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Notepad++ is a free (as in “free speech” and also as in “free beer”) source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GNU General Public License

Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment. 


Edit text files up to 2 GB in size (the maximum size in Windows Notepad is 58 MB).

Edit multiple files, organized in tabs.

Line numbering.

Syntax highlighting for over 70 programming languages, including HTML and Windows batch files.

Advanced find and replace, with support for regular expressions.

Create and edit text files for different operating systems, including macOS and Linux.

Split-screen for editing and viewing multiple files at once, or multiple parts of the same file.

Macros for recording a sequence of editing commands to be executed repeatedly.

Support for lines to have bookmarks.

A plugin system for adding features to the software.

OS Supported

Windows 10

Apple MacOS

License Details

This license is an annual subscription purchased by Saint Mary's University

Available to



Personal devices and university-owned devices

How to Get

For Students/Staff/Faculty: Notepad++ is available via

Faculty only: For special requests, please contact EIT Helpdesk at


For more information, visit


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