Building a Better Notepad with Notepad2.exe


I had to add this one since it's making the rounds.  The official site for Notepad2 has this to say:


The original Notepad shipped with Windows is probably the handiest program of all times, small, fast, without frills! Notepad2 tries to follow this principle, it's a small, fast and free text editor with syntax highlighting for HTML and other common languages.


http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html


Omar likes it enough he posted instructions for how you can actually replace the windows notepad.exe with this here:


http://blogs.msdn.com/omars/archive/2004/04/30/124093.aspx


He also adds his comments:


Notepad2 is a FANTASTIC app, has a toolbar with buttons ;-), looks like it belongs on XP and is free! You can even set the window to be transparent. It's got a ton of awesome features.


Josh


 

Comments (15)

  1. Ahmed Nawar says:

    I didn’t try it yet to say

  2. Robert Olsen says:

    I am a registered user of UltraEdit32, PHPExpert Editor and I have stopped using them after I found Notepad2. I prefer coding by hand, and I really don’t use all the fancy features those big editors offer.

    So notepad2 is my favorite editor and I use it for HTML, JS, Basic, C++, PHP and other languages as well 🙂

  3. Mabsterama says:

    Courtesy of Josh Ledgard’s PowerToys blog, here’s a great little program for editing source code. It’s…

  4. NotePad2 is another Windows NotePad replacement. This text editor has syntaxt highlighting (C# too!).

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