Thursday, November 1, 2007

Notepad++:The Enhanced Notepad (Must Have)

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One of the most useful application to be ever bundled with Windows is the Notepad. There is no single person who haven't used Notepad at least once. Notepad creates simple, no-frills, text files where you can scribble down small notes, to do list, website urls, anything that needs to be written down. You can open files of any extension on Notepad to view their contents. You can create your own files of any extension on Notepad too. You can copy an html code into Notepad and save it with .html and it becomes an html page. Similarly, you can copy a C program into Notepad and save it with .C to create a C program file. Indeed, it's the most versatile application ever created. How would you like to include some yet more powerful features to Notepad? Enter Notepad++.



Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement, which supports several programming languages, running under the MS Windows environment. It has several helpful features, like:

Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding: When you use Notepad to save program codes it automatically highlights syntaxes making it easy to read. Notepad++ supports ASP, Ada, ASCII art, Assembly, AutoIt, BAT, C, C#, C++, Caml, CSS, doxygen, FORTRAN, HTML, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, KiXtart, Lisp, Lua, makefile, Matlab, Objective-C, Pascal, Perl, PHP, PostScript, Python, Ruby, Scheme, Unix Shell Script, Smalltalk, SQL, Tcl, TeX, Verilog, VHDL, VB/VBScript, and XML.
Tabbed interface, like tabbed browsers allowing you to open and edit multiple documents at the same time.
Spell Checker
Zoom in and Zoom out.
Macro recording and playback: You can save several macros and edit their keyboard shortcuts for the next use.
Book marking
Advanced Find and Replace function.
and many more.

It is certainly a must have tool for your PC. It's a good replacement of the standard Notepad and I highly recommend this wonderful application to you all. 

Notepad++ homepage

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