Lumia TextPad is a free text editor for Windows which comes with a very unique, media player type of interface design. It has basic text editing features, you can change formatting, font type, size, color, insert images, etc, and all that is wrapped in a very slick and modern looking interface.
Notice how the text area in the middle of the interface can be compared to video box of a video player, and where you would normally see playback controls down below in Lumia TextPad we have text formating options. Top left corner holds the usual file management options, where you can open files that you want to edit, save changes and so on.
Above the text formatting options down below you have three tabs where you can switch between text formatting options (that’s the Home tab, the one which can be seen on the image above), object insertion tab (that’s of course the Insert tab) and document management tab (the last tab on the right, Review).
Key features of Lumia TextPad free text editor for Windows are:
- Simple and lightweight – just 2MB in size, low resource usages
- Text formatting – change font type, size, text alignment, etc.
- Style presets for text – header, blue text, you can create your own
- Allows you to easily add text as either subscript or superscript
- Object insertion – insert images, time and date, shapes
- Find tool – quickly find text that interests you in large documents
- Text to speech – you can convert selected text to speech
Even though TextPad is small in size, it has a lot to offer. It can save documents in its own native, TextPad, format or you can use RTF and TXT if you would like to open existing documents and continue to edit text documents created with TextPad in other text editors. Here’s a few pointers to help you get started.
How to edit text documents with Lumia TextPad free text editor for Windows
You can open up documents by switching to the Review tab down below or using the folder icon from the top left corner menu. The easiest way to change text font style is with presets in the bottom right corner of the Home tab.
Insert tab which can be seen in the middle allows you to insert time and date, images and shapes. You can add rectangles, circles, triangles and squares.
In the last Review tab you can start up the Find tool, open up text to speech module and of course save the document. Text to speech opens up in a new window where you just have to click on Speak Text in the top right corner for the conversion to speech to start.
Lumia TextPad does everything as advertised. Those who need something a little bit more than what Notepad and Wordpad have to offer and at the same time don’t want to spend money on Office, should give Lumia TextPad a try. It’s free, offers a lot of interesting features and it’s very lightweight.