Hekapad is not your common text editor; it has a few built-in instruments that are distinctive or quirky in their very own approach.
The program’s GUI is pretty easy: a toolbar and a menubar are on the high, and a standing bar is seen on the underside of the display screen, and the large clean space is the editor workspace.
Hekapad makes use of tabs to load paperwork and this lets you open a number of paperwork and swap between them seamlessly. The import choice within the file menu can be used to append a doc to the present doc which can be helpful to some.
The Edit menu has a couple of attention-grabbing choices, akin to Cryptography. Hekapad can encrypt text and you can select from three strengths: Simple, Standard and Advanced. Simple is the least safe of the three, and randomizes the text however the variety of characters stays the identical. For e.g. “ghacks” turns into “klegow”.
Standard makes use of AES-256 bit encryption that makes use of a lengthy string to safe the text. Same instance, however this time “ghacks” turns into “Kwvo4GD5+vr+N/X4jp7gVQ==”. That’s fairly spectacular. Advanced encryption does the identical, however makes use of a customized key for securing the content material, aka a password. This is the most effective type of encryption because the text can’t be accessed by others with out the password. Use the Decryption menu to pick the proper decryption degree, to entry the text.
The “Go to line” choice jumps to the road or phrase or character that you specify. Hekapad has a built-in clipboard software which can be accessed from the Edit menu. You can save as much as 5 clips utilizing the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + 1. Replace 1 with a quantity between 2-5 for the opposite clipboard gadgets. To paste the merchandise use Alt + Shift + the variety of the snippet or use the right-click menu. The clipboard is cleared upon exiting this system.
The Insert menu has a few helpful choices like including the present date and time, symbols (Copyright, Trademark, Curly Brackets, Bullet, Tilde and Registered), and forex symbols for Euro, Dollar, Yen, Pound, Ruble and Cent (€, $, ¥, £, ₽ and ￠). You can mark paperwork as favorites, and entry them shortly from the favorites menu.
The software picks up the primary line of the doc and presents it because the filename while you click on on the save choice. According to the official web site Hekapad saves a backup of the doc in case it crashes, and presents to revive it while you restart this system. I could not get it to crash so I can’t affirm this declare.
Head to the Tools menu and you will discover an choice to set the opacity of Hekapad’s interface. This is relatively distinctive and cool, although I do not see it as a sensible function. I did nevertheless just like the “Always on high” choice that sticks the window on high of different applications. The full display screen view removes the title bar, although it does show the Windows Taskbar and tray. The themes part has two choices: small and huge, and these resize the icons on the toolbar.
The drop-down menu on the finish of the toolbar permits you to swap to Text, HTML, CSS, XML, and PHP. Hekapad helps syntax-highlighting for programming languages. Select some text and right-click on it to transform it to UPPERCASE, lowercase, iNVERTED cASE, Capitalized case, Sentence case, Alternate case (cAsE). Perform a web-based search by highlighting text and choosing Google, Bing, YouTube, Yahoo, Wikipedia, DuckDuckGo or IMDB from the Search menu, it opens a search tab in your default browser.
Hekapad helps the next file codecs: Txt, 1st, ASP, BAT, C, CPP, CSS, CUE, HTM, HTML, INF, INI, JS, LOG, NFO, PHP, RESX, SRT, SUB, VB, and XML.
The software is good, however is not devoid of some minor bugs. My main grievance is that it is a bit sluggish to begin. The second problem is associated to the fonts, it doesn’t matter what I attempted it would not mirror the font sort, fashion and dimension that I set. Since, the default font dimension is too small, I had to make use of zoom in/out to bypass the difficulty, and this system helps a customized zoom degree on a per-document foundation. An choice to rearrange the tabs can be good.