notepad2 VS notepad-plus-plus

Compare notepad2 vs notepad-plus-plus 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)


Notepad++ official repository (by notepad-plus-plus)
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notepad2 notepad-plus-plus
5 281
1,497 18,253
- 2.2%
8.1 9.4
7 days ago 1 day ago
C++ C++
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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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 notepad-plus-plus. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-20.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing notepad2 and notepad-plus-plus you can also consider the following projects:

notepadqq - A simple, general-purpose editor for Linux

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:

Visual Studio Code - Visual Studio Code

Atom - :atom: The hackable text editor

Chocolatey - Chocolatey - the package manager for Windows

vscodium - binary releases of VS Code without MS branding/telemetry/licensing

Geany - A fast and lightweight IDE

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

terminal - The new Windows Terminal and the original Windows console host, all in the same place!

obs-studio - OBS Studio - Free and open source software for live streaming and screen recording

PowerToys - Windows system utilities to maximize productivity

Drools - Drools is a rule engine, DMN engine and complex event processing (CEP) engine for Java.