A Handy Open Source Text Editor[ NotePad Alternative ]

AkelPad is a free, lightweight, handy and open source replacement to Windows NotePad, it does not deliver any breakthrough innovations, but it’s worth a few clicks, you could download and use it without spending a dime.

Open Source Text Editor


  • Single document interface, Multiple document interface.
  • Zoom in and out using the mouse scroll wheel.
  • Configurable font face / style / size.
  • Configurable text color( basic colour, selection, active line, active column, column marker, carpet, hyperlink ),
  • Wrap words.
  • Split Window.
  • Always on top.
  • Support of Unicode codepages (UTF-8, UTF-16LE, UTF-16BE, UTF-32LE, UTF-32BE).
  • Support newline formats in most mainstream OS: Windows, Unix, Mac, DOS.
  • Support a variety of languages: English, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, etc.
  • Plugins support (syntax highlighting, folding, auto-completion, scripts execution, keyboard macros and much more).

AkelPad works on all Windows OS including Windows XP and Windows 7.

AkelPad is a 0.78MB download available from CNET or SourceForge.

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