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Free Text Editors List

  1. Yankee Clipper Plus 
    This helpful free clipboard utility can save you loads of work if you do a lot of repetitive typing. Yankee Clipper remembers the last 100 text entries to the clipboard. It also can save your clips between sessions. You may also make boilerplate/template files with your favorite clips and much more. (For Windows).
  2.  Notespad 
    An incredibly useful text editing program that replaces Windows' flimsy Notepad text editor. Notespad is a free, full-fledged text editor with tons of wonderful features. You'll wonder how you managed without it! Allows opening of many files simultaneously, bookmarking of favorites, customized colors and fonts, macros, a file editor, lots of right-click goodies and tons more. (For Windows).
    This site offers freeware programs aimed at writers and directors. The programs here include ScriptMaker, a tool for script-writers, and SLang, a story-creation tool, as well as a director's organizational tool called Storyboard Tools. (For Windows).
  4.  WordTabs 3.21 
    Freeware guru Skip Bremer's WordTabs is perhaps the finest general-purpose free word processing program on the Web today. Described as Windows' Notepad and Wordpad on steroids, WordTabs is packed with every imaginable feature that you could possibly want. Configure it to replace Windows' default text editors and you'll wonder how you lived without this freeware gem. 1.5 megabytes. (For Windows).
  5.  NoteTab Light 
    A feature-packed freeware text editor from Switzerland, this program features a tabbed interface that lets you open and edit a virtually unlimited number of documents of any size. There's also an Editor Clipbook with templates for HTML tags, smilies, acronyms, etc., as well as management of favorite files and folders and drag & drop support. (For Windows).
  6.  Yeah Write 
    Yeah Write may not have all the bells and whistles of MS Word. But this powerful freeware program has all the useful features you could ask for in a word processor. Yeah Write, which comes in a free version, uses a fill-in-the-blanks approach to creating documents. Note: somewhat clumsy, difficult-to-use interface is this program's only drawback.
  7.  Cetus CWordPad 
    If you use WordPad (Windows' built-in text editor), but wish that it had more features, then CWordPad fits the bill nicely. This free text utility offers everything WordPad does, plus a spell-checker and a thesaurus. It'll handle files with .dox, .rft, .wri and .txt extensions. (For Windows).
  8.  EditPad 
    Here's a text editing program from Belgium that makes a fine replacement for Windows' flimsy notepad. Although there are similar programs that are more feature-laden, EditPad is a solid, crash-free program that loads quickly. It offers filters, text conversions, access to last 16 files opened, MAPI support (for E-mailing text) and more. Offered in many languages, including Danish, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, etc. Postcardware. (For Windows and Linux.)
  9.  TxtPrint 
    This free program does one thing and does it well: it prints out text files and gives you precise control over the output. The main advantage it has over standard text editors is its ability to divide a page into several rows and columns. Here's a screen shot. (For Windows). Available in English and Swedish versions.
  10.  WordWeb 
    This utility could well help improve your writing skills. WordWeb is a free feature-packed thesaurus/dictionary that can be used from your word processor or as a stand-alone program. View screen shot (For Windows).