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Notepad++ Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Notepad++ FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Notepad++ offer?

Notepad++ has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $0.01
Pricing model: Free

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Q. Who are the typical users of Notepad++?

Notepad++ has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Notepad++ support?

Notepad++ supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Notepad++ offer an API?

No, Notepad++ does not have an API available.


Q. What level of support does Notepad++ offer?

Notepad++ offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum

Notepad++ product overview

Price starts from

0.01

Per Feature

What is Notepad++?

Notepad++ is a Windows-based and open-source software that helps businesses create and edit source codes using multiple programming languages, such as C++, Java, R, SQL, XML, Python, Pascal, JSON, and more. It enables staff members to find and replace text in files using dialog-based, incremental, and dialog-free search methodologies.

Key benefits of using Notepad++

N/A

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum

Notepad++ pricing information

Value for money

4.8

/5

1.9K

Starting from

0.01

Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Notepad++ features

Functionality

4.5

/5

1.9K

Total features

5

2 categories

Most valued features by users

Graphical User Interface
Integrated Development Environment
Custom Development
Search/Filter
Backup and Recovery

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Notepad++ users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

1.9K

Positive reviews

96

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.06/10
Rating distribution

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4

3

2

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428

67

5

0

Pros
It’s been a lifesaver on more than one occasion for my work. Great features, just works consistently all the time, and you can’t argue with the free price tag.
Great software for speed, it's great for taking notes. I would not recommend it for programming.
Have been using it for more than 15 years with great success. The application is well supported on all operating systems which offers portability in its use across all platforms.
Cons
It is only compatible for Windows-based computers. Personally, I have no objections, but there are those who are anxious for it to be usable on other operating systems.
It is only limited to windows and have limited features and functionality. And also have problem with opening large files.
It does not work as an IDE. It also sucks that there is no error detection.

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William C.

President

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

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They're constantly updating!

Reviewed a year ago

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Kyle S.

Owner

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

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A good mid-point between notepad and visual studio.

Reviewed 3 years ago

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Fernando d.

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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My partner!

Reviewed 4 years ago

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.

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Przemek P.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Notepad++ a must have for IT specialist.

Reviewed a year ago

It gives me a free scripting program to work with all types of codes. I can quickly view and evaluate the script, make necessary corrections, and then save it in the same format it was opened with.

Pros

Notepad++ is suitable for all scripting languages and can be used to write and edit all types of code, like scripts and configuration files. It is easy and free to use, which makes it a valuable asset for programmers and IT specialists in general.

Cons

Sometimes I miss the terminal feature like in Powershell or Visual Studio, where I could check the code without implementing it in the environment. Such a testing feature is almost a must-have, and because Notepad++ doesn't have it I sometimes chose other scripting solutions.

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Internet, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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A fairly niche text editor

Reviewed 3 years ago

Notepad++ was a great tool that I heavily relied on when I was starting to configure and run scripts. Nowadays, I find myself using this program less often, as it offers fewer features than other IDEs.

Pros

Notepad++ can be easily dropped in as a replacement for Windows Notepad. It works and looks identically to Notepad, only that it supports more files and has more features. For those that are less tech savy, I think Notepad++ is an easy replacement for Notepad, even if you don't need to use all its features.

Cons

For developers, it's hard to justify using Notepad++ for much. Other developer-focused IDEs offer vastly enhanced feature sets and quality of life improvements for editing code/config files, while also performing the same functions as Notepad++. The UI of Notepad++ also seems dated.

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Lance G.

Computer & Network Security, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great replacement for windows notepad

Reviewed 3 months ago

I'm not a coder but do work with scripts and some HTML in my job, it makes reviewing basic code extremely easy. I've used this product for many years and it's always one of the first tools I install on a new computer.

Pros

Excellent alternative to the built in windows notepad. Saves documents between reboots, great search and replace function, syntax highlighting for reviewing code, line numbering makes it easy to find code snipets.

Cons

It could use a more modern interface; it feels somewhat dated.

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Roger L.

Computer Software, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Notepad++ can handle every language then some

Reviewed 3 years ago

I mean I use it literally every single day. I most of the time just leave it open and is one of the few programs that turn on when my computer turns on. It has so many plug ins I still haven't tried them all but the ones I have tried we so good I just left those on too and I love finding stuff on here that just makes coding just so much more enjoyable and the program is as powerful as you want it to be

Pros

Were do I begin, well first is how light it is. I have been using Notepad++ since I was 18 and I am 30 as of 9/5/2021 and to this day I cant find another source text editor that is as quick and robust I can just keep tabs of examples and the syntax highlighting is beautiful and you can use there XML layout to make your own syntax highlighting. Also the plug ins they offer are unreal. You can build your copy up with all the bells and whistles or keep it light, I do recommend getting a FTP client on so you can put in individual files were they need to be real quick. Honestly this will be one of the tools you will use most often.

Cons

If I had to pick I would say there are some bugs in some of the plug ins and maybe a slight touch up on the GUI.

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