NoteTab is a top-rated text and HTML editor for Windows 9x, ME, NT4, 2000, and XP. It is user friendly and feature rich with many innovative productivity tools. Whether you create web pages, write source code, send e-mail, take notes, analyze text, read files, or do anything related to text, you will certainly find NoteTab a worthy tool and a great time saver.

There are currently three variants available. NoteTab Pro ($19.95 USD) provides functionality and performance that will suit the more demanding users. It is also ideal for HTML editing as it provides tag highlighting and supports many excellent third-party HTML tools. NoteTab Light (free) and NoteTab Standard ($9.95 USD) use the Windows Rich-edit control and appeal to users on a tight budget, or who prefer to display their text with variable-pitch fonts. See the comparison chart for more details on the differences between these versions.

Innovative Features

Unlike MS-Notepad that comes with Windows, NoteTab lets you edit documents of virtually any size. Furthermore, you can open as many documents as your system’s memory will allow, each with its own button in the tab bar.


NoteTab is not your typical text editor and it is currently unrivaled by the range of handy features it offers. You can, for example, open links in your default browser, calculate mathematical expressions, program it to add specialized features, create your own toolbars to run your own macros, create simple outline documents, convert text files to web pages, strip tags from HTML documents, send documents as e-mail, capture text copied to the Clipboard, view detailed text statistics, etc.

clipbookOne of the most original features which NoteTab was the first program to introduce is the Editor Clipbook. This is a flexible tool for handling text clips, which can be anything from a single character to a large “boilerplate” chunk of text. Clips are stored in libraries with a header for identification, and retrieved by selecting the appropriate header from the list or by typing the first matching characters of the header into your document and hitting a function key.

By default, pasting a clipbook item will overwrite any selected text in your document. But by customizing your clip text with simple codes you can do anything from wrapping the clip around a selection (great with HTML tags), to launching other programs, to loading files, to sending the document as e-mail, to calculating the result of functions with multiple variables, etc.

Take a moment to look at the Clipbook repository. The libraries available there have been submitted by NoteTab users since 1997 and demonstrate the many uses for NoteTab. There are now over 100 Clipbook libraries available for downloading!


Of course, NoteTab also offers the features you expect to find in a good text editor such as Find/Replace in all open documents or disk files, read and write files in DOS/UNIX/EBCDIC/Mac format, sort/join/split/indent lines, change character case and text alignment, convert between ASCII and ANSI, spell checker, thesaurus, automatic indentation, etc.

NoteTab is very customizable. You have a selection of more than 90 commands for the toolbar and the main shortcut menu. The editor’s behaviour can be fine tuned to suit your needs thanks to many options. NoteTab can even substitute Notepad by simply selecting a menu command. All these great features have earned NoteTab many awards.