Notepad++ saves significant money without cutting corners
Updated August 09, 2019

Notepad++ saves significant money without cutting corners

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Notepad++

I use Notepad++ as my daily editor for quickly opening an editor and taking notes. I also use Notepad++ when editing text files which are generally in the 1 MB to 3 MB size range. I believe Notepad++ is widely used throughout my organization as it is free, easy to use and has a very low footprint both in CPU usage and resources.
  • Notepad++ loads very quickly
  • Notepad++ provides a much desired simplified toolbar
  • Notepad++ provides built-in support for dozens of software development languages, all at no cost
  • The macro editor in Notepad++ is virtually non-existent. Be sure to get your macro right the first time, or you'll be recording it again
  • Notepad++ macro playback is inconsistent in its accuracy. For instance, my macro does a full line delete 7 times. However, upon macro playback, it often only deletes the first line
  • Notepad++ does not easily provide a text editing view showing column positions across the top of the window. The column position is shown at the bottom which does not allow one to quickly and easily navigate to a specific column
  • 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
I have evaluated UltraEdit. At $99 for an individual license, UltraEdit is quite expensive. Notepad++ is FREE

Additionally, 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
For the price of FREE, you simply can't beat Notepad++ for your daily editing...unless of course, you are editing files greater than about 350 MB. Also, if you are recording sophisticated, detailed macros, you will find the lack of a sufficient macro editor very frustrating. Keep in mind, if you need a fast, robust text editor for daily usage, Notepad++ is more than sufficient.