Screenshot of Notepad++ 8.1, a text editing app for the Windows operating system.
Free Freeware
Don Ho
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
PC Type:
32-bit, 64-bit · x86_x64
Aug 26, 2021


Fernando Ortega

The best, free Windows notepad replacement which supports programming, coding languages, syntax highlighting and more.

A review by Fernando Ortega

Notepad++ is an excellent text and code editor which is distributed completely free of charge both as freeware and as an open source product. It is excellent for both writing text and editing different types of code such as HTML, PHP or C.

Notepad++ features a tabbed layout, which makes it ideal for working with multiple open files at the same time. Comparing text between different documents is therefore a simple job and done easily by switching between tabs. Each line of text is numbered while hitting the CTRL key along with scrolling with the mouse wheel allows you to zoom into text.

On the coding side of things, NotePad can recognize virtually any type of popular programming language and makes it easier to edit files because of syntax highlighting, something we found useful when working with HTML documents and creating code in PHP.

Notepad++ also features an excellent search and replace tool which is extremely versatile, powerful and useful. When comparing this excellent text editor with many shareware or otherwise paid or free application, Notepad++ blows them all out of the water in terms of functionality.

Apart from the various different programming languages we thought this application was superb for, it is overall a very functional and extremely useful application all around, whether it be as a Windows notepad.exe replacement or simply non-headache inducing programming which coders may experience while using notepad.

Notepad++ can open DOC and DOCX files, edit PHP files, edit HTML documents and highlight syntax.

Features and highlights

  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  • WYSIWYG Editing Layout
  • User Defined Syntax Highlighting
  • Auto-completion
  • Multi-Document
  • Multi-View
  • Regular Expression Search/Replace supported

Notepad++ 8.1.4 on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs

This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from text editors without restrictions. Notepad Plus 8.1.4 is available to all software users as a free download for Windows.

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  2. Freeware Text Editors
  3. Major release: Notepad++ 8.1
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Notepad++ has been picked by our editors as excellent.
Notepad++ has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Notepad++ 8.1.4 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.