Notepad++ : Best Freeware Editor

Do you still use Notepad for your day to day Source Code Editing? Or you Don't have bucks to spend on Profesional Editors like Dreamweaver? Look no further. Notepad++ is your answer. Notepad++ is an open source, source code editor, and supports many programming Languages.

It is based on Scintilla edit component, and written in C++, is the best freeware code editor available. You can create and edit raw HTML pages, javascript files and many more using it, and with ease. It has many features for which you don't have to spend money on the likes of Dreamweaver.

Features Include:

  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  • User Defined Syntax Highlighting
  • Auto-completion
  • Multi-document interface
  • 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
  • Bookmarking
  • Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting
  • Macro recording and playback

It may not be as Complex as Dreamweaver, but surely is worth a try. It contains all that MS Notepad contains and after using it you would never miss notepad again. And as it is Open Source, you can do a hell lot of things with it, be it be Plugins or rather normal Tweaking.
It is Primarily Windows based but a Linux howto is available

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  1. nice utility
    i prefer dreamweaver though

  2. Thats what I said, if you don't want to spend on DW, and are a raw html lover.

  3. Yeah, I love Notepad++ and I respect its developers.

    It's Easy, Nice, Lite, and Fun to code with :D


  4. Hi Mohammad, Welcome to . Yea I too love it, and is surely best way to replace Good old, notepad.

  5. I use for editing Notepad++ because is a very complex program and support languages like C; C++; Java; C#; XML; HTML; PHP; CSS; makefile ASCII art (.nfo); doxygen ini file and other. Olso you can edit several documents at the same time. I got it from here: Notepad++

  6. wow, great tip, I didn't have any idea that anything like this existed...

  7. Thanks for the link and i am very inspired about the features of it.It such unique notepad.

  8. Yea santosh,
    it is quite popular, and supports so many languages that it is way better than the default Notepad


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