Compare Notepad++, Visual Studio Code, and Xfce

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Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
9.2
9.1
8.5
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
9.2
9.0
8.2
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
9.5
9.2
Not enough data available
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
9.2
8.6
Not enough data available
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.4
8.5
6.9
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.9
8.9
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.8
9.5
8.9
Meets Requirements
Notepad++
9.2
Visual Studio Code
9.1
Xfce
8.5
Ease of Use
Notepad++
9.2
Visual Studio Code
9.0
Xfce
8.2
Ease of Setup
Notepad++
9.5
Visual Studio Code
9.2
Xfce
Not enough data available
Ease of Admin
Notepad++
9.2
Visual Studio Code
8.6
Xfce
Not enough data available
Quality of Support
Notepad++
8.4
Visual Studio Code
8.5
Xfce
6.9
Ease of Doing Business With
Notepad++
8.9
Visual Studio Code
8.9
Xfce
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
Notepad++
8.8
Visual Studio Code
9.5
Xfce
8.9

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
31.0%
41.1%
83.3%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
32.3%
33.0%
8.3%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
36.7%
26.0%
8.3%
Notepad++
Small-Business
31.0%
Mid-Market
32.3%
Enterprise
36.7%
Visual Studio Code
Small-Business
41.1%
Mid-Market
33.0%
Enterprise
26.0%
Xfce
Small-Business
83.3%
Mid-Market
8.3%
Enterprise
8.3%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Information Technology and Services
24.1%
Computer Software
32.9%
Internet
33.3%
 
Computer Software
20.5%
Information Technology and Services
22.7%
Information Technology and Services
20.0%
 
Telecommunications
4.0%
Internet
6.6%
Telecommunications
13.3%
 
Internet
3.9%
Higher Education
2.8%
Religious Institutions
6.7%
 
Higher Education
3.1%
Retail
2.0%
Program Development
6.7%
 
Other
44.3%
Other
33.0%
Other
20.0%
Notepad++
Information Technology and Services
24.1%
Computer Software
20.5%
Telecommunications
4.0%
Internet
3.9%
Higher Education
3.1%
Other
44.3%
Visual Studio Code
Computer Software
32.9%
Information Technology and Services
22.7%
Internet
6.6%
Higher Education
2.8%
Retail
2.0%
Other
33.0%
Xfce
Internet
33.3%
Information Technology and Services
20.0%
Telecommunications
13.3%
Religious Institutions
6.7%
Program Development
6.7%
Other
20.0%

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.

Faissal B.
User

It's fast, good looking and has a range of options for customisation. The ability to alt-tab through windows and use workspaces is great and speeds up my workflow significantly.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Alistair W.
User in Government Administration

I just couldn't get on with it - nothing specific, I just prefer Sublime Text

G2 User in Information Technology and Services

Visual studio code does not have any compiler or custom language formatting (e.g. syntax highlighting). So you can just edit code (case sensitive) if you would need to compile it later.

Spencer M.
User in Internet

- Had some display issues, and googling around always came across tips for Ubuntu that were not helpful. - Had a similar experience with the WiFi

 
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
Alistair W.
User in Government Administration

I just couldn't get on with it - nothing specific, I just prefer Sublime Text

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
G2 User in Information Technology and Services

Visual studio code does not have any compiler or custom language formatting (e.g. syntax highlighting). So you can just edit code (case sensitive) if you would need to compile it later.

Xfce
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Faissal B.
User

It's fast, good looking and has a range of options for customisation. The ability to alt-tab through windows and use workspaces is great and speeds up my workflow significantly.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Spencer M.
User in Internet

- Had some display issues, and googling around always came across tips for Ubuntu that were not helpful. - Had a similar experience with the WiFi

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