Notepad++

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Notepad++ is a source code editor and notepad replacement that supports several languages in a MS Windows environment with Syntax highlighing and folding, PCRE, customizable GUI, auto-completion and more.

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Notepad++ review by Gurasis S.
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"Best text editor and is free"

What do you like best?

Notepad ++ is one of the best text editor i have ever used. It is free and open source. It has multiple searching options when working with excessively long log files.It is very fast and reliable and is having a very simple user interface.Notepad ++ supports many programming languages both for front end and back end development.

What do you dislike?

It is very suitable for html,css,php, but not suitable for programming languages like java,python.It can not handle large text files.Until an add-on is installed,It does not show a syntax error in a program.One of the things that I do not like is that,you will not have greater functionalities. The application tends to stay a little slow consuming resources from my computer ,when I'm programming, large text strings,

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great IDE for HTML, CSS,PHP. Start using it in replacement of normal text editors like wordpad or notepad

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Notepad++,we are currently working on correcting some errors in the codes.I recommend you use macros to optimize the processes. It's features will let you not to switch to others. Therefore I recommend this product over any other text editor for these purposes.

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Notepad++ review by Miranda B.
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"Perfetto editor"

What do you like best?

È un editor leggero che lo rende veloce. Non ho mai sperimentato un ritardo al riguardo. Ha un codice di evidenziazione decente disponibile per i vari linguaggi di programmazione che lo rende attraente per visualizzare i file in modo rapido. Ha anche un po' di funzione di completamento del codice. Ha più funzioni di scheda e ricorda anche gli ultimi file aperti dopo la chiusura dell'editor. Inoltre è la caratteristica di mappa del documento ci aiuta a visualizzare file di grandi dimensioni, fornendo una panoramica sul lato . È anche possibile selezionare più colonne e modificarle contemporaneamente.

What do you dislike?

Per poterlo usare come altri editor, dovrebbe essere altamente personalizzato. Inoltre non è ideale per la programmazione in quanto altri editor hanno molte più caratteristiche per l'uso. La sua funzione di completamento automatico non è come previsto e fornisce suggerimenti generali.

Recommendations to others considering the product

È un must avere a parte altri editor e IDE in quanto si apre molto velocemente e ha l'evidenziazione del codice decente e il completamento del codice. Quindi, se avete bisogno di visualizzare i file in modo rapido e non volete aspettare che un IDE pesante per caricare, è davvero incredibile .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lo usiamo molto in azienda, confrontando i log di diverse testcase. Prima di Notepad++ dovevamo copiare i risultati in Excel e poi confrontarli, cosa non facile. L'altro uso che abbiamo per esso, è la possibilità di modificare rapidamente i file di script, che ci aiuta molto quando si correggono alcuni piccoli errori che abbiamo fatto nei file batch o script.

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Notepad++ review by Carlos R.
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"El mejor editor de texto"

What do you like best?

Lo mejor de este editor de de código es que puedes editar cualquier tipo de lenguaje, además de tener asistencia al programar para tener un código limpio y legible. Otra de las principales ventajas es que es un software gratuito lo cual gana muchos enteros con respecto a otros editores de pago, los cuales ofrecen lo mismo o incluso peores prestaciones. Incluso añadiendo ciertas librerías puedes llegar a compilar código en el mismo editor para comprobar que no hay errores en tu código.

What do you dislike?

La verdad es no encuentro apenas desventajas en utilizar este software, si acaso que si eres un usuario principiante pues te cueste encontrar algunas funcionalidades que se encuentran un poco ocultas, pero no hay nada que el señor Google no sepa responderte.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Un programa muy interesante para poder editar cualquier archivo de texto, independientemente del formato, ademas de poder editar código en numerosos lenguajes de programación. También lo recomiendo para todo aquel maniático como yo por el orden y la claridad en el código. Otra de las ventajas es que es un programa muy liviano para tu PC ya que no ocupa apenas espacio y los recursos que consume son muy escasos, desde que te lo descargas hasta que terminas la instalación apenas he tardado un minuto, ademas es gratis, lo tiene todo este editor.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pues personalmente lo he utilizado para editar código Arduino, porque me gusta las tabulaciones y la forma de organizar el código, quedando un código limpio y legible para que el proyecto pueda ser leído por otros integrantes.

Notepad++ review by User
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"Editor de texto sencillo pero potente"

What do you like best?

Un editor de texto que pese su sencillez es muy potente para la programación en código. Muy útil por ejemplo para archivos XML, XSD, CSS, Javascript, PHP, HTML5... porque se adapta perfectamente a cada tipo de lenguaje y muestra los colores adaptados. También es totalmente personalizable en muchos aspectos. Los archivos se muestran en pestañas lo que facilita mucho el trabajo con varios archivos abiertos. Hay muchas otras opciones en el mercado para esto mismo, pero notepadd++ es muy potente para lo sencillo que es. Además permite incorporar nuevos complementos para mejorar la experiencia y facilitar el trabajo.

What do you dislike?

no veo que tenga puntos negativos, porque ofrece mucho por muy poco, ya que es gratuito y la instalación y puesta en marcha es muy rápida.

Recommendations to others considering the product

no hace falta mucho para recomendarlo, es gratis, es fácil de usar y se adapta perfectamente a muchísimos lenguajes de programación o scripts. Además incorpora ayudas y agiliza el trabajo al permitir abrir varios archivos en pestañas.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

En nuestra organización lo utilizan los desarrolladores para la edición de ficheros HTML, CSS, Javascript, XML... porque es muy sencillo de utilizar.

Notepad++ review by José Luis S.
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"With Notepad++ you will never use another text editor"

What do you like best?

Multiple language support, great find and replace options. Also can covert case etc. Also has multiple search options which are handy when working with excessively long log files. Supports macros for quick clean up or adding credentials to scripts on the fly. It highlights almost all programing languages.

What do you dislike?

For some programming and scripting languages it does not have autocomplete but that is wishful thinking from a text editor, I can use Powershell editors or VB editers for that functionality so really I dont have a whole lot of cons to list for something that is FREE!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Simple, sleek, fast, elegant user experience with great functionality. (Love the multiple tabs that persist even after closing the app without saving)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been using Notepad++ for quite some time. It's def the best text editor out there for systems admins. I use it for batch, powershell, python scripting, Matlab, etc. It's got some of the best tools for finding and replacing text. I use it daily and love how many languages it supports.

Notepad++ review by Cristian A.
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"The best text editor"

What do you like best?

Despite being a simple text editor it can be used for mostly any language thanks to their language definitions, also it uses mostly all of the coding options to save files. Also I love how fast and reliable is and the user interface is simple, nice to see and mostly clean. Also it can be improved with lots of plugins to improve your daily job.

What do you dislike?

I'd love to use it as the unique programming tool, but it doesn't have a syntax analysis or a compiler (the compiler I know it's impossible to feature all but through some plugins it could be a great deal).

Recommendations to others considering the product

I could recommend this software just for any coding structure and management of lines (on any language), but this is just the top of the iceberg, I use it for comparing code in different files (with plugins), I've used to check coding configurations and always works marvelous.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving mostly metodology issues accorded by the client, any specific in terms of standarized paragraph, the control of tabulations, the main structure of code and also any compare option wiht the right plugin it's fast and with so many options, but overall is always faster than any other text editor.

Notepad++ review by Elijah M.
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"Notepadd ++ is the best text editor for web developers"

What do you like best?

Notepad ++ have support for many programming languages both for front end and back end development. It let me to customize it to my taste using localization, auto updater, plugins and themes. Notepad ++ also runs in any windows pc without slowing it down. Notepad ++ also have a md5 , base64 and converters that makes programming less tedious.

What do you dislike?

Notepad ++ is a good text editor for web programming languanges such as html, css, js and php but it is not suitable for programming languanges such as java.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Notepad++ is free to download and use, it support web programming languanges for both front end and back end development and its light for the pc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used Notepad ++ as a text editor for web programming languanges such as php, html, css and js. Among the benefits I have realized is that it is free, easy to install and support both front end and back end programming languanges. It is also easily extensible using plugins.

Notepad++ review by Marie G.
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"Perfect for beginner and advanced users"

What do you like best?

Notepad++ is a free software to use for several applications as notes or code editor. You can also download free options as a text comparative. Notepad++ is fast and does not require a lot of resources. It automatically save the document you are working on. Lines are numbered so can easily notice where you have error if another editor tells you that you have an error on line X. You have also a the number of characters. The code is easy to read and this way you avoid errors or correct them in a shorter time.

What do you dislike?

As there are plenty options, it might be a little be difficult to know all available features. As this software is popular, be careful of where you download the Notepad++.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Notepad is free and easy to use. Notepad++ is not only dedicated to coders but everyone who use a computer. It can replace several software as Microsoft word or a code editor. You can also download several free plugins.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

First, I used Notepad ++ for taking notes on my laptop during meetings. It was useful because words and spelling correction suggested.

Then I used it as a code editor for html files specially when I have errors in a third part editor. It easily helps me to find what is wrong. Furthermore, you can download a comparison add on that is very helpful. This way you can easily notice where you have differences.

Notepad++ review by Hannah J.
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"Notepad ++ is perfect."

What do you like best?

Notepad ++ is a very useful tool. I like it because it allows me to keep my code in an orderly manner, and make modifications in a simple and direct way, i can open documents and place them on the screen and then close Notepad ++. When I reopen Notepad ++ my open documents and my custom view are still there, It also makes editing codes easier. More especially when the software takes a little time to load and you only want a small part of that code, It has all the support for several languages ​​and the compilation and debugging skills are incredible.

In addition to having many useful plug-ins that make editing and programming faster and easier, it really helps a lot.

The automatic and autocomplete correction function is there and the search within the file and between files is very quick and easy to use.

What do you dislike?

It does not show a syntax error in a program until an add-on is installed. It can not handle some large text files. The limit is not visible to the user.

Recommendations to others considering the product

one of the best publishers in the market.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is very easy and functional even as a simple text editor, it has many intuitive search / replace functions, for example, and it works VERY fast even with many documents at once or with heavy files. When I have to change a line of code or go through my previous code, it gives me ease instead of opening the code in its compiler, which takes time to load the entire project.

Notepad++ review by Mónica V.
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"the indispensable tool."

What do you like best?

I like it because it recognizes the labels and marks the beginning, end.

Its main advantage is that it identifies the most common programming languages ​​and thanks to this offers an orderly and clear presentation of the code (indicates each type of element of a color).

What do you dislike?

One of the things that I do not like is that it only serves to program, to write something that you do not want to change too much, or to put images on it, but you will not have greater functionalities. Another problem comes when the platform from which you work is Mac. This application is not available for Mac OS. and when I want to write large text block cadens it tends to overlap my hardware resources on my computer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend this software venture to perform your tasks faster and more effective and all within a click that without telling you that you have macros, to automate your repetitive tasks, to further optimize your time and work I highly recommend its use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

our company handles multiple applications based on web environments, and it is necessary to have several IDES installed on the computer, to be able to edit and see the changes in some applications with notepad I have almost all the languages ​​that I use to edit it quickly and accurately within reach of a click I can correct, any error, or add content to my codes.

Notepad++ review by Fernando M.
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"the simplest and fastest code editor"

What do you like best?

What I like most about notepad ++, is the ability to recognize the language automatically, this saves me the task of searching the IDE, to edit my code but I just do it with right click and edit with notepad ++, plus the application of macros to automate my tasks.

What do you dislike?

when I'm programming, large text strings, the application tends to stay a little slow consuming resources from my computer rest the application is very stable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend the use of this software to all those people who want to edit your programming code quickly and directly so they do not have to use IDES, which overlap the resources of your machine.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

in the company, we use notepad ++ for the kindness and speed to edit our codes directly on the files without using the IDE. We are currently working on correcting some errors in the codes with this tool.

Notepad++ review by Rafael antonel P.
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"the simple and fast direct editor."

What do you like best?

have a tool that allows you to quickly edit the revision of a code without doubt is fundamental as a developer I do not have to go to my IDE, to make changes to my parameters, I also like it because it recognizes almost all languages of programming with which I work and allows me to tabulate and move between the lines of code.

What do you dislike?

the only disadvantage that I see is that sometimes you do not compile me as I hope of course not being an IDE, it lacks certain functionalities, as it is the advanced and long edition of large chains of codes, and sometimes consumes me the load of resources, from my computer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

all that we are in the guild of the programming is indispensable this software to write our codes, and parameters, of fast and direct way it is possible to emphasize that this at the reach of a click what makes that it is very practical I recommend it widely.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my company, it is fundamental to me. for my daily tasks, since I usually use it very often, applying macros to optimize my tasks, and reusing the codes that I generate from my applications, allowing to edit quickly, efficiently and precisely.

Notepad++ review by Bryan Ernesto R.
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"the fastest editor with just one click"

What do you like best?

I like to use notepad ++ for the versatility and the use of macros, to automate repetitive tasks that I execute in the revision of my codes, it allows me to tabulate, and I recognize almost all the programming languages in which I work.

What do you dislike?

sometimes when I write a lot of chains of code blocks, I do not recognize them and I overlap the resources of my computer, it is not all the time but sometimes it does, sometimes you do not compile me as I would like to be not an IDE you have some disadvantages.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend it widely if you want to edit your code quickly and efficiently you should use notepad I recommend you use macros to optimize your processes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

here in our company most of the programmers use it for fast and accurate edition of codes, edit host files, some windows servers and for the correction of codes, we need to recycle to reimplement them in other applications.

Notepad++ review by Farjana S.
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"Very useful for text editing and programming"

What do you like best?

It shows the program in its own format which is very comfortable to work with. Sometimes we need to open any program from other platform without its being installed in our computer. This notepad++ is very helpful since it does not change the format.For the programmer, it's the best text editor and user friendly.

What do you dislike?

Each time you open the file, it saves automatic previous file. You have to close each file manually. It also occupies more RAM memory.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend to anyone specially who deals with text editing and programming in daily life. It's features will let you not to switch to others.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I believe each company should have it since it makes the life easier. Specially you can edit any programming file without IDE for example Python scripts. It is very beneficial for any user,student to corporate

Notepad++ review by Karthik S.
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"Notepad++ V7.2 Verion - Review"

What do you like best?

We are using Notepad in our Company & Projects. Below are the likes:

1. Notepad is used for SQL commands to Edit which is easy to view, Edit and remove the commands. Best Suitable for TSQL commands to view and order by the BEBIN to END commands as required.

2. Used to Open big EDW (Enterprise Dataware House) files from the FTP system. Usually for our Healthcare projects we used this product to open the GB size files from the system which is quicker than Ultra EDIT tool.

3. Easy to remove the spaces using Blank Operations which is used for .Net codings and SQL codings to oview.

4. Line comment operations is easy have it for commenting and uncommenting the SQL codes.

5. Used to view multiple languages and examples are Python, Smalltalk, Visual Basic, Pearl & TSQL of any types.

6. Auto completion helps to type a coding as required for lot of open systems (Auto command operations)

What do you dislike?

Some of the dislikes are:

1. Open big files take more time rather than Ultra EDIT tools.

2. License is costly as money required to procure.

3. some of the commands in SQL are not yet updated in the system Like NOLOCK, CTE and others etc.,

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good one with costlier licenses.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business wise this is used for Subrogation Projects in Healthcare Industry. To test the system using Big files from dataware house and change the SQL commands used to implement the codes in systems directly.

Notepad++ review by Christopher B.
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"Simple Yet Amazing IDE"

What do you like best?

Notepad++ is essentially an enhanced version of Microsoft's native program Notepad. It is tremendous for writing HTML, CSS, or Javascript code in. Other languages are supported; however, I have not written in them with this software. Color coding of the written code is very helpful, and it is formatted differently depending on the language which the document is saved as. It's very minimal, so load times are very quick. Overall, excellent application.

What do you dislike?

No framework or library support. There is no in-app testing/debug or preview function in order to run the code. This is all intentional, however, as I noted the minimalist design of Notepad++. These features would detract from that.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great IDE for HTML and CSS. I recommend this product over any other text editor for these purposes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can quickly open up a source code and edit its contents without running an entire IDE or framework application. I write all HTML and CSS in Notepad++ now.

Notepad++ review by Ujwal G.
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"Convenient, light weight and easy to use"

What do you like best?

The ease of use, comparison capabilities, text highlight

What do you dislike?

Cannot handle files larger than 200 Mbs

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need handling of text files this is the place you stop

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Debugging production issues by scraping the logs. Very flexible tool and highly useful. The text highlight, filter and specific selection.

Regular expression support, find in files and search window with clickable results. All this in an intuitive UI. There are several options options in which you can compare two files side by side. Support multi instance view as well.

The software itself is a platform for a number of plugins that assist in various functions. This can be used as a lightweight code development environment. Perfect for HTML, CSS and other scripting languages.

The content assist is another wonderful feature when writing code. There are plugins that make log debugging even more easier. Also there are settings to make your experience better by selecting the corresponding coding theme.

Shortcut mapper gives you great flexibility in controlling the product and customizing for your own preferences. The indentation indicator is another handy tool when programming on it.

Multi file search is a handy and efficient tool to scavenge what you need in hundreds of files in one shot. The results are then shown in a window that are clickable and comparable.

The cache mechanism of the software saves your data and retrieves when launched again when you forget to save the content to disks. This cache is retrievable even after system restarts. The updates are also very stable.

Notepad++ review by Luca V.
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"The simplest and most powerful tool for Editing"

What do you like best?

I love the simplicity of use, the low impact of disk space, the performance in terms of: cpu, ram and disk usage, and the essential but intuitive interface. It's Open Source: everyone can contribute to make it better. It's totally free. Great Customization.

What do you dislike?

With its simplicity the GUI look like an older Window 95 program, and this makes it less professional compared to other editors. Plugin Management Could Be Better and more powerful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ have the advantage of require low hardware requirements. This allows it to reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It semplify the coding process with its many functions like: Document Map and Multiple Cursors, Loads of Plugin with which you can add features and customize them, and with the support of Macros.

Notepad++ review by Harshil S.
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"Best Open-Source Editor"

What do you like best?

I really like the sleek and light weight editor that Notepad++ is. Easy to download and that anybody can use it easily. It has syntax highlighting feature which other notepad editors miss, especially the inbuilt notepad that comes with the OS.

What do you dislike?

It doesnt have customizable interface like Sublime or any other text editor. Also, no option to edit the theme! I would be glad if they add something like that!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Start using it in replacement of normal text editors like wordpad or notepad

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Wherever we used normal Notepad, now it is replaced by Notepad++. From taking notes in any meetings or to note down any other small information, we use Notepad++. As it is lightweight, we can open multiple tabs inside it and also multiple instances for easy usage. It even remembers the last data we entered even if we close the application or the PC shuts down due to some unknown reason.

Notepad++ review by Madison J.
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"Excellent, Great little editor."

What do you like best?

I loved how simple it is to use. Notepad++ is efficient and easy. Notepad++ was made by coders, who understand what functionality coders need to have a satisfying coding process.

It arranges queries/text in an easy to read format and supports many different ones, which in turn makes it easy to edit and use.

The interface and the interpreter allowing so many functional and scripting languages. It has got some plugins that help to run programs from the editor.

What do you dislike?

I started using PSPad instead of Notepad++. It gives me more text file formatting options based on different programming languages.

Not very efficient auto complete function, you have to type most of it before it comes up with the suggestion, also you cannot see the result until after you have coded.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try to use it and you will leave all other tools for this light and easy tool.

I know Sublime is good because of its support but if you need a Editor which is free and can work same like Sublime than download Notepad++

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's not a problem, but a useful replacement for Windows' standard Notepad text editor.

Notepad++ review by Soma G.
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"Best Source Editor "

What do you like best?

The best feature about the notepad++ is, it is easy to download, install and use. Line numbering is the best feature in this app which helps in the editing the source files. The syntax highlighting is helpful for viewing the code. Search/Replace option is very useful in case of large files. It is fast and doesn't take more time to load when compared to the other applications, which makes easy when I want to take quick notes.

What do you dislike?

I have been using this from many years, I don't find any major problems with this. But it will be good, if it also has the execute option. Code completion option is also not available.Preview option which is useful in case of large files, is not there in the notepad++ .

Recommendations to others considering the product

Notepad++ application is the best replacement for the notepad, so if you are using the notepad, you can try notepad++, which has more better features. It is free of cost. It supports multi documents. If you are the beginner of coding, then notepad++ may not be the best editor.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There are many benefits of using Notepad++. I found search option is the best feature it had, which helps me a lot in case of quick searches. Having default spell checker makes the work easy. The code is seen in many different colors, which looks interesting. We can also use Zoom in and Zoom out options very well, instead of changing the font size of the code.

Notepad++ review by yesika m.
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"the fastest editor within one click."

What do you like best?

What I love most about this software is that it automatically recognizes the language, which I want to edit, it should be noted that tabulating and occupying little disk space allows me to quickly edit a click, almost any file of programming codes.

What do you dislike?

the only drawback that I see is that when compiling large text strings, it tends to be slow, and sometimes it does not read the amount of text strings, it does not have as many functionalities in this aspect.

Recommendations to others considering the product

this software is almost indispensable for a programmer who needs to review his code in a fast and efficient way I recommend his use widely.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to edit my files in most programming codes that I recycle, the edits using right click, and edit, it should be noted that the macros that I use allow me to automate some tasks of my codes.

Notepad++ review by Anirudh K.
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"Easiest and most feature rich tool for editing files"

What do you like best?

Notepad++ is jam packed with standard features. First of all it supports more than 50 programming, scripting and markup languages and including syntax highlighting and code folding. Users can even define their own, a first among the code editors we have seen. Notepad++’s interface is adjustable in many different ways. For one, you can control whether tabs align vertically, horizontally and/or behind one another. Working split screen with more than one file and full-screen mode are also available.

What do you dislike?

One of the biggest turnoffs of the editor is its design. In times where even Microsoft manages to create a decent user interface for its operating system, Notepad++ looks like it is stuck in Windows 95. The handling of plugins is another weak spot of this code editor, not only because the plugin manager doesn’t (yet) work with the 64-bit version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Notepad++ has a very active community behind it and is thus available in a multitude of languages. Once on your hard drive, the editor only takes up about 4MB. However, it packs a heavy punch in that little space

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Among all the code editors out there, Notepad++ is definitely a surprise. Beneath its rather plain exterior hides a powerful, customizable code editor with many useful features that supports a multitude of programming languages.

Notepad++ review by mary carmen v.
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" Nice and fast editor"

What do you like best?

If you have to review programming codes without having to open the programming tool (IDE), this quick opening editor is ideal because in addition to highlighting with reserved words, variables, strings, etc. formats. Thank you for collapsing the comments to have a better visualization of the code as well as a lot of other facilities.

What do you dislike?

has very few disadvantages, one of them is that it can not make large text strings, it lacks more functionalities in this aspect, the update to use different plugins do not come integrated once you have to download them manually in some cases.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I am very happy to use this editor because it adapts to my needs, it allows me to edit directly and the reason is very simple, it gives me everything I need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

important features said, Notepad ++ is characterized by letting open several documents simultaneously with tabs, which also comes from luxury, you can also record macros, has search button, offers a tool to increase the text, lets use regular expressions, and a large etc, this allows me to edit several codes at the same time in a fast and efficient way, since time is something essential in our company, we solve immediate tasks with this efficient tool.

Notepad++ review by Albano t.
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"the simplest and simplest editor."

What do you like best?

I like it because it is an advanced notebook, it allows me to edit almost any code that is programming, html, php, sql, recognizes different programming languages with just right click and edit with notepad ++ it is very quick to edit any file or code that We need to review very urgently.

What do you dislike?

you do not compile like the IDE even though it recognizes programming languages, and when I write large code strings it often fails and consumes hardware resources from my computer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There is nothing easier than editing your code without the use of heavy ide, to be able to fix or correct any error that contains your code, I highly recommend its use...

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I find myself doing revisions of my programming codes of the different applications that I administer, to see and edit any parameter that is indicated or requested by my bosses.

Notepad++ review by Alexander Paul M.
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"It’s basic and simple but still does almost everything you’ll need."

What do you like best?

The best thing I like about Notepad++ is its simplicity, light environment and ease of installation. The most outstanding is the ability to create tabs that allow developers to keep multiple files open at the same time. The default menu bar comes packed with features that include editing options, function lists, document maps, and the ability to use folders as a work space. The program supports a huge range of languages, from ActionScript to YAML. Plugins extend the program’s functionality to include converters and MIME tools. The macro-recording feature that appears in the menu bar might not be as useful as it looks but the auto-completion, both for words and functions, will help to speed up the typing and coding. Users can also define their own syntax highlighting and folding.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that Notepad++ doesn’t have packages which is now a standard and much-loved feature of other text editors. Customization is fairly basic and can sometimes be slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a developer looking for a basic, user-friendly and free environment in which to write HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby and a host of other languages, Notepad++ is a good option.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Notepad++ solves the need for a light and convenient IDE in a heavy and hectic field of work. The benefits include Its ease of use from fast startup to its fast response times to commands during usage. It also allows the user to work onto multiple tabs while mitigating the burden of the number of tasks due to its light appearance and fast performance.

Notepad++ review by Rasha A.
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"The best editor I've ever seen"

What do you like best?

I like that it is very light and very efficient, I like that I can search a full folder, and I can edit most of files, I always use it to show special characters in any text wrote by mistake, also it is very helpful for me to open some files together in different tabs, also it helps me count how many lines in a file for a specific item instead of consuming huge time to import it in a DB and query it, I like also that it shows the line numbers so when a bug happened with a line number, I always open my program with Notepad++ to check the exact line with problem, also I like that it handle a lot of encoding.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that it didn't identify the special characters, as it only shows it without shows its type and how it can be created, also I don't like its UI, it needs to be enhanced with a modern interface

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend Notepad++ for any one needs to search files in a very efficient way and very quickly

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Searching files and folders and editing all text files

Notepad++ review by Steven S.
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"Very capable editor, exceptional Price"

What do you like best?

The editor is easy to use, and the large amount of plugins to get extra functionality helps make this editor a tool for everyone. Notepad++ has been around for a long time, and the mature code base certainly shows as I have not had a crash or an error with this editor. Notepad++ also allows the user to convert files between different OS formats for line endings, as well as HEX and ASCII. There is support for macros to perform repetitive tasks.

What do you dislike?

Large file handling (1+ GB) is slow. The newer 64bit version may have corrected this, but I have not tried large files at this time. Notepad++ is a text editor, and not an IDE, so the lack of project support or bundling of files together is not really an issue, but it is missing in this product if you are looking for project support.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As a free tool it is hard to get any better than this editor. The editor is feature packed and works as expected.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Log file monitoring, data editing. We use Notepad++ on our QA machines to make working with logs, trace files, etc. quick and efficient With modern software development, searching through logs is common practice when diagnosing errors. The Find in Files has been available for a long time, and works well. Notepad++ had this feature before many other editors did.

Notepad++ review by Euro Enrique R.
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"If you can programming it Notepad++ can do it do it you"

What do you like best?

One of the main reasons I love Notepad++ is because of it has a simpler interface and better plugins than similar free code text editors. Its multi language support, both old and new codes makes it one of the best choice in the market. From my personal perspective, as a high school teacher, is it friendly graphical interface that all the kind find so familiar.

What do you dislike?

Maybe its plugin support. They really need to work on that. But for a free tool it is really good, and you will always find someone ready with an answer for any problem you might find; programming any kind of programming language.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look for good plugins, you might find some that really don't work well, especially the compilers. But once you found a good one you'll be SO please that you'll forget the time you spent searching for it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Teaching high school kid about programming is not an easy task, but thanks to this tool is can be done with MUCH less effort. Its wide languages support make it almost the number 1 GO tool for teacher any programming language that there is.

Notepad++ review by Carlton H.
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"A must-have for anyone working with code or XML files."

What do you like best?

It's extremely easy to use and seems to automatically parse XML files to where the indention settings are correct upon loading. I like how the previously opened files are opened back up upon startup and the tabs make having multiple files open at once easy to manage. It gives a line number, allows you to collapse or expand groups and automatically color-codes everything.

What do you dislike?

I am not a power user of Notepad++ but use it as a much better alternative to Windows Notepad. That being said it seems like there is a new update I am being prompted to install nearly every time I open up Notepad++, which can be a little annoying but I also know having new features and bug fixes is nice, too.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's free so it doesn't hurt. It also seems to be the industry standard so it's the best place to start.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use ini, XML, HTML, and custom binary files for storing settings for the software we create. Notepad++ handles all these file types and allows us to make changes to them quickly.

Notepad++ review by Sidhartha J.
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"Good and very simple user interface."

What do you like best?

I mostly like this software user interface. Because it is very simple and user friendly. It is automatically highlight the syntax so that while writing the code we can easily find the where the syntax is started and where syntax is ended. Very easy to navigate the code having many shortcut keys. Those are very useful to done the work very quickly. We can easily done the work with this simple and powerful editor. The best think of the editor is having lot of features even in free edition also.

What do you dislike?

The worst thing of this software is it doesn't import any packages related to my code. So that programmer need to import the all the packages related to the requirements of the code. It only highlight the code not showing any mistakes or any errors so that programmer is need to do lot of hard work to fix the errors and to find the syntax errors.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a fresher for coding use this software for write the code because you need to do the entire work yourself only. So that you will get hundred percentage. If you are a experienced programmer you can use this software for editing the some minor changes in your code.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software is having many features even in free version so that i can easily develop the code. I can easily reduce the time of the code development. Because of its special syntax highlighting features.

Notepad++ review by Chaitanya P.
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"Best Script editor and note maker"

What do you like best?

i like this editor because we can use for developing front end application easily

best editor for HTML and other front end files

i feel easy to develop code because

alignment is very nice in this Editor.

keyword are more colorful.

git hub support is available

What do you dislike?

i don't like one thing auto complete is not available in this editor.

and solution explorer is also not available it make me little depress ,we need to search all other places that make developer little uneasy.

debugging is not possible and syntax errors checking is not possible in this editor.

git support is also not upto mark

plugin is not allowed

Recommendations to others considering the product

i strongly recommend to all my friends to use this Editor so that they can develop all frontend applications

very easy to understand this editor,security is also more we can encrypt our data in this editor so that very much security also will be there.

best editor i feel till now. We can search any item in the file so that easily we can find details.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

business problems in this editor is debugging and and execution is not possible

benefits in this editor is very easy to develop code .user interface is very good ,import can be done very easily .in this editor we have security privacy also for the development code so that we can secure code .

getting struck in middle of developing code.

memory consumption is very low for this editor.

Notepad++ review by prasad d.
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"Best Editor"

What do you like best?

I have been using this from 2 years. There are many best things about this application. We can edit all the files, the files can be saved in .txt, .html, .css , .js and many more forms.It has plugins for almost anything we need. It supports all the files. Line selection and line numbering are the best features for this app. We can implement the word wrap automatically. We can select the file extensions from the menu itself.

What do you dislike?

We can not execute the programs from the notepad++. It will be better if this feature is also provided. And there is no program preview in this app. For large coding programs, it becomes difficult to look all over the code. The handling of plugins could be more better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It has got the advanced features when compared to the simple, normal notepad. Word search, word replacement, line numbering, there are many useful features in this app. So, I would like to strongly recommend to my colleagues and friends to use this app. It is free of cost to download and install and is highly portable. The keyboard shortcuts are also completely configurable. We can use all these features with ease. Though it has some corns, it is the best code editor.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I noticed many benefits from this app. We can use multiple cursors for making code changes in several places at once. The plugin manager automatically downloads the list of all plugins including the name,category,version and stability.We can control whether tabs align vertically or horizontally.

Notepad++ review by Jordan L.
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"A Web Editor's Best Friend"

What do you like best?

Notepad++ is an incredible freeware program that is a highly useful tool for web editors and code writers. One of the key benefits of Notepad++ is its ability to open and save in a very wide variety of file formats. This makes it great not just as a versatile text editor, but also as a tool to open and explore the contents of a file that cannot otherwise be opened by other software. Notepad++ also has many useful atuo-complete features for the most common editing formats. This is very useful for speeding up code writing.

What do you dislike?

While the software is very flexible the presentation is admittedly sparse; the graphic designer in me might like to see a spiffy user interface, but at the same time I truly admire the bare-bones, super-fast architecture of the software. You'll be hard pressed to find a zippier program! The power of Notepad++ has a lot to do with how one uses it and less to do with how it looks.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Notepad++ is a wonderful free program. Many people use it to create entire websites! But don't expect it to be too fancy. Whatever code you are writing Notepad++ will help you write it better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Since Notepad++ can open and edit a large variety of text based file formats I often use it to edit obscure file types such as .fdv files which are used in some full dome video presentation software. I also use it for more typical editing applications such as css, html and javascript files.

Notepad++ review by Tegan J.
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"Love Notepad++"

What do you like best?

This program is my go to whenever I have to do some quick text notes or editing. I love the multiple tabs it offers. This is a serious advantage over regular Notepad. When you are looking to scribble some quick notes down, this is the way to go. The parenthesis highlighting is also really nice (it highlights the corresponding beginning/closing parenthesis in your text). It's also very convenient that i saves your work automatically and pops up the next time you open the program. That way, when I am taking quick notes I don't have to worry about losing my work if there is a random restart of shut down on my computer. I also like that it highlights the row you are on. The spellcheck features is also a huge benefit of this product -- something that regular Notepad doesn't offer.

What do you dislike?

I wish the text auto-wrapped. It's somewhat annoying that the text will continue at length until you specifically decide to start another line.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a really easy software to pick up. It's as easy to use as regular Notepad -- which a lot of people are familiar with-- but it has a lot of additional features which make it the clear winner over Notepad.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I mostly use Notepad++ for taking quick notes when I am in a conference call with a client. It's a quick way to digitally write down my notes on the fly.

Notepad++ review by soma s.
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"Best App ever"

What do you like best?

Notepad++ is the best one I have seen ever. I like the search/replace option more in this notepad++.There is line selection/line numbering, also we can edit almost all files. The file extensions can be selected from the menu itself. Also it offers plugin support, syntax highlighting, This is the most upgrade version for the notepad. Zoom in and Zoom out, like this there are many advantages, which I like them most.

What do you dislike?

I have been using Notepad++ from years, and I don't find any major problems with that.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would like to recommend this app to my colleagues and friends. As I found this is the best one when we compare it with notepad. Notepad++ has many features, like editing the code, also line numbering/line selection,syntax highlighting,search/replace. It beats the notepad. It is an open source that is completely free. Zoom in and Zoom out are the best options. Notepad++ know when the files are modified in the background. So, I surely recommend my colleagues to use this app in their project work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can say that this is the best application for the company-wide development. There are many productivity benefits from this applications which i like the most. And it is easy to edit all the files using notepad++, I am using this in my project. I am editing all my code related files using notepad++. We can use this app with ease. When we compared to notepad, this app has many benefits so I would love to use this app in my coming projects also.

Notepad++ review by David A.
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"Notepad++ is one of the simplest, yet powrful text editors"

What do you like best?

Is fast, is easy and is simple, yet it is powerful. It has access to a large collection of plugins which expands its functionality. One of the first thing I do when I install a new machine is to replace WIndows Notepad with Notepad++.

What do you dislike?

It's starting to show its age, and does not really fit with the rest of the operating system (because of the UI). It also has problems with huge files without carriage returns: becomes slow to use in this scenario. Otherwise it is a really good program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sublime text? Nope. Vim on Windows? Nope. Raw Notepad? Nope nope. Just try Notepad++, it is becoming a de facto standard for Windows.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Anytime I have to edit a configuration file or do a quick edit for a program (mainly scripts), it's easier to just launch Notepad++ and do it rather to launch Visual Studio or another big IDE. This saves tons of time, and lets you get the job done.

Notepad++ review by Estrella Y.
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"Notepad++, One of the best text editors."

What do you like best?

It is one of the best text editors in the market and free, supports a large number of programming languages, I currently work in the retail area and I need to edit different types of languages, PL / SQL, java, sql, XML among many others, being this way, this tool is very useful for me, since it gives me the opportunity to work on these languages just a click away, plus it has many useful pluggins that make the editing and programming faster and easier, it really helps a lot.

Added to this is a very light program so it does not use much memory, large amounts of files can be opened and the memory is not affected, it always has an update that solves some bug and a great performance, an application very used in the computer area of my company.

What do you dislike?

Although it is a very complete and useful tool you can improve some things to make it even better, such as:

This tool is very used by programmers, so if it were possible to add the function of executing the code or make a deploy would be perfect, I know it is not an IDE, but this would give a plus to their technical capabilities.

Versioning the application to be used in various devices or operating systems, if possible to communicate with each other devices and thus have your files connected and editable from different devices.

Make the graphic interface editable, be able to change the skins.

To be able to upload to the cloud, an own version of notepad.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When you need a versatile, intuitive text editor that can handle different languages and for free, Notepad ++ is what you are looking for, it covers all the technical needs, it has a lot of useful plugins that will help you in your work and editing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When the company presented the need for a text editor that handled all the languages used in the area, it was very complete with the necessary tools and pluggins for the work and it was free, notepad was the answer, with this application it was they supplied all the technical needs that were needed in the area, leaving all workers happy with their versatility and usefulness.

Notepad++ review by Chaitanya R.
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"Best windows application for noting any information or developing small applications "

What do you like best?

In notepad best facility is that we can write any type of program code so we don't need to go for any large IDE for developing code.

it will store data untill we close The tab manually (if power supply will lost then generally data will be lost unless we save that but in this application data will not be loss )

in this application there are more number of option to choose notepad++

What do you dislike?

i dislike the user interface but when we compare to notepad it is much more best

in Notepad ++ we get intellisense but we wont get full pledged (i .e braces bracket etc.all these we wont get)

in notepad++ font alignment wont be good when compared to any other editor

Auto updation will not be performed in this applicaion

Recommendations to others considering the product

i strongly recommend to my friends and colleagues bec it is more useful for developing small applications

so that we dont need to use special IDE to devlop that project

it is free of cost

we can use notepad++ for noting important information

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

business problems i faced is when we want to compile the code it wont have debugging option if notepad ++ will having debugging feature then it will be more useful for developer

notepad ++ is much using for developing front end application like html and angular applications.

notepad is best application for developing small applications.

we can perform or tasklist we can do in this application

Notepad++ review by Richard M.
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"Full-featured and flexible editor"

What do you like best?

There are many things about this text editor that I like -- multiple tabs, blazing fast, "aware" of multiple programming languages (it automatically color-codes keywords, etc. for example if you save a .py for Python file). The ability to quickly search for a string of text in all files in a folder, and then search again within those results, is very useful. Plus it's free!

What do you dislike?

This editor is about as close to ideal as it could be. There are no negatives as far as I'm concerned.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I've tried several enhanced editors, such as Atom, Notepad++, and Sublime 2. This one is my favorite for features, ease of use, and quality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to keep multiple tabs open when taking notes (desk is too small for a scratch pad). Also can keep multiple files open in tabs as part of a full "project" for ease of opening groups of files together.

Notepad++ review by Darren W.
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"An excellent, low-cost solution for editing code"

What do you like best?

Easily the best feature of Notepad++ is its excellent color coding. Unlike other text editors, it allows the user to easily track formatting across a variety of languages simply through color. A simple change that makes a big difference. The inclusion of tabs to keep multiple files open simultaneously makes it much easier to manage than some alternatives.

What do you dislike?

The find and replace feature is clunky. It doesn't accept very many characters when you are pasting content into the bar, which makes it much more of a hassle to search and correct a file than it really needs to be.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Notepad++ is free and will let you edit files from a variety of languages swiftly and easily. It is as fully featured as any commercial option and as easy to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have to edit HTML files as part of my work. Notepad++ is easier to use than most other solutions, and is well supported and entirely free.

Notepad++ review by Donna B.
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"Great editor for quick notes and html coding"

What do you like best?

I can use it for temporary notes - even if I don't save the file I can close Notepad++ and it keeps a copy available for the next time I open the program. I also really like the setting for word wrap, much easier to read than text editors that don't wrap lines.

What do you dislike?

Can't really think of a dislike since what I'm using it for is really simple, straightforward note taking.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it. It's a free download and you can run it from the *.exe instead of installing it the way most software runs. I think it's a significant upgrade from the notepad app that comes with Windows.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

While I've used it to code some of the pages on my business website, I've usually used other programs for coding. I frequently use it for personal notes - especially temporary files that I just need to scribble down information for a few minutes.

Notepad++ review by Matthew Z.
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"A nice free source code editor. "

What do you like best?

Open source - which I love to support when ever possible (and not just because of the cost, but because of the ideals). Very small "foot print" so it will run on just about anything. Has most the qualities that are really needed for a small business / small non-profit / hobbyist.

What do you dislike?

Really hard to find a negative as it's open source and focuses on simplicity. It doesn't have the bells of whistles of some things, but it never said it was going to. It could have a guided tutorial for those who need it? But again, programs like that tend to be for-profit. You can find everything you need with a google search or on youtube! Set aside some time to learn.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it time. It doesn't walk you through as some programs, but it will work well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A nice way to work with a bit of source code in our webpage - work flawlessly for that.

Notepad++ review by shriya m.
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"Notepad++:Best editor"

What do you like best?

Notepad ++ is the best editor I have seen so far. HTML, Java,CPP, Android, be it any language, Notepad++ provides the best readable format. Moreover, it gives proper indentations for all the languages. "Edit with Notepad++" is the best option for developers.Moreover, it provides almost all the functionalities of Word.

What do you dislike?

The appearance of the software can be improved a little. There is a lack of some formatting functionalities. More options should be provided for text formatting. Some graphic options can also be included.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have to deal with text editing and documentation on a day to day basis, Notepad++ is the ideal choice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Given a code, if I am require to make some changes in it, I use Notepad++. Moreover, any documentation is also done using Notepad++.

Notepad++ review by Meenakshi B.
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"Great for all languages"

What do you like best?

A Powerful, Free Code Editor Packed With loads of Features. It is a free, open source code editor. it is written in C++, so it's even light just nearly 3MB. It has great standard features. It supports more than 50 programming languages which is great, I use it for C/C++, Java, PL/SQL, Python, Perl, Unix scripting and even it has support for languages which are so old like UNIFACE and rarely used. It makes my coding experience quicker by features like auto-completion for words, functions and function parameters as well as auto indentation and brackets highlighting during programming. it's search and replace functionality is fantastic. Even I can search anything in multiple files opened or one file opened. Working on the split screen with more than one file is awesome to compare too. we can use multiple cursors and loads of the plugins are available and easy to use. Very easy to use and we can even comment/remove comments with one click over a section of code. Makes my life really easy to use and test. It can work well with macros too, again one great feature.

What do you dislike?

Plugin management can be bit better, and they can improve their search option for negative numbers. Other than that it's really great tool for me and keep on using it a lot.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Please use it, it's better than other editors and very easy to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Programming on several languages and even it can save in a particular file format. Makes programming on any language really easy to use and test.

Notepad++ review by Jon G.
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"Great for editing text files, CSVs, html, xml, etc."

What do you like best?

It properly formats multiple programming languages, which makes it great for quickly editing a file. It supports having multiple tabs open, and remembers the files you had open last time. Sometimes I'll use it for quickly editing a script of file and not save the changes. When I open Notepad++ the next time, it lets me pick up right where I left off. I often leave multiple "temp" files open when I'm working on a project, and just close them when I'm done without saving them.

What do you dislike?

I have no complaints on functionality. It doesn't have a way to display delimited text files in columns, but with the plugin architecture someone could probably make a plugin to do that.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need a lightweight text editor that supports multiple programming languages, Notepad++ should definitely be on your evaluation list!

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I needed a way to view and edit formatted XML files, such app.config and web.config. Notepad++ does an excellent job. I set it as my default editor for XML, config files, CSV, and text files, and occasionally also use it for C# or SQL when I need a quick easy editor. I've recommended it to several colleagues who need an XML or CSV editor.

Notepad++ review by Joshua R.
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"Simple editor for multiple programming languages"

What do you like best?

I love the ability to select the code type I am programming in so that I get color coding in a notepad like environment. I can customize the colors and utilize the line numbers to there full advantage.

What do you dislike?

It could support some additional languages, such as ColdFusion and an easier to understand UI for more novice users to editors such as these. There are a ton of features and settings and the default settings are good, but you can get lost if you want to make a specific change to the core functionality.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Install it for free, you cant lose! When you do if you import HTML code and it is all nasty make sure to install the plugins for "XML Tools" and "Indent by Fold" then you can hit ctrl+alt+shift+B then use Reindent File to get a perfectly organized HTML document making it easy to make changes or find problems. Good formatting is key to your code!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use notepad++ to replace notepad as it is simple and my preferred method of managing code. I love how it has access to so many plugins that lets me automate simple things like re-indenting the document correctly for HTML or to split my XML with Line Breaks for an easier read. Since Notepad++ is free and I don't need a live viewer in programs like Adobe Dreamweaver it is the perfect lightweight solution to managing a code base.

Notepad++ review by Dominic E.
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"A great notepad with many useful features."

What do you like best?

Some of the things I like best is the ability to have multiple tabs and also line numbers - great when working with code if you have line wrapping on, so you can see where the new lines are.

The coding language checked work really well too.

Being able to compare two files side by side is very useful too, to see changes.

The restore recently closed files option under the file menu is also very useful.

The plug-ins library can also prove useful if you are after a bespoke solution, but the basic ones it comes with will serve most purposes.

What do you dislike?

There is very little not to like about this great tool - what I would say is that for many people there are too many options and menus - it would be great to be able to customise these sometimes.

A print preview function would be a very useful facility in order to make sure that if you do need to print anything you are optimising it - we try not to print, but when we do, we really would like to make sure we use as little paper as possible!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just download it and try it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This tool just makes working with text-based documents so much easier - whether it is html, css, java or another coding language or even batch files.

Notepad++ review by Gianfranco C.
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"The Swiss pocket knive of the text editors"

What do you like best?

Versatility I did never feel better at fixing thousands of lines code from my personal laptop. The function "Go to line" is so useful.

Multiple language support.

You can add plugins, improve the whole language structure you are working with, also be part of the community to make your own improvements to the very software.

The design is so simple and professional at the same time friendly for a new user. The use of macros is not a plus so if you are used to automatic tasks this could help a lot.

As in many code editing software the function list can be found simply on the menu.

A tip, on the official website you can find a cheat sheet for a smart use of the software.

Portability is one of the best thing this software brings.

What do you dislike?

Hard to tell, after 5 constant years working with it I can't blame about anything but maybe the limited development on the User Defined Language List, or the Plugins updates but as in every "free software" one can not complain for the limited speed of development for ethics reasons.

The Ghost Typing is not maybe the more useful thing on this software but remains interesting.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is the ultimate note pad for any developer. Don't hesitate just try it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Usually I write all the css or javascripts and so other things for my webpages using this amazing tool.

Among other similar software this little Chameleon made me save hours of lifetime because it never crashed on any of my computers. Jump from a project to a web explorer with just simple a click and watch your job on wheels fast and easy integration.

Notepad++ review by Chris D.
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"Positive review for notepad++"

What do you like best?

I enjoy Notepad++'s free utility for an easy to use, easily digestible compiler. It's also a great replacement for a regular notepad program, as it very clearly separates different lines

What do you dislike?

I have no criticisms of this program. It does everything I need it to do, which is quickly debugging and writing Python code

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants a free, easy to use compiler or program to write and view code in general. It's compatible with any language you could possibly run into, and also works great as a debugger.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Notepad++ to write quick lines of Python code to input into an AutoCAD plugin to pull queries for information. It's an easy, free alternative to just writing code in the console. I admittedly do not use it for particularly complicated applications. I am not an expert level or career programmer and only use Python for quick, scripted commands to pull data out of another program. It suits my needs very well as a beginner programmer that has no need for a more robust program. It saves me money over having to purchase another piece of software.

Notepad++ review by Samuel C.
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"Notepad++ is AWESOME"

What do you like best?

Notepad++ is extremely versatile, especially when working with multiple coding languages. Also, the fact that it keeps previously opened files in a queue is great because I do not have to chase down old scripts if I had left them open in the program.

What do you dislike?

The monokai dark theme does not work properly with R.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Select the coding language right away so that you can take advantage of the highlighting and text suggestions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I write the majority of my SQL scripts within Notepad++ so that I can return to them in the future. I would use it for R as well but since the monokai dark theme does not work properly, I usually write my scripts in RStudio. I have also utilized Notepad++ for training purposes, being able to open multiple files at once to compare and contrast.

Notepad++ review by Leslie K.
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"Robust! Flexible! Huge community of users!"

What do you like best?

It's super easy to use.

You can have multiple tabs open at the same time and switch between them.

You can install plugins that allow you to do amazing things. I installed one that enabled me to access my website files through FTP from within the app itself.

What do you dislike?

Switching between tabs with your keyboard shortcuts is counter-intuitive for me. It switches like Windows does based on your most recently used instead of like how many other programs do based on their order in the tab bar.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn the features. It may save you a lot of time in ways you wouldn't expect.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The FTP plugin has saved me so much time.

The color coding has also helped me keep clean code and catch typos (Very important for me due to Dyslexia)

Notepad++ review by George K.
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""The best text editor tool so far""

What do you like best?

Notepad ++ is better than notepad since it helps to highlight the errors within the code thus making the code writing more simpler and faster.It contains alot of plugin which add more functionality to the text editor.

What do you dislike?

It only available for download on windows environment only thus making it limited to windows users.some versions of notepad ++ may crush while working with it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Notepad is the best text editor tool since its rich with plugins which add more funtionality and very helpful in fixing the bugs with the help of the spell checker.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The efficiency of writing code have improved since it also contains spell checker which is very helpful when fixing the bugs within the lines of the code.

Notepad++ review by Swetha T.
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"Great tool for coding beginners"

What do you like best?

I like the simplicity it offers and how easy it is to run and test the code. The ability to set the kind of language you'll be using is also very helpful and something I use to make sure I stay in bounds.

What do you dislike?

The predictive feature can be tweaked more so that the suggestions it gives pertain to the tags we're using. I mostly use it for HTML and for creating websites For example, when I am trying to plug in a background color, it should automatically give me the color chart, or the actual values, like how Dreamweaver does.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great tool to begin coding and to get used to the environment. It also a great way to experiment with all the other languages and get used to the syntax.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Notepad++ to create sample websites so I can run it more easily on different browsers.

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"El reemplazo del block de notas"

What do you like best?

La navaja suiza de los Programadores o desarrolladores.

Es lo que tienes que tener siempre en una memoria y el instalador con él ya que es muy versátil, útil e intuitivo ya que permite una síntesis del código mas fácil con su lenguaje relacionado. Cuando no encuetro IDES como para Lua recurro siempre a este magnifico software.

Capacidad para programar en casi cualquier lenguaje. Es de rápida ejecución. No consume mucho espacio. Código Abierto. Es Gratuito.

What do you dislike?

La función autocompletar no es muy eficiente, debes escribir la mayor parte antes de que aparezca la sugerencia, y tampoco puedes ver el resultado hasta después de que haya codificado.

No es posible depurar o verificar errores de sintaxis

Para archivos grandes, se hace difícil buscar por todo el código. La gestión de plugins podría ser mejor.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Tiene funciones avanzadas en comparación con el simple bloc de notas normal. Búsqueda de palabras, reemplazo de palabras, numeración de líneas, hay muchas funciones útiles en esta aplicación. Por lo tanto, me gustaría recomendar a mis colegas y amigos que utilicen esta aplicación. Es gratis para descargar e instalar y es muy portátil. Los atajos de teclado también son completamente configurables. Podemos usar todas estas características con facilidad. Aunque tiene algunas peculiaridades, es el mejor editor de código.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Podemos usar varios cursores para hacer cambios de código en varios lugares a la vez. El administrador de complementos descarga automáticamente la lista de todos los complementos, incluidos el nombre, la categoría, la versión y la estabilidad. Podemos controlar si las pestañas se alinean vertical u horizontalmente.

Notepad++ review by Rafa M.
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"Editor de texto para programación"

What do you like best?

un editor de texto muy sencillo, desde la instalación hasta su uso y que se es perfecto para sustituir al simple notepad de windows. Además es ideal para la programación en código, porque permite el uso de colores para ver el código de una forma más clara y precisa. También permite manejar los archivos en pestañas, lo que hace que sea mucho más intuitivo. Es sin duda un editor de texto ideal para programación web en HTML, Css, Javascript...

What do you dislike?

igual que es muy sencillo para usarlo con ciertos lenguajes, con otros es un engorro porque no puedes ejecutar y probar directamente el código a medida que vas avanzando, por lo que tampoco puedes ver los errores que tienes... Aun así es un editor excelente.

Recommendations to others considering the product

es gratis y facil de instalar. Por probarlo no pierdes nada y veras si te conviene o no.

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Lo utilizo como editor principal para desarrollos web, ya que es muy sencillo y permite organizar el código de una forma muy clara y entendible para cualquier persona que continue el desarrollo o que participe del mismo. Es excelente para trabajar en equipo.

Notepad++ review by Lilian E.
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"Notepad++, simple, effective and useful."

What do you like best?

The best thing to use Notepad ++ is the low memory load it uses, it can be run on any computer and it is very versatile. It allows to execute other more heavy applications of development like any server, or editor in parallel without affecting your performance.

What do you dislike?

What I disliked about Notepad++ is the lack of project management. If you work with several projects at the same time you do not have any manager or view to be able to switch between them in a more intuitive way.

Also. the autocomplete tool is not that good than in others IDE I work with.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it, for beginners is a good tool. With it's simple interface and light memory usage you can learn the basics of programming or develop without problem.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Notepad++ you and your develop team con work without loading the memory of computers and use it in more heavy applications, like server management or development. Also it is very versatile and its basic functionality can be expanded with plugins.

Notepad++ review by Carlos G.
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"El bloc de notas en su máxima expresión"

What do you like best?

Notepad++ es una herramienta indispensable para todo tipo de usuarios, no sólo programadores y gente que por su trabajo necesite un buen editor de texto. Su facilidad de uso, junto con su simpleza a la hora de desarrollar cualquier tarea, lo hace una opción obligada. Es gratuito, se le pueden añadir opciones adicionales y ocupa muy poco espacio en disco. Tiene un buen nivel de actualizaciones. Soporta un buen número de lenguajes de programación, aunque lo puedes usar para cualquier utilidad.

What do you dislike?

No hay nada en contra que comentar. Hay que recordar que es lo que es, es decir, no esperes un herramienta tipo eclipse porque no lo es, simplemente un bloc de notas muy mejorado. Version de 64 bits.

Recommendations to others considering the product

No te lo pienses, para cualquier tarea relacionada con edición de texto, Notepad++ es tu mejor herramienta. Totalmente gratuito, fácil de instalar, sencillo de usar y con muchas opciones y añadidos posibles. Lo recomiendo en todos los aspectos.

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En los niveles mas básicos de programación, lo estamos usando por ejemplo para CSS, ya que nos viene perfecto y necesitábamos algo de poco coste y sencillo. También lo usamos como editor de texto normal a la hora de reemplazar texto o incluso para comparar cambios en un documento conn plugins que podemos añadir.

Notepad++ review by Peter N.
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"Notepad++ is the way to go for editing your files !"

What do you like best?

What do i like the most about notepad++

+ First of all it works like charm on windows , with a very low resource usage

+ Macros recording is great tool , i frequently use it. which make selecting specific words or characters easier and reduce repetitive work. so you save so much time.

+ keep your non saved work (texts) in memory , so you don't have to worry about loosing your data when closing your opened document

+ Huge List of additional plugins that do great automated jobs

+ Customized interface and text highlight when editing C++ / PHP / CSS / HTML / Powershell / SQL / XML ... Which is of a great help for Developers.

What do you dislike?

the 2 main thing i don't like about Notepad++ is it's Old school design , and when dealing with very large files 1G+ texts it start to hung , it could be more optimized for large text/CSV editing .

Recommendations to others considering the product

i Would recommend Using notepad++ for simple file editing / scripting / coding and web development it's very easy to use , but when having very large CSV or txt files to edit , large databases for example i would look for an other software !

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Macros and additional plugins made my life easier , when it comes to automated work , and dealing with duplication in your text files

Notepad++ review by Juanjo R.
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"Notepad is a very good tool to edit all kind of files"

What do you like best?

I like a lot Notepad++ because I can edit all the files that I use everyday. Also, I think one of the best funcionalities is recording macros to edit a file. I use this everyday. Another important point of this tool, is that it is absoulety free.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that you can't change the format of the font. It is extremely simple and you can't format to your files .txt. Maybe, work in columns could be easier than now. I use this funcionality in others text editors like UltraEdit and it was a little bit easier

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think the look and feel of this applicattion needs a new design

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this tool to edit all my files everyday. I use to take notes about my meetings or, for exemple, to edit some file that have a lot of registers. It is so difficutl if you want to do this one to one by youtself. Macros function is very useful to do this actions for you

Notepad++ review by Raúl S.
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"Notepad++ a complete text editor"

What do you like best?

Notepad ++ is a text editor that you can use for any programming language, since it recognizes a large number of programming languages.

You can install plugings to work more comfortably.

It is also very you can configure the design with several themes to leave it to your liking.

There is an option to see a list of functions or methods to locate them quickly.

What do you dislike?

The bad thing about Notepad ++ is that it's a very generic text editor, so you lose functions with respect to other text editors more oriented to code programming, for example, it hasn't the code window on the right side that allows you to go to parts of the code quickly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

IIf you are looking for a free text editor that be easy to use and dynamic, notepad++ is one of the best options.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use notepad++ for open any file to edit quickly.

Notepad++ review by Bin C.
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"Useful tool to view/edit large .txt file"

What do you like best?

It has almost similar features as Ultraedit in terms of viewing and editing .txt files. It is a free installation and does not cost any to use it. It also offers column mode to edit, which is very useful and convenient for editing large datasets. Compared to Excel, it takes less time to open a dataset file (.dat, .csv, .txt), which can then be imported into data-process software, such as Matlab. Unlike the normal Notepad, it has more built-in features for editing, for an instance, users can just double click the words and find all of the selections in a second.

What do you dislike?

Since it is a note-editing tool, it does not offer some fancy edits, like highlighting or art fonts. Other than that, I could not find anything I do not like it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to use and very usefully for editing datasets via its column mode;

No cost at all for using this product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Open and look through my datasets for research projects and sometimes for keeping notes.

Notepad++ review by Ryszard B.
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"Cornerstone of programming learning"

What do you like best?

Notepadd++ is one of the most famous program editor in history. Big advantages of that app is possibility to easy find/change some things in lot of files or places of project. Other nice thing is that Notepad++ is totally free. This is not my main tool for code development but, I treat that tool like some kind of sandbox or place when I can copy some part of code for some time.

What do you dislike?

It is very hard to find disadvantages of that tool. This is still the same good tool for code development.

Recommendations to others considering the product

In my opinion this is a good idea to have some experience with Notepad++ because this is one of most common tool to edit code. Sometimes this is only tool which are available on production server, when developer needs to change something for example in configurration or makes some hot fix.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Usually treat it like sandbox or clipboard, so it helps me a lot in a different situations.

Notepad++ review by Michelle G.
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"Simple Interface but Effective"

What do you like best?

I love that every programming language is recognizable by it and it is just a simple editor. All other suites (like visual studio, eclipse, dreamweaver, etc) are just too clunky .... I prefer to literally just type and code line-by-line without all the annoying auto-corrections, visual marks, and suggestions. By being a basic interface, it is simple and easy to use and doesn't use any resources so it is very fast. It also is great to edit multiple files open with find replace, and the ability to create macros with the editing, makes mass edits easy.

What do you dislike?

Even though Notepadd++ has some debug ability, it just doesn't have enough to the point of pinpointing errors after runtime. It has breakpoints which is good, but doesn't list the possible values so if you are testing for data validity, it isn't clear on where something goes wrong.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's good to use notepad++ when you are experienced programmer. Even so, if you need to use a syntax checker, either another program or online checker, it may be a good idea to double check your code.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Notepad++ for both frontend (html/javascript/css) as well as backend (c#, vb, php) development for both full time position and client use. I use it for creation of new tools as well as maintenance and editing of existing files. The versatility to switch from language to language helps me design since I use multiple languages in one file in my web applications.

Notepad++ review by Beki S.
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"My favorite word program"

What do you like best?

Notepad ++ is a program I use at work and home. I like being able to open this program, type or copy something over and know it won't disappear when I accidentally close it. I can keep notes for as long as I need, without saving them, cause naming things are hard. This program also got me through part of college, as it makes a pretty decent code editing tool.

What do you dislike?

I think the only thing I really dislike is the UI customization - There are a lot of options and it is such a time sink to get it just the way you want it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to quickly move code around for editing it great. I work with a CMS that only offers small text boxes for editing, so being able to have a quick little editor available is always great. I also don't lose the code and can reference it for other projects if I need it.

Notepad++ review by Agostinho d.
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"very good code editor and very fast "

What do you like best?

Notepad ++ is a very good text editor, very fast and easy to use with a wide variety of programming languages and works perfectly in Windows.

I think it's a very good text editor, it looks like a simple notepad, but when it comes to modifying or developing a code, it seems great, since it visualizes it by highlighting expressions of syntax, parentheses and indentation that facilitate the reading of the language.

I think it is an ideal editor when developing a web application.

Notepad ++ also allows you to have several open source tabs in a single window, which is great when developing an application.

What do you dislike?

compared to other text editors, it seems to me that Notepad ++ should have a syntax analysis to help write the code. I do not recommend it to develop in Java, but I think it is a good editor if you want to develop an web application with HTML, PHP and CSS.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a code developer, Notepad ++ is an application that you need on your computer. Notepad ++ is a very fast and comfortable text and code editor, especially for viewing source codes. I recommend it a lot because Notepad ++ supports a large number of programming languages and is ideal if you want to visualize or modify something quickly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Use Notepad ++ when I started developing code in HTML, CSS, JavaScrip and PHP language to develop web applications. is a good text editor for web development, very fast and with extensive language support.

I always use it if I want to quickly verify a code or modify very precise things quickly.

Notepad++ review by Jamin R.
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"It's definitely two times better than notepad!"

What do you like best?

It's the text editor that windows users need! It just works the way you want it to! For example if you edit the hosts file and change the contents and try to save it'll ask if you want to open Notepad++ in administrator mode so you can save the file.

There are also numerous plugins for any task you want. It's lighter weight than Sublime and Atom for just editing text. I've done some light programming like editing HTML or changing some javascript, but I mostly use it for text.

It's also great that it remembers the files that are open when it's closed even if the file wasn't saved.

What do you dislike?

The updates are nice, but frequent. It would be nice if I could continue what I'm doing and apply the updates on close or something less distracting.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a free text editor that is better than Notepad. Just install it and start enjoying a better text editing experience.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I mostly use it to change configuration files like the hosts file or web.config or app.config. Sometimes gulp or grunt task files. simple text editing when I don't need a full IDE.

Notepad++ review by Joshua R.
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"Developers Dream Notepad"

What do you like best?

I love not only the color coding of terms entered from any language but also line numbering and the ability to save the note in any format or coding language. Also the tab feature is extremely useful when developing code for multiple uses on one project.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how often update packages are available but effect the app in little to unnoticeable ways. Also, I dont like how the app will re-open files you were last editing, when connected to a network drive, the app loads very slow on startup.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Please use this if you are new to a coding language, it will help you beat the learning curve. It is a free application that offers multiple features that allow for testing your code live and creating automations to keep your workload down.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This tool has helped me learn the SQL coding language so I can utilize our SQL database. This also gives me an advantage by suggesting edits to incorrect call terms.

Notepad++ review by Jyotirmaya P.
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"Beyond the Notepad, Notepad++"

What do you like best?

As the name speaks for itself, an excellent lightweight text editor which supports almost all kinds of text formats to be read and edited.A simple editor which every developer can dream to have.Every feature those are provided can be leveraged to do some next level text/code editing with the use of minimal resources across all platforms. Few of the good ones I will be listing down here. Editing multiple code files given in tabs is really great. It supports almost all code files with proper colorful tags even provides somewhat intellisense. Your entire code work-space folder can be loaded at once. You can even save your current session and load it at a later stage to resume your work. Comparison between two files even comes in handy many times. The themes provided are even great, I personally like Monokai theme with beautiful red, blue, white text colors and a dark background. Editing HTML, CSS and JavaScript files is very easy and can be run directly in your browser or command window. With a bit of tweak to your environment variable you will be able to run from command line itself.Mostly I use it for writing Node.js codes and it's a charm to write code. It never crashed for me during long sessions of coding. Even did somewhat C/C++ coding. Plugins are supported and can be downloaded from the plug-in manager. Code formatting is easy as pie. Go to line and find in page that too with regular expressions is just great to have for this tiny notepad.

What do you dislike?

Well there is nothing much to dislike. Few files didn't worked for me on this notepad i.e. Razor View Pages(.cshtml). It lacks debugger , at least for JavaScript files it can be added.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's great tool to have for daily use for personal and business purpose. Considering how small it is size and what great things it can do just go for it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Writing HTML codes , CSS files , JavaScript files with much better way. It also helped during a business requirement where we had to separate few words with the help of regular expressions. Solves all kind of purpose like copy pasting, merging code manually. A great too to have.

Notepad++ review by Eiborth G.
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"Good accessible and flexible editor keeps up with the add-ons adapts to any programming language "

What do you like best?

Adaptability is what I like the most as a constant user, I think it helps me a lot when coding in the programming languages, not only that it also helps me to establish an order in the annotations that I have without mentioning the flexibility that has to recognize the type of language I use plus tools and accessories I like a lot because once allows you to highlight or highlight the texts that are important so that when you return to use it or that it is shared with another person we keep in the same synchrony and help us observe the corrections of one or the other the truth the best thing about notepad in my opinion is the flexibility and the tools it has to provide users

What do you dislike?

what I like the least is that regardless of the version I use on occasion an update bug is presented, then when I accept that update I get an error I have spent a lot on my pc with 32-bit win 10 is very constant error and sometimes causes me to close the application which made me lose progress, I would say that is what I like the least and that is an error which can be corrected, I do not know if it is the architecture that is 32 bits although I tested it on other computers and I get the same error

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend it totally notepad is one of the most complete text editors in the market and the best thing is that it is for all public, it is constantly being updated and the list of supplements that gives you more and more grows which makes one as a user feel satisfied and improve your real work environment notepad is an editor that deserves to be in the market and that deserves to keep growing for any new user can always count on support and more than anything with a large community that supports it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

writing code in php language, helped me to update a field of the front-end of a web application, because it had apart from php code had queries in mysql therefore notepad ++ it helped me a lot to be able to switch between languages ​​and I highlighted the syntax of each one and I separated them. Besides, in the company I was able to share the progress of my project in a very effective way because I could highlight the logs and the traces of the code with notepad ++

Notepad++ review by Sushant D.
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"Notepad made easy"

What do you like best?

The new advance features incorporated in Notepad ++, make the use of notepad very easy and helpful.

Now we can handle many various scenarios like to replace the data with regular expression involved, using the extended features.

Also we can get the individual count of something we are looking for.

We can easily see the values we select in NPP as to where else the same thing is being used.

Also it is helpful for coding, as it lets us know the opening and closing of brackets, helping in identify a miss.

What do you dislike?

The major drawback of NPP is the compare feature, where we try to compare two different files, we need to close the files to exit from the comparison mode.

The earlier versions are known to be unstable and crashes at times.

Most of the plugins available are not stable, making the application crash

Recommendations to others considering the product

For managing text in a easy manner, we can surely go for Notepad ++.

Also we can use it for coding purpose, as it solves many purpose while coding also, like showing opening and closing of brackets and all.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using to make necessary changes in the files, which we use as an input to our code.

It provides an ease in managing the text and handling different types of text files.

For the output generated, if in text format, it gives an ease to make decisions on the output

Notepad++ review by Yosibel Q.
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"the editor within reach of a click."

What do you like best?

something that I love about notepad ++ s being able to automate some code editing tasks at macros, this saves me a lot of time to design scripts to implement other things.

What do you dislike?

the only disadvantage that I see this powerful editor, is that when I want to program large chains of programming lines does not allow me it lacks more power in this aspect,

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you want to edit codes quickly and efficiently I recommend notepad ++ you do not need to have the ide installed to edit the programming codes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I currently organize my codes directly and easily on the files within the reach of the 2nd click and by just editing, I am already editing that code that I need.

Notepad++ review by User in Telecommunications
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"simplified the experience of text editing and coding."

What do you like best?

Notepad++ is the finest text editor in the market.It has got all the necessary features which is needed for text editing, blogging, coding, programming or scripting. It has got all the support for various languages and the compiler and debugging skills are incredible. Also it has got many eye-catching features like auto-text-complete, brilliant suggestions, macro support, etc.. one of the best editor in the market

What do you dislike?

i don't like the interface of it, cause sometimes it seems boring, otherwise a brilliant tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you are finding for a sophisticated and useful text editor, Notepad++ provides you with that necessity.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used for my coding and scripting purpose.and the benefits i got are fast compiling, well languages support, well plugins and macro support.

Notepad++ review by Sonia M.
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"Amazing editor with tremendous features"

What do you like best?

Notepad++ is user friendly text and source code editor. Its provides way more capabilities and features than a simple editor. If you want a beginner friendly way to start programming, which is easy to pick up and will have all of the features that a beginner needs, then a simpler 'code editor' may be just the thing for you. A good quality code editor like Notepad++, which is the most popular product for Windows and is my own preferred software, comes with a wide range of useful features and can be extended using plugins. Autosaving, Syntax Highlighting, Autocompletion are just a few of many benefits Notepad++ provides.

Notepad++ provides provides a way to install plugins that is very helpful to add new functinoality to your Nodepad++ editor. An enhanced version of search and replace feature is often handy and more productive.

One of the best thing about Notepad++ is that its an open source project and available to free to use and modify.

What do you dislike?

The user interface of Notepadd++ is quite old. Though it provides wonderful features, but I think giving a new look to its user interface will improve the usability.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely recommended

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- To make quick changes to the source code

- Day-to-day data modification activities

- Search and replace text in a large file

Notepad++ review by Rich B.
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"My Go To Text Editor"

What do you like best?

This is the first product I load on any new system. This is a free utility that receives regular product updates. This lightweight editor can quickly take down notes, tab between multiple sheets, and reformat many programming languages to help you code more effectively.

What do you dislike?

I'd be interested in seeing a more modern UI for the product, even if that means they begin small fees for the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great text editor utility that is easy to configure and customize.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This application helps me quickly review Salesforce Apex code and compare it solutions against other versions with its side by side notes feature. I can render spacing and tabbing simply with this utility. I also use this as my go to application for quick notes during meetings or fly by requests.

Notepad++ review by Carla B.
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"Excellent software recommended in all aspects."

What do you like best?

It is a program of very simple use that allows to send reports of errors and requests of functions. It has many languages It has everything you need to speed up programming. Excellent online support

documents in several tabs what organizes the work. More powerful than the block of notes and that helps you to develop. A very friendly environment. Light, complete, free. It also contains many plug-ins that are super useful when handling functions, hexadecimal systems, macros, also saves sessions and many options.

What do you dislike?

Error when downloading updates. the development of its performance. It takes a little longer to start than the windows block of notes, but it's worth waiting for. slow installation

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is an indispensable editor for software development

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is an indispensable editor for software development, it can be encoded in any other editor but it can always be contained in a notepad++.

Notepad++ review by teresa p.
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"detect your programming language efficiently"

What do you like best?

is the free tool, which is needed to review our programming code is excellent since it will color your code once it detects what programming language is based, in addition, that it lists the lines you have used allowing you to diagnose in which line specifically you can have an error in case of having it, besides that it is very fast and very easy to use.

What do you dislike?

At first I noticed, that when I had big text strings, sometimes it closed unexpectedly, besides having a lot of options that you do not use at all, for the rest I think it's an excellent software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

a very easy to install and use editor, you can use it as best you can, you can replace your conventional text editor or even the word itself, in addition to being free.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm using it from the university to edit my programming codes, I always use it for the simple of its installation and how easy it is to activate it with just right click and edit with notepad ++,

Notepad++ review by Pushpandra P.
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"More then just a text editor"

What do you like best?

I think calling Notepad++ as just a text editor would be underwhelming. In my personal experience Notepad++ is a source code editor. Autosaving, Syntax Highlighting, Autocompletion (Very helpful, especially for programmers), and indeed search in folders are some of the features I love about Notepad++.

Oftentimes I forget to save my content and the beauty of Notepad++ is that you don’t lose your content even after system restart. It comes as Autosave feature in Notepad++.

At times, when I am working on some programming stuff and need to modify just a line of code. It’s very difficult and time consuming to open up an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and make the change. However, Notepad++ makes it very easy. Simply open up the file in Notepad++, and do the changes and save it.

Numerous time, it happened with me when I need to search some text in multiple files, and I unfortunately the plain notepad doesn’t have the search in folder feature. Thanks to Notepad++, I can easily perform search in folder and in the latest version of notepad++ you can even search using regular expression.

All of it comes for free as Notepad++ is an open source software.

What do you dislike?

It’s hard to see a downside of Notepad++ as it comes with several great features, but I think there should be some improvement in the UI part of Notepad++. Amazing features yet the UI looks kind of old school design.

Also, there should be a way to search plugins in notepad++. I always had hard time to find my desirable plugins for Notepad++.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely recommended!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Along with our day to day activities, we use Notepad++ to remove special characters from our data. The search and replace features is indeed very helpful here.

Notepad++ review by Adrienne L.
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"Stay Organized with Your Code and Notes"

What do you like best?

I love using Notepad++ because as a Technical Support Representative you always have to sort through source code and data to organize it and change code. Notepad++ gives you numbered lines and does not interference with code structure.

It is simple to use it the way you need it.

What do you dislike?

To be honest there isn't anything that I do not like at the moment about Notepad++. It coves all my needs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is very good to use with auto-completion and doing searching and replace within code.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes a simple way for me to sort through data and code. It is a lot more functional to use than Notepad because Notepad changes the format and does not have line completion.

Notepad++ review by David T.
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"indispensable tool for viewing and editing all sorts of text files "

What do you like best?

-The go-to tool for safely editing xml files. Make large xml files easy to read and manipulate.

-Allows you to process large amounts of raw data from other applications.

-Opening any text based file is just a left click away, regardless of the file extension.

-Macros can be created that help save time.

What do you dislike?

The default settings will have the application slowing down and using large amounts ram over time. It keeps all previously opened files in tabs. The user will need to remember to turn off this option.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't waste time on other third party options. Notepad++ is all you need for advanced text editing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

-Viewing and editing xml files without affecting the rest of the file structure.

-Finding hidden character in text files that are not evident in other text editors

-Converting unix/linux based text files to window compatible text files

Notepad++ review by Anand P.
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"Very valuable upgrade to features on Notepad"

What do you like best?

When using Notepad++ for coding related activities, it is super helpful since it helps retain the exact structure of the code in a line-by-line format. It helps to debug and re-utilize the code suitable for other applications. It is also phone application reader friendly which is very crucial when sharing code with other friends.

What do you dislike?

There is absolutely nothing dislikable about the usage of Notepad++. A free app with constant updates to the app, what more as a user can I ask for. 10/10 product without a doubt.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Notepad++ should be your go-to tool for editing and sharing your coding based projects primarily. Highly recommend it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I utilize Notepad++ extensively while doing Linux based programming. When I extract the program from Linux based system using WinSCP, Notepad++ is a super valuable way to organize code better and help submit code to reviewers/professors for evaluation of the program. It is also valuable in having the aspect of auto-suggestion of words used which helps in quick completion of work at a greater ease.

Notepad++ review by Prashanth G.
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"Notepadd++ review"

What do you like best?

In notepadd ++ you can easily write programs line by line which clearly arranges your for loops and if loops without any confusion. It comes in handy when you try to debug your code. So, its very helpful for the programers. You can literally write any programing language in the notepad and it gives marking lines when you write loops which definitely help you distinguish between the loops in the code and the functions in the code.

What do you dislike?

The interface is the only thing that I like dislike about it, the team doesn't update the interface of the notepadd++ which I hate the most. And the integration of the tool with other tool like visual studio is not good and should be improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely useful for programmers and comes in handy for debugging. You can use the notepadd++ for writing sofware code and Python or R programming code and any programming language infact.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I always write code in notepadd++ and infact all of my friends ue notepadd++ for writing codes and doing programming stuff.

Notepad++ review by helen m.
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"the most simple and complete editor"

What do you like best?

I like it because it recognizes the programming languages ​​in which I work, besides it does not occupy almost any space on my hard drive, it is very fast at the time of starting to edit my code since it is within reach of a click and not I have to execute any heavy IDE, in order to execute it, one of the things that most caught the attention of this powerful editor, is the use of macros, since this allows me to automate my actions of the repetitive tasks that I have in some codes.

What do you dislike?

few are the things that I dislike of this application one of them would be, when I want to make changes to large block chains, it does not allow me, this being a limitation for the correction of errors in some applications that have a lot of text string, besides it lacks some more functionalities referring to this problem that the application presents.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend this application because it allows us to save time when editing files with just right click and edit with notepad ++ this automatically recognizes the language in which the file is going to be edited, and when it does not, we only select it from the list of languages who owns and automatically colors our code I recommend it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we use it when we need to edit some files of our applications, like modifying index, of some of our web pages, like to change the connection of the database and edit some connection parameters always using notepad ++

Notepad++ review by Miraj P.
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"One of the best text editors out there"

What do you like best?

One of the greatest things about NPP (Notepad++) is the numerous plugins, supported language syntax highlighters, autocomplete of existing tokens (space-words) in the document, and caching of unsaved work (perhaps the most important thing if you get pulled away often and computer restarts during a forced Windows Update).

What do you dislike?

Notepad++ is having a hard time competing with other text editors with more enhanced plugins that enable them to act as IDEs. Since NPP tries to be minimalistic and remain a text editor and not an IDE, it is missing some nice-to-haves like auto-navigation to function definitions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do it. It's free, easy to use, and beats out most of the other text editors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NPP is great for following log files (it does a frequent poll and notifies you when changes have occurred and will prompt you to either refresh or ignore and keep your view. It also has great support for various hidden/non-ASCII characters, which alternatives like VS Code lack.

Notepad++ review by David C.
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"Notepad ++ makes text editing a breeze. The plugins are amazing"

What do you like best?

I like the language setting so that your text file is formatted to the language you're using, whether it be XML, c#, perl, etc. It makes for a much nicer interface.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, depending on Windows permissions, you need to launch Notepad ++ in Administrator mode. I'm not sure if there's a way to set that be default when clicking on a document.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Download the Compare tool. It will save you a ton of time in trying to see the difference between similar files.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I edit .config files for the web and various other Hyland applications. It's a lot easier to navigate in Notepad++ than in notepad. The find and replace feature is excellent as is the Compare plugin.

My productivity increases when I use that instead of Notepad.

Notepad++ review by Samantha N.
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"notepad ++ practical editor."

What do you like best?

Essential to program, it does not matter what programming language you use. The functionalities are great, the code and the location of the song are different, a variable, a comment ... The numbering of lines on the left is essential. In Firefox mode, you open the documents in tabs, and if you close the application, with the tab open tab, when you open the next time you subtract the tabs you had. It is a good program for the visualization and creation of documents for programmable languages, I visualize any programming format, without having to open the editor of the programmer's application, it does not use the PC resource and it saves time by editing.

What do you dislike?

It does not provide an interactive GUI to work on large projects, nor does it provide direct file links when you click on the IDE-compatible method definition.

Recommendations to others considering the product

very good editor, easy to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It saves us a lot of time when coding and editing. They also support keyboard shortcuts that make my work much faster.

Notepad++ review by carmen b.
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"the easy and fast editor."

What do you like best?

I have tried it for several months and it has helped me to edit code in a very simple way, because it marks you with colors code parts, as well as the detection of the same language automatically. in addition to the implementation of macros to automate repetitive tasks.

What do you dislike?

has some errors, such as when I try to write large block chains, the machine is a bit stuck consuming resources and closing the program automatically, it does not happen all the time but sometimes when the code I try to open is too long.

Recommendations to others considering the product

the best quick editing tool that a programmer has to have, I simply recommend it to all my colleagues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to edit all my codes, when I need to do it quickly, without needing to use the IDES, just right click and edit with notepad ++ is more than enough its speed to identify in what language the code is amazing.

Notepad++ review by User in Higher Education
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"Absolutely great"

What do you like best?

I like the way it highlights codes and gives it different colours. It also makes editing codes easier. Most especially when the software takes a while to load and you just want a little part of that code. It arranges it just like the editor IDE of you program, which is really amazing. I also use it sometimes to compare two codes, saving me the problem of opening two programs all at once

What do you dislike?

Even when you close it, previous opened tabs are still opened. Which is sometimes confusing or causes it to lag

Recommendations to others considering the product

It really easy to use and organises your text. Most especially to those writing codes java, html etc. It's really good for such purposes, if you don't have an IDE for your code, or just don't want to take time opening it for few lines of codes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ease of use. The colouring that makes tracing where words appear is really good. Find and replace is also beneficial, saving a lot of time

Notepad++ review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Best Software for Viewing Code Quickly"

What do you like best?

I like best the "Move to other view" feature so that I can view documents side by side. The line numbers and color codes are also easy on the eyes. When I'm working, I can open documents and lay them out on screen then close Notepad++. When I reopen Notepad++ my opened documents and custom view are still there. I guess I can call it a workspace. Notepad++ leaves my workspace "as is". That makes it easy to resume work.

What do you dislike?

For a text editor, I really can not think of anything I dislike. I have been using the product for about 5 years now and am satisfied.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend Notepadd++ to programmers who want to view clean code with ease. I would also recommend the search and replace feature for cleaning up data. Opening data files with Notepad++ does not add extra characters or formatting as it does when opening raw data in other software tools.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can view code quickly and create html pages without added code. Some coding is color coded so I can find line items quickly. The line numbers on the side of the screen make it easy to navigate. I use it mostly for searching and replacing characters as preparation for importing it into an sql database. It is great for regular expression searches.