When just getting the job done is work enough, the last thing you need is to waste time having to learn yet another computer application. Your experience with other tools should be relevant to each new application, making it possible to sit down and use that new application right away.
That's why TextPad is so popular. Whether you simply need a powerful replacement for Notepad, a tool for editing your web pages, or a programming IDE, TextPad does what you want, the way you would expect.
TextPad is designed to provide the power and functionality to satisfy the most demanding text editing requirements. It can edit files up to the limits of virtual memory, and will work with 32 and 64-bit editions of MS Windows™ XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, Server 2003, 2008 and 2012.
TextPad has been implemented according to the Microsoft Windows Guidelines for Accessible Software Design, so great attention has been paid to making it easy for both beginners and experienced users. Command shortcuts can be modified to taste, with emulations provided for WordStar, BRIEF, and Microsoft applications. In-context help is available for all commands, and in-context menus pop-up with the right mouse button. Use of the standard Multiple Document Interface (MDI) allows many files to be edited simultaneously, with up to 4 views on each file. Text can be dragged and dropped between files, and to other applications.
In addition to the usual cut and paste facilities, you can correct the most common typing errors with commands to change case, and transpose words, characters and lines. Other commands let you indent blocks of text, reformat paragraphs, and insert whole files. Any change can be undone or redone, right back to the first one made. Visible bookmarks can be put on lines, and edit commands can be applied to all lines with bookmarks. Frequently used combinations of commands can be saved as keystroke macros.
The spelling checker has dictionaries for 13 languages, and additional dictionaries can be created from word list files. Words can be added to the standard dictionaries, as they arise, or can be imported from a word list file.
For purposes such as software development, TextPad has a customizable tools menu, and integral file compare and search commands. The output of user defined tools can optionally be captured in the Command Results window. By defining an appropriate search pattern to match the error output of tools such as compilers, the source file can be opened at the corresponding line, by double clicking the error message.
TextPad - 64-bit software