Notepad++

Notepad++

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.4.5
  • Total Downloads:
    2,326,927
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 25, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,589
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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Notepad Plus Plus is a Notepad replacement with an eye toward programmers, although it should also appeal to the casual user who wants a cross between Notepad and WordPad. Notepad Plus Plus has some noticeable differences from WordPad. Support for tabs is key, letting users manage different documents simultaneously. Line-numbering is important, too, a feature that nobody mucking about in C should be without.

The interface is much simpler compared with some of its competitors. A familiar row of icons with their mouse-over labels sits at the top, and one row of tabs is just below that. The rest of the screen is made of nothing but pure white space. All the coding tools live in the menu bar, with some represented on the toolbar. Users can compile and run macros, convert text to Hex, submit directly to W3C for validation, launch in Firefox and IE, and more. There's also a built-in spell-checker.

Choosing between Notepad Plus Plus and NoteTab Light probably will depend as much on layout as anything else. Although, forgive the pun, notably Notepad Plus Plus can not autoreplace Notepad, it's still an excellent Notepad replacement.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 0
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    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 432 votes

    • 5 star 300
    • 4 star 86
    • 3 star 20
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 17
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5 stars

"Awesome text editor"

September 20, 2009  |  By Alec_C

 |  Version: Notepad++ 5.4.5

Pros

Lots of supported file formats
Keyword highlighting with support for tons of languages
Fast and versitile
Makes it simple to edit any file by adding a "Edit with Notepad++" option to the right click menu

Cons

Doesn't cook food for me? Nothing comes to mind

Summary

This is a great text editor. It blows away both notepad and wordpad that come with windows. It has every feature I've ever had a need for, including support for basically any programing language I can find. This is always among the first pieces of software I put on a new computer. I can't recommend it highly enough for someone looking for a Windows text editor. ++

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5 stars

"One of the most broadly useful utilities around"

September 16, 2009  |  By x0lani

 |  Version: Notepad++ 5.4.5

Pros

You can poke around inside any type of file, any language, with tons of macros. Has some IDE functionality. Great for writing scripts. Lightweight.

Cons

It's not as good as a full-on language-specific IDE for development.

Summary

This is one of the first things I install on any computer. It is useful for looking into any type of file, and is much much powerful than traditional notepad text editors.

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4 stars

"Outstanding tool for coding!"

September 15, 2009  |  By ngineer2009

 |  Version: Notepad++ 5.4.5

Pros

Really good autocomplete feature, you can limit it to just the languages or scripting that your programming in, great interface. The have TextPad at school, and this beats it all to he*&. I highly, highly recommend it.

Cons

None. It's free.

Summary

Absolutely the most feature rich text editor I've used. Can't say enough good things about it. It auto loads all the files you had open in your last session, puts 'em all up on tabs at the top, just a heck of a great little app.

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5 stars

"Pretty good I guess"

September 07, 2009  |  By moe04

 |  Version: Notepad++ 5.4.5

Pros

Nice interface and it is free.

Cons

I don't know how to use it or what to use it for.

Summary

When I lesrn how to use it, I'm sure it will be great and very useful.

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4 stars

"it is a good little program"

September 05, 2009  |  By msa0331

 |  Version: Notepad++ 5.4.5

Pros

it dosent take up to much space and its very good

Cons

dont need all the other things associated with the program

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5 stars

"The best text editor I've found for Windows"

September 03, 2009  |  By RichardBudge

 |  Version: Notepad++ 5.4.5

Pros

Regular Expression find/ replace
Column insert/delete
Remove blank lines
Remove trailing spaces
Sort
Side by Side view
Portable (no install)

Cons

So many features/plugins I can't use it all

Summary

The easy of use and rich features make this a wonderful tool to have on your USB key to take anywhere.

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5 stars

"Great text editor"

September 03, 2009  |  By carlkrebs

 |  Version: Notepad++ 5.4.5

Pros

Does everything I need. Can't beat the price.Extensive list of plugins allow added functionality

Cons

Can't customize toolbar

Summary

Great text editor which inclludes a hex edit capability

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4 stars

"It opens Perl files with ease."

September 02, 2009  |  By ndmrmnyjly

 |  Version: Notepad++ 5.4.5

Pros

No issues with the background language. The text with all the characters are clear.

Cons

No faults found so far.

Summary

This was easy to download and set up. It does what is says it will.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.4.5
Version 5.4.5 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher Don HO
Publisher web site http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/
Release Date August 25, 2009
Date Added August 25, 2009
Version 5.4.5
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 7.58MB
File Name npp.6.7.Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,326,927
Downloads Last Week 5,589
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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