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16 Ratings

Notepad++

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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Notepad++ is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • UltraEdit is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.5

Notepad++

95%
56 Ratings
9.2

UltraEdit

92%
6 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Notepad++

80%
1 Rating
10.0

UltraEdit

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

Notepad++

84%
29 Ratings
9.8

UltraEdit

98%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Notepad++

Notepad++ is a great lightweight text editor and is an immediate install to replace the default Windows Notepad for me. It is suitable for quickly opening and editing single text files and for jotting down quick notes that may be temporary.It is great for quick edits on copy & pasting pages of text. I would use it to update paths using vertical selection or through regex search & replace.It is not a full IDE for any kind of code editing but it is very fast to open single code files, xml or json and is my preferred way to look at contents in these files rather than opening in a code editor.
Canh Tran | TrustRadius Reviewer

UltraEdit

UltraEdit is well suited for editing very large files. The macro editor is very powerful and easy to use. If one needs a quick-to-open text file editor, you will find UltraEdit much too slow to load. Compared to some free editors on the market, the basic individual user license is quite expensive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Notepad++

  • Robust and full of features such as programming language specific settings
  • Like being able to create new tabs, so I can easily go back to a prior project
  • For a computer savvy person, its simple to use...simple menus, robust search features
  • The ability to build and test macros, is more of a universal programming environment than a text editor
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UltraEdit

  • Search and replace in files that are not open
  • Cut and paste columns - I don't know any other program that can do this!
  • Is a super fast and powerful text editor.
Mary Westheimer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Notepad++

  • Stability - It can be buggy and when it crashes it can often be only remedied by reinstalling it. I've had to do that a number of times.
  • Add-In Quality - It appears that some add-ins aren't up to snuff as the other add-ins are. They too can cause Notepad++ to crash.
  • Appearance - It just appears outdated, not really a big deal.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UltraEdit

  • The color coding capacity is rudimentary and keyword based only. A good color coding mechanism should allow context.
  • With the latest versions, the top menu has a lot of big icons and has a user-friendly kind of look which impacts the actual text window. Most users don't fancy pretty icons and like efficiency over pretty buttons.
Mathieu Gaouette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Notepad++

General

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

Starting Price

UltraEdit

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

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

UltraEdit

UltraEdit 10.0
Based on 2 answers
As a program UltraEdit comes ready to use out of the box and requires very little setup for it to be extremely useful. It's flexibility among a wide array of tasks and files makes it a go-to for all our troubleshooting and data viewing needs. Timely updates and great support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Notepad++

Notepad++ 8.4
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

UltraEdit

UltraEdit 9.8
Based on 7 answers
Have never needed support, not once. So giving them a 10 for the fact that their product is so good that we've never needed it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

UltraEdit

I have evaluated Notepad++ as an alternative to UltraEdit. In some cases, such as loading time, Notepad++ is a superior product. However, in terms of editing existing macros, and editing very large text files UltraEdit is a much better product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Notepad++

  • Notepad++ has saved me time for quick coding jobs where I don't need to fire up a full-featured code editor.
  • It saves me a lot of hassle by automating the formatting and sorting of text in a variety of use cases, especially for creating or editing mock data for projects.
  • It is a free product (although you can donate to support its development) and has been a great tool for me to rely on over the years.
Joel Tanzi | TrustRadius Reviewer

UltraEdit

  • Its ease of use and functionality make it fast and reliable which saves my designers time.
  • Its simplicity makes it fast and easy to train new users.
  • UE's guidance features make it a great tool with a good ROI.
Marc Shaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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