Windows come with Notepad and Wordpad as the default text editing software, while Microsoft Works and Microsoft Word are available commercially. In the marketplace, there are many free text editors. We include the top ones here.

Title Description
EditPlus An internet-ready 32-bit text editor and programming editor for Windows.
Textpad A powerful, general purpose editor for plain text files.
AbiWord Cross-platform word processor that imports Microsoft Word files.
Komodo Edit A free multi-computer language editor, including Python, PHP, Ruby, Perl, HTML, CSS, and Javascript.
NotePad2 A light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting for many computer languages.
Notepad++ An open source code editor and Notepad replacement.
Jarte Jarte is a free word processor with a very unique, easy to use interface. Jarte is a great replacement for WordPad.
Atlantis Word Processor An innovative word processor designed for a wide range of word processing tasks, from simple to the most complex.