DocPad – Free Alternative to Notepad

DocPad is a free alternative to Notepad.  It offers same plain-text editing that notepad offers, but provides a lot of additional features that Notepad does not. Although it fills the same role, plain text editing, it offers an arsenal of time-saving tools:  block indent/unindent, bookmarking, case conversion, customizable toolbar, encoding conversion, file history, jump to line/offset, keyboard macros, print preview, search and replace, skinnable interface, spell checking, statistics, variable pitch font, and much more.  It also includes a built-in calculator, calendar, and character map.

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  • Alphabetization of paragraphs
  • Calculator, calendar, and character map tools
  • Convert various encodings including Base-64, Quoted-Printable, UTF-7, etc.
  • Convert to lower/upper/title/sentence case
  • Cut, copy, and paste
  • File type association tool
  • File drag & drop
  • Help file
  • Jump to line/character
  • [advt]Keyboard macros (unlimited in size and number)
  • Normalize spaces
  • Print and Print Preview (user can adjust margins, font, page numbering).
  • Recent file history
  • Search and replace, including case-insensitive, whole-word, and wildcard searches.
  • Selectable character set
  • Skinnable user interface
  • Spell checking
  • Statistics on characters, words, lines, and paragraphs
  • Text drag & drop
  • Toolbar, Status Bar
  • Trim trailing spaces from lines
  • Undo up to 100 changes
  • Variable-pitch fonts support
  • Word wrap

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