Notepad 2: Another Notepad Replacement


If you tired of default Windows Notepad and are looking for something lighter and better, the Notepad 2 is perfect for you. Notepad2 is a fast, open source and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. It improves upon the default notepad greatly.

Some of its features are

  • Customisable syntax highlighting
  • Drag & drop text editing inside and outside Notepad2
  • Basic regular expression search and replace
  • Rectangular selection (Alt+Mouse)
  • Brace matching, auto indent, long line marker, zoom functions
  • Auto indentation
  • Multiple undo/redo; rectangular block selection
  • more

It is a great utility for every user and especially programmers.



  1. Syntax highlighting is very useful.. thanks!

  2. CypherHackz says:

    I still prefer EditPlus although it is not free. 😀

  3. Have you ever tried Notepad++? It has all of the features that you mentioned for Notepad 2 but also has tabs to have multiple files open.

  4. Talk Binary says:

    I use Programmer’s Notepad. Never heard of this one though. May be worth a try.