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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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5 stars

"Love it. Does just what it says."

March 03, 2012  |  By jymlewis

 |  Version: Notepad++ 5.9.8


Works great. Works just as it says. Easy to learn. Works great.


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5 stars

"Excellent for editing in multiple programming languages"

February 27, 2012  |  By Shadowtwin

 |  Version: Notepad++ 5.9.8


Tag matching save a tremendous amount of time when trying to find compiling errors.
Color coding of language functions can be changed to your tastes.
It saves all edits so that I have used the undo button to backtrack through literally hundreds of commands to find the error that broke my code.
Search feature allows to search for any occurrence or only for exact match (search for only the letters "kS" in the text as opposed to returning any results with those letters like the word "blockState")
Line numbers make it easy to match up errors when compiling.


I'm not smart enough to configure the compiler to run directly from the program (that's all about me though; I haven't spent any time looking at the documentation)


I use this program exclusively for all programming in Java, PHP, SQL, HTML, and CSS -prior to this I had done all programming and web design in standard Microsoft Notepad. I can't say enough about this program. It does exactly what I need it to, and, now that I have been using it for a couple of years, I can't imagine using anything else.

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4 stars

"Easy enough to use."

February 25, 2012  |  By DD1Cnet

 |  Version: Notepad++ 5.9.8


Fairly intuitive to get basic task accomplished. Appears to have a lot of features I have not needed to try yet. A lot of growng room for a user.


Non that I have run across yet.

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What's new in version 5.9.8
Version 5.9.8 has enhanced a security issue for loading plugins and improved project panel, and some GUI issues.
Publisher Don HO
Publisher web site http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/
Release Date January 05, 2012
Date Added January 05, 2012
Version 5.9.8
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities
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Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
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File Size 5.07MB
File Name npp.6.8.3.Installer.exe
Total Downloads 2,553,017
Downloads Last Week 6,657
License Model Free
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Price Free

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