Compare Visual Studio Code vs Notepad++
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comparison of Visual Studio Code vs. Notepad++
based on data from user reviews. Visual Studio Code rates 4.6/5 stars with 495 reviews. Notepad++ rates 4.6/5 stars with 843 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
Free Trial Unavailable
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Visual Studio Code
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Notepad++
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Ratings

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

Features

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

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
43.6%
31.8%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
31.1%
31.7%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
25.2%
36.5%
Visual Studio Code
Small-Business
43.6%
Mid-Market
31.1%
Enterprise
25.2%
Notepad++
Small-Business
31.8%
Mid-Market
31.7%
Enterprise
36.5%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Computer Software
31.9%
Information Technology and Services
22.7%
 
Information Technology and Services
22.7%
Computer Software
19.6%
 
Internet
7.4%
Telecommunications
4.6%
 
Higher Education
3.2%
Internet
4.3%
 
Retail
2.3%
Higher Education
3.6%
 
Other
32.6%
Other
45.3%
Visual Studio Code
Computer Software
31.9%
Information Technology and Services
22.7%
Internet
7.4%
Higher Education
3.2%
Retail
2.3%
Other
32.6%
Notepad++
Information Technology and Services
22.7%
Computer Software
19.6%
Telecommunications
4.6%
Internet
4.3%
Higher Education
3.6%
Other
45.3%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
John Patrick S.
User in Information Technology and Services

Git integration, integrated terminal, faster than Atom, the community has written useful plugins though I try to use as minimum as I can. I have written most of what I like about Visual Studio Code in the section where I explained why I switched from Atom.

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
Most Helpful Critical Review
Palash K.
User in Information Technology and Services

Extremely limited features with respect to standard and hugely popular IDES like Visual Studio Lack of Project Structures and project Templates made enterprise-wide application development very difficult.

Jake V.
User in Financial Services

It isn't so much that I dislike the product, but I find the lack of extra features (like in a product such as Atom) to potentially shift me away from Notepad++.

 
Visual Studio Code
Most Helpful Favorable Review
John Patrick S.
User in Information Technology and Services

Git integration, integrated terminal, faster than Atom, the community has written useful plugins though I try to use as minimum as I can. I have written most of what I like about Visual Studio Code in the section where I explained why I switched from Atom.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Palash K.
User in Information Technology and Services

Extremely limited features with respect to standard and hugely popular IDES like Visual Studio Lack of Project Structures and project Templates made enterprise-wide application development very difficult.

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
Jake V.
User in Financial Services

It isn't so much that I dislike the product, but I find the lack of extra features (like in a product such as Atom) to potentially shift me away from Notepad++.

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