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This package was approved as a trusted package on 1/12/2018.

BowPad is a small and fast text editor with a ribbon user interface and syntax highlighting. It supports plugins written in jscript or vbscript and has a lot of useful features.

To install BowPad, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install bowpad

To upgrade BowPad, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade bowpad


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    Install-ChocolateyPackage 'BowPad' 'msi' '/quiet' '' '' -checksum 'C52094BA53D7B7366963AC54616CA8C8FBFD72789FECF2D03C85C87C78979B67' -checksum64 '403F57896FF509164A8435A5D0536B39823C9E62A5A5FA7F26AFDB8B0CC50411' -checksumType 'sha256'

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Stefan Kueng


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
BowPad 2.3.4 99 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 approved
BowPad 2.3.3 199 Tuesday, July 11, 2017 approved
BowPad 2.3.2 226 Sunday, April 9, 2017 approved
BowPad 2.3.1 136 Sunday, February 26, 2017 approved
BowPad 2.3.0 143 Monday, January 30, 2017 approved
BowPad 2.2.5 210 Sunday, November 6, 2016 approved
BowPad 2.2.4 205 Saturday, September 17, 2016 approved
BowPad 2.2.3 213 Monday, August 22, 2016 approved
BowPad 2.2.2 137 Monday, June 20, 2016 approved
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