Technology Advice by Ryan Taylor Adams

PSPad Editor

March 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Printer Friendly Version


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 PSPad is my favorite text editor. I use it for everything from PHP coding to opening unknown file types. MUCH better than Notepad or Wordpad.

PSPad is a freeware programmer’s editor for Microsoft Windows operating systems, useful for people who:

  • work with various programming environments
  • like highlighted syntax in their source code
  • need a small tool with simple controls and the capabilities of a mighty code editor
  • are looking for a tool that handles plain text
  • want to save time – PSPad offers rich text formatting functions
  • need tool what offer user extension capabilities
  • want to save money and still have the functionality of professional products because PSPad is free for commercial and government purposes too

It comes with a hex editor, CP conversion, text differences, templates, macros, spellcheck option, auto-completion, Code Explorer and much more. The program is pre-configured for the most popular programming languages (VB, C++, SQL, PHP, ASP, Python etc.) and you can further customize the syntax settings.

Download here: http://www.pspad.com/en/download.php

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Rachel // Jun 29, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Would you say it’s better than Notepad++?

  • 2 Ryan Adams // Jun 29, 2008 at 11:43 PM

    Yes, but then again, I haven’t looked at Notepad++ in`over 2 years and have been using PSPad daily for 2 years. I’ve found PSPad to be more feature rich, and when it lacks a feature natively, plug-ins are east to come by (or make yourself).

    Of course, being freeware, it’s probably worthwhile to try both and see which one fits your style best.