Notepad++

Notepad++

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 429 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.2
File Size:
7.55MB
Date Added:
October 10, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
2,193,945
Downloads Last Week:
8,949
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    4.5

    out of 429 votes

    • 5 star: 297
    • 4 star: 86
    • 3 star: 20
    • 2 star: 9
    • 1 star: 17
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 4
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