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Notepad++ 7.8.8
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Notepad replacement that is well designed for editing code

Rating:
Operating Systems:
Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 8
License:
Freeware
Developer:
Notepad++ Team
Software Cost:
Free
Category
Office & Business
Date Updated:
29 June 2020
Downloads To Date:
44516
Languages:
English
Download Size:
3.90 MB

While the Notepad tool bundled with Windows is fine for making quick text notes, for anything more than this it is somewhat lacking in features. There is always the option of using a word processor for creating more in depth documents, but sometimes a middle ground is needed - this is the gap that Notepad++ has been designed to fill.

The program has a small footprint and is quick to load, and while it has been designed as a replacement for Notepad, it has a great deal more to offer. The tabbed interface makes it possible to work with multiple documents simultaneously without the need to open several instances of the program and simple touches such as line numbering and syntax highlighting make it ideal for programmers editing code.

Notepad++ can be used to record and playback macros, and sections of large documents can be bookmarked for easy access. The program recognising a range of different coding styles, from C++ and Java to HTML and Perl and multiple documents can be viewed at the same time for the purposes of comparison, or a document can be cloned ready for editing while retaining the original version.

This is a hugely versatile tool which will prove incredibly useful for any coder, but also operates well as a more powerful text editor.

Verdict:

A fast and lean Notepad replacement that can be put to a variety of uses

Your Comments & Opinion

02 January 2012 14:13, Shyam Reddy
Excellent replacement to notepad. Have been using it since couple of years. Never needed to look for anything else. Constantly updated. Thanks to the author.
buggy
15 May 2011 10:19, Stephen
It used to be great but after installing a new version on XP, I was getting errors that came down to a common plugin. The only fix was to delete the plugin. When I upgraded to Win 7, I gave Notepad++ another try and this time got a different error every time it started. All very disappointing.

PSPad seems similar and has worked for me without errors. I use that and Gedit now.
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