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Notepad++

Key Details of Notepad++

  • Edit several programming languages running under the MS windows environment
  • Last updated on 03/06/20
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flag on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

by   / May 20, 2014

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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Editors' Review

by   / May 20, 2014

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
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 436 votes

    • 5 star 304
    • 4 star 85
    • 3 star 20
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 18
 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.8.5

  • Fix "Monitoring" not detecting all file changes issue.
  • Fix auto-updater disabling not working regression.
  • Fix Notepad++ doesn't exit correctly while Windows 10 update restart.
  • Make Count command in Find dialog respect Backward-direction and Wrap-around options.
  • Make Find dialog remember its position across runs.
  • Add the document size column to the Windows Selection dialog.
  • Make "View Current File in(browser)" commands macro recordable.
  • Add external sound control capability for unsuccessful search (in Find dialog) bell.

General

Publisher Don HO
Publisher web site http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/
Release Date March 06, 2020
Date Added April 09, 2020
Version 7.8.5

Category

Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 7/8/10/8.1
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 3.84MB
File Name npp.7.8.5.Installer.x64.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,355,876
Downloads Last Week 399

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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