NotePad and Other HTML Text Editors

Text editors allow you to hand edit your HTML allowing complete control over the code. Many people prefer to use NotePad to edit HTML instead of editors, epecially more advanced designers. Many users use a combination of both. Besides NotePad there are many free HTML editors which display different tags in different colors, allowing you to more easily read your code and locate errors. Below we have listed the top 5 free HTML text editors.

HTML Kit 1.0 build 292

Publisher's Description:
HTML Kit is a full-featured text editor designed to help HTML, XML, and script authors to edit, format, validate, preview, and publish Web pages. Newcomers to HTML coding can benefit from the program's error-catching abilities. Experts can save time spent on common tasks, using the customizable and extendible editor, while maintaining full control over the code.

Features include syntax highlighting for HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, XSLT, JavaScript, VBScript, PHP, ASP, Java, Perl, Python, C/C++, Visual Basic, Pascal/Delphi, Lisp, SQL, INI/Conf, and more; customizable keyword help and keyboard shortcuts; multiple methods of previewing; a spelling checker and a thesaurus; templates/snippets; multiple validators; and automatic detection of and integration with third-party applications, such as style editors.


HTML Editor

Publisher's Description:
HTML Editor is a Notepad-style HTML editor that features a toolbar for quick access to those often-used functions. This program uses syntax highlighting to make the coding of Web pages easier. It also has an Items Palette to add HTML tags to your pages, as well as a Preview in Browser button. The HTML Editor Application can open most text-based files, and has support for compiling Java apps with a Java compiler.


SMOX Pad 1.2

Publisher's Description:
SMOX Pad is an advanced SMIL (and many languages) text editor that can open all types of files. It supports main file standards such as SMIL, XML, SVG, HTML, PHP, CSS, JS, ASP, VXML? and includes a web browser to preview them immediately! SMOX Pad includes a project manager and helps you with automatic completion and automatic error reporting. It is very useful for the hand-coding of SMIL streaming presentations. Furthermore, everything is customisable, from the interface to the templates, and you'll be able to control the software with your mouse!


NoteTab Pro 4.92

Publisher's Description:
NoteTab Pro is a text editor, HTML coding tool, and Notepad replacement. You can handle multiple large files with a simple tabbed interface, use a spelling checker and thesaurus, format text, use multiple undo, and bookmark documents. You can build templates, use powerful systemwide searches, and do global multiline replacements. Its Clipbook feature lets you create and organize clips, which can range from text macros to complete mini-applications using a simple scripting language with enough features to satisfy any power user; a bunch of handy clip libraries is included.

Other features include text-to-HTML conversion, tag stripping, and tools for adding links and color codes. Version 4.92 fixes issues that were introduced in the previous version.


EditPad Lite 4.5

Publisher's Description:
EditPad Lite is a convenient text editor and Notepad replacement. It has all the features a solid text editor needs. You can open as many files at a time as you want, with no arbitrary file size limit. Each file will have its own tab. You can convert between ANSI, ASCII, and Unicode, and work with Unix and Mac files. You can search and replace across all open files. It has unlimited undo and redo and powerful print preview.