Although the Windows operating system was updated significantly over the past years. However, the default Windows Notepad has not been updated in 20 years. If you need a text editor for simple programming tasks, using the vanilla Windows Notepad just does not cut it. Enter Notepad3!
Therefore, we created Notepad3 with all the features that the default Windows Notepad currently lacks. Notepad3 is a fast and light-weight Scintilla-based text editor with syntax highlighting. It has a small memory footprint, but is powerful enough to handle most programming jobs.
Basic Notepad3 Features
Furthermore, Notepad3 has the following features: code folding, bracket matching, automatic indentation, word auto-completion, convert character encoding between various formats (ASCII, UTF-8, and UTF-16), newline format conversion (between DOS (CR/LF), Unix (LF), and Macintosh (CR) formats), multiple undo or redo, bookmarks, and regular expression-based find and replace.
Supported Programming Languages
Previously we mentioned that Notepad3 can handle almost any programming job and we are not lying. Just take a look at the list of supported programming languages below and spot your favorite.
Technical Information and Download
Notepad3 comes in three flavors. A setup for installing it to your computer, one for replacing the default Windows Notepad and a portable version for running it straight from a memory stick or portable hard drive. You will find the last two under More Builds below. Just download which ever you prefer.
Notepad3 Setup – Replace Windows Notepad
Windows XP Version
Notepad3 (XP) Setup
Notepad3 (XP) Portable
Notepad3 (XP) Setup – Replace Windows Notepad
Notepad3 is available for PCs running Windows 7, 8, and 10. Simply download the installer below and run it to start the installation process. It supports replacing the default Windows Notepad using a clean, unobtrusive registry-based method, but can also be installed along-side Windows Notepad.
Browse the GitHub Repository.
Below you will find the complete Notepad3 history. Please note that WindowsXP support was dropped after Build 450. So, download [Download not found] for Windows XP.