notepad2 VS NotepadNext

Compare notepad2 vs NotepadNext and see what are their differences.


Notepad2-zufuliu is a light-weight Scintilla based text editor for Windows with syntax highlighting, code folding, auto-completion and API list for about 80 programming languages/documents, bundled with file browser plugin metapath. (by zufuliu)


A cross-platform, reimplementation of Notepad++ (by dail8859)
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notepad2 NotepadNext
5 22
1,562 5,583
- -
7.9 9.1
about 23 hours ago 3 days ago
C++ C++
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of notepad2. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-08-22.


Posts with mentions or reviews of NotepadNext. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-24.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing notepad2 and NotepadNext you can also consider the following projects:

Notepad3 - Notepad like text editor based on the Scintilla source code. Notepad3 based on code from Notepad2 and MiniPath on code from metapath. Download Notepad3:

Notepad2e - Word highlighting, simultaneous editing, math evaluation, un/grep, comment reformatting, UAC elevation, complete regexps (PCRE), Lua lexers, DPI awareness and more (XP+)

notepadqq - A simple, general-purpose editor for Linux

comparePlus - Compare plugin for Notepad++

Chicago95 - A rendition of everyone's favorite 1995 Microsoft operating system for Linux.

qt6ct - Qt6 Configuration Tool

TextMate - TextMate is a graphical text editor for macOS 10.12 or later

notepad-plus-plus - Notepad++ official repository

simdjson - Parsing gigabytes of JSON per second

BowPad - A simple and fast text editor with a ribbon UI

Geany - A fast and lightweight IDE