AkelPad (32-bit) 4.9.8 for Windows

by Shengalts A.A.

Avg. Rating 4.7 (240 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.1 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 11,364
Publisher Shengalts A.A.
Homepage AkelPad
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

AkelPad is an open source editor for plain text. It is designed to be a small and fast.

Latest Reviews

roj

roj reviewed v4.7.5 on May 10, 2012

GodLike.

Pound for pound, this is the most powerful little TextBeast that I have ever seen. Unlimited file size and columnar cut and paste together with the plugin architecture and blazing performance make this a pocket battleship as far as text editors go.

FIVE stars (would that I could give SIX).

Inray

Inray reviewed v4.6.5 on Sep 1, 2011

Not bad, not bad at all. The contrary actually!

Let me start by saying that I do love text editors; I own licenses for many different editors even though I think that most of them is garbage. For years I thought I knew every text editor available but seems I was wrong. It's first time I heard about AkelPad and I wonder how I missed this.

AkelPad is minimalistic, feature-rich (with plugins installed) and rock stable programming editor. It is an open source application but unlike other opensource apps AkelPad is well crafted, well debugged with obvious care in detail and quality. Commercial and open source vendors have to learn many things from AkelPad about what good quality software really means.

The truth is that I never liked modular editors and AkelPad is a modular editor based on an extremely tiny core engine and a dozen optional modules. However the plugin implementation is one of best in terms of integration with core GUI; In some aspects the plugin system is even better than the one of its main competitor EmEditor. The same can be said for AkelPad Unicode and ANSI/ISO encoding support, macro - scripting functionality, and the overall configurability.

Still lacking some necessary features though. It is a bit slow on screen refreshing and scrolling when using syntax highlighting and there is no "find / replace in files", no output screen capture (useful when running external tools and compilers), no realtime column block editing, no help file just sparse documentation. (Minus one star because of these issues).

However, despite the apparent lack of these advanced features AkelPad is an excellent editor that comes at an unbeatable price! Personally, I still like more the EmEditor or EditPlus, my all time favorite editing tools but I have to admit that AkelPad has surprised me with it's quality and stability.

Kudos to the program developer for creating such a great app!

AthleticLatino

AthleticLatino reviewed v4.6.0 on May 11, 2011

This is *exactly* what I've been looking for! A plain text editor is so very difficult to find. We need more plain text editors. :)

dhry

dhry reviewed v4.5.6 on Mar 20, 2011

Not too bad, but if you're after a small, efficient notepad replacement I'd recommend Notepad2 instead. http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v4.4.4 on Jun 28, 2010

Now has an updater for the plugins which works perfect btw.

TuxmanXP

TuxmanXP reviewed v4.4.4 on Jun 22, 2010

Although it still doesn't even nearly reach Vim's functionality, AkelPad actually rocks. I especially like the MDI view. :)

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v4.4.3 on Apr 2, 2010

Exactly. If I need to write code I'd be sure to use something else. As a notepad replacement nothing compares. Especially notepad++.

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v4.4.3 on Apr 1, 2010

How dare you even compare it to Notepad++?!
No editor is even close

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v4.4.3 on Apr 1, 2010

I was looking for something to run dedicated, fast and in conjunction with the app RenPhoric. This works great.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v4.4.2 on Mar 17, 2010

I must say I have tried them all, notepad ++(?), editra, you name it, but I always come back to this and haven't used anything else in quite a while.
Other than a dedicated secretary, it's more than I need.

Avg. Rating 4.7 (240 votes)
Your Rating
roj

roj reviewed v4.7.5 on May 10, 2012

GodLike.

Pound for pound, this is the most powerful little TextBeast that I have ever seen. Unlimited file size and columnar cut and paste together with the plugin architecture and blazing performance make this a pocket battleship as far as text editors go.

FIVE stars (would that I could give SIX).

Inray

Inray reviewed v4.6.5 on Sep 1, 2011

Not bad, not bad at all. The contrary actually!

Let me start by saying that I do love text editors; I own licenses for many different editors even though I think that most of them is garbage. For years I thought I knew every text editor available but seems I was wrong. It's first time I heard about AkelPad and I wonder how I missed this.

AkelPad is minimalistic, feature-rich (with plugins installed) and rock stable programming editor. It is an open source application but unlike other opensource apps AkelPad is well crafted, well debugged with obvious care in detail and quality. Commercial and open source vendors have to learn many things from AkelPad about what good quality software really means.

The truth is that I never liked modular editors and AkelPad is a modular editor based on an extremely tiny core engine and a dozen optional modules. However the plugin implementation is one of best in terms of integration with core GUI; In some aspects the plugin system is even better than the one of its main competitor EmEditor. The same can be said for AkelPad Unicode and ANSI/ISO encoding support, macro - scripting functionality, and the overall configurability.

Still lacking some necessary features though. It is a bit slow on screen refreshing and scrolling when using syntax highlighting and there is no "find / replace in files", no output screen capture (useful when running external tools and compilers), no realtime column block editing, no help file just sparse documentation. (Minus one star because of these issues).

However, despite the apparent lack of these advanced features AkelPad is an excellent editor that comes at an unbeatable price! Personally, I still like more the EmEditor or EditPlus, my all time favorite editing tools but I have to admit that AkelPad has surprised me with it's quality and stability.

Kudos to the program developer for creating such a great app!

AthleticLatino

AthleticLatino reviewed v4.6.0 on May 11, 2011

This is *exactly* what I've been looking for! A plain text editor is so very difficult to find. We need more plain text editors. :)

dhry

dhry reviewed v4.5.6 on Mar 20, 2011

Not too bad, but if you're after a small, efficient notepad replacement I'd recommend Notepad2 instead. http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v4.4.4 on Jun 28, 2010

Now has an updater for the plugins which works perfect btw.

TuxmanXP

TuxmanXP reviewed v4.4.4 on Jun 22, 2010

Although it still doesn't even nearly reach Vim's functionality, AkelPad actually rocks. I especially like the MDI view. :)

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v4.4.3 on Apr 2, 2010

Exactly. If I need to write code I'd be sure to use something else. As a notepad replacement nothing compares. Especially notepad++.

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v4.4.3 on Apr 1, 2010

How dare you even compare it to Notepad++?!
No editor is even close

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v4.4.3 on Apr 1, 2010

I was looking for something to run dedicated, fast and in conjunction with the app RenPhoric. This works great.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v4.4.2 on Mar 17, 2010

I must say I have tried them all, notepad ++(?), editra, you name it, but I always come back to this and haven't used anything else in quite a while.
Other than a dedicated secretary, it's more than I need.

garretthylltun

garretthylltun reviewed v4.4.0 on Feb 10, 2010

Ample options, Single window mode, or Multiple window mode with either MDI typical mode or tabbed/button mode, a seemingly solid plugin system and seems to work just fine on Windows 7 64bit.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v4.2.3 on May 2, 2009

Latest and Greatest

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v4.0.0 Alpha 2 on Jun 4, 2008

displays properly but now I can't see or use hyperlinks. Stick with 3.5.6!!!

ninjeratu

ninjeratu reviewed v4.0.0 Alpha 2 on Jun 4, 2008

The tabs are nice, if you like that, but not sure I think it's as fast and light-weight as I want it to be. It's nice, but nothing special. I'll stick with Notepad2.

And someone please take the drugs away from fv1fv below.

bufftbone

bufftbone reviewed v4.0.0 Alpha 2 on Jun 4, 2008

Big butt

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