To make Notepad++ compare 2 files, you can click on the File option on the top menu and select Open. In this article we will explain how to enable the document list panel of Notepad++. The Document List Panel allows you to rapidly switch between documents, which is ideal when you need to work on multiple files. If you need to view a list of available files in the current directory, you can use the ls command. Windows users have an extra utility in the way of Explorer.

  • It’s a best tool to analyze big data and database files.
  • By default, all notes use end-to-end encryption, allowing you to keep them free from prying eyes both for you, and any collaborators.
  • Use this method when you want to write a list into a file.
  • As suggested by its name, Notepad++ 2020 can also be regarded as a more complex text editor that comes with additional functions compared to the standard Notepad.

Notes you take on Quick Note have the ability to float on top of all other apps keeping them visible on the screen. One of the best parts of Quick Note is that it does work in full-screen mode, a feature missing in Stickies and Simple Antnotes. I’ve put together this wrapper application that allows you to use Notepad++ directly on OS X Mavericks and Yosemite, without the need of a virtual machine. It is made from freely available distributions of Wine and Wineskin with all the settings configured to work from within a single app wrapper. Here’s where this listicle of 7 notepad alternatives comes to the scene.

Step #1. Locate Your Notepad++ Shortcut Path

With explorer plugin, a window is opened on the left side of the editor where you can easily find any files and open them. However, once you dive deeper into the application, you’ll learn that it’s a much more advanced tool with additional features specifically for programmers. Notepad++ is one of the best text editors we know and a great choice to replace the native text editor from Windows, which is just lacking too many features to be useful. And using MS Word or OpenOffice to take some notes would be overkill. Notepad++ is fast and requires very few resources.

Atom is an open-source text and code editor with support for thousands of plugins. It describes itself as a ‘hackable text editor’ and what it means is that it enables amateur programmers to create their own text editor without years of coding experience. The tool is great but there’s a bit of a learning curve for advanced features.

With Joplin Cloud, share your notes with your friends, family or colleagues and collaborate on them. But of course as I mentioned, since ST2 doesn’t have a GUI for preferences or editing color themes or searching for text you have to do all the editing manually. I have Eclipse for Lua now, and it allows you to ctrl+click any variable and jump to its declaration. That works pretty well for keeping track of loads of files. My game is probably running close to dozens and it’s still pre-alpha.

In this post, MiniTool provides you with a complete guide. You can also change your preferences regarding the advertisements you receive at any time. For more information, please check our privacy policy. How to open, create, edit, and view a file in Linux. In MS-DOS, you can also use the type command to display the contents of a text file.


Mauro Huculak is technical writer for His primary focus is to write comprehensive how-tos to help users get the most out of Windows 10 and its many related technologies. He has an IT background with professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA, and he’s a recognized member of the Microsoft MVP community. Your first batch file was printed on the screen successfully. The Status bar shows the basic information of the document such as the number of characters, words, and lines. EmEditor can launch fast, and as soon as you open an EmEditor window, it allows you to start typing.

How can you set a Stickies note to float on top of all apps?

Overall, Apple Notes lacks the flexibility that you’ll see with most of the other notetaking apps listed here, but it’s still a formidable tool, especially for occasional notetakers. Click the Windows buttonand type “notepad.” Let the search feature find the Notepad application. Put a check in the box next to Display HTML files as HTML code instead of formatted text.