Improved Text Editor Charny NotePad

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Windows Notepad is a widely used application, despite its being small and not so feature heavy. One thing that almost every user feels when it comes to the famous tool is the lack of changes or improvements that Microsoft has made to the Notepad since the days of Windows 98. Notepad has not really evolved.

There are various third party alternatives to the Notepad available (Notepad++ and Notepad 2), and they add decent feature sets in their offerings. Charny NotePad is another one that brings a combination of the most useful features. It is a portable lightweight text editor (a mere 858 KB when uncompressed) that offers decent text editing features with a well-oriented interface. It supports regular features like bold text, italics, justification/alignment, copy/paste etc, to advanced ones like tabbed interface, line-based view, upper/lower case conversion, bulletins, etc.

Charmy NotePad

Key features of Charny NotePad include:

  • Tab system
  • Line numbering
  • Find/Replace function with regex support
  • Format functions (Alignment, bulleting, change font, etc)
  • Edit functions (Undo, redo, cut, copy, paste, etc.)
  • Insert Date/Time
  • Insert special characters
  • Printing
  • Full screen mode
  • Zoom in, zoom out

This application’s portability makes it highly useful as a multi-purpose text editor. Since it sports a numbered line view, it can be really useful as an HTML, JavaScript or XML editor. It also supports saving the output file to various formats, including rtf, txt, php, xml, java etc.

Charny NotePad ran flawlessly on our test system running Windows 7 x86 OS.

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  • tux.

    Hmm, ‘nother text editor. However, RTF functionality is fine. If there wasn’t just this VARIETY ..

  • Ravi Gupta

    Screenshot says ‘Charny’, you refer it as ‘Charmy’, is it really that good to have a nickname assigned?

    • Aatif

      Fixed. Thanks for pointing out Ravi. It’s just that the ‘r’ and the ‘n’ got mixed together.

      Thanks for reading