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Notepad++ (For Windows) Review-A Professional, Free Code Editor Packed With Features

Why do you need a different text editor when windows already provided one?

Many times a situation arrives in which you just lose the content you have typed by spending hours in front of your PC. This may happen because of your faulty UPS or accidentally closing the text editor window.

So what can save you from losing your work? You guessed it right “Notepad++”. In this post let’s review notepad++ briefly and see what’s it’s specialty.

This tiny sized code editor is loved by millions of users across the globe. Notepad++ is a completely free, open-source code editor in the market. You can get it from the official website both as a 32-bit and 64-bit version. Since it is written in C++, the installer file is just 4.4 MB large.

Don’t judge it by its size, it packs a heavy punch in that little space. When you launch it, a new window will be shown like the one below.

At first, you may get lost and find it difficult to use but trust me you will start loving it as you come to know about its capabilities. In simple words, you can start typing any programming language which exists right now. This is the reason that it is very popular among coders. Adding project folders can be done via File > Open Folder as Workspace. After doing so, you can open files contained in the folder with a double-click to start editing them. They will automatically open in new tabs.

The most users will find it useful for a simple fact that it starts saving the text as you type so no risk of losing the typed text is there.

Notepad++ – Pros

What are the main advantages of this editor?

  • Submit bug reports and feature requests
  • Windows batch files can be read easily
  • launch time is really less
  • Hand in bug fixes and patches
  • Do online support
  • Translate the editor
  • Share plugins, themes, auto-completion files
  • Supports up to 50 programming language

It is made for windows however it supports Linux, Unix and can be ported to MacOS X. The best news is that it’s completely free.

Cons

  • The design could have been better, UI looks boring
  • Not the best for CSS and javascript
  • Plugin management is not up to the mark

Final Thought:

If you have been using the same notepad given by windows all these years try switching to this text editor and it’s our promise you will not regret. In fact, you will forget the normal notepad. Beneath its rather plain exterior hides a powerful, customizable code editor with many useful features that supports a multitude of programming languages.

In case you know any code editor or note taking application which is better than Notepad++, let us know by your comment in the comment section below.

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Satwik Sanand

A Web developer cum tech enthusiast, I like to play with gadgets and codes. I mainly cover tech-related articles on this site.

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