Notepad! gives you a feature-rich alternative to the standard Windows notepad.
You will have access to multi-tab/document editing, multiple editor styles (both for colors and syntax highlighting) along with the ability to even manage large documents (greater than 4 GB) with ease. Printing and WYSIWYG print preview is another nice feature that gives you a bit of control and is one of many thing that make this ideal for advanced users and programmers.
Notepad! also comes with many advanced features which include:
Touch-mode (for easier use on your tablet)
Syntax highlighting (40+ languages supported)
Document map for easy navigation
Split editing (two views of the same document, side by side, with synchronized editing)
Customizable header and footer for printing
Export as HTML and RTF
Find and replace with regular expressions
Fastest "find in files" feature searches for text in multiple files
Hash code calculator, with support for CRC32, MD5, RIPE-MD160, SHA1, SHA256, SH512
Normal as well as columnar selection
Rich set of document editing options
Full Unicode support (Cyrillic, Chinese, and any other non-western character encoding supported)