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About Notepad++

A free text code editor that supports various languages and uses Win32 API and STL.


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Notepad++ Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Code Refactoring
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Data Modeling
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Mobile Development
  • No-Code
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Web App Development

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One of the Best Text Editors

Apr 30, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love the simplicity of Notepad++, its operations are very similar to any other basic text editor, but this does so much more. Its much better organized than default notepad and for software developing its a great tool since it can read many languages.

Personally I have used Notepad++ to code in R, C++, Python, Assembly, C, VHDL, HTML, XML, CSS. Basically you name it, they have it. Its very nice to quickly open files in Notepad++ and have syntax highlighting right there for easier reading. Not every language has a good IDE and not every machine you read it on will have an IDE, so Notepad++ works exceptionally well there.

Cons: I think the biggest con of Notepad++is that there is no Linux support. Given the most common users of this program, I thought they would make a Linux version, but they do not. You will have to find an alternative elsewhere

Overall: I have used Notepad++ to code in many languages for many years and I have never had a problem in its use. It is a vastly superior text editor for Windows machines.

Better Than Notepad

May 05, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The name says it all. A step above Notepad. This is a great tool when you need something more powerful than the simple text in Notepad, but something simpler than the prestigious Microsoft Word. This tool will color code your keywords for code files, allows indenting easily, and enables multiple tabs to just name a few things. As stated, it's the perfect blend, of giving you the features you want and not giving the ones you don't want.

Cons: I love this tool, but some of the defaulted features are nothing I've ever needed. One such feature is reloading all the items you had opened before previous close. I believe this an other quirky things can be turned off in the settings, but I have not found those yet.

Overall: I use this tool daily. I love the coloring of keywords and the clean layout of the file. This tool makes examining code very easy and comfortable.

A lightweight text editor

May 12, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: It doesn't take much space on the disk, it loads very quickly, when you close it and reopen it, it shows the last opened files, the "find in files" functionality works excellent, it changes a color scheme depending on the file extension, it detects file changes, it supports plugins... There is a lot of other things that I like about this piece of softwarean I use it every day.

Cons: It has a word suggestions mechanism that comes in handy, but sometimes it just doesn't work properly. Sometimes it seems that, other than some basic keyword set, it only offers you words that already appear in the file. But given its advantages, I don't mind this not working very much.

A must have Software For Development Purposes

May 05, 2019
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It contains support for various languages by default. It is a light weight software so doesn't require a high tech system to run it. A lot of plugin's are available of which auto formatting and indenting is my favorite. It also has one of the best compare plugins available in the market. Having an active community helps a lot if any problem is faced while using the software.

Cons: Functionality wise there is little room improvement as it already has a lot of features. Its User Interface can be revamped to give it a little modern touch, the interface feels old and outdated. There should a way to trim the UI so that it only shows the features that are needed by the developer , a lot features also add a lot of noise in the software.

Overall: Notepad ++ is a simplistic tool, I use it for formatting and indenting a lot JSON, JavaScript and XML files. It save me a lot of time and errors. It helps in organizing the files and point out the errors present very easily.

New age notepad

May 02, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It has far better UI than the old windows notepad, lots of new features. Like I'm a Developer and I deal with xml files on daily bases, notepad++ gives me options to close my tags open them, lot of shortcuts that makes my job easy.

Cons: Sometimes the cursor on the app does not behaves propers. For instance, if I'm clicking minimize button to open an xml tag the curson will not respond. But that just happens sometime.

Robust Text Editing

Apr 29, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Notepad++ is a very handy tool for anyone who needs to draft code, wants a simple text editor with a tabbed interface, or needs a more features than a basic editor but fewer than a full design/coding solution.

Cons: While language options are customizable, adherence to a one-size-fits-all approach has led to some less-than-perfect display settings.

Overall: With a small footprint and free price, it's a no brainer for simple code editing.

Notepad++ in an invaluable tool for Coders and Networking Professionals

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Notepad++ makes it easy for me to edit code and switch configurations and my job. The plugin support really helps to customize your experience. For example, the compare plugin saves me time when tracking down a configuration change from an old config to a new one.

Cons: The only con is the abundance of features can make a first time user feel overwhelmed I like I was when I first started using it.

Universal editor, Notepad++

May 16, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Notepad++ allows the various contructs to allow the fine editting for various types of programming languages. It has in built features for parsing the constructs.

Cons: There was nothing negative in Notepad++. I am still evaluating it.

Overall: I am using Notepad++ from last 8 years as a universal editor for various programming laguages. Its an easy to use tool and its performance is very much faster than visual studio as an editor.

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Editing code with ease

Apr 27, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Notepad++ is an excellent application to edit code. It has several great points:

1. It is really slim and use very little memory. You can edit your code in Notepad++ while doing something more demanding.

2. It is very easy to use. It has great life quality features, such as displaying different parts of the code in different colours, making it easy to distinguish one part of code from the rest.

3. It supports various coding languages.

4. It is open source and free!

Cons: Notepad++ does not explain its features very well, so beginners might either feel overwhelmed with the application or feel the application is lacking due to not understanding its complete features.

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Notepad++ great for home, school, and work

May 02, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love how there are tabs and the lines are shaded so it's easier to read while coding.

Cons: The menus take a bit to get acclimated to.

Overall: I've used Notepad++ at work and in school. When I'm troubleshooting code, it's way easier to use than regular Notepad++. Especially when you are dealing with hundreds of lines of code it's way easier and customizable for optimal use.

Easy to use free notepad application

Apr 24, 2019
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: 1. Free software, easy to install.

2. Frequent updates and lightweight software.

3. Supports multiple language syntax and detects missing brackets. Line numbers can get updated automatically.

Cons: 1. Only text based, no graphics or any other capability.

2. Can cause issues if opened in other document type.

My Notepad++ expereience

May 10, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: This software is a lightweight code editor which supports several programming languages and is easy to use by software developers of any level.

Cons: I wish the software had compilation features

Overall: Unlike, other text editor softwares, this software is designed for developers and its ability to support numerous languages is a plus plus.

Great tool

Apr 26, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Possibility to choose syntax highlight and variaty of additional plugins

Cons: The toolbar is hard to read and use - could use some redesigning

Notepad plus!

May 05, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: In our daily tasks sometimes we need lite and easy tool for quick actions but notepad cant handle some of them. So we changed it to N++ and now we are very happy. For example it can count in which line of text we are at the moment.

Cons: I do not know if we can paste pictures into it.

Notepad++ is my go to text editor.

May 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Notepad++ is basically an extension of Microsoft Notepad. Notepad++ integrates programming language based syntax, and it is great for when you are programming without the need for huge solutions and projects with multiple files. I especially use notepad++, when i'm doing webdevelopment such as javascript. In general this free program provides a lot of utility for no cost, and it is frequently updated.

Cons: It does not provide any debug handling, which could be a nice addition if possible.

Overall: Notepad++ is great if you wanna code something, but you don't wanna waste time opening Visual Studio and mocking around with large scale projects. It's a must have for any hobby developer in my opinion.

Must have product for whatever job you are in

May 18, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: This product is a lifesaver. It opens file formats that other text editors can't. It also does some decent color coding. It's really nice for needing to quickly look at or edit a file without having to open the normal application needed to read the file.

Cons: It took a while for me to figure out how to enable line numbering and word wrap (maybe I am just slow). I wish these things were on by default and then you could disable them if need be.

Made my coding life easier

May 07, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The keywords and commands gets highlighted and suggested accirding to the extension of the file. Personally I ve used for php, htms, css, c++,c etc. Very convenient and very easy.

Simple UI helps to make it more user friendly.

Cons: It was difficult to distinguish different file extensions when opening multiple tabs as they all looked the same at first glance.

Overall: Overall Very good experience. Would recommend it to any developer for hands on experience to begin with.

Free code editor providing best features

Apr 23, 2019
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The best part is that it's an open source and light weight code editor.

I really liked the auto complete feature while coding as it has a huge library of many programming languages.

Cons: It can be little complicated for beginners as it does not explain much about the code or text editing.

Overall: You can do coding in almost all programming languages. It's light weight with diversified features.

a software that every programmer must have

Apr 28, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: a software that every programmer must have in order to manage code (of any kind)

Cons: can be used by any type of users from noob to pro

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Great free text editor for windows

May 09, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Its extremely lightweight and has syntax highlighting support for most standard programming languages out of the box. Open source is a bonus. Loads of plugins for more advanced developers.

Cons: Its only good for quick edits, it is a Windows only application and it can sometimes crash when editing very large files.

Overall: I use notepad++ whenever I find myself having to make quick edits on a Windows machine (sometimes locally, mostly on Azure)