Windows only: If you’re looking for a lightweight notepad replacement but still yearn for some extra features, look no further than TED Notepad.
The barebones TED Notepad is toolbar, sidebar and gadget free, but that doesn’t hinder the program—and your text editing—in the least. With hotkeys for all functions, TED is designed for quicker advanced editing in true plain text form.
Offering 197 text-processing functions, features and advanced features that can remove empty lines, unwrap paragraphs, report statistics of a selection or document, and more, TED is a truly robust text editor. Have a list with duplicate entries? The unique lines tool counts or removes the duplicates. Want to launch URLs? Enable URL-detection and double-click your way to the web.
TED Notepad is a free, lightweight portable application (it loads instantly from a USB drive with no installation necessary) for Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Vista. Have an older version of Windows? TED also comes in a Windows 95/98/Me version.
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