Simple notepad with extra functionality
December 21, 2018

Simple notepad with extra functionality

Filip Witkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Notepad++

Notepad++ was the first light code editor I've used. Previously, Eclipse was the best option for code editing (and compiling) for small stuff; then Notepad++ showed up. It was first just a more advanced Notepad, but they kept adding new functionality to it. Now it's mostly used for quick edits, converting code between different encoding.
  • Very small, fast loading. working very fast
  • Built-in code formatting for major languages
  • Encoding and converting
  • No folder view for entire projects
  • Updates process is very outdated, you basically do fresh installation to overwrite existing application
  • UI is very outdated
  • Everyone has it installed on their machines and it's basically a replacement for Notepad (the basic Windows notepad)
  • It's free software all the way
In comparison to applications like Sublime Text or Visual Studio Code, Notepad++ is very limited. But this one has a different use. It's not used to work on projects—more like just editing and converting single files. It's the advanced version of the default Windows notepad. It should follow other applications and update UI to look more modern.
It is very good to quickly load one file for some quick edits. Also, find and replace all works pretty well, especially when you want to replace using extended mode (using new line or tab characters) or using regular expressions. For example, when we have stringlyfied JSON and want to replace every } with }\n (with new line).