Let's face it Notepad is probably one of the handiest programs for Windows. Due to Notepad's compat size and because it is fast and easy to use I often use it as a text editor when I don't have time to open Visual Studio or any other tool to manipulate a given file. I had been using some Notepad replacements but non like Notepad2.  This tool has all the features that I was looking for (the most important feature for me was syntax highlighting) and yet it preserves some the easy of use and compact size of Notepad and it includes source.

Take a look at Notepad2 at http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html