Compare Notepad++ vs Visual Studio Code

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comparison of Notepad++ vs. Visual Studio Code
based on data from user reviews. Notepad++ rates 4.6/5 stars with 1,017 reviews. Visual Studio Code rates 4.6/5 stars with 580 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
Free Trial Unavailable
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Notepad++
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Visual Studio Code
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Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
9.2
9.1
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
9.2
9.0
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
9.5
9.2
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
9.2
8.6
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.4
8.5
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.9
8.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.8
9.5
Meets Requirements
Notepad++
9.2
Visual Studio Code
9.1
Ease of Use
Notepad++
9.2
Visual Studio Code
9.0
Ease of Setup
Notepad++
9.5
Visual Studio Code
9.2
Ease of Admin
Notepad++
9.2
Visual Studio Code
8.6
Quality of Support
Notepad++
8.4
Visual Studio Code
8.5
Ease of Doing Business With
Notepad++
8.9
Visual Studio Code
8.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Notepad++
8.8
Visual Studio Code
9.5

Features

Coding
Syntax highlighting
Notepad++
9.1
Visual Studio Code
9.4
Autocompletion
Notepad++
8.4
Visual Studio Code
8.8
Find and replace
Notepad++
9.4
Visual Studio Code
9.2
Code folding
Notepad++
8.7
Visual Studio Code
9.1
Editing
Collaborative editing
Notepad++
7.7
Visual Studio Code
8.5
Language Support
Notepad++
8.8
Visual Studio Code
9.0
Selection Methods
Notepad++
8.7
Visual Studio Code
8.9
Functionality
Extensibility
Notepad++
8.9
Visual Studio Code
9.3
Cross-platform support
Notepad++
8.6
Visual Studio Code
9.3
Plugins and integrations
Notepad++
8.5
Visual Studio Code
9.4
Security
Notepad++
8.4
Visual Studio Code
8.7

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
31.0%
40.9%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
32.2%
33.0%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
36.8%
26.0%
Notepad++
Small-Business
31.0%
Mid-Market
32.2%
Enterprise
36.8%
Visual Studio Code
Small-Business
40.9%
Mid-Market
33.0%
Enterprise
26.0%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Information Technology and Services
24.0%
Computer Software
32.9%
 
Computer Software
20.5%
Information Technology and Services
22.6%
 
Telecommunications
4.1%
Internet
6.6%
 
Internet
3.9%
Higher Education
2.8%
 
Higher Education
3.1%
Retail
2.0%
 
Other
44.4%
Other
33.1%
Notepad++
Information Technology and Services
24.0%
Computer Software
20.5%
Telecommunications
4.1%
Internet
3.9%
Higher Education
3.1%
Other
44.4%
Visual Studio Code
Computer Software
32.9%
Information Technology and Services
22.6%
Internet
6.6%
Higher Education
2.8%
Retail
2.0%
Other
33.1%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Kyle Q.
Administrator in Retail

- It is very easy to use, and extremely lightweight. - Syntax Highlighting for when you are programming. - GUI can be customized to make it to get a better feel. - Can have multiple documents open using different tabs, - Good community support for any...

John Patrick S.
User in Information Technology and Services

Git integration, integrated terminal, faster than Atom, the community has written useful plugins though I try to use as minimum as I can. I have written most of what I like about Visual Studio Code in the section where I explained why I switched from Atom.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Wade W.
User in Internet

I now find myself using other sleeker tools, like Sublime Text more often now

Palash K.
User in Information Technology and Services

Extremely limited features with respect to standard and hugely popular IDES like Visual Studio Lack of Project Structures and project Templates made enterprise-wide application development very difficult.

 
Notepad++
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Kyle Q.
Administrator in Retail

- It is very easy to use, and extremely lightweight. - Syntax Highlighting for when you are programming. - GUI can be customized to make it to get a better feel. - Can have multiple documents open using different tabs, - Good community support for any...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Wade W.
User in Internet

I now find myself using other sleeker tools, like Sublime Text more often now

Visual Studio Code
Most Helpful Favorable Review
John Patrick S.
User in Information Technology and Services

Git integration, integrated terminal, faster than Atom, the community has written useful plugins though I try to use as minimum as I can. I have written most of what I like about Visual Studio Code in the section where I explained why I switched from Atom.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Palash K.
User in Information Technology and Services

Extremely limited features with respect to standard and hugely popular IDES like Visual Studio Lack of Project Structures and project Templates made enterprise-wide application development very difficult.

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