Notepad++ is a very useful free and powerful text editor capable of supporting close to all possible programming languages. It was created with the use of Scintilla and fully written in C++. As a result it is freeware software that optimizes various routines and is actually capable of executing fast. You can even enhance functionality by using plugins.


  • Size: 3.7 MB
  • Version: 7.9.2
  • License: Freeware
  • Release Date: 01-01-2021
  • Operating System: All Windows


Software Main Features

  • Code completion
  • Tag matching
  • Macro recording
  • Playback
  • Code collapse
  • Search and replace
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Multi-view editing

You can install the program or you could utilize a portable option that will not change your registry. All you would need to do is to create a desktop shortcut and then open it.

As the default setting, the program opens up like a very plain text editor. You can easily use this as a powerful source code editor. You select the language (55 are supported).

When you start using Notepad++ you can easily figure out all the main parts of the freeware program. The text editor utilizes color coding in order to easily differentiate between syntaxes and text. Also, necessary indentations are made in order to make the code very easy to read.

Based on the chosen programming language, Notepad++ gives you access to suggestions when you start to type. You can just double-click in order to include the offered suggestion. You see details of all active files, including length, cursor position, encoding, and language.

When you use the source code editor, you can print or save files. If more are open, they can all be saved with a single click of the mouse and you can just exit Notepad++ after saving to have the version restored when you re-open it.