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Score 9.3 out of 100

Notepad++

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Likelihood to Recommend

BBEdit

I'm primarily a graphic designer who does occasional web development. For me, BBEdit works very well. I use it both for developer projects (editing code, editing system files) and for general text processing (cleaning up, formatting, or extracting text). I like that it offers real-time previews of edits to web project files. It comes with some nice editor themes and supports adding more or customizing them. I expect that for some coders, it will be inadequate. It is not an IDE. On the other end of the spectrum, someone who expects an experience more like Microsoft Word will be very disappointed; or if they wanted something more along the lines of Windows Notepad, they may find it to be overkill. It is an ASCII text editor with many advanced commands and tools built-in.
Michael Prewitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Notepad++

When writing code for webpages or code for software, [Notepad++] is a great tool. Its a great tool to lay out the code then copy it into the actual coding environment for testing. It is also a great tool when you are trying to troubleshoot and need a way to mull through the code line by line and find errors. I have used it when I am making annual changes to a webpage where the change is listed in multiple places...and want to do a bulk change.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

BBEdit

  • BBEdit remembers what I had open, so I never have to worry about losing work when I accidentally close the software. It will hold onto information almost indefinitely, so that the next time I open a program, I can access the information that I may have forgotten to save. Thankfully, its save function is also very simple to use, so I recommend still saving your work as needed.
  • Scripts are the most important aspect of BBEdit for the company I work for. Being able to import scripts and create new ones all in the same location are great.
Courtney Birnbaum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Notepad++

  • Text Manipulation - You can easily edit and reorganize large sets of text. It's an amazing text editor.
  • Plug in Support - There are so many plugins. My favorite is the difftool. Takes two files and shows you were the differences are in each one.
  • Multiple Language Support - Supports the syntax for many languages, some that don't have IDE support like Visual Studio. Helps with writing code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BBEdit

  • The cost of this product has just become too much for the functionality that most people need. You can find free or $10 tools that do what most people need to do.
  • The BBEdit program has lots of functionality, but could it be too much? Are there too many options?
  • It seems that there are too many upgrades.
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Notepad++

  • It is only available for Windows (sorry, Linux and Mac users!).
  • It lacks some of the features of higher-order integrated development environments or code editors like Visual Studio Code, such as integration with Git or other versioning tools.
  • It works best for small text files and lighter tasks such as indenting text blocks you copy and paste from elsewhere. You could use this for all your programming needs, but there are better options out there for a primary tool for that purpose.
Joel Tanzi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BBEdit

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Notepad++

Notepad++ 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Many of the features are not out of the box. We have install them separately
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BBEdit

BBEdit 9.4
Based on 9 answers
I've been using BBEdit — no joke — for nearly three decades now. Believe it or not, I'm still getting "upgrade pricing" 13 versions later. Bare Bones' support has always been stellar, and pricing continues to be affordable compared to similar tools.
Jeff Eaton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Notepad++

Notepad++ 8.7
Based on 29 answers
I haven't needed to utilize any support related to Notepad++. I guess this is a good thing because I found it to be quite intuitive. There are almost infinite features you can tweak and plugins you can download but I haven't had to do that because Notepad++ is really good right out of the box.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BBEdit

BBEdit wins over TextEdit every time. They are as different as chalk and cheese. I am so glad we moved to BBEdit.
Kevin O'Grady | TrustRadius Reviewer

Notepad++

You can't compete with free software, especially when that free software doesn't come with unnecessary bloatware and is packed with powerful tools. The closest software that I have used that comes close to Notepad++ has a simple SQL code editing tool built into it, but the software is expensive and only really works for SQL. I'm surprised that they haven't started charging for Notepad++ yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BBEdit

  • It saves me time, not only with web projects, but even with design, when I want to strip out formatting in text, I bring it in to BBEdit to clean it up.
Audrey Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Notepad++

  • A positive impact of Notepad++ is the ability to edit in the syntax of my desired software language
  • Notepad++ has a very positive impact in its speed to load
  • I have wasted a number of hours in the past with Notepad++ attempting to record a macro to perform exactly as I need
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BBEdit

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Notepad++

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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