Comments on postTextpad
Paulo Nunes
@syndicatefx · Front-end developer
Hello everyone! I'm Paulo Nunes, and i built TextPad. I built it for personal use, copy/pasting text online, drafting ideas i want to publish, and taking notes when doing research without switching between a text editor and the browser. Hope it's useful for you too, thank you!
Paul de Fombelle
@paulodef · sows Mailify, reaps email marketers
@syndicatefx Not sure I'll dismiss my good ol' NotePad++, but let's give it a try ;)
Paulo Nunes
@syndicatefx · Front-end developer
@paulodef I'm with you, but it depends on what you're doing, or need.
GeoNomad
@geonomad · Nomadic Inventor and Entrepreneur
@syndicatefx What are the 3 characters at the beginning of the saved file for?  EF BB FF
Paulo Nunes
@syndicatefx · Front-end developer
@geonomad Can you tell me what software you're using to open your .txt file on your computer? Those characters are explained here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/By... I couldn't replicate that on any editors i use, but since TextPad saves file as "text/plain;charset=utf-8", that is the reason you might be seeing those characters at the beginning of your file, based on the wiki link above.
GeoNomad
@geonomad · Nomadic Inventor and Entrepreneur
@syndicatefx I am saving the file from Chrome/51.0.2704.103 on W10 and opening with Editpad Pro 5.4.5. You are right it is saving it as a UTF-8 stream instead of plain text. If I convert from UTF-8 to ANSI, they go away. No big deal. My editor was just expecting pure text in the file.