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Free Editor for almost all languages: Notepad++ 5.6.8

Notepad++ in action
Notepad++ in action

Before this I was using Dreamweaver (not free, so can’t use in office), textpad (also not free but can use under trial version in office too). Still I was in search of good open source editor and experimented with few like notepad2, notepad++, programmer’s editor (all three are freeware).

But I personally liked Notepad++ more other than those two. (Programmer’s notepad can also be a good choice). What i wished to see in my editor is having in notepad++, so i stopped searching more and started using this.
If you are working on windows, no matter what bit version (32 0r 64 )is and what windows type is (XP/VISTA/7), you will be using notepad or any other editor to write codes.Lets talk something about Notepad++  🙂 .

  • Its an open source licensed under GPL (GNU General Public License).
  • Its Latest Version is 5.6.8 and its of 3.1 Mb approx. You can download it from here
  • More than 1 million users have downloaded it from sourceforge.net only. (you can guess its popularity amongst programmers)
  • It supports more than 30 languages. Support means it will highlight the syntax according to your choice of languages.
  • I liked its search feature also . You can search in a file or within a directory for a word or whatever syntax you say.
  • Based on a powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL(Standard Template Library for C++) which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size.

Its main features are listed below:

find option in Notepad++
find option in Notepad++
  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  • WYSIWYG
  • User Defined Syntax Highlighting
  • Auto-completion
  • Multi-Document
  • Multi-View
  • Regular Expression Search/Replace supported
  • 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

You an choose your own theme from theme option (styles.xml and themeOptions. xml). add you own plugin and all. For more information visit its site

Lets talk something about Notepad++  :) .
Its an open source licensed under GPL (GNU General Public License).
Its Latest Version is 5.6.8 and its of 3.1 Mb approx. You can download it from here
More than 1 million users have downloaded it from sourceforge.net only. (you can guess its popularity amongst programmers)
It supports more than 30 languages. Support means it will highlight the  syntax according to your choice of languages.
I liked its search feature also . You can search in a file or within a directory for a word or whatever syntax you say.
Based on a powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in  C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL(Standard Template Library for C++) which ensures a higher execution  speed and smaller program size.

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