The best text editor, Notepad++ just got even better with the latest 4.0 release. Whether you are a serious coder or if you just need to edit a few text files, then Notepad++ is the text editor for you.

Old versions of Notepad++ included tabbed editing so that you could have multiple files open in one instance. One feature which I really appreciate is the syntax highlighting, which helps me understand how my theme works and how to edit it.

Cybernetnews have an in-depth list of all the new features and bug fixes for those of you who are interested. One that caught my eye was the new Explorer sidebar that makes it easier to find files to open.

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Anyone who has ever received an email from a friend or relative with several megabytes of picture attachments will know that newcomers to the wonderful world of computing and digital photography are often unaware that they need to re-size images before they are sent by email or uploaded to websites. Windows has a picture resizer built into the My Pictures folder options but here’s an even better way, a small freeware program called PIXresizer. The key features are that works with both single and multiple files, it converts between most popular image file formats (.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .png, and .tif), it creates thumbnails and there are multiple resizing methods, to make sure you get the best looking results