The original Notepad shipped with Windows is probably the handiest program of all times, small, fast, without frills! Notepad2 tries to follow this principle, it’s a small, fast and free text editor with syntax highlighting for HTML and other common languages.
I have to agree with the author. For a quick edit, Notepad2 is without peer. Small and fast, all the most used features are there. Powerful search and replace, open large file, syntax coloring, line number, change file format, support UTF-8 encoding.
It is just one file, so there is no install involved and can directly replace the Windows Notepad.
There are 2 ways to run the program – separately as a standalone program or as a Notepad replacement.