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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
341 companies reportedly use Notepad++ in their tech stacks, including Walmart, Angry Ventures, and Assertiva Solu莽玫es.

Developers
7926 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Notepad++.

Notepad++ Integrations

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Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by members of with Notepad++ in their tech stack.

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Tim De Lange
Tim De Lange
at Multimobile | 1 upvotes 0 views
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First thing I install on a new windows box. Notepad++

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For taking notes, write simple syntax Notepad++

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Ana Phi Sancho
Ana Phi Sancho
at Multimedia and Software Developer | 1 upvotes 8K views
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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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Daniel Kovacs
Daniel Kovacs
Lead Developer at Tricentis | 0 upvotes 8K views
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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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Editing of files Notepad++

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Public Decisions about Notepad++

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

Gustavo Mu帽oz
Gustavo Mu帽oz
Web UI Developer at Globant | 3 upvotes 107.1K views

I have chosen Visual Studio Code after testing a lot of other editors like Atom, Sublime Text (with legal license), Vim or even Notepad++ because it is the sum of all their virtues and none of their defects. It's fast, it has all the tools and plugins I need to work, and it's pretty and very good optimized. It has what I need to work and nothing more. And the main plugins works like a charm. Developing for React or Flutter is amazing. Even the TypeScript plugin works great. I like how IntelliSense works, and all the extra tools to code remotely using #ssh, access #RESTfulAPI or event manage projects or collaborating remotely. Thanks #Microsoft for Visual Studio Code.

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Ana Phi Sancho
Ana Phi Sancho
at Multimedia and Software Developer | 1 upvotes 8K views
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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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Utkarsh Mehta
Utkarsh Mehta
Senior Blockchain Developer | 1 upvotes 6.9K views
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I use Notepad++ because i was working on windows. ;-)

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Daniel Kovacs
Daniel Kovacs
Lead Developer at Tricentis | 0 upvotes 8K views
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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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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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