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Notepad is a plain text editor that is included free with every version of Microsoft Windows since 1985.

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Pros

Minimalist and simple

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Included for free with every version of Windows since '85

11 agree

Loads fast

11 agree
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

Not many features

12 agree

No syntax highlighting

9 agree

Not a tabbed environment

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Doesn't deal well with large files

8 agree

Line numbers only appear in status bar

7 agree

Crappy search and replace

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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Notepad is a plain text editor that is included free with every version of Microsoft Windows since 1985. The software is has minimal functionality and a very plain interface. Up to, and including, Windows 95 FixedSys was the only font used in the program. Now, users can can change the default font, which is initially set up as Lucida Console. It has minimal line counting functionality that only appears in the status bar with word wrap disabled.

Features
  • Plain text editor
  • Search (CTL+F), Replace (CTL+H)
  • Custom font
  • Line and column counting in status bar
  • Word wrap
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Gt-d
04/14/2008 11:03

Sometimes Notepad is all you need. But otherwise no reason not to switch to Notepad++ (also UltraEdit is pretty good)

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