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Text & Hex Editors

Tiny text editors from Rich Green's Free Software For DOS pages

Green Award EzEdit 2.0 [4k] {S}+ Tiny text editor

Green Award The GUN 2.5 [6k] + "Fully drag & drop enabled, supports wordwrap and uses the full operating system based search capacity with case sensitive, insensitive and whole word search." There is also no effective limit on file size. Screenshot

Green Award Binary to Hex Editor [16k] + Ascii Hex editor & converter

Green Award CryptNote v1.00 [19k] + Secure text editor that transparently encrypts or decrypts user text with the AES/Rijndael algorithm.

EDXOR [22k] + Innovative clipboard handling, cryptographic options and logic text conversions. Supports large files, drag-and-drop, file associations and command line. Screenshot

Green Award SavageEd [23k] {S}+ Open virtually any size file (limited only by available memory), optionally save settings to an INI file or the registry (uninstall function included), search/find/replace, more. Screenshot

Green Award Win32Pad [30k] + Small and feature-packed notepad replacement. Screenshot

Green Award Quick Editor 3.0 [35k] + Powerful text editor with a scripting engine, TrueType support, comprehensive search and replace function, much more. From the maker of The GUN (which is also included in the download).

metapad 3.51 [48k] {S}+ What Notepad should've been. Crafted in pure ANSI C with the Win32 API. Screenshot

Green Award GreenPad 1.05 [70k] {S}+ Text editor with syntax highlighting, regexp search, unicode support, more. Screenshot

TED Notepad 4.3.1 [81k] + Notepad replacement with Unix-like text functions, hotkeys, multiple clipboards, and much more. Written in pure ANSI C using the system API functions. Screenshot

Green Award VDE 1.96A [90k] + DOS/console text editor with an essential core of word processing features, including support for WordStar, WordPerfect, and Microsoft Word formats. Screenshot

WinVi 2.90 [143k] {S}+ Notepad meets Vi Screenshot

Green Award NotGNU Emacs Editor [from 164k] + Similar to GNU Emacs but much smaller and lighter, with a Windows look and feel. Several versions available. Screenshot

Green Award MicroEMACS [196k] {S}+ Text editor based on GNU Emacs. Binaries for many platforms available.

Green Award SciTE [207k] {S}+ Source code & text editor based on SCIntilla. Linux binary also available.

Green Award RemotePad [244k] + Combination plain-text-editor and ftp-client. Screenshot

NotepadEx [248k] + Fast replace function, can open and save Unix and Mac files, trim trailing spaces, stay on top, custom keyboard shortcuts, and much more. Screenshot

Green Award Notepad2 3.0.20 [258k] {S}+ Text editor based on Scintilla. Feels like metapad with syntax / current line highlighting but without quick buffers (shortcut keys for custom text insertion). Screenshot

Green Award AEdit [259k] + Word processor with text encryption and optional spell checker. Screenshot

Green Award Zenedit 1.4 [283k] + Minimalist text editor designed to prevent distractions Screenshot

Green Award Pedit 4.0 [301k] + "Includes pop-up tables, column support, macro key, undo, copy & paste to other Windows applications, long filenames, word wrap, spell checker, thesaurus, HTML support, and much more."

EditPad Classic v3.5.3 [312k] + Notepad replacement with tabs, ROT-13 converter, option to stay on top of other windows, more. Postcardware. Screenshot Download Website

Green Award Q10 1.2.21 [357k] + Full-screen, portable text editor Screenshot

Green Award XVI32 2.51 [493k] + Full-featured hex editor. Runs under Windows 95 and higher. Screenshot

Programmer's File Editor (PFE) [607k] + Programming-oriented text editor capable of opening enormous files (limited only by the total amount of virtual memory available). Guide | Reviews Screenshot

Green Award HxD [789k] + Hex editor / disk editor / RAM editor with support for huge file sizes ("if it fits on a disk/drive you can open it"). Features include: fast find and replace, checksum calculation, file shredding, concatenation or splitting of files, statistics, and more. Screenshot

Green Award NoteTab Light (tiny version) [953k] + The Swiss Army Knife of text editors. Review Screenshot Download Website

Word processor filters courtesy of the W3C.

Text Search, Replace, etc.

Green Award FIND Tools [9k] + Includes XFIND (scan multiple files for a string, reporting all files where the string was found) and TFIND (scan a single file for a string, reporting all lines where the given strings were found)

Green Award FindAll [21k] + Find files that contain (or don't contain) a given search string. Screenshot

Green Award grep [22k] + Search for patterns in files

Green Award Gsar for Windows [34k] {S}+ Search/replace strings (even control characters and extended ASCII) in text and binary files. Incredibly fast. Screenshot

Green Award MiniTrue [from 66k] {S}+ Search and replace with a full-featured textviewer. DOS, Windows, and Linux versions available.

Green Award Grep [89k] {S}+ Powerful text search from GNU | Tutorial

Green Award GREP for Windows [101k] {S}+ Similar to above; can also search through subdirectories

BareGrep [140k] + Grep with GUI. Works with both plain text and binary files. Screenshot

TexRep v1.1 [154k] Simple text replace across multiple files Screenshot

BK ReplaceEm 2.0 [410k] + Incredibly powerful text search and replace utility for Windows. (With the kind permission of the author, this non-installing version is hosted by TinyApps.) Screenshot Download Website

Green Award CatView 3.2 [249k] + Comprehensively search plain text files which contain many delimited lines of information, such as catalogs or lists.

WanyWord 3.00 [459k] {S} Text search with Boolean and Near operators Screenshot

GetInfo beta 1 [213k] Find and extract information from all types of files. Also handy for extracting email addresses from files. Screenshot

Green Award Text File Line Stripper 1.4 [15k] + Strip or modify lines from a text document or the clipboard if the lines contain a certain string (or alternatively, if they don't contain the string).


Green Award UBIX 1.01 [23k] + Very simple database run from the command line. Suitable for small fragments of text like phone numbers, bookmarks, email addresses, etc. Screenshot

Green Award VisiCalc [27k] + The original VisiCalc spreadsheet program Screenshot

Green Award FlexiCAT [34k] + Tiny database program

Green Award FAC [91k] + Simple PIM with freeform/fuzzy search. Includes an (old but updatable) area code database. Was shareware, now donationware.

Green Award MemPad 3.32 [97k] + Plain text outliner and note taking program with a tree-like structure. Features include web/network/local/internal links, auto save, hotkeys, search/replace, import/export, and more. Screenshot

Green Award ScrapBook 2.30 [286k] + Cardfile-like app for storing chunks of text. Screenshot

Spread32 v1.09 [292k] + Small but powerful spreadsheet program. Import & export standard Excel, Pocket Excel and CSV files. CE & shareware (no nags) versions also available.

Treepad 2.6.9 [380k] + Freeform, tree-like database Screenshot

Green Award Abykus 1.02 [573k] + Object-oriented spreadsheet.

KeyNote 0.999 [703k] {S}+ Treepad-like app with RichText support, encryption (Blowfish or IDEA), import/export TXT, RTF, HJT (Treepad), n_text (DartNotes), HTML (import only), and much more. Screenshot


Green Award FFCAT [8k] + Concatenate (combine) multiple files into a single new file. Screenshot

Green Award cat [17k] + Concatenate files (part of the Berkely Utilities). Screenshot

Green Award CONCAT [54k] + Create a single output file from one or more input files. Screenshot Download


Green Award pdftohtml [294k] {S}+ Converts files from the Portable Document Format (PDF) files into the HTML file format Screenshot

Green Award Sumatra PDF 1.0 [1188k] {S}+ Slim and fast open source PDF viewer Screenshot

Foxit PDF Reader 1.3 [1239k] + View and print PDF documents. CJK support with additional download. Free non-commercial use. Screenshot

Green Award pdftk 1.12 [1431k] {S}+ Merge PDF documents, split PDF pages into a new document, decrypt input as necessary (password required), encrypt output as desired, fill PDF forms with FDF data and/or flatten forms, apply a background watermark, report on PDF metrics such as metadata, bookmarks, and page labels, update PDF metadata, attach files to PDF pages or the PDF document, unpack PDF attachments, burst a PDF document into single pages, uncompress and re-compress page streams, repair corrupted PDF (where possible). Screenshot Download


Green Award gclip.exe 1.0 [8k] {S}+ Get Windows clipboard text from stdin; similar to pbcopy. Screenshot Download

Green Award pclip.exe 1.0 [8k] {S}+ Put the Windows clipboard text to stdout; similar to pbpaste. Screenshot Download

Green Award TCAP [8k] + TSR text capture in DOS/Windows console; similar to Unix's "script" command. Screenshot

PureText 2.0 [13k] + Quickly convert formatted text to plain text via hotkey or system tray icon. Screenshot

DzSoft Paste & Save 2001 [556k] Save text clips in one continuous file Screenshot Download Website

Decoding Rotated Strings

Green Award XORSearch 1.4.0 [40k] {S}+ Search for a given string in an XOR, ROL or ROT encoded binary file. Screenshot

Green Award FTard Decoder Ring [154k] + Decode rotated ASCII for analysis. Supports ROTX, ROT13, ROT47, XOR, Caesar, Binary, Hex, Octal, Morse, more. Screenshot Download


Green Award TinyView [0.9k] + Tiny text viewer that works with any size text file. Screenshot Download

Green Award Word Count [1k] {S}+ Count characters, words and lines in files. Screenshot Download

Green Award ShowText [6k] + Displays all ASCII text in a given binary file. Screenshot Download

Green Award XCRLF [7k] + Convert a text file between different operating environment formats (MS-DOS, UNIX, and Macintosh) Screenshot

Green Award uniq [13k] + Weed out or find duplicate lines in a sorted file Screenshot

Green Award RPSORT 1.02 [19k] {S}+ Sorts large files extremely fast. Screenshot Download

Green Award TyperTask 1.16 [52k] + Text expander for inserting frequently-used snippets of text. Includes advanced automation features like program launching, window activation, delays, and mouse clicks. Screenshot

Green Award FIXTEXT [79k] + Applies a user-definable character-translation table to a text file. Convert graphics characters to their text equivalents, lowercase letters to uppercase letter, etc. Translate DOS text files to Mac or Unix text files and vice versa. Expand tabs, remove trailing spaces, and remove backspaces. Screenshot

StoryMaster 1.2 [91k] Ascii text reformatting tool Screenshot Download

last update: 2018.10.14