The standard Windows Notepad is a handy tool, but it certainly falls short of expectations for any task that goes beyond jotting down a few notes. If those cases where you need an extended Notepad, use NoteTab Light instead.
NoteTab Light is an awesome Notepad replacement that you can also use as a basic HTML editor. This is a stripped-down version of its big brother NotePad Pro, but it's still a very efficient tool for text editing. Plus, you get to test the Pro version's feature for a while, so you can decide which one to use.
NoteTab Light can open multiple documents at the same time and work with large-sized files as well. Among its features you'll find support for dragging and dropping selected text snippets, an auto-correct/auto-replacement mode, a clip tool for quick text insertion and support for text macros.
The program's interface displays many different toolbars, buttons and tabs that may overwhelm you a bit at the beginning, but you can always customize it any way you like.
NoteTab Light is an excellent Notepad replacement with extended features, such as support for HTML, a tabbed interface for multiple documents and text macros.
- Added optional code page token support in template headers. The code page value is placed between parentheses and is preceded by the letters CP. The code page value should be one of the numeric values listed on the Microsoft Web site. This example creates a new UTF-8 document: = DocTemplate CP(65001)
- Added three templates that you can use to easily create new Unicode documents.
- Included sample plain text and HTML files containing text based on a variety of character sets (Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, etc.) These files are stored in the Samples subfolder under the NoteTab program folder.
- Added "Open Sample File" in SampleCode library. Use this Clip to open a plain text or HTML file containing text based on a non-Western character set (Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, etc.) The purpose of these files is to demonstrate how NoteTab 6 handles text based on different Windows code pages.
- Fixed the "Text Case" commands, which sometimes converted extended characters based on non-system code pages incorrectly. Note that the "Invert Case", Capitalize, and Sentence commands do not correctly handle double-byte characters (DBCS) and so should only be used on parts of text with Latin-based characters.
- Fixed the "Document to HTML" and "Characters to HTML" commands, which previously assumed source text was always based on the Western ANSI character set. This sometimes resulted in invalid HTML entities when processing text based on other code pages.
- Fixed "String list does not allow duplicates" error that could sometimes occur when opening Unicode and UTF-8 documents.
- Updated Help.