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Get Ribbon Features in Notepad with Notepad 2008


Get Ribbon Features in Notepad with Notepad 2008

If you have got accustomed with the new ribbon features of Office 2007, then you might be interested in getting this feature while editing text files in Notepad. Microsoft has already mentioned that Window 7 will have ribbon features in Paint and Wordpad. Notepad 2008 is a freeware application which gives ribbon like UI for notepad. Here is how notepad looks like with ribbon UI.


This freeware gives notepad good UI and it also has different styles/themes to select from. It also gives tabbed text editing and gives more features to Notepad. Notepad 2008 require Microsoft .Net framework 3.5. Since no installation is required, the application is portable and can be run from any computer.

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Notepad 2008 is an application worth trying especially if you use Windows notepad regularly. Notepad 2008 s developed in C#.Net and VB.Net.

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  1. Keith Dsouza

    September 20, 2008 at 2:06 am

    Looks like a nice tools for the default notepad, am trying this out now 🙂

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  3. Leonardo

    September 20, 2008 at 3:43 am

    It’s ugly. And that Ribbon isn’t the official one.

    What’s the point of this?

  4. stratosg

    September 20, 2008 at 4:29 am

    notepad is all about simplicity imho. nice find but no thx 😛

  5. c0d3r

    September 23, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    I believe windows 7 will incorporate thes ribbon anyways, because notepad does lack a few features as we all know 😀 Nice share btw 🙂

  6. Anurag

    September 28, 2008 at 9:13 pm

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  8. Maurice

    September 29, 2008 at 12:31 am

    I actually find this very nice and clean. Thanks

  9. 00001abcfed

    September 29, 2008 at 2:21 am

    it no work on my computadora

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  12. Leonardo

    September 29, 2008 at 7:36 am

    “it no work on my computadora”


  13. Solo

    September 29, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Hi. This is the programmer for Notepad 2008. Thanks for reviewing my app.

    A new version, Version 2.0, is coming out soon, and it is being re-written in VB6, to keep the runtime requirements down.

    I know that not everyone likes the Ribbon UI, but as I said before, this was just a simple app just for me, then it became… more.

    Anyway, go to for more updates and info on Notepad 2008.

  14. Art Gonzalez

    September 30, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    I think is great. Added functionality not always conflicts with simplicity.


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  20. Yohan Perera

    September 28, 2009 at 9:09 am

    The download link is broken…

  21. Yohan Perera

    September 28, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Could not find it anywhere else either 🙁

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