Notepad alternative

Alexander Shengalts

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AkelPad is a free open-source software text editor, similar to Notepad, the default software of Microsoft Windows, but with more features. Download AkelPad by clicking the download button on this page.

The good
Free and open source.
Support for multiple tabs.
Support for plugins.
The bad
Support for programming languages is limited.
Reviewed by
Ammar Kurd
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AkelPad offers functionality well beyond that of Microsoft's classic Notepad software, but it remains limited compared to other programs such as Geany, Notepad ++, Atom or Komodo edit, especially for creating and editing codes.

A major difference between Classic Notepad and AkelPad lies in the support of plugins. In Notepad, the features are limited and you can not do anything about it. AkelPad offers plug-ins that extend its functionality. These include, for example, the AutoComplete and Code Highlighting features.

AkelPad features

  • Free and open source.
  • Support for plugins.
  • Support for multiple tabs.
  • Full support of Unicode strings.
  • Support of Unicode codepages (UTF-8, UTF-16LE, UTF-16BE, UTF-32LE, UTF-32BE).
  • Fast search/replace text strings.
  • Support for languages other than English.

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    Windows 95+