Programmer’s NotePad 2 – A Portable Text Editor For Developers


If you are looking for a simple, yet powerful text editor that can handle not only rich text, but also programming language to help you in developing software applications. then have a look at Programmer’s Notepad. Supporting Tabbed MDI interface, it is a portable text editor that supports a wide range of programming languages including Java, C++, HTML, CSS, PHP, VB etc. Additionally, it comes with a powerful syntax highlighting, which supports both user-defined and built-in schemes. Using the built-in text clips features, you can easily use templates for inserting text in the document. Other noteworthy features include regular expression-based search and replace, split view, export document to rich text (RTF) and HTML, bookmarking documents, code folding and outlining, and more.

This post has been updated to let you know that Programmer’s Notepad also supports Windows 8. The article was updated on March 30, 2012.

Once downloaded, extract the archive and run the executable file.

This tool supports different programming languages, you may choose the language in which you are going to develop your application from the drop down menu as shown below.

Programer Notedpad language

It offers a numerous set of features like exporting to HTML (using CSS) and RTF, in-file method/definition navigation, unlimited file size, quick search toolbar, syntax high lighting, support for Unicode files, User-defined schemes (XML), text wrapping, and more. You may perform common operations from the File menu like creating/opening new documents, saving them in different formats, converting text to upper or lower case, creating and saving the work spaces, printing, etc.

File Menu Program's Notepad

Overall, it is a powerful portable text editor for developers and programmers which is worth giving a try.

Donwload Programmer’s NotePad

It runs flawlessly on XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Enjoy!

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  • Programmer

    how could you guys miss “sublime text”
    it is completely free (despite the registration thing)

  • random

    that’s not a windows 8 app.. i mean that’s not a metro app… so you don’t need to put “windows 8” in the title… it sucks… i wass searching for a text editor designed for windows 8 and i found this…
    everyone knows that ALL apps work on windows 8… if they don’t work, just put it in compatibility mode for windows 7… so PLEASE DON’T SPAM GOOGLE WITH YOUR BULLSHITS!!!

    • random

      and BTW, Notepad++ is thousands times better than this.