PSPad editor

4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 (587 votes)


Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP / Freeware / 72,566 downloads

PSPad is a universal freeware editor. There is no complex install process; the program is ready to work immediately, without requiring customization. It supports many file types and languages, with syntax highlighting. There are macros, clip files and templates to automate repetitive activities. An integrated HEX Editor, Project support, FTP Client, Macro Recorder, File Search/Replace, Code Explorer, code page conversion, are just some of the many possibilities that PSPad can offer you.

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  • Latest Changes

    - Code explorer for PVX

    - MySQL highlighter - added data type boolean

    - Code explorer - added support for LUA

    - Oracle highlighter - added support for strings q'{ ... }'

    - New function - Find file in project (menu project, file tab)

    - Drag/Drop image into HTML while CTRL is kept inserts image directly into code as BASE64 - it works from PSPad file explorer too

Reviews of PSPad editor

  1. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jan 24, 2014)

    The new installer includes KNOWN MALWARE (specifically Conduit) that SILENTLY INSTALLS even if you choose "No" to the install options. I tracked this on a firewall with content filtering that blocks known malware purveyors. You will get a popup that says the installer is unable to download content and an option to continue. If you continue, the editor itself installs.

    This app and author should be blacklisted until the malware is removed from the install.

    ONE star for knowingly infecting users with malware.

  2. 4 out of 5 stars
    Karol Mily

    Reviewing (Feb 22, 2013)

    From author's page you can update/upgrade to - PSPad editor 4.5.8 (2453).

    Slow development.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta (Jun 7, 2012)

    This is still an excellent editor, but unfortunately it doesn't come anywhere near Notepad++. My main problem is that it is STILL designed as a coder's editor with monospaced font capability only. I write code in Notepad++ using Verdana 9. If you need monospaced fonts to line stuff up, fine, allow that as an option - don't force it on your users. Still, 5 stars for being free and having lots of features.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta (Mar 17, 2012)

    so we are rating the package/installer or the application itself.

    Go to their site and get the .cab file insteat, open it with 7zip and get the (portable) content out and you have it free of "spyware" as you call it.

    Enjoy this free, wonderful, software!

  5. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta (Mar 16, 2012)

    @roj: Sadly, this is what 'freeware' has become. People want everything for free, BUT at some point a price is paid. Whether it is in the security and integrity of your PC (or the PC's of others that fall for bundle tricks), or support, or whatever... The 'snake' finally wandered into the garden, and that snake was in the form of bundles. Now they are everywhere, and NOT coming just from vendors. Thanks to CNET, the practice of download sites wrapping downloads in bundles is now common-place. I have the philosophical view that all these type bundles are deceptive in nature because they hope, rely, and encourage the user to accidentally install whatever the bundle is. Meanwhile, the user has no intent to download or install anything but the application in question. If they wanted whatever the bundle was, they'd go get it. Just my two cents.

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