Secondly, EditPad Lite. It’s free for non-commercial use, and again looks rather like the Windows Notepad that you’re used to. We’ve mentioned this program in the past, at www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-text-editor.htm, but I was specifically evaluating it for working with very large files. It’s a 3.1 MB download, but it does have a number of features that The Gun doesn’t. It can work with blocks of text, for example, and also convert to/from upper or lower case. It also has a “reopen” menu option. While searching seems slightly slower than The Gun (4 seconds as opposed to 2), loading and displaying my large file was instant.