Notepad++ 6.8.7

Complete source code editor and Notepad replacement

Notepad++ is a free, open source application for writing text. A powerful editor full of options, Notepad++ is ideal for programming as well as normal text. View full description


  • Functional
  • Feature rich
  • Tabbing


  • Not very attractive!

Very good

Notepad++ is a free, open source application for writing text. A powerful editor full of options, Notepad++ is ideal for programming as well as normal text.

Notepad++ works with tabs, so it's very easy to work with multiple files open at the same time. Comparing texts is therefore very easy, and every line is numbered. Font size in Notepad++ can be increased simply by holding CTRL and the mouse wheel used to zoom in. Pressing F12 makes the current tab float above everything else in Windows.

For coding, Notepad++ recognizes many programming languages, and will automatically make something like HTML much easier to view by color coding the text. It also has an excellent find and replace tool. As a replacement for Window's Notepad, NotePad++ is incredible, because it has so many more features and abilities, while still being incredibly lightweight and stable.

NotePad++ is a functional application, but it won't win any prizes for looks, and many of the functions are only useful to programmers. However, anyone who writes text will find Notepad++ a useful tool, and much better than Windows Notepad.

NotePad++ has more features than you're ever likely to use, but is one of the best and most complete text editors available.


  • Fix (Walk around) Notepad++ hanging on CJK input with ANSI document while enabling word completion
  • Enhance folding performance on large documents
  • Check update without elevating to Administrator right
  • Add update auto-detection for the environment vista/windows 7/Windows 8
  • Fix bug: Doc switcher icon state not refreshed after '"save all" action
  • Make Document map togglable via menu
  • Enhance Find/Replace dialog result messages
  • Fix a issue that "max number of recent files" cannot be set to 0
  • Add font size 5, 6 and 7 in Style Configurator

Notepad++ is a free source code editor (and Notepad replacement), which supports several programming languages, running under the MS Windows environment.

This project, based on the Scintilla edit component (a very powerful editor component), written in C++ with pure win32 api and STL (that ensures the higher execution speed and smaller size of the program), is under the GPL Licence.

This is what Notepad++ has to offer:

  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  • 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
  • Bookmarks
  • Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting
  • Macro recording and playback



Notepad++ 6.8.7

User reviews about Notepad++

  • iainmacgranthin

    by iainmacgranthin

    "best open source or paid IT pro's notepad tool."

    The do everything text editor. Rich plug in library. Very reliable. 10/10.   More.

  • winprogrammer

    by winprogrammer

    "favorite plain text editor "

    Very easy to learn and has more features than standard Notepad. It is my favorite plain text editor to use when I am ...   More.

  • Ian Barco

    by Ian Barco

    "Great text editor !!!"

    VERY fast - it loads several Mb text file in milliseconds, faster than paid text editors (I've tried many of them)..   More.

  • MrPriyankara

    by MrPriyankara


    This is a great software especialy for programmers.It works Great when correcting programming Errors.i really love it...   More.

  • Elijah B.

    by Elijah B.

    "MUST_HAVE program for expert users"

    Great text editor, easy to use and extremely feature rich. It opens many-megabyte text file without any delay. I love...   More.

  • Rebeccah

    by Rebeccah

    "I like an older version (5.6.8)"

    Older versions included an add-in, TextFX, which has a whole bunch of great text manipulation features all in one pla...   More.