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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 436 votes out of 436 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.5.4
  • Total Downloads:
    3,133,918
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 02, 2018
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,381
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.5.4
  • Fix a crash bug due to disordered notifications sent to plugins.
  • Fix encoding broken regression.
  • Improve smart highlighting performance.
  • Auto-completion enhancement: remove unwanted symbols {} for variable names.
  • Add auto-completion for BaanC & CoffeeScript.
  • Fix localization copy regression in Installer.
General
Publisher Don HO
Publisher web site http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/
Release Date January 02, 2018
Date Added January 02, 2018
Version 7.5.4
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.97MB
File Name npp.7.5.4.Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,133,918
Downloads Last Week 4,381
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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