Notepad2 – A lightweight Notepad.exe replacement

May 11, 2004

There’s not many things more important for a software developer than a great lightweight text editor. Something that sits between the Windows standard notepad.exe and an advanced editor such as UltraEdit32 and TextPad.

That search is over, Notepad2, from my intial usage it is extremely quick and provides customisable syntax highlighting, Simple to access (“Windows-R, notepad2.exe” instead of “Windows-R, notepad.exe”), as well as a few other nice features.

Seems to be a keeper.