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 keyw...


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Supported Operating System(s):

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

731 Reviews of Notepad++

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.7 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(507)

507

4 stars

(157)

157

3 stars

(20)

20

2 stars

(2)

2

1 stars

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September 2020

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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.

March 2021

Jeff from Animal Necessity

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Veterinary

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2021

NotePad++ Checks All The Boxes

We've been using NotePad++ for 15 years now, and it's become our staple for everyday coding.

Pros

We use NotePad++ every single day coding our internal CMS systems. Everything we use is custom built in-house, and NotePad++ is our editor of choice. The language strings are clearly defined (the colors are super nice), and the customizable ability of literally everything (including viewpoint) is easy to implement and toggle. We even have added additional SpellCheck settings which have helped (the default is British). Their backup methods is amazing, too - literally able to keep a core backup of every file for iterations upon saving.

Cons

Practically nothing. Very rarely the software crashes when you load a new file, but thankfully that's super rare - and it's only upon upload (so no changes have been made yet).

Reasons for Choosing Notepad++

Simplicity of use and language colors were much better.

Reasons for Switching to Notepad++

Dreamweaver was too complex and also keep having issues connecting properly to FTP.

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.

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.

February 2021

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Oleksandr from PVD Technology

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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