Monday, 11 August 2008


Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. It runs in the MS Windows environment.

Based on a very 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. Its use is governed by GPL Licence.

This project is mature. However, it's a one-man project and there are still some bugs and missing features that are being worked on. If you have any questions or suggestions about this project, please post them in the forums. Also, if you wish to make a feature request, you can post it there as well. But there's no guarantee that I'll implement your request.

Here are the features of Notepad++ :
  1. Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  3. User Defined Syntax Highlighting
  4. Auto-completion
  5. Multi-Document
  6. Multi-View
  7. Regular Expression Search/Replace supported
  8. Full Drag ‘N' Drop supported
  9. Dynamic position of Views
  10. File Status Auto-detection
  11. Zoom in and zoom out
  12. Multi-Language environment supported
  13. Bookmark
  14. Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting
  15. Macro recording and playback
Download here
Official site NOTEPAD ++