Text Editor for Windows—Free for Personal Use

EditPad Lite is a compact general-purpose text editor. Use EditPad Lite to easily edit any kind of plain text file. EditPad Lite has all the essential features to make text editing a breeze:

EditPad Lite is free for personal use. Business and government users can purchase a license.

What People Say About EditPad Lite

These are just a few from a long list of unsolicited testimonials we have received from our users.

B. Smoak

“I just had to let you know that I’ve been using EditPad Lite for a while now and I Love It! I’ve recommended it to my family and friends with high marks for quality, speed and features. I have used many different Notepad clones trying to find the balance between user friendliness and utility. EditPad Lite represents the fusion that finally brings balance to the Force.”

8 March 2018

Nick McCusker

“I have been remiss in not sending this email sooner. I was turned on to EditPad Lite by a fellow coworker years ago. At the time, I did not anticipate how dependent I have become on this wonderful piece of software. I could not count the ways it has helped me.”

23 March 2011, Colorado, USA

Elaina Moore-Kelly

“As a long time (licensed) user of EditPad Lite, may I say first that I love this program. It’s so easy and convenient to use especially when I’m double-checking text from a web page or some code I have written using a code editor.”

20 August 2016, Florida, USA

Jane Williams

“I just wanted to tell you that I’d been trying to edit some huge text files (MySQL data export), and my usual code editors crashed or froze on sight of them. EditPad Lite just did the job, simply and smoothly, with beautifully intelligible error messages when it thought it had a problem (encoding issues with special characters).”

9 February 2012, United Kingdom