DocPad is a free alternative to Notepad. Although it fills the same role, plain text editing, it offers an arsenal of time-saving tools: block indent/unindent, bookmarking, case conversion, customizable toolbar, encoding conversion, file history, jump to line/offset, keyboard macros, print preview, search and replace, skinnable interface, spell checking, statistics, variable pitch font, and much more. It also includes a built-in calculator, calendar, and character map.
What is new in this release:
Version 17.0 improves support for unicode.
What is new in version 16.0:
Version 16.0 adds support for designating favorite characters in the character map.
What is new in version 15.0:
Version 15.0 adds support for backing up and restoring changed documents.
What is new in version 14.0:
Version 14.0 offers numerous interface improvements and a new "System Launcher" tool.