Windows Notepad is about as anemic as a text editor as you’ll
find, lacking even the most rudimentary features. If you’re looking
for a more powerful text editor, but don’t want to pay, you’ll want
to download NoteTab Light, an excellent text editor with a variety
of features left out of Notepad.
To start off, you can create and edit multiple files, and that
by itself makes this free program worth downloading. Each file gets
its own tab, so it’s easy to switch among them.
This program, though, offers much more than just that. If you
need to do light HTML editing, for example for blog writing or
creating simple Web pages, you’ll welcome NoteTab Light’s HTML
editing tools, including some very nifty features such as
automatically converting text files to HTML files. If you’re even
more of a techie, and need to work with Perl or Gawk, it works with
them as well.
Given that NoteTab Light is free, anyone who has ever been
unhappy with Notepad–which means a lot of people–should give it a
try. You’ll probably never go back to Notepad again.
Note that there are two for-pay versions of NoteTab available,
Standard and NoteTab Pro. They
offer features that NoteTab Light doesn’t, such as a spell checker
and thesaurus, customizable menu shortcuts, and HTML syntax