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3 Ratings

Notepad++

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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Notepad++

This is an absolute must have for any IT professional to have in their toolkit, especially if there's a possibility of utilizing programming languages. If you have to create or modify scripts, or even do basic HTML editing, this software is for you. I would think that users outside of IT wouldn't have much of a need for this software, though.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextPad

I like the macro feature for transforming text. For example, taking a CSV file of data and quickly turning it into a set of SQL "insert" statements. Also, useful for this is the find/replace feature using regular expressions such as taking a URL QueryString and breaking all the parameters into separate lines and perhaps sorting them for review.
Gary Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

TextPad

  • Quick to load.
  • Very fast searching algorithm for finding and replacing text.
  • Macros are very useful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

TextPad

  • I would like a "delete non-bookmarked lines" so I can skip the "invert bookmarks" step.
  • The "Compare Text Files" could be streamlined to compare text in 2 tabs without going through the save steps.
Gary Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Notepad++

Notepad++ 8.7
Based on 28 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

TextPad

TextPad 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I never had to use support, so I can't answer this. I would hope that it is good though.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Notepad++

I have evaluated UltraEdit. At $99 for an individual license, UltraEdit is quite expensive. Notepad++ is FREEAdditionally, UltraEdit has a much larger footprint and is therefore relatively slow to load. For these reasons, I choose to use Notepad++ as my primary editor
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextPad

When you want to quickly edit a file, TextPad starts up quickly and has many features over Microsoft Notepad. Visual Studio Code is an alternative in that it is full-featured and will edit text files but is slower at startup. I prefer the macro feature in TextPad due to its simplicity.
Gary Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Notepad++

  • The reduced time it takes to read and analyze code due to Notepad++'s features (color-coding syntax, automatic formatting), has increased personal productivity of all users.
  • Notepad++ being free and not requiring licenses means the department budget is not negatively impacted whatsoever.
  • The relatively small size of the application allows for a quick install. Additionally, the innocuous nature of the app makes it an easy candidate for installation for those in organizations where you are not an administrator and need help-desk approval in order to install applications.
Chris Oros | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextPad

  • Made my job easier, so I would say it had a positive return on investment. Especially for it's overall low cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Notepad++

General

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

TextPad

General

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

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