# TextPad - Plain text processor.

1. Jan 7, 2005

### Staff: Mentor

TextPad® 4.7.3 is a powerful, general purpose editor for plain text files.

A 'free' trial copy is available, but it is inexpensive, and quite powerful, and it is available in several languages.

I have used a paid copy for over 7 years. It handles text files over 100 MB without choking. One copy blocks of text or single columns, sort, create macros. Saves files in PC, UNIX, Mac formats.

2. Jan 8, 2005

### poolwin2001

I use it to compile and run my Java programs.TextPad Rocks!

3. Jan 8, 2005

### dduardo

Staff Emeritus
I've gotten used to vim that I don't like to use anything else.

4. Jan 10, 2005

### ramollari

It's good that TextPad demo version is fully functional except that it reminds you once in a while to purchase it.

5. Jan 10, 2005

### gnome

For a good free Windows editor that doesn't nag you for \$ try Notepad2.

6. Jan 11, 2005

### franznietzsche

I love note pad. People in my class don't understand why. I jsut tell them it isn't loaded with the extraneous crap that word has. Word is useful for some things, but not for writing code. But a context sensitive notepad? Greatness.

7. Jan 13, 2005

### ramollari

Word is out of question. As soon as you start writing code it will start auto-corrections and underlining of errors. The simpler the better. Personally I hate tools overloaded with features. They are slow, difficult to use, and may crash. Notepad would do for me to write any kind of source file.

8. Jan 18, 2005

### poolwin2001

You can allways disable the features you dont like.

Last edited: Jan 18, 2005