SynWrite is a free source code editor, HTML editor, and Notepad replacement for Windows systems. It is a full-featured alternative not only to simple Notepad, but also to professional editors.


  • Syntax highlighting for lots of languages
  • Fully customizable highlightings
  • Code folding
  • Tree structure view for source code
  • Support for almost all encodings
  • Auto-completion
  • Code templates
  • Clipboard history panel
  • Search, replace with regular expressions
  • Search, replace in multiple files
  • External tools support
  • Document mini-map feature
  • Strings extraction feature
  • Customizable hotkeys
  • Bookmarks
  • Keyboard macros
  • Spell checking
  • Zen Coding support
  • HTML Tidy support
  • and more...

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  • Outstanding application, it does everything that I needed for it to do. I had issues with Notepad++ for some reason this time, so I downloaded this and it has the functionality that I want.

  • As a notepad++ user, Thought it was not possible to find another text editor as light and powerful... I was wrong, there's SynWrite. EDIT (NOV/2017): Still loving it, Wish there was a linux version.

  • Very good editor, flexible and powerful. I'm just signalling that my username "mlc" isn't more present in the forum user list and I can't advise about an issue in the recently introduced plugin "Brackets Hilite". No way to recover my subscription, no way to contact board administrator. Please, can you recover my account? TIA That's from the confirmation mail of my subscription: Welcome to SynWrite forums forums Please keep this e-mail for your records. Your account information is as follows: ---------------------------- Username: mlc

  • need x64 latest update

  • I was looking for a way to copy regex results, it did it in a very simplistic way. Love it! Thanks for sharing your awesome work!

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Additional Project Details


Italian, English, Chinese (Simplified), German, Japanese, Spanish, Russian

Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Win32 (MS Windows)

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