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A simple and fast text editor with a ribbon UI


A few notable features of BowPad:

  • syntax highlighting for over 100 file types and languages
  • handling of many different encodings, including UTF-8, UTF-16 and even UTF-32
  • easy ribbon user interface
  • navigation hints in the vertical scrollbar
  • coloring of open tabs according to their path
  • can open files bigger than 2GB
  • extendable with plugins written in JScript or VBScript

BowPad with default color theme BowPad with dark color theme

And before you ask: the name BowPad comes from the fact that it uses the ribbon user interface. Ribbon → Bow, Editor → NotePad= BowPad. And of course we all know that Bowties are cool!

Please visit the homepage of BowPad for more information.