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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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Onur
Onur
Co-Founder in Türkiye
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Notepad++ Review

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: I have really great experience with Notepad++. I use it for my daily work and it helps me to complete most of my simple tasks.

Pros:

It has really simple UI for editing any kind of text or code. Also it has support for opening most kind of files.

Cons:

More shortcuts can be added to the Notepad++ for increasing operational speed.

Roberto
Sir in Bolivia
Computer & Network Security, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Have you seen a better one?

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: I really like that it has for most programs or programming languages already set up with all their imaginative colors... It's like to imagine what else could you ask in a notepad! The experience is that is a good tool worth going for

Pros:

I like that it has it all! for all types of languages, all types of typing and as a notepad is the best, I only can wish for a better one or this one improved as assisted with AI but there could not nothing more I could ask for a good notepad

Cons:

really? nothing ...is the best there and is not what I least liked but but I see as improving and I think the only improvement will be the version as with AI and new one's. Maybe the least I like is that they don't have this new versions much but what's for? So enjoy Notepad++

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

Notepad++ review

3.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: Okay okay. I will only use if i want to take notes or my task is very simple like writing a java file or something. But for complex task not useful.

Pros:

Notepad ++ is better version of classic notepad. The ui is far better that that, whenever we write code number is displayed so it makes easier to read the code, debug the code by checking the line numbers. It highlights the start and end brackets making it easy.

Cons:

It is better than classic notepad but it lags behind various new editors like vscode and many more. It does not support extension/integration like vscode . It is useful if we only want to take note of anything or else we have something to run locally. But still it lags behind lots of things.. as from developer perspective we require other tools as well simply using this tool will not work. Even new tools gives recommendations while writing code

Ram
Software developer in US
Financial Services, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Notepad++ is light, and improves productivity for anyone who use it.

5.0 last month New

Pros:

I like the wide plugins available that I use within Notepad++. Notepad++ is light in memory usage, easy to use, and offers a good user experience.

Cons:

Notepad++ could improve on the keyboard shortcuts. Some of the shortcuts are difficult to remember and not like other tools. Notepad++ could improve performance when loading big text files that are several MB. It can be fast just like EmEditor when it comes to using big-sized files for editing.

Sadiqua
Associate Consutant in India
Information Technology & Services, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Notepad++ Review

4.0 last month New

Pros:

I have been using Notepad++ to write code in Groovy script for transforming data I get in SAP CPI. So far, it is the best IDE I have used for the purpose. It allows me to maintain the syntax and debug the code easily when compared to the software I was using earlier. It allows for easier and hassle free unit testing.

Cons:

I think the main issue is that it lacks a lot of features that other IDEs have and I don't know if I will ever pay for it because the value for money does not seem viable.