Notepad++ is a small text editor that removes a lot of limitations of the Windows Notepad. The little download, for example, offers the most important features of a full text editor. Notepad++ also knows the syntaxes of all the popular programming languages.
But Notepad++ also starts up fast and is economical in the use of resources. More than anything, the tool supports you and your work with syntax highlighting, multi-display, drag and drop, autocompletion and lots more.
As Notepad++ is open source, a few plug-ins have been released, which make the work even easier. You can select and deselect these directly during the installation.
Version 6.4.x fixes errors and comes with a few little changes. What they are in detail, you can find out on the homepage of the manufacturer.
Verdict: Apart from all the big programming languages like C++, Java, XML, HTML, SQL and PHP, Notepad++ knows a lot small languages. Unfortunately, the ease of use suffers from the amount of practical features: a lot of menus seem overloaded and the interface is a little bit old school.