Notepad++ is a free text editor for Microsoft Windows that provides additional features not found in the standard Windows text editor, Notepad. It was first released on November 24, 2003, by developer Dan Ho, and is still in active development.
Notepad++ is useful anytime you need to make significant changes to a text file.
- Edit text files up to 2 GB in size (the maximum size in Windows Notepad is 58 MB).
- Edit multiple files, organized in tabs.
- Line numbering.
- Syntax highlighting for over 70 programming languages, including HTML and Windows batch files.
- Advanced find and replace, with support for regular expressions.
- Create and edit text files for different operating systems, including macOS and Linux.
- Split-screen for editing and viewing multiple files at once, or multiple parts of the same file.
- Macros for recording a sequence of editing commands to be executed repeatedly.
- Support for lines to have bookmarks.
- A plugin system for adding features to the software.