Notepad2 4.2

Replace Windows Notepad with this advanced text & code editor
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Notepad2 is a code editor program and a replacement for Windows Notepad. It supports different programming languages, such as HTML, XML, PHP, ASP, Javascript, etc. and integrates rich text format with syntax highlighting (which is very useful to avoid mistakes in the coding process).

The program resembles Microsoft Wordpad: presented in a single window and has numbered rows, zoom, copy, paragraph and other text tools. It also has advanced search, coding tools, text wrapping, tabulation, schemes and more.

Notepad2 is the perfect replacement for Notepad; it’s what Microsoft should have included by now with Windows systems. This text editor will work better than the old program to edit text and if used by a coder the program offers more than enough tools to edit and create scripts.

It supports the following languages: TML, XML, PHP, ASP, CSS, JavaScript, VBScript, C/C++, C#, Resource Script, Java, Visual Basic, Pascal, Assembly, SQL, Perl, Python, Configuration Files, Apache Config Files, PowerShell, Batch Files, Diff Files.

Important features of Notepad2 include the “regular expression search and replace”, which allows searching for common code expressions to easily replace them. There’s auto indentation, different colors and line markers when coding for a cleaner look.

In addition, users can also find line align, line sort, zoom functions, customizable syntax font and colors, character conversion, HTML5 and CSS3 scheme support, and many more coding useful functions.

Max Santillana
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Review summary


  • Over 15 programming language support.
  • HTML5 and CSS3 scheme support.
  • Notepad auto replacement.
  • Modify, align, sort and merge lines.
  • Search and Replace


  • Only filenames containing ANSI characters are supported.
  • Only for Windows NT based systems
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