Text editors — are one of biggest-selling categories of the computer programs. And it is possible to divide them into two large groups: word processors and plain text editors. The first are such applications as Microsoft Word, OpenOffice.org Writer, Corel WordPerfect, AbiWord and many other — they serve for composing different types of documents.
Plain text — is such, which is not formatted. Usually it is stored in usual text files. These are used more frequent by programmers. For such purposes the best of all editors is Notepad from Windows. However if to take into account the mentioned programmers, then is it is much useful to highlight language keywords. Every IDE can handle such task. But the IDE are not always free, also and they are too big, when only there is enough a minimum of possibilities.
For this purpose there are some programs which are on the level of the functionality between Notepad and traditional IDE. There are many free application between them. In particular Notepad++ is an Open-Source app.
The other day Notepad++ version 5.6 was released. The different corrections of errors and some new features are in the number of its changes.
Notepad++ works in all versions of Windows and it is possible to download it from the official page of the program: