5 Best Free Text Editor
1, PSPad

PSPad is a superlative alternative to ultraedit, it’s packed with a great deal of features and is free of charge for any person and company.

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PSPad is an excellent text editor for general users and source code editor for programmers and web designers, but it lacks the support for large text files, this is same as ultraedit and notepad++. Feel free to check out HxD or LTFViewr, the former one is a stunning large file viewer and editor, the later one is an amazing large text file viewer.

PSPad works on most Windows operating systems including Windows 7 and Windows XP.

Download it from CNET or the developer’s website.

2, Notepad++

Notepad++ is an open source text editor for Windows, Notepad++ is full featured, highly customizable and extendable.

See also: PSPad, another excellent full function text editor.

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Notepad++ supports Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / 2003. ( 32bit and 64 bit )

Download it from CNET or SourceForge or the developer’s website.

3, Crimson Editor

Crimson Editor is a free, open source, lightweight and easy to use all-in-one text processing program for Windows. See also: PSPad, Notepad++, Large Text File Viewer, Large Text File Editor.

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Crimson Editor works on all Windows operating systems including Windows 7 and Windows XP.

Download it from SourceForge or the developer’s website.

4, Notepad2

Notepad2 is an alternative to Windows Notepad which provides many useful features to you including syntax highlighting, zoom in / zoom out, rectangular selection, file encryption, bookmarks, etc.

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Notepad2 works on all popular Windows OS including Windows 7 and Windows XP.

Download Notepad2 from the developer’s website or cnet.com or Google( 64-bit ).

5, EditPad Lite

EditPad Lite is a free for personal use program that is designed as alternative to Windows Notepad, it’s lightweight and deadly simple to operate.


EditPad Lite is simple and easy to use, if you prefer full-function text editors, please check out NotePad++ or PSPad.

EditPad Lite supports Microsoft Windows 7 / Windows XP / Vista / 2000 / Me / 98.

EditPad Lite is a 3.1MB download available from CNET and the developer’s website.