Here we go again with the next little helper from my private tool box.
Are you looking for a neat Notepad replacement? Maybe you would like to try Notepad++. It’s freely available at http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm in a lot of languages.
Actually it’s much more than a simple replacement of the standard windows editor, because of all the features. Take a closer look at the feature list below and you’ll notice that MacGyver could name it his favorite Swiss Army Knife. Yes, commercial editors like UltraEdit have a lot more to offer, but do you need all the stuff if all you want is a small and simple text editor – even though I believe Notepad++ is quite a sophisticated exemplar?
Here is a list of the core features – for a detailed description please visit the homepage under the link above:
- Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
- User Defined Syntax Highlighting
- Regular Expression Search/Replace supported
- Full Drag ‘N’ Drop supported
- Dynamic position of Views
- File Status Auto-detection
- Zoom in and zoom out
- Multi-Language environment supported
- Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting
- Macro recording and playback
If you need guidance in replacing the notepad.exe you can have a look at Omar Shanine’s WebLog.