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Notepad++

Open-source and multilingual source code editing software

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Notepad++ Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Notepad++ product overview

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

1.3K

Starting from

Free

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Notepad++ features

Functionality

4.5

/5

1.3K

Total features

3

2 categories

Most valued features by users

Search/Filter
Custom Development
Historical Reporting

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Notepad++ users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

1.3K

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.12/10
Rating distribution

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2

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987

301

43

3

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.

TP

Thomas P.

Great software for speed, it's great for taking notes. I would not recommend it for programming.

JS

Jakub S.

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.

PC

Patrick C.

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.
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Mariam A.

It is only limited to windows and have limited features and functionality. And also have problem with opening large files.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

It does not work as an IDE. It also sucks that there is no error detection.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating

A good mid-point between notepad and visual studio.

Reviewed a year ago

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Kyle S.: Hi, my name is Kyle. I am a data wizard, and I give Notepad++ a five out of five stars. For...

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Eric T.

Business Analyst

Utilities, 10,001+ employees

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Overall Rating

My Go-to Notepad Editor

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Eric: Hi, my name is Eric and I am a business analyst at a utilities company, and I give Notepad++ a...

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

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If you've used Notepad in the last month, replace it with Notepad++ and never look back

Reviewed 15 days ago

I've used the regular built-in Notepad forever. It's already in Windows, so it's great to scratch down a quick note or view the occasional txt, bat, or csv file. Notepad++, though, can do all that plus a million more things. Let me say, I'm not a real software developer, so I can't speak to most of these more advanced functions. I have used this software for Python scripts and VBA, however, and I love...

Pros

It's a small lightweight program, so it loads super quick. You're able to install add-ins for additional niche functions

Cons

Not as full-featured as a full-functioned SDE.

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

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Excellent tool for programming, and more!

Reviewed 9 days ago

I use Notepad++ for programming, but since the Search & Replace tool is so good, I have very often used it for other kinds of tasks too. For example, doing batch modifications to CSV files. Very easy to use once you find out where everything is.

Pros

Notepad++ is an excellent tool for writing code. I like how the code is highlighted, how the search and other options work. There are just so many little well-thought details that make this a great application.

Cons

Nothing really. The icon could be more modern if I have to answer something. :D

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Notepad++ - Most simplified IDE for Corporates

Reviewed a month ago

My overall experience with Notepad++ has been really good. It is great for beginner programmers providing simplistic UI-UX for coding. Notepad++ has been a great support for the team considering the fact that we have more than 1 lakh lines of code for every one of our applications, and we can keep open all the files at ease and edit these as and when required in no time without any lag. Notepad++ has proved to be an efficient and fast tool.

Pros

The best thing I like about Notepad++ is its simplicity and speed. As a part of the Product team at ZS, we create mini-code snippets in Python for incremental functionalities which we deem important for incorporation into our pre-existing products. Notepad++ is very simple to use with minimal UI-UX complexities, and one needs to simply select the language and start coding. Also, Notepad++ opens up as many tabs as required simultaneously, and provides the option of two panes to compare codes which are simply great

Cons

Notepad++ has become a bit archaic as compared to other IDEs available in the market like MicroVisual Studio Code and Pycharm (specific to Python). These have capabilities to auto-recommend the parameters required for input in a function (with the datatype required) and also provide direct links to redirect to the function from wherever it is called. These are some features that Notepad++ lacks currently, and can be considered for inclusion.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Notepad++ as a notetaking app

Reviewed a month ago

I manly use Notepad++ as a note taking app, instead for a means to develop source code. With this in mind, Notepad++ is best for keeping the history of new notes.

Pros

Notepad++ is a lightweight program for developing source code of the most different languages. The best feature is that it keeps temporary files for every newly created tab, meaning you don't need to save your work before closing it. This is especially useful for note taking, since it will keep the history of what was recorded

Cons

It does not work on Unix based systems nor there is an alternate version of the same company.

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy program to create website codes of any kind in.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Very good to work in with your site, but have that weakness that it can't find your site buy the browser choise.

Pros

The easy way you get your file open and the easy overview of similar words and elements in your script.

Cons

The new Notepad++ are going wrong when you want to look at your site in a browser, it can't find your site?? The old one had not that problem you just chose "run" and your site came up in the browser you had chosed.

Notepad++ FAQs and common questions

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

Notepad++ has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free


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

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