Note: Copy Contents is in beta. Correction made to a screenshot that appeared earlier.
Copy Contents is a new program. It copies the contents of text or rtf files to the clipboard without opening them. It also copies image files (jpg, bmp, gif, tga, png, tif, pcx) to the clipboard, also without opening them. Right click on the supported formats mentioned and choose Copy Contents, the (successful) copied message appears briefly on the screen, now open a blank file (either text or image) and Ctrl+V to paste.
Copy Contents does (plain) text replacements to make better and more efficient use … Read more
QText (Version: 2.50 as of this post) is a notepad alternative but it is best suited for quick note taking than anything else. It features a tabbed interface that saves each tab in a separate file. The notes are saved in individual txt or rtf files in the program’s application data folder but this is configurable in the Files tab of Tools—>Options.
QText offers to create a new tab either in text or rich text with each having a slightly different toolbar. It features URL support, quick auto save and ‘regular’ auto save intervals that can be changed from the … Read more
AtoZ Notebook (Version: 0.111 Beta as of this post) is a free form notebook that aims to resemble a paper notebook. It is divided into 27 tabs (a to z and #) where notes can be jotted down in alphabetically.
Once open click the Header button and start typing. Use any of the usual formatting options (font, indent, etc.) to shape the notes as required and choose a password to open your notes as well. Also one gets to choose one of two options for the location of the stored notes. AtoZ Notebook also does backups in RTF format so … Read more
Texter – not to be confused with Lifehacker’s text substitution and expander Texter – is a lightweight and attractive text editor with a few extras.
Texter’s few extras are as follows:
Encrypt a text file via the file menu.
Zoom in and out via the view menu.
Change the case to upper or lower and copy file name or file path to the clipboard via the edit menu.
Access to clipart, symbols, images and text from external text files via the insert menu. Date can also be inserted from one of many formats via the insert menu.
Change colors and … Read more
Jotx is a minimalist note taker or perhaps word processor that does little but could be useful in taking quick notes with something other than Notepad.
It comes with a built-in spell checker, a ‘task list’ pane and a pane to keep track of a favorite folder or two. The latter can be useful for immediate navigation to a folder for opening or saving notes. Jotx works and saves in plain text and RTF formats and via its options, among others, one can change the background color and the font used. It is also possible to set a default folder … Read more