Notepad2e VS Notepad3

Compare Notepad2e vs Notepad3 and see what are their differences.


Word highlighting, simultaneous editing, math evaluation, un/grep, comment reformatting, UAC elevation, complete regexps (PCRE), Lua lexers, DPI awareness and more (XP+) (by ProgerXP)


Notepad like text editor based on the Scintilla source code. Notepad3 based on code from Notepad2 and MiniPath on code from metapath. Download Notepad3: (by rizonesoft)
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Notepad2e Notepad3
1 8
307 3,102
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3.7 9.0
10 days ago 7 days ago
C++ C++
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Notepad2e. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-05-27.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Notepad3. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-25.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Notepad2e and Notepad3 you can also consider the following projects:

notepad2 - Notepad2-zufuliu is a light-weight Scintilla based text editor for Windows with syntax highlighting, code folding, auto-completion and API list for about 80 programming languages/documents, bundled with file browser plugin metapath.

winget-pkgs - The Microsoft community Windows Package Manager manifest repository

NotepadNext - A cross-platform, reimplementation of Notepad++

notepad-plus-plus - Notepad++ official repository

how-to-exit-vim - Below are some simple methods for exiting vim.

textadept - Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and remarkably extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers.

ImGuiColorTextEdit - Colorizing text editor for ImGui

ox - An independent Rust text editor that runs in your terminal!

Windows-10-Sophia-Script - :zap: A powerful PowerShell module for fine-tuning and tweaking Windows 10 & Windows 11 [Moved to:]

linux - Linux kernel source tree