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PSPad logo
Developer(s) Jan Fiala
Initial release 25 March 2001 (2001-03-25)
Stable release 4.6.0 (2700) (2 October 2015 (2015-10-02)) [1]
Preview release 4.6.0 (2674) (26 September 2015 (2015-09-26)) [2]
Development status Active
Written in Delphi
Operating system Windows
Size ~4.6 MB
Available in 44 languages[3]
Type Text editor
License Freeware
Website .com.pspadwww

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.[4]

PSPad interface is based on the MDI with tabs for editing multiple files and better open document manipulation.

The software is packaged ready-to-run, so that no installer needs to be run, and it is semi-portable.[5]


  • Reviews 1
  • References 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4


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,[6] and's user feedback for the software was 4.5 stars.[7]

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.[8]

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.[5]


  1. ^ Fiala, Jan. "PSPad - history". PSPad. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Fiala, Jan. "PSPad unicode 4.6.0 (2658) English". PSPad forum. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  3. ^ .com.pspadwww
  4. ^ the PSPad web site's page on features
  5. ^ a b Well Done Software's review of PSPad
  6. ^ Softpedia's review of PSPad
  7. ^'s review of PSPad
  8. ^ PC Pro's review of PSPad

See also

External links

  • PSPad Homepage
  • PSPad Forum
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