If you are looking for Notepad2, you have come to the right place. We explain what Notepad2 is and point you to the official download.

What is Notepad2?

Notepad2 is a text editor that is open-source in nature and is developed especially for Microsoft Windows. This text editor was developed by Florian Balmer with the use of a component called Scintilla Editor and also based on the basic characteristics of MS Notepad being utilitarian, fast, and light. This software made its debut back in April 2004.

Notepad2 is equipped with functionalities that allows bracket matching and auto indention mechanism. Users may also take advantage of the unlimited undo-redo options as well as the block selection possibility. Find and replace option of this editor is based on regular expression. Encoding conversion is likewise possible and can be performed in any given format such as UTF-16, UTF-8, and ASCII.

Notepad2 is also capable of newline conversions based on Unix LF, Macintosh CR, and DOS CR/LF formats. This editor also makes use syntax highlighting that cans be used in several programming languages including ASP, C, C++.Assembly language, Java, HTML, Visual Basic, and Common Gateway. Despite being based on MS Notepad, the developer highlighted the fact that he had planned to create this text generator to be as simple as possible.

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