Gammadyne Corporation
"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


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Text Editor for Windows

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, encoding conversion, file backups, file history, jump to line/offset, keyboard macros, print preview, search and replace, skinnable interface, spell checking, statistics, text to speech, and much more.  It also includes a built-in calculator, calendar, and character map.

  • The Tabbed Document Interface allows you to open multiple files for editing in one window.
  • Undo up to 100 changes
  • Edits files with 8-bit ASCII characters or 16-bit unicode characters.
  • Search and replace, with case-insensitive, whole-word, and regular expression options.
  • Calculator, calendar, and character map tools
  • Backups of every changed file can easily be restored
  • Spell checking (English and Spanish)
  • Toolbar, Status Bar
  • Keyboard macros (unlimited in size and number)
  • Scalable, skinnable user interface
  • Block selection (hold down Alt key while dragging mouse)
  • Word wrap
  • Statistics on characters, words, lines, and paragraphs
  • Convert to lower/upper/title/sentence case
  • Cut, copy, and paste
  • Text drag & drop
  • Can be installed to a portable USB drive.
  • Imports HTML files, converting to plain text
  • Print and Print Preview (user can adjust margins, font, page numbering)
  • Quick Text (create and later insert snippets of text)
  • Block indent and unindent
  • Bookmark
  • Jump to line/character
  • Normalize spaces
  • File type association tool
  • Recent file history
  • Convert various encodings including Base-64, Quoted-Printable, UTF-8, etc.
  • Alphabetization of paragraphs
  • Trim trailing spaces from lines
  • Detailed help file

And it's free!

Click the button below to download DocPad version 31.1, released on April 11th, 2024.  Microsoft Windows is required (XP or later).

DocPad is fully functional freeware.  However, if you like it, you can make a donation (available in $5 increments).