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.
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
- Full screen mode
- Zoom in, zoom out
Charny NotePad ran flawlessly on our test system running Windows 7 x86 OS.