Developed by Don Ho in September 2003

Notepad++ overview

Notepad++ is a free (as in “free speech” and also as in “free beer”) source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.

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Notepad++ screenshot(s)

Pricing details

Pricing model for this product is Open source

Product Attributes


Notepad++ makes it easy to read code copied from company software such as SQL Developer and WinSCP.

Notepad++ has a lot of functionality and tools, from being able to search and replace to customizing text. On top of that, the software takes a minor amount of storage.

Notepad++ has a language option, where you can pick which language you are coding it, and it color codes and saves the file in that language.


Notepad++ could add functionality to detect the coding language automatically. Other than that, everything I need to do is available with Notepad++.

Product Features

  1. This is a programmers tool. As such a lot of the features and benefits are lost on a non-technical user.
  2. Easy to use with bunch of useful and never seen features that are quite self-explanatory and can be very helpful in completing your project much sooner.


  1. We use Notepad++ to read code from packages we cre


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