Notepad++, The Free Notepad Alternative

Notepadd+ is free source code editor developed on a powerful editing component Scintilla. Notepadd++ supports several programming Languages. Notepad++ can be made default editor on windows using this tutorial.


  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  • User Defined Syntax Highlighting
  • Auto-completion
  • Multi-Document
  • Multi-View
  • Regular Expression Search/Replace supported over multiple documents
  • Full Drag ‘N’ Drop supported
  • Dynamic position of Views
  • File Status Auto-detection
  • Zoom in and zoom out
  • Multi-Language environment supported
  • Bookmark
  • Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting
  • Macro recording and playback
  • File comparison

Notepad++ Screenshot

As of latest version 5.8.6, 52 languages are natively supported by Notepad++. With plugins support the Notepad++ becomes powerful source code editor. The list of plugins are at NPWiki++.

Download Notepad++.