Free source code editor and Notepad replacement

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++?

172 companies use Notepad++ including Jitbit, Implisit, and Pronto Ischia.

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Daniel Kovacs
Daniel Kovacs
Methodology Consultant and Lead Developer at Self-employed | 1 upvotes 140 views
Notepad++

When some regex or hardly scriptable but pattern-type problem occurs, I always go to notepad++. Also nice for file inspection (like image-meta). Notepad++

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Ana Phi Sancho
Ana Phi Sancho
at Multimedia and Software | 1 upvotes 138 views
Notepad++

Development Tool code editor - Open Source: Supports a wide selection of programming languages( C/C++, C#, Java, PHP, Python, or .NET.) Notepad++

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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++'s alternatives

  • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
  • Sublime Text - A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
  • Vim - Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing
  • Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century
  • Emacs - The extensible self-documenting text editor.

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