The must have text editor for everyone
April 15, 2021

The must have text editor for everyone

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

Overall Satisfaction with Notepad++

Notepad++ is an essential text editor tool for everyone. I use this tool almost daily in the following areas.

View and Edit config files
I use it to view and edit .NET app configs and settings files. It has syntax highlighting for most common programming languages, JSON and SQL which is very useful.

Search for a string in all text files in a folder
I use this a lot when doing impact assessment for source codes. This feature is so powerful and easy to use.

Search and Replace special characters
You can search and replace special characters like \t, \r, \n. This feature is very useful when working with SQL statements.

Other frequently used features
Vertical text selection
Split/Join lines

  • Search and Replace text in all files in a folder
  • It is a multiple tab text editor, very fast
  • Syntax Highlighting for most programming languages, SQL and JSON
  • Vertical Text Selection, Join & Split Lines, Search and Replace with special characters, Support Plug-ins
  • It can be used immediately without installation
  • Last but not least, it's free
  • None I can think of.
  • Multiple Tab
  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Vertical Text Selection
  • Search and Replace in all files in a folder
  • Notepad++ increases employees' productivity by multiple folds.

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Notepad++ is good for:
- Viewing and editing source codes where you don't have a suitable IDE.
- Viewing and editing config files (XML, JSON), SQL files.
- Extract data from Excel and build a SQL statement using Vertical Text selection and Search and Replace special characters.
- Performing impact assessment for a source codes using Find in Files.

Notepad++ is less appropriate in the following scenarios:
- Using it as an IDE. Please use a suitable IDE instead.
- Using it to open very large log files.