Notepad++

Notepad++

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 430 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.6.9
  • Total Downloads:
    2,277,990
  • Date Added:
    September 08, 2014
  • File Size:
    7.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,069
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8

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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  • Current Version

    5.0

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  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 430 votes

    • 5 star 298
    • 4 star 86
    • 3 star 20
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 17
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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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  • 5 stars

    "Amazing Tool for HTML"

    July 29, 2013   |   By Monia1234

    Version: Notepad++ 6.4.3

    Pros

    It can be the best tool for me to write HTML code. It will automatically pair the code and you will find it is very easy to find the error.

    Cons

    Not found yet.

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  • 5 stars

    "Nice program"

    July 25, 2013   |   By rhinotedin

    Version: Notepad++ 6.4.2

    Pros

    Very easy to use. Is frequently updated.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about it.

    Summary

    I've been using Notepad++ for a couple of years. One of the primary uses is to strip formatting characters from text before loading the text into HTML files.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 6.6.9
    • Fix comment command bug that the comment symbols isn't set on the first column for Fortran.
    • Add python parson for function List.
    • Make icons' background colour transparent for functionList and projectManager.
    • New feature: Apply new file default settings on created new file (opened via command line).
    • Fix colour picker' chooser bug which does not work well.
    General
    Publisher Don HO
    Publisher web site http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/
    Release Date September 07, 2014
    Date Added September 08, 2014
    Version 6.6.9
    Category
    Category Developer Tools
    Subcategory Coding Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows 8, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements
    Download Information
    File Size 7.58MB
    File Name npp.6.6.9.Installer.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 2,277,990
    Downloads Last Week 6,069
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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