Jarte 6.0 Plus adds Autohotkey scripting and automation
May 22, 2017 – 06:08 | No Comment
Jarte 6.0 Plus adds Autohotkey scripting and automation

Carolina Read Software has unveiled Jarte 6.0, a major update for its Windows WordPad-based word processor.
The $19.95 Jarte Plus 6.0 build now supports running custom AutoHotkey scripts when you open a document, hit a hotkey …

GetDiz: a Notepad replacement with a difference
April 12, 2017 – 04:38 | No Comment
GetDiz: a Notepad replacement with a difference

Notepad replacements are usually aimed at the most technical users, and like to boast about their syntax highlighting for 500 languages, customisable Git integration and support for more code pages than you ever knew existed.
GetDiz …

Cobbler stores secret notes in an encrypted file
March 23, 2017 – 09:25 | Comments Off on Cobbler stores secret notes in an encrypted file
Cobbler stores secret notes in an encrypted file

Cobbler is a tiny portable utility which stores plain text notes – passwords, bank details, whatever you need to keep private – in a secure and encrypted file.
Launch the program and you’re prompted for a …

QOwnNotes is a versatile notepad and to-do list manager
December 12, 2016 – 10:01 | Comments Off on QOwnNotes is a versatile notepad and to-do list manager
QOwnNotes is a versatile notepad and to-do list manager

At first glance, QOwnNotes doesn’t seem like the most interesting of apps. An “open source plain-text file notepad”? Aren’t there enough of those already?
Download and try the program, though, and you might be surprised at …

TED Notepad gets first update in 5 years
December 5, 2016 – 09:24 | Comments Off on TED Notepad gets first update in 5 years
TED Notepad gets first update in 5 years

Classic freeware Notepad replacement TED Notepad has just been updated to version 6.1.1, its first release since 2011.
The new build brings you drag and drop editing with either mouse button. Select text, drag and drop …

(Un)colored is a rich content HTML and Markdown editor
November 6, 2016 – 06:39 | Comments Off on (Un)colored is a rich content HTML and Markdown editor
(Un)colored is a rich content HTML and Markdown editor

(Un)colored is a distraction-free HTML and Markdown-compatible document editor for Windows, Linux and Mac.
The program opens with an empty window, no toolbars, ribbons or anything else– it’s just an empty frame where you can start …

Syncplify Notepad! is a polished plain text editor
July 3, 2016 – 02:41 | Comments Off on Syncplify Notepad! is a polished plain text editor
Syncplify Notepad! is a polished plain text editor

Notepad! is a nicely balanced Notepad replacement, accessible to just about everyone but with plenty of bonus extra features when you need them.
The interface is an immediate plus, its Office-like ribbon organising the program’s main …

TreeSheets: a smarter way to organise your data
March 9, 2016 – 06:32 | Comments Off on TreeSheets: a smarter way to organise your data
TreeSheets: a smarter way to organise your data

TreeSheets is a freeform data organiser, which developer Wouter van Oortmerssen describes as “the ultimate replacement for spreadsheets, mind mappers, outliners, PIMs, text editors and small databases”.
Okay, yes, that is a little over-ambitious, but van …

CudaText: a programmer’s editor that everyone can use
February 26, 2016 – 14:44 | Comments Off on CudaText: a programmer’s editor that everyone can use
CudaText: a programmer’s editor that everyone can use

You need a Notepad replacement, but web searches only get you overcomplicated programmer’s editors aimed at people who think in regular expressions and actually want to use line numbers.
CudaText offers another way. It’s a cross-platform …

SSuite NoteBook Editor: not just another WordPad replacement
February 8, 2016 – 08:27 | Comments Off on SSuite NoteBook Editor: not just another WordPad replacement
SSuite NoteBook Editor: not just another WordPad replacement

If you’ve tried your share of WordPad replacements then you’ll know they’re usually identikit me-too products with barely any interesting ideas of their own.
SSuite NoteBook Editor is a rare exception which manages to bring something …

Edit huge files faster with PilotEdit Lite
August 13, 2015 – 04:14 | Comments Off on Edit huge files faster with PilotEdit Lite
Edit huge files faster with PilotEdit Lite

Windows Notepad is an easy way to create scripts, lists and other small files, but it’s not optimised for larger files. Open anything really big and many operations are reduced to a crawl.
PilotEdit ($30) is …