Updated: 05/16/2020 by Computer Hope
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Sometimes called NPP, Notepad++ is a free text editor for Microsoft Windows that provides additional features not found in the standard Windows text editor, Notepad. It was released by developer Dan Ho on November 24, 2003, and is still in active development.

Notepad++ is specially designed for editing source code. The "++" refers to the increment operator in programming languages such as C, C++, Java, and JavaScript.

Notepad++ is useful when making significant changes to a text file.

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