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PlainPad is an editor for plain text files with a clean interface. With its extensive default settings, PlainPad offers a myriad of options to customize the writing environment to your own needs and preferences. Whether quick notes, ideas, tasks or extensive texts, PlainPad offers an environment for all types of writing to put your thoughts into words.

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Want to test PlainPad now? You can try out the shareware version of PlainPad without any restrictions.

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PlainPad is available for purchase on the Mac App Store
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Textbundle Editor requires macOS 10.10 or higher
PlainPad is localized in English, Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish,

Customizable editor

PlainPad offers extensive preference options for the editor. In addition to the font type, size, color and background color, the font color and background color for selected text can also be set. In addition, there are settings available to change the spacing between lines and edges as well as a special area to adjust the cursor.
Thus, the appearance of the text can be adjusted to your own preferences.



Fullscreen Mode

PlainPad supports the fullscreen mode of macOS.
In order not to have to edit the text across the entire width and height of the screen, the working area can be adjusted via the preferences in order to create a comfortable writing environment.
PlainPad unterstützt den Vollbildmodus von macOS.

Text encoding and saving

PlainPad can handle a variety of text encodings and can be set specifically which encoding should be used when opening, saving and creating files.
In addition, PlainPad can also be set specifically how the program should behave when saving. PlainPad can be adjusted to your own preferences, whether you want to use versions or the earlier type of saving, or whether you want to see a save-dialog when you close a document with changes.



Always on top

Does the document always disappear behind other windows when working in other programs? With the activated "Always on top"-feature, the document is always at reach.

Clean import!

With PlainPad it is possible to remove styles and formatting from texts without much effort.
Existing text documents with formatting can be easily imported into PlainPad. All formatting is removed so that only the plain text remains. PlainPad supports the import of the following known formats: txt, rtf, rtfd, html, doc, docx, odt, wordml, webarchive.


Other features

Opens text documents regardless of the file extension
PlainPad can open all simple text files without question, e.g. files with the extension css, csv, h, html, m, md, markdown, php, txt, swift, xml and many more.
Counting
PlainPad counts characters, words and lines automatically.
Open documents using the Dock
PlainPad supports the quick opening of files via the Dock. Simply drag the desired file onto the Dock icon of PlainPad and the corresponding file is opened.
Printing
PlainPad can also print texts and offers for printing a separate set of preference options. The font type and size well as the margins to the edges and spacing between the lines can be adjusted for printing.
Dark Mode
For macOS 10.14 or newer the appearance is specified by the operating system itself. Older versions of macOS can change to the dark appearance, if desired, via the main menu action View > Toggle Light/Dark User Interface.
Tabs
The tab function for PlainPad can be activated via the main menu under the item Window (macOS 10.12 or newer).


Check it out!

Want to test PlainPad now? You can try out the shareware version of PlainPad without any restrictions.

Buy PlainPad

PlainPad is available for purchase on the Mac App Store
Test
Textbundle Editor requires macOS 10.10 or higher
PlainPad is localized in English, Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish,