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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/27/2019.

Notepad3 is based on code from Florian Balmer's Notepad2 and XhmikosR's Notepad2-mod.
MiniPath is based on code from Florian Balmer's metapath.

Changes in Notepad3 compared to Notepad2
  • Code folding
  • Support for bookmarks
  • Option to mark all occurrences of a word
  • Updated Scintilla component
  • Word auto-completion
  • Syntax highlighting support for AutoHotkey, AutoIt3, AviSynth, Bash, CMake, CoffeeScript, Inno Setup, LaTeX, Lua, Markdown, NSIS, Ruby, Tcl, YAML and VHDL scripts
  • Improved support for NFO ANSI art
  • Support for replacing Windows Notepad using a clean, unintrusive registry-based method
  • New toolbar icons based on Yusuke Kamiyaman's Fugue Icons (Purchased by Rizonesoft)
  • New program icon and other small cosmetic changes
  • High-DPI awareness, including high definition toolbar icons
  • In-App support for AES-256 Rijndael encryption of files (incl. external commandline tool for batch processing)
  • Multiline Regular Expression search engine (DeelX)
  • Undo/Redo preserves selection
  • Virtual Space rectangular selection box (Alt-Key down)
  • Accelerated word navigation
  • Preserve caret position of items in file history
  • Visual Studio style copy/paste current line (no selection)
  • Count occurrences of a marked selection or word
  • Insert GUIDs
  • Dropped support for Windows XP version
  • Other various minor changes, tweaks and bugfixes
Changes in MiniPath compared to metapath
  • Project upgraded to Visual C++ 2017
  • 64-bit version
  • New toolbar icons based on Yusuke Kamiyaman's Fugue Icons
  • Purchased by Rizonesoft
  • Installation bundled with Notepad3
  • Minor cosmetic changes

To install Notepad3, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install notepad3

To upgrade Notepad3, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade notepad3


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    # This is just a virtual package for notepad3.install

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Rizonesoft


Copyright © 2008-2016 Rizonesoft


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Notepad3 5.19.630.2381 978 Friday, July 5, 2019 approved
Notepad3 1646 Saturday, January 19, 2019 approved
Notepad3 4.18.512.992 2825 Friday, May 18, 2018 approved
Notepad3 3.18.311.928 572 Monday, March 12, 2018 approved
Notepad3 267 Wednesday, February 28, 2018 approved
Notepad3 373 Monday, February 12, 2018 approved
Notepad3 308 Wednesday, January 17, 2018 approved
Notepad3 223 Friday, January 12, 2018 approved
Notepad3 3.17.1228.783 226 Tuesday, January 2, 2018 approved
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