Notepad++

Notepad++

by Notepad++

What Is Notepad++?

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

Notepad++ Details

Notepad++

https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

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Notepad++ Features

Notepad++ Reviews

Showing 5 of 510 reviews

Overall
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Service
4.4/5
Features
4.5/5
Value for Money
4.8/5
Fernando D.
SAP BW Consultant
Information Technology & Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/12/13

"It must be in your survival kit, for sure."

Comments: I use Notepad++ daily! I'm not exaggerating, right now I need to write an SQL code to use on MS SQL Management Studio, I prefer to write it on Notepad++ and execute it on that tool. I use it as simple notepad too, to write down my pending tasks, keep filter values for later use, shopping lists and many more. I can't work without it. I've installed the portable version on a Dropbox folder so I have the same Notepad++ wherever I go, whatever machine I'm using. It is a must have, for sure!

Pros: This is my partner, my best tool at work. I can spend hours talking about it, I can even type this text on it and then paste it here... You can use Notepad++ to open plain text files, program in many languages like C, PHP, JavaScript, HTML and all of them. It is not a simple text editor, you can apply Regular Expressions, you have syntax highlighting and indentation out of the box. If you want more, you can install many plug-ins that are available. You can even play Tetris from Notepad++.

Cons: Well, sometimes I need to work with bigger files, like 1GB CSV files. When I do so, Notepad++ cannot handle that. Sometimes it freezes, sometimes it applies my modifications for less than a half of the content and that is not reliable. So I prefer to use other methods to do it, like VBA macros if the modification is too complex. I know that Excel was made to work with large CSV files, but Regular Expressions are better on Notepad++. If you consider this, you will get to the point that NP++ was not made to work with too large files, which is ok. So this is just a though, not a concern.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/12/13
William M.
Lead Software Analyst
Insurance, 1 001-5 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/03/26

"Excellent resource for developers"

Comments: I love it! Especially when building mass scripts, this tool saves me hours of effort. I used to write a program to build scripts because I didn't know of anything that would work like the Column editor in a free form notepad editor. It's a real time saver.

Pros: You often find as a developer that you need to take large amounts of data and reformat it to fit a specific function like creating scripts. Notepad++ has many features that are unlike any other editor I've found.
Specifically, Column Editor (insert into all rows at a specific column), Bookmarking records and the ability to delete bookmarked or non-bookmarked records, and the ability to use Extended characters (like \n, \r, \t, etc) and Regular expressions in the search and replace features.

Cons: There is not much to complain about with this software. If anything, there are so many features that, when I first started using it, I would have trouble finding some of the useful features because they were named similarly or just lost in the vast number of features. I've been using it for so long now that all of the features I use are easy to find and use.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/03/26
Amar S.
Senior Software Developer
Information Technology & Services, 501-1 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/03/07

"Love to work with this editor"

Comments: It's very good after working with notepad++. it's improving my work performance and stress as well. Stress is reduced by doing auto save of working file in case power has gone of machine. Recommend to all software user for used that.

Pros: 1) It's easy to use 2) Handy software editor for improving your work performance and skills. 3) Advanced version from windows default notepad editor. 4) I like auto save function in notepad++.It's giving advance feature on normal notepad. 5) Any programming language development we can do. Because it's supporting every type of file extension. 6) Easy for find character length, Line no and search. 7) We can install some extra plug in for use like If we want to install JSON type plugin then we do . 8)More control on files. Like Colors and comments are also manageable in this editor. 9) More frequent updated are available. 10)Intellisense also working for particular programming or typing a text.

Cons: I am using this tool from last 5 year. But Still not such an issue. Which i find.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/03/07
Verified Reviewer
Junior Software Developer
Information Technology & Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    2/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/09/23

"It's notepad on steriods"

Comments: It's not bad it's really good for the text editor that it is.

Pros: Intellisence
Open multiple files at once
Edit multiple file types
Can run html pages from application
Highlighting of code
collapse or expand code within a function

Cons: It's not an IDE, it's a glorified text editor.
It's okay if you're editing a file here and there however I wouldn't use it for a main software development.
I've lately just being using it to paste in small snippets of code that I don't want to loose temporarily and for taking notes and to quickly view other code files without opening an IDE for the particular file.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/09/23
Daniel T.
Integration Architect
Computer Software, 1 001-5 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/01/20

"Editor plus than notepad"

Comments: We used this tool in the past to manage XML files and configuration files from different systems.

Pros: This editor is easy to use with a lot of text edition and advance capabilities.
It is a light in the CPU consume and also, have the possibility to add plugins with additional functions.
It has support for some development code and file extensions.

Cons: This is an application for Windows only. Nevertheless, for me, it is the only problem of the tool.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/01/20