Notepad3

As the digital landscape evolves, Notepad3 has emerged as an indispensable tool for many. While the Windows operating system has seen substantial updates over recent years, surprisingly, the default Windows Notepad has remained largely unchanged for two decades. Consequently, for those requiring a text editor for programming or more intricate textual tasks, simply relying on the basic Windows Notepad proves to be inadequate. In this context, Notepad3 stands out, offering a significant edge in functionality and versatility.

Recognizing the limitations of the default Windows Notepad, we therefore embarked on the development of Notepad3. Rooted in the legacy of the remarkable Notepad2 by Florian Balmer and the Notepad2-mod by XhmikosR, Notepad3 stands as a testament to their foundational work. This advanced tool is imbued with all the features notably absent in the Windows counterpart. Not only is Notepad3 a swift and lightweight text editor built on the robust Scintilla platform, but it also boasts syntax highlighting capabilities. Moreover, despite its minimal memory footprint, it’s robust enough to tackle the majority of programming tasks with relative ease.

Basic Notepad3 Features

Notepad3 has the following features: code folding, bracket matching, automatic indentation, word auto-completion, convert character encoding between various formats (ASCII, UTF-8, and UTF-16), newline format conversion (between DOS (CR/LF), Unix (LF), and Macintosh (CR) formats), multiple undo or redo, bookmarks, and regular expression-based find and replace.

Supported Languages

Previously we mentioned that Notepad3 can handle almost any programming job and we are not lying. Just take a look at the list of supported programming languages below and spot your favorite.

It offers syntax highlighting support for Apache, ASP, Assembly, AutoHotkey, AutoIt3, AviSynth, Awk, Bash, BAT, C, C++, C#, CGI, CMake, CoffeeScript, CSS, CSV, D, Dart, DIFF, Fortran, Go, HTML, INF, INI, Inno Setup, Java, JavaScript, JSON, Julia, KiXtart, Kotlin, LaTeX, Lua, Makefiles, Markdown, MATLAB, Nim, NSIS, Pascal, Perl, PHP, PowerShell, Python, REG, Resource, R-S-SPlus Statistics, Ruby, Rust, Shell, SQL, Tcl, TOML, VB, VBScript, Verilog, VHDL, XHTML, XML, YAML and improved support for NFO ANSI.

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64 Bit version

Notepad3_6.23.203.2_x64_Setup.exe (1658952 downloads )
FilenameNotepad3_6.23.203.2_x64_Setup.exe3.96 MB
Version6.23.203.2
UpdatedFebruary 3, 2023
LicenseOpen Source
Requirements

32 Bit version

Notepad3_6.23.203.2_x86_Setup.exe (168435 downloads )
FilenameNotepad3_6.23.203.2_x86_Setup.exe3.75 MB
Version6.23.203.2
UpdatedFebruary 3, 2023
LicenseOpen Source
Requirements

Portable Edition

Download the Notepad3 portable version for running it straight from a USB memory stick or portable hard drive. It will not write any settings to the registry or leave traces on your computer.

Notepad3_6.23.203.2_Portable.zip (683620 downloads )
FilenameNotepad3_6.23.203.2_Portable.zip11.91 MB
Version6.23.203.2
UpdatedFebruary 3, 2023
LicenseOpen Source
Requirements

Release Candidate (RC2)

Please do not expect the “Release Candidate (RC2)” software to work perfectly and without glitches. Furthermore, these programs may not be complete or have some features missing. They are provided for testing purposes.

64 Bit version

Notepad3_6.24.109.1_rc2_x64_Setup.exe (70709 downloads )
FilenameNotepad3_6.24.109.1_rc2_x64_Setup.exe4.48 MB
Version6.24.109.1 rc2
UpdatedJanuary 9, 2024
LicenseOpen Source
Requirements

32 Bit version

Notepad3_6.24.109.1_rc2_x86_Setup.exe (18909 downloads )
FilenameNotepad3_6.24.109.1_rc2_x86_Setup.exe4.27 MB
Version6.24.109.1 rc2
UpdatedJanuary 9, 2024
LicenseOpen Source
Requirements

Portable Edition

Download the Notepad3 portable version for running it straight from a USB memory stick or portable hard drive. It will not write any settings to the registry or leave traces on your computer.

Notepad3_6.24.109.1_rc2_Portable.zip (120284 downloads )
FilenameNotepad3_6.24.109.1_rc2_Portable.zip12.23 MB
Version6.24.109.1 rc2
UpdatedJanuary 9, 2024
LicenseOpen Source
Requirements

Notepad3 version 6.23.203.2 Changes

Please go here to view the latest change log.

Privacy Statement

At Rizonesoft we take privacy and security seriously. This is why we do not collect or store personally identifiable information when you download a file from Rizonesoft.com. The download counter is just incremented. Furthermore, when Notepad3 performs an update check, it simply compares the locally installed software version with the one available online.

Installing Notepad3

Simply download the installer above and run it to start the installation process. It supports replacing the default Windows Notepad using a clean, unobtrusive registry-based method, but can also be installed alongside Windows Notepad.

Source Code

Browse the GitHub Repository.

Contributors

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