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Type of Program: Notepad Replacement
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/NTWin 32
Authors Name: Luis Cobian
Version: 1.1
Price: free
Installed size: 470K


Here's a simple 32-bit Notepad-style text/HTML editor that differs from Notepad and Notepad-replacers in several handy ways. Unlike Notepad, Cobpad's multiple document interface (MDI) allows you to edit several files at a time, has drag-and-drop interface, and an attractive toolbar (including buttons for cut, paste, copy, search, search again, and undo). And unlike most Notepad-replacers, Cobpad has speed buttons that, with a single click, will take you directly to system files, Windows Explorer, and the Control Panel.

Cobpad also allows you to encode files through a simple encoding method. The author invites anyone who'd like a more secure file-encoding capability to email him directly for the required upgrade support. (See Support, below.)

What's missing from Cobpad that you'll see in many Notepad replacers is the selectability of fonts, colors, print options, filter options, and many user preferences. But, if you're interested in efficient, no-frills ASCII and HTML editing, plus speedy access to system files, folders and controls, you'll be happy with Cobpad's suite of features.

User Friendly:
Cost: free
Ease of Installation:
Support: (email author at )
Reviewed by Bobbie Crowell


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