Text editors are programs used to create and modify plain text files. While often feature rich, they do not add formatting codes to edited files (as word-processors do). Specialized types of text editors include hex editors, used with binary files; and HTML editors which are used to create web pages.

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Angel Writer
An editor that creates formatted text, graphics and tables for .TXT, .RTF, and html files.
ConTEXT
Programmer's editor with syntax highlighting, HTML and RTF export, multiple language versions, macros, columnar text selection, and a file explorer.
Crimson Editor
Windows text editor that fits on a floppy yet offers powerful features and customizable syntax highlighting.
Cross-Browser Rich Text Editor
A free editor that implements the Midas applications programming interface in Mozilla.
DatePad
Combines calendar functions with text editing features. [Win 98 or better]
EditPad Lite
Windows text editor with block functions and Asian language support. Free for personal use. Pro version is also available.
Fuzzy Duck Note Tab
A small note taking application that lives in the MS Windows task tray. Includes many advanced features such as a spell checker and saving to ftp. [Requires VB runtime]
JCreator
Provides the user with a wide range of functionality such as: Project management, project templates, syntax highlighting, wizards and a fully customizable user interface.
jEdit
A cross platform programmer's text editor written in Java that is customizable with plugins. [Requires Java VM]
Jext for Windows
Jext is a powerful pure Java text editor. That has been mainly designed for programmers. It provides syntax colorizing (Java, Perl, XML, HTML.), auto indent, plugins, scripts, others.
LedLineIt!
Free cross-platform, syntax coloring text editor, supports UNICODE, UTF-8, and other code page conversions. [MacOS/Windows]
The Literary Machine
LM 2000 creativity and authoring tool. Powered by a relational database that processes ideas and research for brainstorming and concept mapping. Features front-end word processing to order and compile texts into written compositions.
MetaPad
Notepad replacement for Windows with unlimited file size, context sensitive URLs, unix file format support, and file changed notification.
Netpadd
Windows text editor with syntax highlighting for several languages, XML tree view, CSS browser, HTML autocomplete, and Java compiler launcher. (Open Source)
Notepad2
Florian Balmer's free notepad replacement (licensed under the GPL) intended to be small and fast, with syntax highlighting.
Notespad
A general text editor with configurable interface, dictionary support for seven languages, supports multiple text formats, and supports text files as large as memory allows. [Win16/Win32]
NotGNU Emacs Editor
NotGNU is a freeware, user-friendly, emacs style text editor, similar to GNU Emacs but much smaller and lighter, with a Windows look and feel. It is available for DOS, Windows 3.x/95/98/NT machines and Linux.
PechaMaker
Creates Tibetan Pecha documents, allows import/export of RTF text, and has controls for pecha layout and printing. [Win32]
PSPad
A programmers editor that offers unlimited length of edited text, an MDI interface, built-in FTP client, macro recorder, various templates, a full HEX editor and spell checker. Available in English, German, Czech, French, Danish, and eight other languages.
RegexSR
A tool to create complex regular expressions and transform them into Java code.
Resource Hacker
Utility to edit Windows executable resources.
SciTE
A SCIntilla based text editor.[Win32/linux]
Source Edit
A free code editor that supports most of the common computer languages out there.
Steno Pad 2
A free word processor, compatible with MS Word and Word Perfect, with smaller files.
SuperEdi
Unicode text editor for programmers and web designers with syntax coloring and build-in FTP client. [Win32]
Syuhitu
A simple editor for SPARC Solaris that is compatible with the Common Desktop Environment.
TED Notepad
Offers numerous hotkeys, several clipboards, advanced searching and editing, unicode/utf-8 support, sort unique lines, reverse or translate characters, cut columns. Also supports user plugins for grep or dir. [Win32]
tsWebEditor
Windows source code editor supporting a number of programming languages. Software description, screenshots, downloads add-ons, and a small support area.
Win32pad
Small notepad replacement which supports Windows, Unix and Mac text formats, supports files as large as memory will allow, has a recent files list, configurable interface, and full intellimouse support. [Win32]
Yikes 2
Windows-based editor designed to emulate DOS edit. Supports editing of plain text and, to some extent, binary files.

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