Free Text Editors for Windows

by Ginktage | Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 | 89 views

This article will explore some of the free text editors available for Windows apart from WordPad and Notepad.

By default , the Windows operating system comes with Notepad and WordPad which are basic text editors . There are plenty of free text editors that are available for Windows . These text editors provides some advanced functionalities when compared to notepad etc. In this article , we will explore 4 free text editors for Windows operating system.

Free Text Editors for Windows

Notepad2

If you are a frequent user of Notepad and at some point of time felt that you need some more features in your text editor , then Notepad2 is for you . Notepad2 is a fast as well as light weight which also includes syntaxt highlighting. You dont have to install anything to get started with Notepad . It is just a simple executable .

Know more about Notepad2 and Download Notepad2 here

jEdit

Jedit is another text editor for windows which offers additional features with the extensions or Plugins . The Jedit has the tabbed interface and supports syntax highlighting etc. jEdit has excellent features which is comparable to some of the commercial tools available , jEdit is also free and the complete sourecode is provided under GPL 2.0 license.

Know more about jEdit and download jEdit here

Notepad++

Notepad++ is another open source text editor . Some of the features of the Notepad++ is the Multi tab View and syntaxt highlighting for different programming languages.

Notepad++ also includes the drag and drop support to open documents and also additional features which can be installed using plugins.

Know more about Notepad++ and download Notepad++ here

NoteTab Lite

NoteTab is a free text editor which supports almost all the flavors of Windows and offers the standard features that one might expect in a text editor.

Know more about NoteTab Lite and download NoteTab Lite here

If you are using any other free text editors for Windows , feel free to add them to the comments section.

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  1. Kaveh Shahbazian March 21, 2013 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    I have used Notepad++ for a long time. I still use it for many tasks. But these days I use Vim more than anything. One can use it for many things (not only editing) like calling external apps and applying them to the document and things like that.

  2. Pawan March 28, 2013 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    I like Notepad++ a lot. Thanks for sharing the details of others too.

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