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Notepad++ Features

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Functionality

4.5

/5

1.9K

Total features

5

2 categories

Notepad++ features

Backup and Recovery
Custom Development
Graphical User Interface
Integrated Development Environment
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1.9K

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Total Features

5

Unique features

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  • Backup and Recovery

Functionality

4.7

/5

1.2K

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16.90

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Total Features

27

Features in Common

3

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  • For Developers

  • Deployment Management

  • Database Support

  • Data Modeling

Functionality

4.4

/5

1.3K

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16

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Total Features

53

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3

Unique features

  • Compatibility Testing

  • Virtual Assistant

  • Design Management

  • Policy Management

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Fernando d.

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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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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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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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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Alvaro C.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Very good free and open source text and source code editor

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

Its simple and easy-to-use interface. The ability to work with multiple documents and tabs. The possibility of using plugins.

Cons

To use it you must have programming knowledge, because it is complex. Does not have a built-in spell check function. Its performance may suffer when working with very large or complex text files.

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Zack W.

Computer & Network Security, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Notepad Popularity Number One

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

I have been a Notepad user since Grade six 30 or more years ago. Just love growing up with it.

Cons

Maybe two pluses are a bit too much this time. Like an A++.

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Marat N.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Notepad++ review

Reviewed 3 years ago

I use Notepad++ to edit the code, quickly find and replace text (sometimes with regular expressions) for many years and I didn't yet find a better alternative.

Pros

Probably the best free text editor on the open-source market. Notepadd+ has almost fully customizable GUI, tabbed interface, supports plugins, lots of supported programming languages (highlighting the code syntax), text encodings, autocomplete, find and replace text (also with regex), export and import to various formats, autosave changes, undo/redo and many many more wonderful capabilities.

Cons

Notepad++ has not to many things to complain. Maybe GUI looks a bit outdated. The number of features/options are overwhelming sometimes and require to search for a certain function.

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Catarina A.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Powerful, simple and a mandatory tool

Reviewed 2 years ago

The experience has been great. It is a powerful yet very simple tool that is always installed on my computers, whether they are personal or professional ones, and that I highly recommend to work colleagues, friends and family.

Pros

The simplicity of usage, the highly useful built in features that are provided (line operations and file programming language detection) and the powerful plugins that you can add to the tool for a particular objective (example: plugin for file comparison).

Cons

The user interface could be a little bit more modern and there could be with some built in themes but that does not affect the usage (or the likelihood to use) of Notepad++.

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Andrei P.

Computer Games, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great free text editor with font limitations and a less than modern look

Reviewed 4 years ago

Notepad++ increased the productivity of my small studio by having a free, fast, and lightweight tool to use that always got the job done compared to other free applications such as Notepad(cannot open large files) and Wordpad(for writing documents, not code). The macros and different styles of multi-selection saved me a lot of time when doing repetitive tasks. It was great for me for modifying files...

Pros

I've been using Notepad++ for around 8 or more years and I don't see myself moving away from it anytime soon. I can't remember a time when I thought Notepad++ was not a good choice. It's an amazingly sturdy text editor with support for an enormous amount of programming and markup languages yet very lightweight and on top of everything, completely free! Working with a lot of log files my first goto...

Cons

The font limitations are somewhat of a problem as these can only be changed globally. I have yet to find a way (and I did search quite some time) how I could make certain text in Bold or Italic. The average answer I find redirects me to use different software because Notepad++ "is just a text editor" when it has more features than some paid IDEs. The interface of Notepad++ looks very outdated making...

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Andrew B.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great document editor and search tool

Reviewed 2 years ago

This replaced my previous paid editor, great tool, fast and useful.

Pros

Sometimes you have to edit a really large file, and nothing else will open it, well Notepad++ will. I had documents that my previous text editor just couldn't handle [well not without a lot of waiting and screaming], Notepad++ handles them with ease. I use it as a task management tool as well as an easy text editor. Also Windows doesn't always search all files when you do a search, you can use Notepad++ to do a complete search of a folder/s to find text in files.

Cons

Not the prettiest of editors, but fully featured, and updates itself when needed.

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Géovanny N.

Graphic Design, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Notepad++ an essential text editor

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

I find Notepad++ very convenient for several reasons:It is free, so I can use it without spending money.It is versatile and supports many programming languages, so I can use it for different projects.It's lightweight and runs fast, even on my old computer.The user interface is customizable, so I can adjust it to my preferences.It offers handy features such as text search and replace, syntax highlighting, etc.It supports plugins, which means I can add additional features if needed.There is also a portable version that I can use from a USB stick, which is very handy when I am working on different computers.For all these reasons, Notepad++ is my favorite text editor and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a reliable and convenient text editor.

Cons

I find Notepad++ to be a very useful text editor, but it also has some drawbacks. Here are the ones I've noticed:It can crash from time to time, especially if I'm working on large files.It lacks some advanced features, like built-in debugging for more advanced programming languages.The user interface can seem a bit dated and less intuitive than some other text editors.Even though the user interface is customizable, it can take some time to configure it to my preferences.However, the advantages of Notepad++ are numerous and the disadvantages minor. All in all, I find it an excellent tool for editing text and code, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a simple and reliable text editor.

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Gordon S.

Banking, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A popular open-source text and source code editor for Windows Operating System

Reviewed a year ago

Overal, Notepad++ is a great tool for text editing. If you are windows user and are looking for a fast and lightweight text editor to work with, then Notepad++ is what you are looking for.

Pros

Notepad++ supports almost all the popular programming languages including SQL. It is generally lightweight and light. You can install it and get it working in minutes and it doesn't consume a lot of your computer resources. It provides the functionality of Syntax highlighting something that make it enjoyable to code as it helps in trouble shooting and catching errors. One of my favorite aspects of...

Cons

1. Notepad++ is only available in windows operating system. 2. Another con is that Notepad++ is a stand alone application and therefore it doesn't offer realtime collaboration options possibility. I mostly use it for my own personal projects which do not require me to collaborate with someone.

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Anwarul I.

Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Notepad++ Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

I can say Notepad ++ is the king of Text Editor, Actually it is more than a Text Editor, Every single day I use this while I need to organize a bunch of text, Finding particular word & replace with other one, If my device crushes I can rest assure my doc will not be lost, To be honest I stared my programming career with Notepad++, I used to write HTML, CSS code in Notepad++.

Pros

• Notepad++ is easy to install & light weight, User friendly & versatile, • Multiple encoding of text is really useful, • MD5 & Sha-256 digest are also useful features, • Can record while typing is really cool, • Super fast in search & replace including complex ones, • Regex can be used in finding and replacing, • Multiple tabs can be opened at once, • Auto save feature is really user friendly, • Can be used as universal programming environment, • If Notepad++ is used as IDE it's colors for different parts of code (language vs variables) is really useful, • Multiple plugins can be integrated and thus makes Notepad++ more powerful & expandable, • Particular file type can be selected while saving files.

Cons

• UI looks a little old, • As Notepad++ has a universal programming environment, • Multiple themes can be added • Adding compilation would be great while using as IDE • As this is a text editor, So feature like bold & italic could be available

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Lucas M.

Writing and Editing, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The single best combination of least clutter and most features

Reviewed 5 years ago

I usually have one main dump file where I write down fast any idea that comes up when I have to work on something else. Then, I later separate those ideas or tasks into other smaller, more specific lists/files, organized by topic or due date. At the same time, I can be proofreading an article or essay, still on Notepad++, with many other files open, without slowing down even an older computer. The fact that I never had it crash or needed to contact support speaks enough about how polished this software is

Pros

Notepad ++ is a very clean and minimal notes software in its out-of-the-box state, but can handle a lot of more intense jobs if you get to know its features. For me personally, it is essential to have a notepad that is very light, can have many files open at the same time (and not weighing down older machines even with this) and can open the same files I was editing the last time I turned the computer off.

Cons

It is really difficult to pick something to criticize here, as I consider Notepad ++ to be the quintessential notes app, and there is not much that can be done wrong in this kind of app. As stated in the review title, it has the cleanness of a notepad but CAN handle a lot more, with neat features to organize lists or export files. I believe there was never a feature I really needed when working with it that it lacked, never had to seek a different app even for any situational notes-related tasks.

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Arshad S.

Computer Software, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Open Source and Free

Reviewed 2 years ago

I can't continually store my custom “programming language” because the default language, after I reopen the program. If you imply which you would love to use your User Defined Language (some thing you named it) to a report while you first create a brand new report in Notepad++, it doesn’t paintings that way. If you without delay store that report with the extension which you’ve described in Language > Define Your Language, User language: , Ext.: ____, then as quickly as it’s saved, it's going to transfer to the use of that syntax highlighting

Pros

Submit malicious program reviews and characteristic requests. Hand in bugfixes and patches. Do on-line support. Translate the editor. Share plugins, themes, auto-crowning glory files. Notepad helps you to shop your notes (as textual content files) precisely wherein you need them, and you haven't any one however your working device to reply to approximately the way you organize, copy, or lower back them up. You can migrate your notes to every other app with the aid of using commencing them in any app that is aware textual content files Buy merchandise (which include the reputable Notepad++ thong of all things)

Cons

"It is tough for novices who make errors frequently as there aren't many outside aids while writing code. ... "The interface isn't convincing, the code this is written frequently isn't very seen and really complicated at the beginning sight." "The maximum drawback of Notepad++ is that it's far NOT multiplatform Limited Mobile Experience. The Website Doesn’t Quite Look “Right” Ease-of-Use. Cookie-Cutter Template Selection. Missing Key Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Elements. Limited E-Commerce Functionality.

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Fazal Rahman T.

Program Development, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Coding was never been easy

Reviewed a year ago

Its very easy IDE to use for my eyes even if i am using it at night or daylight. Its easy with update functionalities for back-end and front-end users. It includes the most classes pre-defined which will be limited in other same products or need to be imported. Sometimes i don’t have internet connections so i would not be stuck for any class or library.

Pros

I like the backup and recover first to save my progress, the IDE is a home platform where you work i like the environment however i want i can change it the theme colors, fonts, size. And specially the classes to import while coding i may not have internet connection but notepad++ helps us to overcome this segment in most cases. in back-end or front-end development.

Cons

Uhm overall i liked the platform compare to other platforms i used before its not limited and is a complete comprehensive IDE and including most libraries and classes for developer, ease of their/our work. So far i don’t see any particular segment to not like or like least about notepad++.

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Setareh A.

Research, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Notepad++ is a must-have text editing tool

Reviewed a year ago

Overall, Notepad++ is an extremely reliable tool that is perfect for anyone who needs a powerful text editor. Its intuitive interface, extensive feature set, and support for multiple programming languages make it a wonderfl choice among program developers.

Pros

I use Notepad++ everyday at work. I use it mainly for writing programs and codes. Notepad++ is a powerful text editor that I recommed it to whoever spends a significant amount of time on text editing and coding. Notepad++ makes your life easier. It is completely free to download and use. It is also open-source, which means that users can customize and modify the source code as per their specific needs.Furthermore,...

Cons

There are no specific cons for Notepad++. The only thing I can mention is that compared to an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Notepad++ comes with limited features. I do not consider this as a disadvantage, since it is free and naturally it is not developed as an IDE. I enjoy using Notepad++ at work. It totally worth it, I recommend it to everyone who needs a text editing tool.

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Denison P.

Management Consulting, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Notepad++: Simplified IDE and Enhanced Text editor

Reviewed 2 years ago

Experience with Notepad++ is fantastic. Notepad++ has excellent community support, which solves the query in a simple Google search. Notepad++ has been my machine's default text editor for a long time.

Pros

I have been using this application for over a decade; it has never disappointed me. Most liked about Notepad++ is that it is an open-source application; it will take less than a minute to install, the user interface is straightforward to understand, and you can quickly get used to its options. I use this application to change the text's regular expression and code python programs. The "Extended" option and "Regular Expression" options get the job done in the replace menu. From the Plugins admin panel, you can install, update or remove the plugins; the collection of plugins is vast and very useful. Notepad++ is very customizable. You can create macros for the similar task to be done quickly

Cons

Notepad++ has no cons, from my point of view. There is room for improvement in this application; UI can be improved UI remains the same for a very long time. Notepad++ can extend its support to macOS, also.

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Zain M.

Computer Software, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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Super Simple, Super Snappy and Super Sturdy!

Reviewed 2 years ago

Notepad++ is *the* essential tool for anyone wanting more than regular Notepad AND less than bloated and sluggish text editors like VS Code, Atom, and the whole slew of "modern" Electron-based editors. While it doesn't have the most modern look, lacks some features and QoL improvements that are expected in today's digital environment, it excels with its super fast startup times, dead simple text editing...

Pros

The blazing fast startup speeds, the simple yet flexible UI and features, the code highlighting in so many languages, and the ease of writing code in a dead simple environment that is lightweight, fast and doesn't get in the way of getting to develop your cool ideas 😇 I also love how it keeps all the files open, even unsaved ones, so that you're able to jot down stuff quickly or paste code snippets without losing them when closing Notepad++ :) Also, it has some really handy keyboard shortcuts for essential stuff that I now can't live without in other text editors, like CTRL+D to duplicate line :D

Cons

While the native GUI allows for a snappy and fast-booting experience, there can be some "archaic" features or "outdated" ways of doing things, or outright some essential QoL features missing that are ubiquitous in the modern dev era. While most aren't an issue, the biggest drawback that I experience is that code hinting can become rather slow in a large codebase, as the dropdown menu "stutters" for every single letter typed, and you'd think such a trivial matter would have better performance. But it's not an issue as it only happens sometimes, and it pales in the face of every other pro :)

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Alex A.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Come for the easy way to view and edit text files, stay for features

Reviewed 3 years ago

Notepad++ has become one of the first programs I install and any new computer or server. Having a light weight way to open up any source code files, being able to view the code in a extremely readable manner, and being able to make quick changes has been extremely valuable to me in to many situations to count. Notepad++ is to programming what a good multitool is to handyman work, its unobtrusive enough to always keep on you and will save a ton of time when a more powerful or specialized tool will not yield better results.

Pros

Light weight and open source, can be installed on pretty much anything without having to worry about taking up resources. Extremely useful to keep on a server. Recognizes a lot of programming languages and syntax right out of the box, but also has the options of adding plugins to expand upon its functionality. Notepad++ is exactly what you would expect from the name, it is like the basic Notepad...

Cons

As a piece of open source free software for viewing and editing raw text files and source code I cannot think of any cons. Compared to a full IDE Notepad++ lacks may critical features, but Notepad++ is not a full IDE and does not claim to be. When viewed through the lens of being a simple text editor that extends itself just beyond its necessary scope for the users convivence I cannot find any faults.

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Information Technology and Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Love to work with this editor

Reviewed 4 years ago

1) It's easy to use 2) Handy software editor for improving your work performance and skills. 3) Advanced version from windows default notepad editor. 4) Auto save file feature. 5) Technical updates are available on approx monthly basis. What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized? 1) I am using this tool for storing my important data on daily basis. Like I have...

Pros

1) I like auto save function in notepad++.It's giving advance feature on normal notepad. 2) Any programming language development we can do. Because it's supporting every type of file extension. 3) Easy for find character length, Line no and search. 4) We can install some extra plug in for use like If we want to install JSON type plugin then we do . 5)More control on files. Like Colors and comments are also manageable in this editor. 6) More frequent updated are available. 7)Intellisense also working for particular programming or typing a text.

Cons

I am using this tool from last 5 year. But Still not such an issue. In case of large file of txt. It's not able to open. So we can say this need to improve. Like it's not able to open 1GB size txt file.

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Gokul K.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Notepad++ V7.7.1

Reviewed 5 years ago

I am using this Notepad++ as an developer for past 6 years right from 2013. As an developer and support person in my project I used to have lot of SQL insert commands, BCP IN/OUT and other FTP commands to be typed and generated it as an macro for millions of rows. So this software is used to avoid lot of halles in first place. As well since I am an developer this is used to create formatting loop for SQL procedure, functions and views. As well by erroneously if the notepad closed also the next day when we opends it saves the data in the local and we can get started from the place where we left.

Pros

1. Notepad is very good and easy when we are a developer particularly for .HTML, CSS Designs 2. It is an Good IDE when we are using for SQL. It will clearly shows conditional formatting, loops and other contents as required for avoiding compilation errors. 3. The IDE is free in the market and selling for a least dollar amount by Scooter INC., 4. Automatic spell checker and avoiding grammatical things...

Cons

1. Notepad++ is sometimes slower in nature and getting closed automatically without any error messages though it was light weight in nature. 2. For a developer/programmer this is very good however for tech managers and directors this is not a good tool to dealt with since we have lot of paid one in the market with features in the market for any presentations to be performed. Overall disadvantage or CONS is less so nothing to be presented much apart from this.

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Stuart S.

Automotive, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Excellent lightweight text/code editor

Reviewed 5 years ago

Notepad++ is one of my favourite utility programs. It does one thing and does it very well, with intelligent, easy-to-use design. It is an excellent sidekick for programming projects; useful for inspecting files at all stages of an embedded software project, from C++ source to HEX. I have also used it as a main editor for more old-fashioned languages which do not come with an IDE. In this scenario the built-in code highlighting for all common languages (and some not-so-common ones) as well as the rudimentary code completion come in very handy. A great tool!

Pros

Notepad++ is my Swiss Army knife of software; useful for so many things. If I need to quickly open a piece of source code to remind myself how something works (without opening the full project in the IDE), Notepad++ is perfect. I like to open all kinds of files, not just text, with Notepad++ to find out what their internal structure looks like. A lot of proprietary file formats are human-readable...

Cons

Popups which ask if I want to update every time I open the software are annoying and break my workflow, and unfortunately Notepad++ is guilty of this. Really not much apart from that!

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Information Technology and Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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A must have editor

Reviewed 5 years ago

Basically it is more than an editor. It has quite a lot of very useful and important features which overall reduces cost and effort in any industry. The fact it supports a lot of languages makes it even more useful. I think this is a must have tool.

Pros

I used Notepad++ almost on daily basis while doing testing of various softwares. It's a very simple to use tool, you don't need any instructions to use it. The interface infact id user friendly. Some of the features which i liked the most The data is saved on the go, you don;t have to save it explicitly. You know how much significance this holds to a software person. Mutiple tabs along with option...

Cons

There is nothing much which I didn't liked about Notepad++. It's basically an editor and it fulfills all the features a editor should have. If you are using it for programming you'll surely find some difficulties there.

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Higher Education, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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

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“A wonderful text editor which achieves enormous tasks”

Reviewed 4 years ago

As a university student, I use the Notepad++ software to edit my codes as it supports a wide variety of programming languages. I am so excited about the awesome features that it has held and I like its user interface which is entirely customizable. In my opinion, it is an amazing text editor that I ever used!

Pros

I have been using this software for about four years and I use this Notepad++ software daily to edit my scripts immediately and to edit some parts of my codes that I have done. I noticed that it supports a lot of programming languages which makes me easy to edit my codes which are from different programming languages such as C++, C, Python, and HTML. One of the features I love most in this Notepad++...

Cons

Notepad++ software is unable to open files which are usually larger than 50MB and I noticed that it is lagging when these files are opening in this software. I hope in the future this software could use for Linux and Mac users too, as it is now only accessible for MS Windows users. I think it is better to have a modern style which senses like it is a late version. Other than these I didn’t notice many cons of this software.

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Mateusz B.

Consumer Goods, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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A software engineer's point of view on Notepad++.

Reviewed 2 years ago

I use Notepad++ in many applications. From a quick look at various files (notepad++ supports lots of them) to quickly developing an application or doing a PoC.

Pros

What I appreciate most about Notepad++ is its ease of use and lightness. The application starts up in a second and runs very fast.

Cons

I miss the more advanced features available in other app development tools. Project Management.