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Neovim vs Notepad++: What are the differences?

What is Neovim? Vim's rebirth for the 21st century. Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: simplify maintenance and encourage contributions, split the work between multiple developers, enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source, and improve extensibility with a new plugin architecture.

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

Neovim and Notepad++ belong to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Neovim are:

  • More powerful plugins
  • Better GUI architecture
  • First-class support for embedding

On the other hand, Notepad++ provides the following key 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

"Modern and more powerful Vim" is the primary reason why developers consider Neovim over the competitors, whereas "Syntax for all languages that i use" was stated as the key factor in picking Notepad++.

Neovim is an open source tool with 32K GitHub stars and 2.33K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Neovim's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Notepad++ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 187 company stacks & 499 developers stacks; compared to Neovim, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.

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What is Neovim?

Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: simplify maintenance and encourage contributions, split the work between multiple developers, enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source, and improve extensibility with a new plugin architecture.

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.
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    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.
    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.
    Kakoune
    Kakoune is a code editor heavily inspired by Vim, as such most of its commands are similar to vi鈥檚 ones. Kakoune can operate in two modes, normal and insertion. In insertion mode, keys are directly inserted into the current buffer. In normal mode, keys are used to manipulate the current selection and to enter insertion mode.
    Emacs
    GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor鈥攁nd more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.
    SpaceVim
    SpaceVim is a Modular configuration, a bundle of custom settings and plugins, for Vim. It got inspired by spacemacs.
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    Decisions about Neovim and Notepad++
    Gustavo Mu帽oz
    Gustavo Mu帽oz
    Web UI Developer at Globant | 3 upvotes 34.6K views
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    Atom
    Atom
    Sublime Text
    Sublime Text
    Vim
    Vim
    Notepad++
    Notepad++
    React
    React
    Flutter
    Flutter
    TypeScript
    TypeScript
    #RESTfulAPI
    #Microsoft

    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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    How developers use Neovim and Notepad++
    Avatar of Daniel Kovacs
    Daniel Kovacs uses Notepad++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).

    Avatar of Ana Phi Sancho
    Ana Phi Sancho uses Notepad++Notepad++

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

    Avatar of BobStein
    BobStein uses Notepad++Notepad++
    • syntax highlighting
    • find
    • highlight selected text
    Avatar of Tim De Lange
    Tim De Lange uses Notepad++Notepad++

    First thing I install on a new windows box.

    Avatar of Promethean TV
    Promethean TV uses Notepad++Notepad++

    Used as a basic text and code editor.

    Avatar of flavono123
    flavono123 uses NeovimNeovim

    async python powered plugins

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