PSPad is a programmers editor with support for multiple syntax highlighting profiles. It comes with a HEX editor, CP conversion, text differences, templates, macros, spellcheck option, auto-completion, and Code Explorer. The program is pre-configured for the most popular programming languages (VB, C++, SQL, PHP, ASP, and Python) and you can further customize the syntax settings.

PSPad features:

  • work with projects
  • work with several documents at the same time (MDI)
  • save desktop sessions to later reopen all session files
  • FTP client - edit files directly from the web
  • macro recorder to record, save and load macros
  • search and replace in files
  • text difference with color-coded differences highlighted
  • templates (HTML tags, scripts, code templates...)
  • installation contains templates for HTML, PHP, Pascal, JScript, VBScript, MySQL, MS-Dos, Perl,...
  • syntax highlighting according to file type
  • user-defined highlighters for exotic environments
  • auto correction
  • intelligent internal HTML preview using IE and Mozilla
  • full HEX editor
  • call different external programs for different environments
  • external compiler with output catcher, log window and log parser for an "IDE" effect in every environment
  • color syntax highlight printing and print preview
  • integrated TiDy library for formatting and checking HTML code, conversion to CSS, XML, XHTML
  • integrated free version of the top CSS editor TopStyle Lite
  • export with highlight to RTF, HTML, TeX format to file or clipboard
  • column block select, bookmarks, line numbers, ...
  • reformat and compress HTML code, tag character case change
  • line sorting with ability to sort on defined columns and drop duplicates
  • ASCII chart with HTML entities
  • Code explorer for Pascal, C/C++, INI, HTML, XML, PHP and more in development
  • spell checker
  • internal web browser with APACHE support
  • matching bracket highlighting
  • ...(many more features, too numerous to list)


  • PSPad Code updated to Delphi 10.2 - fully Unicode IDE independent of regional settings. It allows 64b version too.
  • New file plugin format, much more easier for developers - (see the readme file in plugin subfolder)
  • New code page handling - PSPad now supports 147 code pages and allows you to open and convert
  • New CP customization menu dialog (menu Encoding) which allows you select code page set you use
  • New Batch CP convert tool in the Encoding menu
  • Code page in status bar shows code page menu
  • Fast selection of default encoding by Ctrl+Click on menu item in Encoding menu
  • Language files are stored in UTF-8 with BOM
  • New ASCII chart with encoding selector, Unicode char value and HTML entities
  • Script Input Dialog with automatic history
  • Batch CP conversion (menu Encoding) was changed to non modal and allows you with Enter and DblClick open selected file from list
  • User convertors are stored in .\Convertor subfolder with UTF-8 encoding. Conversion extended of regular expressions. See the file template.in_ for definition changes
  • Added anonymous program usage program tracking. You can switch it off in the program settings / Program 1. For now in developer builds only.
  • Code pages - added ISO 8859-2 autodetection
  • PSPad remembers height of File explorer file list box
  • PHP code explorer - added labels
  • HTML highlighter - added highlight matching MAIN
  • Hex Editor - Search/replace has been rewritten, fixed problem with 00 in search/replace
  • PSPad checks new version on start. Parameters are available in the Program settings / Check update
  • PSPad will activate Multiuser environment switch if detect user unpack it manually into Program files folder
  • Translators can use \n for line break for resource strings (starting on rs_)
  • System dialogs was changed into PSPad 4 style [full release notes]

Download: PSPad | 6.3 MB (Freeware)
Download: PSPad Portable | 7.6 MB
Links: PSPad Homepage | PSPad Extensions

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