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

675 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

(499)

499

4 stars

(154)

154

3 stars

(20)

20

2 stars

(2)

2

1 stars

(0)

0

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Showing 1 - 5 of 675 results

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.

February 2021

Mohammad Iqbal from MIKS Company

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2021

Notepad++ - Remix of notepad for programmers

I am happy to have it as a replacement of classic notepad for writing and editing the codes for many programming languages.

Pros

It is a free editor compatible to support many programming languages with good set of basic features. It is available to download in x86 and x64 versions to install on windows. It is a good replacement of notepad. The portable editions makes it more useful to carry it on portable storage devices and use anywhere without requiring to install.

Cons

The features are limited to the basic in category but being a free editor it is ok. The user interface of the application is like very old software. It is not available for any operating system other than windows.

Reasons for Switching to Notepad++

I was seeking for lighter and portable editor.

January 2021

Joseph from Motorola Mobility (a Lenovo Company)

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Consumer Electronics

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

January 2021

A Tool Providing Powerful Text Editing Features

It is providing advanced ways of finding and replacing files and codes. It facilitates users in creating text files and editing text files through it for multiple operating systems such as Linux, Mac etc. Modes of a screen can also be changed in it. It is having a split-screen feature which helps in working on multiple files at a time and edit make any changes in these files easily. It also has plugins if you want to add new features in it.

Pros

It is rich with advanced and extensive features as it is developed to replace notepad. User can do any modifications in development due to its open and shared environment. It allows editing the text of files that are having up to 2GB size. The file can be organized into multiple tabs and can be edited at the same time due to multiple tabs. It is offering more than 70 programming languages with syntax highlighting. It also allows for zooming codes and files.

Cons

It is lacking features for security. It does not properly support Linux thus this problem should be resolved. Sometimes its plugins do not allow installing most of its features. Large files are not supportable on this platform. Its themes must be updated as it is having an outdated version of themes.

February 2021

Oleksandr from PVD Technology

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Internet

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2021

I have been using it as an IDE for over 10 years

I am ashamed to admit, but I have been programming in Notepad ++ for over 10 years. I've tried many IDEs and none of them suits me for ease of use. So I continue to use this tool, although there are many things that are not needed.

Pros

There is all the necessary minimum set of functions that a developer needs. When you learn hotkeys, there are even more possibilities. And having figured out how to connect and use plugins, Notepad ++ will become an assistant in any activity.

Cons

There are not many features that full-fledged IDE's have, especially the debug window and code autocorrect. You can put up with this, of course, but they are not enough.

Reasons for Choosing Notepad++

it's simple to use and have a minimum required set of functions to support coding

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)