DocPad is a plain text editor with many advantages over Notepad: block indent / unindent, bookmarking, customizable toolbar, file history, keyboard macros, print preview, wildcard search and replace, spell checking, statistics, and much more.
Version: 24.0DocPad is a free alternative to Notepad.
Operating System: Windows
Although it fills the same role, plain text editing, it offers an arsenal of time-saving tools: block indent / unindent, bookmarking, case conversion, customizable toolbar, encoding conversion, file history, jump to line / offset, keyboard macros, print preview, search and replace, skinnable interface, spell checking, statistics, variable pitch font, and much more. It also includes a built-in calculator, calendar, and character map.
DocPad is pure freeware, does not display advertisements, and does not install third party apps.
Version 24.0: Numerous minor improvements.
Version 23.0: DocPad now has a Tabbed Document Interface that allows the user to open multiple files for editing.
Version 22.0: The block selection (Alt+Drag) is now compatible with most editbox tools.
Version 21.0: Improved support for editing files in a different code page.
Version 20.0: The Search and Replace tool now supports regular expressions.
Version 19.0: Added the 'Welcome Panel'.
Version 18.0: Added support for multi-line search and replace.
Version 17.1: Minor bug fixes.
Version 17.0: Improved unicode support.
Version 16.0: The character map can now remember favorite characters.