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Notepad++

Free source code editor and Notepad replacement
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What is Notepad++?

Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
Notepad++ is a tool in the Text Editor category of a tech stack.

Who uses Notepad++?

Companies
432 companies reportedly use Notepad++ in their tech stacks, including Walmart, EasyCrédito, and XYZ Technology.

Developers
13736 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Notepad++.

Notepad++ Integrations

Pros of Notepad++
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Syntax for all languages that i use
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Tabbed ui
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Great code editor
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Fast and lightweight
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Plugins
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Nice GUI
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Regex & Special Character Search & Replace
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Fast startup
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Application is free, and plugins are too
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Themes
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Free
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Very Lightweight
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100% Free
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Column selection
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Awesome autocomplete
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Easy edit on FTP servers (NppFTP)
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Cos it's seck
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Nice gui. are you kidding me?
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Open Sourced
Decisions about Notepad++

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Notepad++ in their tech stack.

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Notepad++'s Features

  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  • User Defined Syntax Highlighting and Folding: screenshot 1, screenshot 2, screenshot 3 and screenshot 4
  • PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expression) Search/Replace
  • GUI entirely customizable: minimalist, tab with close button, multi-line tab, vertical tab and vertical document list
  • Document Map
  • Auto-completion: Word completion, Function completion and Function parameters hint
  • Multi-Document (Tab interface)
  • Multi-View
  • WYSIWYG (Printing)
  • Zoom in and zoom out
  • Multi-Language environment supported
  • Bookmark
  • Macro recording and playback
  • Launch with different arguments

Notepad++ Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Notepad++?
Sublime Text
Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
Atom
At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
UltraEdit
It is a powerful, fast, and secure text editor whose helpful features make every day life easier for any user type and programming language. Windows, Mac, Linux.
Visual Studio Code
Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
Vim
Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
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