Notepad++

Open-source and multilingual source code editing software

About Notepad++

Notepad++ is a Windows-based and open-source software that helps businesses create and edit source codes using multiple programming languages, such as C++, Java, R, SQL, XML, Python, Pascal, JSON, and more. It enables staff members to find and replace text in files using dialog-based, incremental, and dialog-free search methodologies.

Notepad++’s built-in editing module lets team members utilize a drag-and-drop interface to insert text and numbers, set preferences, and clone documents. With the plugin communication tool, supervisors can send messages and notifications to raise queries or generate event-based commands. With the file configuration tool, users can create custom context menus, add language-specific keywords, and generate keyboard shortcuts. It also lets employees use the themes functionality to create custom formatting rules and color schemes between multiple languages.

Notepad++'s sessions functionality allows staff members to store current positions, selections, bookmarks, and languages across multiple active files. The ghost typing tool lets users launch and trigger -qn, -qt, and -qf command line arguments based auto-typing text processes.


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Overall rating

4,7 /5
(1 926)
Value for Money
4,8/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
4,7/5
Customer Support
4,3/5

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Fábio
Fábio
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Notepad++ as a notetaking app

Reviewed on 2022/04/19

I manly use Notepad++ as a note taking app, instead for a means to develop source code.
With this...

I manly use Notepad++ as a note taking app, instead for a means to develop source code.
With this in mind, Notepad++ is best for keeping the history of new notes.

Pros

Notepad++ is a lightweight program for developing source code of the most different languages.
The best feature is that it keeps temporary files for every newly created tab, meaning you don't need to save your work before closing it. This is especially useful for note taking, since it will keep the history of what was recorded

Cons

It does not work on Unix based systems nor there is an alternate version of the same company.

Antonio
Antonio
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Free, easy to use, fast, what else?

Reviewed on 2022/06/24

It is super positive. It is a product that I must always have installed on my PC. Opening a file,...

It is super positive. It is a product that I must always have installed on my PC. Opening a file, writing a short document, working with JSON and XML, reading source code... every day there is something that I do with this product!!

Pros

The product is easy to use. Just with a couple of clicks you have a solution that can help you in the day by day activities: you can take easily quick notes (potentially without saving, the file will stay there), you can use the tool to open files with specific formats like XML and JSON leveraging additional plugins for formatting in the right way the file. Last but not least, Notepad++ is really fast when opening a file, it is immediate, you do not need to wait.

Cons

It is difficult to find a real limit to the product. As functionalities, it is done more than what promises to do. Obviously, you can't compare the product with other solutions specialized to do specific things, for example, if you need to work with C# code frequently, you may prefer a dedicated and specialized environment. If you need to write a document including for example charts and images, you should use something else.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft OneNote, Visual Studio Code and Microsoft Word

Reasons for Switching to Notepad++

For my requirements, just with a single product, I was able to find what I need. That was the main driver of the choice. Obviously, if you need something more specialized, you should evaluate other products. In my case, I saw Notepad++ as a quick win: I have a fast way to open the files that I need.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

It's notepad on steriods

Reviewed on 2019/09/23

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

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.

Collin
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The Notepad we always needed

Reviewed on 2024/01/15

Pros

Notepad++ is as the name sugests, notepad but better. And we really like it, it makes editing some configuration file easy and fast. The Macros make the most tedious task easy.

Cons

The Theming could be better, and the overall ui feels dated.

Jonathan Alexander
Jonathan Alexander
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Excellent text editor with support for multiple file extensions

Reviewed on 2022/06/08

I use this editor day after day to be able to validate the syntax of some files, as well as to...

I use this editor day after day to be able to validate the syntax of some files, as well as to organize and be able to search for errors in programming codes referring to a language, as well as in its administrator mode to be able to edit and save system files without the need for so many steps only by authenticating as an administrator I can achieve this functionality.

Pros

What I like the most about this text editor is its compatibility with multiple file extensions, which makes it essential when it comes to debugging or validating files and their syntax.

I also like that it is a useful editor for web development where we can create our web applications taking into account the interpretation of the syntax of the language that we are using.

Cons

I could say that its interface could be a little more modern and friendly

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Notepad++ offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$0,01
  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Notepad++ is open-source and is available for free.

Notepad++ has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Notepad++ supports the following languages:

English

Notepad++ supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations Notepad++ has

Notepad++ offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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