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BowPad 2.3.6

A simple text editor with a ribbon user interface

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BowPad screenshotBowPad is a fast and very easy to use text editor with a ribbon graphical user interface and syntax highlighting. BowPad is an code editor that is able to open and identify a large range of file types, including those written in HTML, C++ or Perl.

The software also comes with a handy method, which enables you to select one or more words from the code and carry out a web search for the terms. You can even search straight on Wikipedia to find what you need in a short time.

A few important features of BowPad:

- syntax highlighting for more than 100 languages and file types
- handling of many various encodings, including UTF-8, UTF-16 and also UTF-32
- easy ribbon graphical user interface
- navigation suggestions in the vertical scrollbar
- coloring of open tabs in accordance to their path
- expansible with plugins written in JScript and VBScript


  • Supports a large variety of encodings.
  • Includes syntax highlighting for multiple languages.


  • The interface is a bit clunky.
  • The program doesn't have enough features.
Name BowPad
Version 2.3.6
Developer | see all products from this developer
Product Homepage BowPad
License Free (Freeware)
Last Week Downloads 12
All Time Downloads 3,587
Filename BowPad-2.3.6.msi
Filesize 1.7MB
MD5 Checksum 194D399C18E5736EE50B9A2B4ED3555F
OS Support Win 7/8/8.1/10
Category Business

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BadgeBowPad has been tested by team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. Our editors will recheck this software periodically to assure that it remains clean.


Old Versions

Software Date Added
BowPad 2.5.1 April 26, 2020 - Latest Version
BowPad 2.3.8 May 14, 2018
BowPad 2.3.7 May 07, 2018
BowPad 2.3.6 March 30, 2018
BowPad 2.3.4 December 18, 2017

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