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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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.7.1

  • Fix drag and drop tab regression: dragging tab is switched to another tab issue.
  • Fix an input regression: Cyrillic, Turkish and other languages input issue in ANSI mode.
  • Fix an ASP regression: VB looses syntax highlighting in ASP document.
  • Fix Reload dialog displaying issue during File Monitoring.
  • Fix "unhide lines" markers disappears issue.
  • Fix Plugin menu is not localized issue if no plugin installed.
  • Add "Copy File Name" command in context menu of "Folder as Workspace".
  • Fix crash while sorting lines with numbers longer than 20 digits.
  • Enable Scintilla Virtual Space Option change from macro.
  • Add Tcl, CMake and AutoIt keywords; add Python and SQL new syntax highlighting cathegories.

General

Publisher Don HO
Publisher web site http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/
Release Date June 20, 2019
Date Added June 24, 2019
Version 7.7.1

Category

Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 3.5MB
File Name npp.7.7.1.Installer.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,301,754
Downloads Last Week 1,285

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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