Write and edit plain text, create code and use multiple IDE programming tools
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License: Shareware $27
Total downloads:4,161 (37 last week)
Operating system:Windows XP/XP Professional/Vista/7/8/10/11
Latest version:9.2.3
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Write text, make notes, and create programming code. Add line numbers and have syntax automatically highlighted. Search and replace certain text parts, compare two documents and view the differences, detect and remove text duplicates. Generate macros to automate repetitive procedures.

TextPad 9.2.3 could be downloaded from the developer's website when we last checked. We cannot confirm if there is a free download of this software available. This PC program works with ".htm", ".php" and ".ini" files.

TextPad is sometimes referred to as "TextPad 32", "TextPad MASM IDE", "Textpad473". According to the results of the Google Safe Browsing check, the developer's site is safe. Despite this, we recommend checking the downloaded files with any free antivirus software.

The program lies within Office Tools, more precisely Document management. Commonly, this program's installer has the following filenames: TextPad.exe, _TextPad.exe, textpadu.exe, TextPad8.exe and TextPad5.exe etc.

The following versions: 8.4, 8.2 and 8.1 are the most frequently downloaded ones by the program users. The actual developer of the program is Helios Software Solutions. TextPad was developed to work on Windows XP, Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or Windows 11 and can function on 32 or 64-bit systems.

From the developer:

TextPad is a general purpose editor for plain text files. It can be used as a replacement for Windows Notepad, with additional features. TextPad comes with a spelling checker with dictionaries in 10 languages. You can also edit web pages and program codes easily, with syntax highlighting.

You may want to check out more software, such as Helios Software Solutions TextPad EN, WinTabs or Read Aloud, which might be similar to TextPad.


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