About Notepad++

Notepad++ is a Windows-based solution that helps application developers create and edit source codes in multiple programming languages, such as Python, Matlab, Ruby and Verilog. The sessions functionality enables team members to create multiple active files and store information, such as current files, bookmarks, selections and languages.

Notepad++ allows employees to find and replace text across multiple files based on several methodologies, such as incremental, dialog-based and dialog-free search navigation. The task automation module lets staff members record and reuse document editing action sequences. Additionally, the built-in graphical user interface (GUI) enables supervisors to edit configuration files, customize context menus, add keywords, schedule ...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 10

649 Reviews of Notepad++

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.70 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(477)

477

4 stars

(152)

152

3 stars

(18)

18

2 stars

(2)

2

1 stars

(0)

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September 2020

Fernando from Pelissari Gestão e Tecnologia

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

My partner!

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.

Reasons for Choosing Notepad++

I guess Notepad++ is more convenient, also I like more its interface. You have too much power with Notepad++ and its plugins, I am very used to it.

August 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2019

Notepad replacement - advanced but simple

It has made traversing files and performing edits quick.

Pros

In need of a text editor that can do more than copy and paste. Notepad will highlight code structure, provides advanced find/replace functionality, multiple tabs and everything you could want in a text editor

Cons

There really is no cons to using Notepad++ over standard notepad.

Reasons for Choosing Notepad++

Much more compact. Although I might try v.s. because it allows better viewing of the files open which is helpful for editing multiple files (especially networked ones)

November 2020

Greg from ESC

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2020

Love This

I use this for all kinds of things. I constantly have many documents open for review, notes, comparisons, more notes, lists, and other things I can think to use this for.

Pros

The fact that it automatically saves a temporary file until I perform a true save keeps me from worrying about whether or not I need to hold on to a note that is meant to be temporary. Also, the plug-in that allows for document comparison is fantastic.

Cons

I've not had any specific issues that I would call out Notepad++ for.

Reasons for Switching to Notepad++

Because notepad doesn't really have any features. Notepad++ is full of useful options for things I hadn't thought I'd need. The first most notable was the option to choose a language (software language) to display the text in. This will automatically color the text in a way to make it more readable for a developer who just wants to review/edit a document outside of a full development tool.

September 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

2.0

September 2019

It's notepad on steriods

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.

January 2020

Daniel from Sage

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2020

Editor plus than notepad

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.

Reasons for Switching to Notepad++

We use currently the VS Code to do the same that we do with Notepad++. One of the causes to do it is, the capability to use the VS Code in different SO such as Linux.