There were a series of blog posts about notepad2 a few months back. I downloaded it at the time, but didn't really end up using it much. Lately, I've had to do a lot more simple text editing. I've been using notepad2 and I love it! It's small and fast but has lots of useful features like syntax coloring (even for types like .cmd files and .inf files), and all the text manipulation features you could want. It reminds me of BBEdit Lite for the Mac.