Although the Windows operating system was updated significantly over the past years. However, the default Windows Notepad has not been updated in 20 years. If you need a text editor for simple programming tasks, using the vanilla Windows Notepad just does not cut it.
Therefore, we created Notepad3 with all the features that the default Windows Notepad currently lacks. Notepad3 is a fast and light-weight Scintilla-based text editor with syntax highlighting. It has a small memory footprint, but is powerful enough to handle most programming jobs.
Basic Notepad3 Features
Furthermore, Notepad3 has the following features: code folding, bracket matching, automatic indentation, word auto-completion, convert character encoding between various formats (ASCII, UTF-8, and UTF-16), newline format conversion (between DOS (CR/LF), Unix (LF), and Macintosh (CR) formats), multiple undo or redo, bookmarks, and regular expression-based find and replace.
Previously we mentioned that Notepad3 can handle almost any programming job and we are not lying. Just take a look at the list of supported programming languages below and spot your favorite.
Notepad3 comes in two flavors. A setup for installing Notepad3 to your computer and optionally replacing the default Windows Notepad. And a portable version for running it straight from a memory stick or portable hard drive. Just download which ever you prefer.
|Notepad3 Setup (Build 392)||1.9 MB||2,337||Download|
|Notepad3 Setup (Build 392) Replace Windows Notepad||1.9 MB||222||Download|
|Notepad3 Portable (Build 392)||1.8 MB||2,149||Download|
Notepad3 is available for PCs running Windows XP (SP3), Vista, 7, 8, and 10. Simply download the installer below and run it to start the installation process. It supports replacing the default Windows Notepad using a clean, unobtrusive registry-based method, but can also be installed along-side Windows Notepad.
Download Notepad3 source code below or browse the GitHub Repository.