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Best Freeware Program 1998

Type of Program:Text and HTML Editor
Supported Platforms: Windows 95, 98, NT4, or higher
Company Name:Fookes Software
Version:4.5
Price:Freeware-$9.95- $19.95
Installed Size:~2Mb

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Installation of this program, like everything else about it easy, effortless and flawless. One hint take the option when offered to replace MS Notepad.

I think I have probably tried every other Notepad replacement there is. When I got to this one I quit looking.

This is without a doubt the best text editor made. Since I'm basiclly lazy I'm going to quote part of the readme. They say it pretty good, and it is all true.

NoteTab is a top-rated text and HTML editor for Windows 95, 98, and NT4 (and higher). It is user friendly and feature rich with many innovative productivity tools. Whether you create web pages, write source code, send e-mail, take notes, analyze text, read files, or do anything related to text, you will certainly find NoteTab a worthy tool and a great time saver.

There are currently three variants available. NoteTab Pro provides functionality and performance that will suit advanced users. It is also ideal for HTML editing as it provides tag highlighting. NoteTab Standard (or Std) uses the Windows Rich-edit control and appeals to users who want drag-and-drop editing and like to display variable-pitch fonts. NoteTab Light is the Freeware version; it is similar to NoteTab Std but lacks some of the innovative features.

Unlike MS-Notepad that comes with Windows, NoteTab lets you edit documents of virtually any size. Furthermore, you can open as many documents as your system's memory will allow, each with its own button in the tab bar.

NoteTab is not your typical text editor and it is currently unrivaled by the range of useful features it offers. You can, for example, open links in your default browser, calculate mathematical expressions, create simple outline documents, convert text files to web pages, strip tags from HTML documents, send documents as e-mail, capture text copied to the Clipboard, view detailed text statistics, etc.

One of the most original features which NoteTab was the first to introduce is the Editor Clipbook. This is a flexible tool for handling text clips, which can be anything from a single character to a large "boilerplate" chunk of text, as well as executable scripts. Clips are stored in libraries with a header for identification, and retrieved by selecting the appropriate header from the list or by typing the first matching characters of the header into your document and hitting a function key. Scripts can be written using NoteTab's own Clip language (which supports variables, conditional testing, commands, functions, events, and even keyboard macros), or other languages like Perl and Gawk.

Also there are spell checkers and thesaurus avaiable for the "paid" ones

Run, don't walk, get this one now!

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Reviewed by Joe Tex


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