One of the most annoying aspects of code editing is the fact that, most of the time, you have to work with multiple files at once, but you cannot have them all on your screen at the same time, unless you own a decently sized computer monitor.
Multipad bypasses this restriction by offering you a sectioned working environment, which splits your screen into 2, 3 or 4 text areas.
Open and view up to four code files at once
The application enables you to load up to four code or text files at once and keep them all on your screen in different sections. You can also edit every one of them as you would with any other text editor, with the advantage of not having to use the Alt-Tab command and switch between windows to check on variable names or other values.
Although Multipad was developed with programmers in mind, it can also be used as a regular text editor. The downside is that it is not capable of opening more complex document formats, such as DOC, RTF or PDF, since it can only recognize and display TXT files.
Use keyboard shortcuts to control various functions
Every function offered by the application can be accessed and controlled using keyboard shortcuts. Even though they are not modifiable, they are simple enough to be used with ease and they can effortlessly be memorized in a matter of hours.
Operations such as opening a new file, saving the current one or searching throughout the document for the desired keywords can all be easily accessed using the keyboard shortcuts. Most of them are two-button shortcuts, but there a few others that require you to hold three keys to call the function.
Thanks to the user-friendly environment and the multi-section workplace arrangement, Multipad is a must-have utility for any programmer, especially if you need to edit multiple files at once and you want to keep them all on the screen at the same time.
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