Enter Notepad++, a more advanced text editing application built for Windows users.
Notepad++ takes the simplicity of Notepad and adds the features you likely wish Notepad had, such as the ability to keep multiple files open in separate tabs, and syntax highlighting so the code you’re editing isn’t one giant blob of black text. You can also record and playback macros, which can come in handy if you regularly perform certain actions on a file.
Once you install Notepad++, it’s sure to become your go-to text editor, even if you’re not constantly hammering out code for your development projects.
- Syntax highlighting & folding (including user-defined syntax)
- Customizable user interface
- Tab view for opening and editing multiple documents
- Macro recording & playback
Notepad++ is authored by Don Ho, and is available as a free download for Windows.