In some cases it is useful to have a good text editor at hand, to quickly buffer a text (e.g. copied from a website) without any formatting (font, bold, underline, color, etc.).

Notepad++ is the best text editor I know. It is fast and requires very little resources. Notepad ++ is also free, its use is governed by the GPL License.


  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  • User Defined Syntax Highlighting and Folding
  • PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expression) Search/Replace
  • GUI entirely customizable: minimalist, tab with close button, multi-line tab, vertical tab and vertical document list
  • Document Map
  • Auto-completion: Word completion, Function completion and  Function parameters hint
  • Multi-Document (Tab interface)
  • Multi-View
  • WYSIWYG (Printing)
  • Zoom in and zoom out
  • Multi-Language environment supported
  • Bookmark
  • Macro recording and playback
  • Launch with different arguments

Available for: Windows

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