One of the best Notepad tip someone would give you is well, not to use it! Well, actually, its using another version called Notepad++. Its like your default Windows text editor on steroids!

Notepad++ is a free application that we have previously covered in 11 Most Popular Open Source Software.

I would like to share this small software that works just like your regular text editor in Windows but infact is alot better. It has multiple addons that allow you to extend its functionalities and it’s theme / visual style can be customized to look like “TextMate” for the MAC.

Notepad++ is a free (as in “free speech” and also as in “free beer”) source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License. It is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, the makers are trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment. [Ok, thats a bit geeky. I agree]

Notepad++ Video Guide

I found a nice video on youtube that explains this in more detail. Check it out.

Download Notepad ++.