Compare Notepad++ vs Visual Studio Code
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comparison of Notepad++ vs. Visual Studio Code
based on data from user reviews. Notepad++ rates 4.6/5 stars with 840 reviews. Visual Studio Code rates 4.6/5 stars with 491 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
Free Trial Unavailable
Free Trial Unavailable
Notepad++
Free Trial Unavailable
Visual Studio Code
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
9.2
9.1
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
9.2
9.0
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
9.5
9.2
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
9.2
8.6
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.3
8.4
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
9.0
8.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.8
9.6
Meets Requirements
Notepad++
9.2
Visual Studio Code
9.1
Ease of Use
Notepad++
9.2
Visual Studio Code
9.0
Ease of Setup
Notepad++
9.5
Visual Studio Code
9.2
Ease of Admin
Notepad++
9.2
Visual Studio Code
8.6
Quality of Support
Notepad++
8.3
Visual Studio Code
8.4
Ease of Doing Business With
Notepad++
9.0
Visual Studio Code
8.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Notepad++
8.8
Visual Studio Code
9.6

Features

Coding
Syntax highlighting
Notepad++
9.0
Visual Studio Code
9.4
Autocompletion
Notepad++
8.1
Visual Studio Code
8.8
Find and replace
Notepad++
9.4
Visual Studio Code
9.3
Code folding
Notepad++
8.5
Visual Studio Code
9.0
Editing
Collaborative editing
Notepad++
7.1
Visual Studio Code
8.5
Language Support
Notepad++
8.9
Visual Studio Code
9.1
Selection Methods
Notepad++
8.6
Visual Studio Code
9.0
Functionality
Extensibility
Notepad++
8.7
Visual Studio Code
9.4
Cross-platform support
Notepad++
8.5
Visual Studio Code
9.5
Plugins and integrations
Notepad++
8.4
Visual Studio Code
9.5

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
31.5%
43.8%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
31.8%
30.8%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
36.7%
25.4%
Notepad++
Small-Business
31.5%
Mid-Market
31.8%
Enterprise
36.7%
Visual Studio Code
Small-Business
43.8%
Mid-Market
30.8%
Enterprise
25.4%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Information Technology and Services
22.7%
Computer Software
31.8%
 
Computer Software
19.8%
Information Technology and Services
22.8%
 
Telecommunications
4.6%
Internet
7.4%
 
Internet
4.3%
Higher Education
3.2%
 
Higher Education
3.6%
Retail
2.3%
 
Other
45.0%
Other
32.5%
Notepad++
Information Technology and Services
22.7%
Computer Software
19.8%
Telecommunications
4.6%
Internet
4.3%
Higher Education
3.6%
Other
45.0%
Visual Studio Code
Computer Software
31.8%
Information Technology and Services
22.8%
Internet
7.4%
Higher Education
3.2%
Retail
2.3%
Other
32.5%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Kyle Q.
Administrator in Retail

- It is very easy to use, and extremely lightweight. - Syntax Highlighting for when you are programming. - GUI can be customized to make it to get a better feel. - Can have multiple documents open using different tabs, - Good community support for any...

Peter J.
User in Information Technology and Services

I really like the quick panel and all sorts of things you can do with it. The theme switcher is also really good I had to install plugins to get that feature in sublime (which I think should be a priority). Debugging is omething we backend developers rarely...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Wade W.
User in Internet

I now find myself using other sleeker tools, like Sublime Text more often now

G2 Crowd User in Information Technology and Services

Visual studio code does not have any compiler or custom language formatting (e.g. syntax highlighting). So you can just edit code (case sensitive) if you would need to compile it later.

 
Notepad++
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Kyle Q.
Administrator in Retail

- It is very easy to use, and extremely lightweight. - Syntax Highlighting for when you are programming. - GUI can be customized to make it to get a better feel. - Can have multiple documents open using different tabs, - Good community support for any...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Wade W.
User in Internet

I now find myself using other sleeker tools, like Sublime Text more often now

Visual Studio Code
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Peter J.
User in Information Technology and Services

I really like the quick panel and all sorts of things you can do with it. The theme switcher is also really good I had to install plugins to get that feature in sublime (which I think should be a priority). Debugging is omething we backend developers rarely...

Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 Crowd User in Information Technology and Services

Visual studio code does not have any compiler or custom language formatting (e.g. syntax highlighting). So you can just edit code (case sensitive) if you would need to compile it later.

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