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Stefan Kung
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Sep 16, 2018
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BowPad Review

Sven Sorensen
A programmers notepad support several languages with color coding like PHP, C++, Perl and HTML
A review of BowPad by Sven Sørensen

With so many options for text editors and full-fledged programming development suites available these days for coders, it really just comes to the level of comfort and knowledge of a particular language when choosing which editor to use.

BowPad is one of the options, providing support for some of the most popular programming languages such as JavaScript, PHP, HTML, Perl and even C++. BowPad provides syntax highlighting (or color coding). It also includes integrated web search allowing you to highlight a word and then perform a Google search for help or directly with Wikipedia.

BowPad also includes support for bookmarks, code commenting, a beautiful ribbon interface a la Microsoft Word and support for plug-ins allowing users to extend the functionality of the program. It also support tabs similar to Notepad++.

This text editor is really packed with useful features and does not really waste time on things most people wouldn't use but it does take a certain type of person to appreciate the Microsoft-style ribbon layout.

Overall though, BowPad is a really good editor for scripters and programmers and it currently supports a vast array of different programming and scripting languages.

BowPad can open SRT files, open LaTeX documents, edit LaTeX documents and highlight syntax.

BowPad features and highlights:
  • 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
  • Extendable with plugins written in jscript or vbscript

BowPad is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from text editors without restrictions. BowPad 2.4.0 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This Source Code Editor software is filed under:
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  • Freeware Text Editors
  • Software Reviews
  • Open source and GPL software

Compatibility with this Source Code Editor software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of BowPad may be available from Stefan Kung.

BowPad has been picked by our editors as very good.
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