Notepad2 is a small replacement utility for Windows notepad.exe application.
In addition to being a notepad, Notepad2 also supports search and replacing using regular expressions (regex). It can drag-and-drop bits of text and zoom in and out of text.
As a portable application, Notepad2 does not require installation. Thankfully, you can fully replace Windows' Notepad.exe with Notepad2 easily.
If you're a coder who often uses Notepad for editing files and you're missing things like syntax highlighting and support for search/replace with regular expressions, give this little application a try.
Notepad2 can edit PHP files, edit HTML documents and highlight syntax.Notepad2 features and highlights:
Notepad2 is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from text editors without restrictions. Notepad2 4.2.25 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Florian Balmer.
We have tested Notepad2 4.2.25 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]