Compare Visual Studio Code vs Notepad++
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comparison of Visual Studio Code vs. Notepad++
based on data from user reviews. Visual Studio Code rates 4.6/5 stars with 571 reviews. Notepad++ rates 4.6/5 stars with 1,008 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
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Visual Studio Code
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Notepad++
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Ratings

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

Features

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

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
40.9%
31.2%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
33.0%
32.0%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
26.1%
36.8%
Visual Studio Code
Small-Business
40.9%
Mid-Market
33.0%
Enterprise
26.1%
Notepad++
Small-Business
31.2%
Mid-Market
32.0%
Enterprise
36.8%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Computer Software
32.9%
Information Technology and Services
24.1%
 
Information Technology and Services
22.6%
Computer Software
20.2%
 
Internet
6.6%
Telecommunications
4.1%
 
Higher Education
2.8%
Internet
3.9%
 
Retail
2.0%
Higher Education
3.1%
 
Other
32.9%
Other
44.5%
Visual Studio Code
Computer Software
32.9%
Information Technology and Services
22.6%
Internet
6.6%
Higher Education
2.8%
Retail
2.0%
Other
32.9%
Notepad++
Information Technology and Services
24.1%
Computer Software
20.2%
Telecommunications
4.1%
Internet
3.9%
Higher Education
3.1%
Other
44.5%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Rafael A.
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Internet

Visual Studio Code is really lightweight, works perfectly in Linux and OS X, which are my primary operating systems. The feature to open a folder is great and allows you to search through code files easily. The fact that's Open Source is great because it...

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
Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 User

Updates all the time!!!! After an update the software freezes Takes a long time to load

Gema Aji W.
User in Computer Software

The somehow small amount of plugin supported with a cumbersome installation except when using Plugin Manager, lack of cross-platform support since it's based on Scintilla. The lack of any debugging and GIT support built-in made it harder to recommend for...

 
Visual Studio Code
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Rafael A.
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Internet

Visual Studio Code is really lightweight, works perfectly in Linux and OS X, which are my primary operating systems. The feature to open a folder is great and allows you to search through code files easily. The fact that's Open Source is great because it...

Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 User

Updates all the time!!!! After an update the software freezes Takes a long time to load

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
Gema Aji W.
User in Computer Software

The somehow small amount of plugin supported with a cumbersome installation except when using Plugin Manager, lack of cross-platform support since it's based on Scintilla. The lack of any debugging and GIT support built-in made it harder to recommend for...

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