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++.

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