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Notepad++ is open-source and is available for free.

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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.
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.

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Filipp K.

Financial Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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A good basic workhorse

Reviewed 8 months ago

I’ve used npp for ad hoc dev work before migrating to cloud and doing quick basic testing of code

Pros

Lots of language syntax highlighting, great themes, cheap, and little memory consumption during execution.

Cons

No theme marketplace and module references across scripts are rare, function type declarations also aren’t visible in the IDE

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Zain M.

Computer Software, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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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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Telecommunications, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Not a simple Text Editor

Reviewed 3 years ago

This is my preferred tool for daily activities. I use it to compare 2 text files (something really useful), also to take notes (as the primary objective of this tool), to read code (it has support to several coding languages), to read JSON files (by far, my preferred functionality).

Pros

There's a large number of really useful features in this application that can serve many different use purposes. The three major strengths I see in this tool are: - The powerful onboard features (check how many options are there on the default menu bar. The search function is really flexible, with the mark functionality onboard that help us to identify words or even lines to be fully replaced or deleted)....

Cons

For some features, we have so many options that it may be confusing for new users. For instance, I keep on forgetting how to mark and delete some lines because despite the mark functionality appears on the search bar, the remove functionality is hidden under search-bookmark option.

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

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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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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Thomas P.

Computer Software, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Fantastic free option

Reviewed 3 years ago

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.

Pros

This free platform is so good that I’m not even tempted to look at paid alternatives. I use it for KML manipulation and editing as well as reviewing g log files, sometimes several GB in size on which many other apps would just choke and freeze up. I like the find/replace functionality and have also been able to use those functions to create long/complex SQL statements based on Excel files. The ability to alter text file encoding has also come in handy more than once. Finally, I love that it’s fairly easy to record macros much like you can in Excel. That has been useful in being able to format certain kinds of log files into a more readable layout.

Cons

I have very few complaints about Notepad++, but one thing that wouldn’t have been very nice is if i could have shared some of my recorded macros with other people more easily. I found a way to do it, but unfortunately doing so also wipes out any existing macros of the other user, so it is not ideal.

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Wisani E M.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Developers Toolkit to have

Reviewed 3 years ago

Thus far I'm not even trying to check to other alternative products for this because I'm 100% satisfied with this product. My experience with Notepad++ is always ever positive above it cost nothing to use.

Pros

As the name state (Notepad Plus Plu)s meaning is as twice powerful more than Microsoft Notepad that we started web development using this app when I learn about this Notepad++ I saw it very workable especial when I'm coding HTML and PHP . The colouring effect make it even more enjoyable. Remember the program is very light, it can work in any PC . The best of the best feature will be auto completion which reduces typing errors.

Cons

To say the least I have nothing I like a least about it. Nonetheless I would like to see notepad ++ to add novice developers features like WYSIWYG code preview .

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Ansh R.

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Useful Tool for My Development Task, Easily Change in Website Coding Part

Reviewed 2 years ago

Notepad is a great choice for a text editor. It's basic features are perfect for taking quick notes or working on small projects. The tabbed editing is extremely helpful when working with multiple files at once. i can write all website page code very fast and upload in to ftp file. In our organization lots of employee use this tool because it is light weight and easy handling. The product's name comes from the fact that it was originally just a simple notepad application - but it has since grown into so much more. Overall, I highly recommend this product.

Pros

Before notepad ++, I used dreamweaver and notepad simply for coding, but this tool was not effective and useful for me. Then my senior recommended notepad ++ to work fast and easy. For HTML website pages if i need to change in all pages then i can apply one command it apply to all web pages. I can change languages like php, Html, Css and other languages. notepad ++ takes very low storage space and everyone can download it in their computer system and work quickly.

Cons

The user interface is very good and has many customization options. No issue faced in Notepad++.

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Rahul K.

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

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A Powerful and Rich Featured Test Editor

Reviewed 5 years ago

Fantastic !!! Easy to download and install and very easy to use

Pros

The Plugins... They are just Wow Many are not aware that we can do a lot with the plugin manager eg. 1. There is a Compare plugin available which can compare your files and find out the differences. It comes very handy while comparing multiple huge and complex files to find out the differences in them. 2. JSON Editor - It's used for editing and formatting JSON Files, which comes extremely handy for developers\testers working on API building. and there are many more such plugins It supports most of the programming languages And mostly importantly all this comes in at free of cost

Cons

Frankly speaking I can't find any cons in Notepad++; I can call it as a life saver for an IT person dealing with huge and complex files. Just that, a lot of people don't know much about the features that it offers to its user. If these features could be made available somewhere as an option in the menu it would be great. such that even a layman can use them in case required.

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Matias L.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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This is my Nr 1 Tool on my daily work

Reviewed 2 years ago

I've been using notepad++ since I can remember, it is an amazing tool. I use it for scripting, modifying text, manipulating text, find hidden characters. it can be customized, is low-weight. I install it on every computer I use, the first thing to install is notepad++

Pros

The tool is amazing, I use it for scripting, taking notes, I have several plugins installed. I also use macros which for developing is great.

Cons

I think only one if only I can have a "Sticky" for most-used files.

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kalaiselvan k.

Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Notepad ++ Review

Reviewed 5 years ago

Its a great and friendly tool for developers for editing and formatting lot of codes .

Pros

Notepad++ is a boon for a developer and it can be used as an IDE or Editor for couple of languages. we can add lot of plugins for formatting different kind of files(HTML, CSS , XML ,JSON ,SQL , JAVA etc). Files are auto saved, when the system shutdown abruptly. Diff Checker and Spelling correction spelling is really useful. Application is light weight (Portable version also available) and it can installed in both windows 32 and 64 bit. It makes XML and JSON a really readable one which helps developer to maximize and minimize the collection(Array).

Cons

Prompts for update when we open the application makes annoying. Each time we have to manually choose the language for formatting.Having auto detect feature would be great value

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Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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Simple and easy to use lightweight text editor

Reviewed a year ago

I am working with this for over 5 years and still use it every day

Pros

Well, mostly I like to write code on my own, and the autocomplete in other IDEs irritates me, which is not the case with Notepad++. Another great thing is that as a freelance developer, I don't want to spend money on expensive IDEs, where Notepad++ is free. And personally, I like the look and feel of it.

Cons

Overall, it is a really good editor with almost everything I need. The only drawback I feel is the lack of multiline editing or batch editing. For that, I had to go for another editor to do the work.

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Gayathri M.

Computer Software, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Notepad++ - more than just a text editor.

Reviewed 3 years ago

I use Notepad++ everyday. It helps me to solve many of my problems quickly and effeciently. On the whole, I would give a high rating for this software. In simple words, I just love using this software, as a software professional.

Pros

The dark and light themes. More intuitive environemt. Elegant text style. Effective text processing tools. Powerful pluggins, very cost effective - cheap for a layman's day to day use. It can be used as a simple text editor to complex IDE.

Cons

This software is not available for Mac. It's a gift for windows users, but definitely Mac users will more happy to welcome this software in their apple world !

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Jim N.

Hospital & Health Care, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Solid interface. Great price.

Reviewed 5 years ago

Excellent! Easy to use out of the box, and plugins and customization are all available when you level-up in your coding environment needs.

Pros

Super-usable interface. Great customizations and highly useful plugins. Choose your color palette or select from several pre-defined templates. Notepad++ usually figures out what language you're coding in and highlights text appropriately for loops, variable names and more. Many plugins available for extra useful stuff like file compares, code alignment, folder exploration, and even some code specific tasks. All for free, though contributions (money or coding) are highly appreciated.

Cons

For my personal use, it's awesome. I would be a little worried about supporting a large group of coders due to the slightly erratic release patterns done by the developer. There was one update that opened up a text file and printed it in slow motion. Notepad++ is also a bit more prone to being hacked due to the author's subtle occasional use of it to support various causes. Personally I'm ok with it, but it's a bit harder to justify in a corporate environment.

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Richard S.

Machinery, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best free text editor out there

Reviewed 2 years ago

I've used this software for a long time in place of Microsoft's built-in Notepad, and have always been very happy with this alternative. It has many more features, and is catered perfectly to users that are creating or editing source code documents. This program is highly versatile and consumes very little in the way of space or resources.

Pros

My favorite thing about this software is the free price tag. However, there are tons of features and functions that makes this program superior to any paid proprietary alternatives that may be available. It is an excellent tool for creating source code, as well as more typical, everyday documents.

Cons

It lacks some of the debug functionality that is available in full integrated development environments such as Visual Studio or CodeBlocks. This is understandable when looking at the size of the programs comparatively, however; Notepad++ is a small program that is often distributed in a portable format, while IDE's are dozens of gigs, sometimes more, and consumes a lot of resources.

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Sadiqua F.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Notepad++ Review

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

I have been using Notepad++ to write code in Groovy script for transforming data I get in SAP CPI. So far, it is the best IDE I have used for the purpose. It allows me to maintain the syntax and debug the code easily when compared to the software I was using earlier. It allows for easier and hassle free unit testing.

Cons

I think the main issue is that it lacks a lot of features that other IDEs have and I don't know if I will ever pay for it because the value for money does not seem viable.

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Piyush A.

Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Amazing tool for code development and editing.

Reviewed 2 years ago

- I have been using this tool for 7 years and still I am using it. - in my point of view . It has all the features available, so I recommend everyone to use this tool for code editing and development.

Pros

- Autosave is the best feature in this. -It's the best for me because I can create and edit all kinds of code using this tool in all kinds of languages -Easy to use and excellent UI . - There are many plug-ins available to support it. - We can use multiple instances with different labguys. - AI is good for creating code. - Providing all the features at no cost.

Cons

- Nothing to dislike. - Really , good product.

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Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Notepad++ review from a RPA developers perspective

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall I am very satisfied with this notepad++ as it serves me well for my requirements. I would recommend this product to other users.

Pros

The most likeable feature of this software is that it reveal all the line spacing and line ending symbols. As a person who has to deal with lot of string manipulation, this program certainly comes in handy. Also with added features, it has syntax highlighting for multiple programming languages. Also it doesn't use much memory so it can be run on basic computer systems with low processing power.

Cons

When it comes to new programming languages, it's a bit hard to find syntax support. Also it has a very poor indentation practice.

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Akhil K.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Notepad ++, The Best text editor available.

Reviewed 2 years ago

I am using notepad++ for the past 2 years. I can't even imagine another code editor. Now it's a part of my life. Apart from this am using this for making notes. The user-friendly interface makes it more simple to use.

Pros

Notepad++ is a notepad replacement and code editor that support various programming languages. Using notepad ++ for the past 2 years as a code editor and as a notebook. Its simple interface makes it more user-friendly. Its free of cost and i don't have to save every time the notepad to access that.

Cons

The main problem with notepad++ is the formatting problem. There is no option for numbering and bulleting. We cant change font size, color, etc. Apart from this, it's a good option to go with.

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Erich B.

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Easy Free Code Editor

Reviewed 2 years ago

I use it weekly to debug code, keep short lists when I can't open my note taking app of choice, or load XML and plain text files I need to edit to then load into my ERP system. The clean interface opens instantly, and the default settings have me ready to go right out of the box. Deployed via Ninite Pro, we install to all workstations and make a donation to the author to show our support. If you don't want to book up something a bit heavier, like VS Studio Code/Community, or a heavier IDE, Notepad++ works great.

Pros

Easy to use and automatically identifies code, auto-completes lines, macro support and extensible with plug-ins and add-ons that make it a full featured editor and could even be used for lite coding instead of a standard development environment. You get all the features you need right out of the box for an unbeatable price or donation.

Cons

There isn't much to like, the program is lightweight, easy to use and just works.

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Benoit D.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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you need it everywhere

Reviewed 4 years ago

install of severale virtual machine, it is free and lightweight, very easy to use and helpful to fix bugs here and there

Pros

In my organisation, we have multiple virtual server that handle different function ; Having notepadd++ on every and each one of them is a good thing as we can open, with color syntax, most of the file without having to install a very heavy and expensive software

Cons

While free, a lot of function are missing as the auto complete, and the fact that we cannot open a project, just file ; But well, it is free

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Harsha D.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Excellent text editor that supports various languages

Reviewed 4 years ago

It is a very useful tool for making quick changes and view lots and lots of files at once.

Pros

Multiple tabs make it a go to editor of choice for any language, autocomplete is a very useful feature, find replace, select text by column, shortcuts to do lot of stuff, last but the most important one all this is free of cost

Cons

Ui is not much appealing gives an old application look, sometimes it crashes, when trying to save one file it asks to save the other files forcing me to cancel all the existing requests for opened tabs

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Khush D.

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy to use and great for quick IDE

Reviewed 10 months ago

Overall experience has been great and I use it daily to maintain.

Pros

the ease of use. great functionality and low complexity. has all that is needed for light development or maintenance

Cons

might not have extensive features like other ide

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Sanjeep L.

Computer Software, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Light weight with simple Text editor

Reviewed 3 years ago

One of the easy and simple text editor for both beginner and experience developer. Main attractive part of Notepad++ is cost free. Can set up easily. It would be better if mentioned above cons are review and improve.

Pros

Notepad++ is one of the simple text editor. Some good side of Notepad++ are listed below: - Easy and Simple - Light weight - User friendly (Simple GUI) - Free of cost - Auto save with Quick load

Cons

Some drawback of Notepad++ are listed below. It would be more better if they are improve: - Sudden upgrade (Sometime sudden upgrade bother on work) - Difficult to work with large file - Sometime plugins does not work properly

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Mike R.

Financial Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Great and clever editing and file analysis tool

Reviewed 5 years ago

I am a tester and use notepad++ to analyze application logs. The ability to reload after file changes is especially helpful. Search capabilities help me find what i'm looking for.

Pros

Remembers the files it was in. If file is updated, N++ prompts you that the change occurred and asks if you want to reload it - a good asset in looking at realtime logs. Handles large files that MS Notepad is really not meant to handle. Recognizes formatting in files.

Cons

Almost too much functionality - but I'm sure somebody makes use of it all. Free to try / cheap. Allows plug-ins. Handles foreign languages.

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NITIN A.

Information Technology and Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Keep my Tabs open

Reviewed 3 years ago

I have been a User for more than 5 years now. I use it make notes while doing investigation and debugging tasks on my code.

Pros

I think keeping my work even in unsafe mode stays as it when the next time I open it. Adding Workspaces and applying styles to XML, SQL and C# code helps to read a lot better.

Cons

I think sometimes i have faced some performance issues, slowness issues when using this editor. The process shows very expensive CPU utilization sometimes.