Notepad++ was invented by Don Ho in September 2003. [JEXT (Java-based text editor)] in his company, but due to poor performance, he started to develop a text editor written in C++ with Scintilla. Since his company rejected the idea, he has developed it in his spare time. Notepad++ is built as a Microsoft Windows application. The author considered but rejected the idea of porting it to Mac OS X and UNIX platforms using wx Widgets.
Notepad++ was originally released on SourceForge on November 25, 2003, as a Windows-only application. It is based on the Scintilla editor component, written in C++, using only Win32 API calls, and only using STL to improve performance and reduce program size.
In January 2010, the U.S. government instructed the U.S. open-source project custodian to deny access to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria in order to comply with U.S. laws. In response to the developer’s belief that it violates the concept of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), in June 2010, Notepad++ moved out of the United States by releasing a version on TuxFamily, France. Until 2015, when Notepad++ completely left Sourceforge, some of Notepad++’s community services (such as forums and bug trackers) remained on Sourceforge.
What is Notepad++:
Notepad++ is a text-based source code editor that is used with Microsoft OS. It allows user to performed multi editing tasked and allows to open more files in a single window OS.
Notepad++ is the free programming software. Notepad++ first event was hosted on sourcefuage.net forms. Where notepad++got famous day by day and got 28 million to download in one year since 2015 Notepad++ has been hosted on GitHub. Notepad++ uses the Scintilla editor component. Notepad++ is a very CPU friendly software that can be installed on any computer very easily, it uses very low CPU usage and a very low power to run.
Features of Notepad++:
- Syntax highlighting
- Find and replace
- Code folding
- Collaborative editing
- Language Support
- Selection Methods
- Cross-platform support
- Plugins and integrations
How to download notepad++:
You can go to noetpad++ and you will get the option you just need to find the link and click on it easily you get it free.