DocPad text editor adds extended functionality

runs on Windows
screenshot of DocPad

Text editors are handy little critters when what you're worried about is the text and what you're not worried about is formatting. Whether you need text-only documents to save space, or because you're writing code, a straight text editor is what you want.

Everybody's system comes with a tool like this, whether it's Notepad, TextEdit, or even vi or emacs. Basic, bare-bones stuff. But it is possible to have something a touch more sophisticated and helpful, even though you're still generating those plain-old ASCII files. DocPad is one such tool.

DocPad is a text editor that lets you do your work more easily. Along with its creation of plain-text documents, it makes your life easier by giving you the ability to block-indent chunks of text, alphabetize paragraphs, convert text to lower-, upper-, title-, and sentence case. It's got a powerful search-and-replace functionality built in, and you can even trim trailing whitespace from your lines. Built-in spell checking means you're going to get even more mileage out of this app.

DocPad is available as a free download. It runs under Windows, using any version from Win95 on up.

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