Notepad++

Notepad++

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 432 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.7
  • Total Downloads:
    2,331,757
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 15, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,589
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Notepad++ is a powerful, feature-packed text editor that more or less has everything Notepad needs but lacks (it can replace Notepad in Windows). It supports 27 programming languages, searches regular expressions, and supports syntax highlighting and folding, synchronized edits and views, and much more.

Pros

Loads of options: Behind a clean face and busy but efficient toolbar, Notepad++ is a wonder of features and options. One favorite: Default Directory has two choices, Follow current document and Remember last directory. Another: The "old, obsolete" desktop icon is a setup option.

Options to load: We could set Notepad++ not to use %APPDATA% but rather to load or write config files from the installation directory; this is handy when running Notepad++ from a USB device.

Plug-ins, too: Notepad++ comes loaded with useful plug-ins plus a Plug-in Manager. But we could also select a startup option to load plug-ins from AppData -- a potential security issue that Notepad++ only recommends for experienced users.

Cons

None, really: There's nothing we tried that we didn't like.

Bottom Line

If you just want a better text editor to replace Notepad, try Notepad++. If you want a powerful, versatile code editor, try Notepad++. In any role, it excels.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Simply the best. Always."

November 19, 2014  |  By mikepopper

 |  Version: Notepad++ 6.6.9

Pros

It's definitely the best HTML editor ever. Unbeatable, a true classic.

Cons

Frankly, none.

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5 stars

"Hard to find a better editor"

October 30, 2014  |  By DynV

 |  Version: Notepad++ 6.6.9

Pros

There's really nothing missing.

Cons

Perhaps some more languages could be added. Although a bunch of the most popular languages is set up for syntax highlighting. Even with this slight shortcoming there's a workaround, as one can make a user defined language.

Summary

Of course there's editor suite with documentation, contextual help, auto-complete, tool integration (compiler for programming, interpreter for scripting, etc.), etc. But removing everything else from those fancy packages and only keeping the editors, you'd be hard pressed to find something better than NPP (how I shorten this software name).

There's--some--auto-completion, browser launchers, an integrated FTP client and macro but I doubt this software make a claim to be more than a simple editor, which it does really well.

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5 stars

"Great Text Editor"

October 19, 2014  |  By scarycell

 |  Version: Notepad++ 6.6.9

Pros

It has many features; it is a tabbed program, user friendly, supports many programming languages. AND IT IS FREE. (As in "free speech" and also "free beer")

Cons

Really can't think of any.

Summary

Great for people new to programming and more advanced users. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a good, free text editor.

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5 stars

"Excellent tool for my needs"

June 02, 2014  |  By lenecby

 |  Version: Notepad++ 6.6.3

Pros

Tabbed files for easy navigation between multiple files. Great basic text and html editor.

Cons

It would be nice if it handled larger files better. The program can bog down for me sometimes.

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5 stars

"Fast, Versatile, Fully Customizable! LOVE IT!"

March 23, 2014  |  By luminaia

 |  Version: Notepad++ 6.5.5

Pros

I make my living with it. It does everything I want it to do - from coding html, php, javascript, auto-syncing with the server, search and replace through multiple files (very fast), countless plugins, easily customizable... I can't say enough. Loads quick, very very rarely crashes. Take the time, learn it's ins and outs. Customize it for you. Consider using it with Texter (auto complete 3rd party tool) for the ultimate coding platform.

Cons

Would like a slightly more advanced FTP plugin. The NPPFTP plugin is good, but would love to have a bulk file upload option.

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5 stars

"Great text editor"

March 14, 2014  |  By atunis58041

 |  Version: Notepad++ 6.5.5

Pros

Offers all the needed options for coder or writer

Cons

Somewhat of a learning curve, but worth the time spent to learn how to use it!

Summary

Few peers!

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5 stars

"Great for both new and experienced developers"

December 27, 2013  |  By Cydrobolt

 |  Version: Notepad++ 6.5.1

Pros

Free
Fast
Supports many languages
Easy to use
Nice code organisation

Cons

Not as many features as pro products

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2 stars

"Worst of edit text file there is only text editor crush"

August 23, 2013  |  By mauropellizzer

 |  Version: Notepad++ 6.4.5

Pros

Free, much functionality, good for developing

Cons

Crush! Simply crush, even without a dissector running and you loose 30 mins of work
It is slow with large file
No binary editing

Summary

It is a free version of the well know super editor, but with crush and no auto recovery

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5 stars

"Great tool for html"

August 22, 2013  |  By AdaStevens

 |  Version: Notepad++ 6.4.5

Pros

Really a great tool to write html codes, it will inform you the pairs of the codes and also you can easily find the error.

Also you can easily replace the codes just as the word do that.

Cons

Haven't found the cons at the moment.

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5 stars

"Just so easy and straightforward"

August 12, 2013  |  By Fellwalker

 |  Version: Notepad++ 6.4.4

Pros

It works. It is fast. It has tabs.

Cons

Not found any

Summary

Great, simple notepad replacement with powerful HTML and coding features if you need them

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.7
  • Add Smart Indent feature for php/javascript/c/c++/java/c#/Objective-C.
  • Enhance Auto-insert feature for {} [] (): typing and skipping }, ] and ).
  • Add new feature of MRU: While current file is closed the previous activated file will be activated.
  • Allow users to disable Easter eggs by adding noEasterEggs.xml in Notepad++ installed directory.
  • Enhancement: Resize column Name filed correctly while hiding column Ext.
  • Fix Global colours not applied to all text of the "Find result" pane.
  • Add C# and enhance php parser in Function List.
  • Fix document list panel has no selection while start up.
  • Fix docSwitcher bug which shows new 0 after loading a session of files.
  • Fix crash issue on quit Notepad++ while session snapshot period backup feature is on.
  • Make "Text Direction RTL" command and "Text Direction LTR" command work without reloading file.
  • Make document map matches the current text direction (RTL/LTR).
  • Fix a crash issue while the opened document is deleted/moved from outside.
  • Fix undo actions on unsaved snapshot file removing the dirty state bug.
General
Publisher Don HO
Publisher web site http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/
Release Date December 14, 2014
Date Added December 15, 2014
Version 6.7
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 7.58MB
File Name npp.6.7.Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,331,757
Downloads Last Week 5,589
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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