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DocPad - a superior alternative to notepad

comments by John and Clif, Nov 2006, permalink, _ Text Editors


I posted a review of EditPadLite last week and I received quite a few comments on better alternatives to Windows Notepad. Here is what John had to say about his favorite.


From John

My opinion is that I have no use for a text editor without spell check. EditPad light, that you mention & Notetab light that Nob mentions don't.


I use Docpad which is the best I've found of many I've tried.



It's my replacement for Notepad & WordPad. I use it for anything that isn't complex enough to need Open Office or MS Office. The exception is HTML editing. I use PsPad for that.


Great newsletter. Thanks,




Thank you John. I surfed on over to the DocPad website. It has most of the features I need, it's skinnable, and it's true freeware.


Quote from the website

DocPad is a superior alternative to Notepad. Although it fills the same role, plain text editing, it has many advantages: 10-level undo, alphabetization, block indent/unindent, bookmark, case conversion, encoding conversion, file history, jump to line, jump to offset, keyboard macros, print preview, search and replace, spell checking, statistics, variable pitch font, and much more. It also includes a built-in calculator, calendar, and character map.




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