Today I want to say share how great Notepad++ is. I’m actually surprised I haven’t blogged about it before!
Notepad++: a free source code editor which supports several programming languages running under the MS Windows environment.
At it’s core, it’s a text editor. But here are a few features that I feel make it worth downloading
- Multiple documents can be opened in a tab layout.
- Even unsaved documents are still preserved when Notepad++ is closed
- You can customise themes
- Some characters are auto-completed (like brackets when typing a method name)
- It has never lagged for me, even with many many tabs open
For an example of a nice theme, I’ve recently applyed a “Dark Visual Studio” style theme. You can get it here.
In regards to text editors, I have talked about another editor that is specifically useful for developers. It’s called Atom, and you can read the post here.
I should note, I’m plugging this because I personally use it and thing it’s a useful tool.
I don’t get paid or sponsored by any of the authors of the tools I share.
I hope this post helps, and that some of you give it a try!