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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 email@example.com for comments.
Udhay Shankar N
is a Random Networking Enthusiast who collects interesting people.