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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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2 stars

"Not as good as the XP version"

April 28, 2013  |  By oprlvr68

2013-04-28 18:32:26  |  By oprlvr68

 |  Version: Notepad++ 6.3.2


Easy download


Does not function like the XP version
Touchy to use
Not at all user-friendly
Took great measure getting used to


I understood the old Windows Notepad was this updated download.. how incorrect I was. What ended up downloading was not the basic Windows Notepad I was familiar with, but this high tech Wordpad equivalent which included graphs, rulers, etc. Won't be using it anymore. Quite disappointed.

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3 stars

"They took a step backward!"

April 12, 2013  |  By cimofj2

2013-04-12 17:39:26  |  By cimofj2

 |  Version: Notepad++ 6.3.2


Once it finishes loading, it works like it always has before.


Since Version 6.0, every newer version has loaded slower & has NOT DISPLAYED the Toolbar!


Until these 2 problems are fixed, I will be using it LESS! They need to start back at Version 6.0!

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5 stars

"Good but not exactly Great yet"

April 11, 2013  |  By Hawk Shango

2013-04-11 13:10:30  |  By Hawk Shango

 |  Version: Notepad++ 6.3.2


It's fast on open up. Easy on system resources


Doesn't offer Text formatting..

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.3.2
Version 6.3.2 fixes a regression (performance issue) and recognize wscript and Rakefile respectively as python and ruby file.
Publisher Don HO
Publisher web site
Release Date April 02, 2013
Date Added April 03, 2013
Version 6.3.2
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
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File Size 3.93MB
File Name npp.6.8.9.Installer.exe
Total Downloads 2,647,543
Downloads Last Week 5,092
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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