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Hey, here's some news for you ! It's not just Linux users who get all the latest cool tools for free. There are some available for other platforms as well. We will focus, on a semi-regular basis, on some useful, fun, and generally cool stuff which you can get for free in this update. Who says there ain't no such thing as a free lunch ?

Notes to myself

One program everybody uses at some point or other is the text editor. Unglamorous yet essential, it is a necessity to almost any PC user. The text editor which comes with Windows (called Notepad) unfortunately, is a clunky and limited one which can't even open files larger than 64 KB.

I use the wonderful little editor Notetab, available here -- it has so many features, it's almost a full-fledged word processor ! Best of all, it's fast - and it's free. Here are some of the goodies:

  • Covers all essential features available in Notepad (including LOG).
  • Can edit files as large as memory permits.
  • Open and edit many documents at once (only limited by system resources).
  • Fully configurable toolbar with flat or standard style buttons.
  • Web enabled (can open links and HTML documents in browser).
  • Special Clipbook window with templates for HTML tags, acronyms, etc.
  • Functions to strip HTML tags, sort lines, change case, etc.
  • Each document can have different settings such as font, tab widths, word wrap.
  • Can search/replace text in all open documents; accepts search tokens.
  • Automatic scrolling for hands-free reading of documents.
  • Context-sensitive help and shortcut menus.
  • Options to set margins, page numbering, headers and footers for printing jobs.
  • Text statistics (counts number of characters, words, and frequency of each word).
  • Drag-and-drop files from File Manager or Explorer.
  • Accepts file names, including wildcards, passed as command-line parameters to the program.
  • Quickly open files from "Favorite Files" dialog box or Favorites menu.
  • Option to autoload files from "Favorite Files" list or those opened during a previous session.
  • Remembers its size and position on the desktop.
  • Can stay on top of other applications.
  • Can capture text copied to the Clipboard from any application.
  • Can read and write files in DOS ASCII and UNIX format.

    and so on...

    Try it and let me know what you think. I can be reached at udhay@arachnis.com for comments.

    Udhay Shankar N <udhay@pobox.com> is a Random Networking Enthusiast who collects interesting people.