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What Is Notepad++?

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

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Reviews of Notepad++

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.8

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5
74%
4
22%
3
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2
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Fernando
Fernando
SAP BW Consultant in Brazil
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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My partner!

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: This is my daily partner. I love Notepad++ and I can't live anymore without it.

Pros:

I have so much to say about it, but I'll try to be short. I use it every single day, to read simple text files, edit CSV when other tools hide some problems, edit source codes of many different languages, view HEX (hexadecimal) representation of some binary files, paste text to use later, edit texts without formatting, convert base64 strings, check UTF-8 files and even play tetris. Yes you have a lot of plugins to do whatever you need!

Cons:

Sometimes when you do a search and replace operation in a very large file (100MB or larger), apart of the very long processing time, you may end up with a broken file. And even if you undo the operation with CTRL+Z, the file will not return to its original state, you must close without save to preserve the file. But that is not a problem you should consider because it is not so common to edit such a big file. You can also do the operation in blocks, it works then.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Easy to edit or search data in files

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: I love using notepad ++ . It has made life easy to view files.

Pros:

Searching algorithm and multiple language support.

Cons:

Sometimes unsaved data gets cleaned up but this is not the case 90 percent of times.

Nachiket
Nachiket
Decision Analytics Associate in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Management Consulting, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Notepad++ - Most simplified IDE for Corporates

3.0 2 years ago

Comments: My overall experience with Notepad++ has been really good. It is great for beginner programmers providing simplistic UI-UX for coding. Notepad++ has been a great support for the team considering the fact that we have more than 1 lakh lines of code for every one of our applications, and we can keep open all the files at ease and edit these as and when required in no time without any lag. Notepad++ has proved to be an efficient and fast tool.

Pros:

The best thing I like about Notepad++ is its simplicity and speed. As a part of the Product team at ZS, we create mini-code snippets in Python for incremental functionalities which we deem important for incorporation into our pre-existing products. Notepad++ is very simple to use with minimal UI-UX complexities, and one needs to simply select the language and start coding. Also, Notepad++ opens up as many tabs as required simultaneously, and provides the option of two panes to compare codes which are simply great

Cons:

Notepad++ has become a bit archaic as compared to other IDEs available in the market like MicroVisual Studio Code and Pycharm (specific to Python). These have capabilities to auto-recommend the parameters required for input in a function (with the datatype required) and also provide direct links to redirect to the function from wherever it is called. These are some features that Notepad++ lacks currently, and can be considered for inclusion.

emin
Sn. Developer in Türkiye
Computer Software, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Simple is the best! Notepad++ is the best in the west!

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: We have been using it for many years. We switched to notepad++ from dreamviewer. Really simplicity and placement of font sizes (being able to see more lines on a single monitor) gives us comfort

Pros:

The "search in files" and "replace in files" feature is very good. File recovery is very good at keeping the file you forgot to save in memory. The "Mark" feature is also very useful. You can easily filter the source code (especially multi-line) by marking certain code snippets or functions.

Cons:

More integration options can be added. The feature of automatically opening newly created files "in the following encoding" can be added. each time, we need to change the file encoding property to UTF-8 BOM.

Lance
Operations Manager in US
Computer & Network Security, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great replacement for windows notepad

5.0 last month New

Comments: I'm not a coder but do work with scripts and some HTML in my job, it makes reviewing basic code extremely easy. I've used this product for many years and it's always one of the first tools I install on a new computer.

Pros:

Excellent alternative to the built in windows notepad. Saves documents between reboots, great search and replace function, syntax highlighting for reviewing code, line numbering makes it easy to find code snipets.

Cons:

It could use a more modern interface; it feels somewhat dated.