What do you need to write? a pencil and a page. But can you write anything on your PC with these stationary? Of course, answer is a NO!. That's why, text editors are made for. These are tiny programs which provide you thousands of pages; text editor clean interface; & never disposable pencil; your keystrokes on the keyboard.
Have you ever imagined to see yourself as an ethical hacker, writting thousands lines of text in an alien language of keyboard characters or watched movies of advanced technology, hacking-penetrating into security systems of huge IT industries, with a man working on a strange machine with green columns of keyboard characters moving vertically throughout the whole screen with mysterious dark background. Yes? cool!. It will be interesting then to inform you that they actually are using a form of text editors used in past; terminal text-editors.
Beside these bad text editors, there are a lot more user friendly and pleasing text editors we see now a days, commonly notepad which is built in Windows text editor and gedit which is more popular among Linux users. If you're more familiar with text editors and know about HTML Text editor which is used for creating web documentation, you should see our http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-html-editor.htm. If a programming text editor is major requirement then you should see our http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-programming-editor.htm.
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EditPad Lite is small and compact and yet offers the most functionality that users would expect from a basic text editor.
The program comes with a tabbed interface for switching between open files easily and allows users to set the application window on top of other windows.
Some other useful features include: block functions; no file size limitation; unlimited undos and redos even after saving the file - so long as it remains open. On the down side, the spell checker is not included in the free version.
ATPad is useful for working with multiple files that can be opened in tiled or cascaded windows within the main user interface, while featuring a tabbed environment.
Basic features such as redo/undo, find/replace and word wrapping are included. The program also supports: line numbering; display whitespace; own text snippets; sending documents via email; and so on.
No installation of the program is required. Just download, extract the zip file and run the executable. The program does not come with a spell checker.
NoteTab Light is a very handy basic text editor to have. You can open separate tabs to work on more than one project at once.
This program includes find and replace, undo and text statistics. The interface is quite easy to use although it has an old look to it. I wouldn't recommend this as a full-on text editor, but it still is a very good notepad replacement.
This program is quite basic by itself as many other features come in the full versions.
To be reviewed:
- AEdit SX - 1.37 MB, ultra-fast text editor, with spell checker, print preview and setup.
- DocPad - 6 MB, a free alternative to Notepad for plain text editing, offering an arsenal of time-saving text editing tools.
- Writer's D'Lite - 715 KB, a lightweight text editor good for writing short stories and articles without any bells and whistles to distract you.
- QJot - 607 KB, a small USB portable alternative rich text editor that reads and writes .doc files, inserts images and more.
- Jovial Notepad - 32 KB, a lightweight Microsoft Notepad replacement program that offers some handy and useful features that are used every day. (Review)
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