Almost all computer users have experienced using Notepad, the text editor that came with your Windows operating system. Notepad offers very basic features and there are times when users wished that it has more benefits and features. Today, there are a lot of download-able software that offers Notepad features- and more. Notepad PLus Plus (or Notepad ++) is one of the most popular among these software types. This is an ideal tool for students, web developers and programmers as well.
Notepad ++ allows its users to manage more than one document simultaneously. As compared to other notepad replacement software available online, Notepad++ has a simpler interface that is very user friendly especially for first time users. The top bar contains a familiar row of editor icons and another row at the bottom. The rest of the screen is blank, just like the Notepad that you are accustomed to. This great tool supports Tabs (just like what you have on Chrome and Firefox) that enables the user to open two or more files using just one window. It also has a split view feature, which will be perfect for opening multiple files for comparison.
Notepad++ also have this cool Zoom In feature that helps when the user is editing the file but does not want to enlarge the font size of the content.
If there’s a need for you to move or transfer the text, use the Drag and Drop feature. This feature does not require you to press any other key. Just drag, drop and you’re done!
Another cool feature of the Notepad++ is its File Status Auto-detection capability. This will provide you with a notification if there are any changes made by another program on a file that you are currently working on. Also, if the file is removed you can choose to delete it from Notepad++.
The Macro recording and playback feature is suitable for computer users that perform the same task regularly. Record the task as a macro and simply run it whenever you are required to do it again.
Additional features include Auto-completion, User Defined Syntax Highlighting, Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding and Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting. All these are essential for programmers and web developers.
Notepad++ supports C, C++, C#, ASP, PHP, JAVA, HTML and many others.
Download this amazing tool for free.