
webfork on 2017-10-26 21:15

@Alextp: Welcome to the site and thanks for the input.

MIKLO on 2017-12-04 14:15

Very nice, works grea,t thank you for very useful & good product.
MIKLO

Alextp on 2018-01-07 00:25

What is good is that CudaText has text/raw/hex viewer - from the Universal Viewer app. For files which cannot be edited [huge files]. It can viewer, like Universal Viewer, files of any size, e.g. 4Gb. But not edit, only view.

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Textilosaurus v2018.01.17 Updated

billon on 17 Jan 2018
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by skunkos

Textilosaurus is a Scintilla-based text editor with a configurable, tabbed interface and syntax highlighting. The program includes uploaders, tools for scripting, XML, JSON, MIME and supports a wide variety of text encoding.

64-bit only. Cross-platform with a client available for Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the 7Z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch textilosaurus.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Notepad++
What's new? See:
https://github.com/martinrotter/textilosaurus/releases
Latest comments
skunkos on 2018-01-08 02:58

You are probably right, it seems that some files could be missing, I will try to fix. Thank you.

skunkos on 2018-01-08 04:59

Well, actually, the files from C++ runtime are really, there. Your missing DLLs api-ms-win-crt-runtime-* are indirect system dependencies which are not directly referenced by Textilosaurus binary, it seems these files can be installed with installing this: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2999226/update-for-universal-c-runtime-in-windows

So it seems that your operating system is not fully up-to-date. These DLLs cannot be re-distributed with textilosaurus.exe, the only way for me could be to package runtime installers into Textilosaurus installer, but that is not really good because some users install portable Textilosaurus from zip package instead, thus, this is not a solution for them.

What do you think? I thought I could use different toolchain (mingw) to build the app for windows, but unfortunately, it is only available for x86 platform which is bad, since I prefer to deploy x64 binaries.

zorro on 2018-01-08 05:40

Well, you're right - my system is not up to date and I am not able to install the update, because my Win 8.1 is one of those that refused to install the big ("8.2") update. No problem, for most other users Textilosaurus will work fine.

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