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Free Text Editors for Windows

This article will explore some of the free text editors available for Windows apart from WordPad and Notepad.

By default , the Windows operating system comes with Notepad and WordPad which are basic text editors . There are plenty of free text editors that are available for Windows . These text editors provides some advanced functionalities when compared to notepad etc. In this article , we will explore 4 free text editors for Windows operating system.

Free Text Editors for Windows

Notepad2

If you are a frequent user of Notepad and at some point of time felt that you need some more features in your text editor , then Notepad2 is for you . Notepad2 is a fast as well as light weight which also includes syntaxt highlighting. You dont have to install anything to get started with Notepad . It is just a simple executable .

Know more about Notepad2 and Download Notepad2 here

jEdit

Jedit is another text editor for windows which offers additional features with the extensions or Plugins . The Jedit has the tabbed interface and supports syntax highlighting etc. jEdit has excellent features which is comparable to some of the commercial tools available , jEdit is also free and the complete sourecode is provided under GPL 2.0 license.

Know more about jEdit and download jEdit here

Notepad++

Notepad++ is another open source text editor . Some of the features of the Notepad++ is the Multi tab View and syntaxt highlighting for different programming languages.

Notepad++ also includes the drag and drop support to open documents and also additional features which can be installed using plugins.

Know more about Notepad++ and download Notepad++ here

NoteTab Lite

NoteTab is a free text editor which supports almost all the flavors of Windows and offers the standard features that one might expect in a text editor.

Know more about NoteTab Lite and download NoteTab Lite here

If you are using any other free text editors for Windows , feel free to add them to the comments section.

Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.