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Editors' Review

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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    out of 436 votes

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

What's new in version 7.6.5

  • Security enhancement: GPG Signature is provided for Notepad++ release.
  • Fix a long waiting issue about file auto change detection: enhance "File status Auto-Detection" to avoid switching editing tab off behaviour.
  • Fix encoding (language) detection regressions since v7.6.
  • Fix a regression: double-clicking on a "find all in current document" result for an unsaved doc prompts to save it.
  • Added close all unchanged tabs command.
  • Restore deleted "Launch in browser" customized shortcuts in EU-FOSSA bounty program by implementing them in more secure way: Add "View Current File in Browser" for Firefox, Chrome, IE & Edge.
  • Retain read only setting state in session.
  • Enhancement: after file reload user can still undo.
  • Fix a bug in command "Remove Consecutive Duplicate Lines" and make it work with old Macintosh EOL.
  • Fix UDL language marker bullet position, if UDL Name exceeds 14 characters, extend UDL names to max 64 characters.
  • Enhance external call code to avoid eventual arbitrary commands execution.
  • Fix crash issue by command "On Selection->Open File" while the number of selected characters is exceed 2048.
  • Fix crash issue of User Define dialog while deleting a unallocated entry.
  • Fix crash issue on shortcut command while its length exceed 260.
  • Add an enhancement on "Open..." command to prevent from the eventual crash.
  • Fix stack Buffer Overflow in Command::extractArgs.

General

Publisher Don HO
Publisher web site http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/
Release Date March 31, 2019
Date Added April 01, 2019
Version 7.6.5

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 3.4MB
File Name npp.7.6.5.Installer.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,271,659
Downloads Last Week 1,198

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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