Difference between Notepad and Notepad++

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Good day techyv!

I am currently at my friend's house today and I notice on her Laptop that there are two notepads.

The one is Notepad while the other is Notepad++.

Aren't the two just the same? What's the difference between these two?


Best Answer by Sharath Reddy
Answered By 0 points N/A #99483

Difference between Notepad and Notepad++


A notepad is a simple text editor tool that comes with windows by default. It is one tool that is used by every individual to write or edit text files. It support almost all the languages and it saves the file with .txt extension.

On the other hand, Notepad++ is a free source code editor which is a replacement of the notepad. It additionally supports more languages. Tabbed documents, spell checker, file comparisons, zooming and the find and replacement feature make it much more attractive than the old traditional notepad. Notepad++ supports 50 programming, scripting and markup languages. It also features the automatic detection of the programming language that a given file uses. Currently, there are 27 official plugins for Notepad++ that can be used to enhance the features of the application.

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Answered By 590495 points N/A #99485

Difference between Notepad and Notepad++


Great, this is another addition to my collection of different notepad software. Besides having notepad on my computer, since it is the default text editor in Windows and comes pre-installed, I also use AkelPad as replacement or let’s say an alternative text editor in Windows to open and edit different text files and also HTML files. It’s a great alternative to notepad because it can remember all previous things you did on every file you open with it. Like for example, if you highlighted a couple of words before you closed the program, you will see those words highlighted again the next time you open the file.

And when you posted Notepad++, I might decide on downloading it and try it to see the difference. Notepad++, like AkelPad, is a text editor and also a source code editor all rolled into one. It is designed to be a tough and lightweight editor for different scripting and programming languages. One great advantage you can expect from this software is tabbed editing which will allow you to open and work on different files at the same time. Here are a couple of Notepad++’s features:

  • PCRE search and replace function [Perl Compatible Regular Expression]
  • Syntax folding and highlighting
  • Customizable syntax folding and highlighting
  • Zoom in and out function

If you wish to download and try Notepad++, you can get the latest version from Download Notepad++ 6.3.2. The latest version at the moment is Notepad++ 6.3.2. You can also find and download the previous versions of Notepad++ from the download page. Also try Notepad++ Portable, download the latest from Download Notepad++ Portable Latest.

Screenshot of Notepad++

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