What is the difference between notepad and notepad++?


  • A notepad is a simple text editor tool that comes with windows by default.
  • It support almost all the languages.
  • It saves the file with .txt extension.
  • No individual line selection / line numbering
  • Can edit most files
  • File extensions have to be typed


  • 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
  • Currently, there are 27 official plugins for Notepad++ that can be used to enhance the features of the application
  • Line selection / line numbering
  • Can edit all of them
  • File extensions can be selected from a menu

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