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"I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoy DocPad.  What an absolutely nice all around multi-feature text editor."
- Sidris Henriksen
"The best I've found of many I've tried.  It's my replacement for Notepad & WordPad."
- John
"Been using it for about 6 months and don't know what I would do without it now."
- Sidney Hobbs

DocPad

DocPad is a free alternative to Notepad.  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.

Features

  • Alphabetization of paragraphs
  • Block indention and unindention
  • Bookmark
  • 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
  • Edits files with 8-bit ASCII characters or 16-bit unicode characters.
  • File type association tool
  • File drag & drop
  • Help file
  • Imports HTML files, converting to plain text
  • Jump to line/character
  • 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 (English and Spanish)
  • 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

And it's free!
 

Download

Click the button below to download DocPad version 14.0, released October 2nd, 2014.


Notes:
  • The download is a self-contained executable installer.  Simply open the file to begin installation.
  • The download is approximately 7 MB and installation will use approximately 27 MB of hard disk space.
  • If you prefer to download the installer inside of a .zip file, click here.
  • To update an existing installation, simply install the new version over the old one.
 

Requirements

Any computer with Windows 8, 2012, 7, 2008, Vista, XP, 2003, or 2000 can run DocPad.
 

Donate

DocPad is freeware.  If you like it, please make a donation (available in $5 increments).

 

Screenshot

DocPad Screenshot
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