|Initial release||25 March 2001|
|Stable release||4.5.8 (2500) (3 September 2014[±])|
|Preview release||4.5.9 (2517) (11 November 2014[±])|
|Available in||44 languages|
PSPad editor is a freeware text editor and source editor intended for use by programmers. First released in 2001, this software is produced by a single Czech developer, Jan Fiala, for the Windows platform.
PSPad has many software development-oriented features, such as syntax highlighting and hex editing, and is designed as a universal GUI for editing many languages including PHP, Perl, HTML, and Java. It integrates the use of many project formats for handling and saving multiple files. PSPad also edits UTF-8 encoded texts. Other features include autocompletion, tabs, FTP client and find/replace using regular expressions.
Overall, reviewers seem to have responded well to PSPad editor. Softpedia rated the software with 5 stars, with a user feedback averaging 4.6 stars, and Download.com's user feedback for the software was 4.5 stars.
PC Pro's web site features an article comparing PSPad with multiple other text editors, praising PSPad for its multitude of features and its availability gratis. However, the review criticises PSPad's poor performance with larger files, instead favouring the shareware NoteTab Pro for those wanting a 'pure' text editor.
Well Done Software, however, is not so critical of the software, claiming that its programming features, while taking time to learn to use, give a worth-while advantage to work flow.
- Fiala, Jan. "PSPad - history". PSPad. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
- Fiala, Jan. "PSPad unicode 4.5.9 (2517) English". PSPad forum. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
- the PSPad web site's page on features
- Well Done Software's review of PSPad
- Softpedia's review of PSPad
- Download.com's review of PSPad
- PC Pro's review of PSPad