Notepad++ 6.6.9Date added: September, 8th 2014 - Open Source
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Notepad++ is an open source text editor which has wide selection of advanced tools that are to be used not only by seasoned professionals who are demanding more oversight and control over their projects, but also for novices with small amount of technical knowledge who are seeking better alternative to the standard Notepad app that comes preinstalled with every version of Windows OS. By managing to expand capabilities of Notepad, N++ manages to provide comprehensive professional tool that can be truly used by anyone who is in need of any sort of advanced text editing tool that is more focused not on general office productivity (there are many standalone solutions for those projects) but more oriented on coding and creation of plain text articles that don’t feature any formatting.
First version of the Notepad++ was released in November of 2003, and it very quickly became popular all around the world by allowing professional software development community access to deeply integrated tools for easier managing, oversight and control of written code. This includes tabbed interface, 2 pane mode, code syntax highlighting for more than 50 of the most popular programming, scripting and markup languages in the world, work with multiple open files, and much easier manipulation of large files. It also features themes, support for plugins, automated updater, and native support for managing text, WYSIWYG printing and much more. It can even try to identify programming language user is currently viewing, loading syntax highlighting automatically (manual override is of course present).
Winning countless awards and being downloaded more than 30 million times and translated in 49 languages, Notepad++ represents one of the most commonly found applications on the desktop of every software developer.
The program comes with many useful features that make working with large text files extremely easy. Some of them are:
- Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
- User Defined Syntax Highlighting and Folding
- PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expression) Search/Replace
- GUI entirely customizable: minimalist, tab with close button, multi-line tab, vertical tab and vertical document list
- Document Map
- Auto-completion: Word completion, Function completion and Function parameters hint
- Multi-Document (Tab interface)
- WYSIWYG (Printing)
- Zoom in and zoom out
- Multi-Language environment supported
- Macro recording and playback