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.
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.
Overall, it is a powerful portable text editor for developers and programmers which is worth giving a try.
It runs flawlessly on XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Enjoy!