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NotePad++ offers portable notepad features for programmers

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  • Notepad++

    PCWorld Rating

    Numbered lines make Notepad++ an excellent text editor for programmers.

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    Numbered lines make Notepad++ an excellent text editor for programmers.

    Pros

    • Numbered lines make coding easy
    • Open new files in separate tabs and switch to and fro
    • You can color the active tab to distinguish it from others

    Cons

    • Those who don't program won't get much practical use out of the numbered lines

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