December 23, 2014

If you do any coding on a Windows PC, then you probably already know about Notepad++.

Notepad++ Screen Grab

If you are just entering the world of coding, whether it be HTML, PHP, C, C++, C#, LUA, JAVA, RUBY, and the rest, then you need to at least try Notepad++.

Don’t let the name fool you, this is not your Grandpa’s Windows “Notepad”.  
is a source code editor with syntax highlighting among many other functions.

I have been using Notepad++ for a number of years for HTML and PHP web work.  I have also used it with the Arduino IDE to make Arduino Sketches.  Notepad++ has been in constant development with oodles of buzzers, bells and whistles being added to it over the years.

For my limited needs and usage, I really haven’t scratched the surface of its capabilities.  I did find its search and replace function very useful when needing to change every instance of a variable name.

Notepad++ is free and distributed under GNU General Public Licence.  There are no crapware toolbars distributed with it.

You can check it out here.