Notepad++ Plugins For Easy Development

There are many available plugins, but, of course, we’ll not use all of these, so here’s some selected plugins that should be known by developers.

1. IndentByFold

IndentByFold is an auto indent plug-in for Notepad++ based on the language folding level.

indenta

indentb

2. QuickText

Quicktext is a Notepad++ plugin for text substitution with multi field inputs. It’s similar to Tab Triggers in TextMate, Resharper/CodeRush in Visual Studio. PLEASE UPDATE Notepad++ v5.4.4 if QuickText isn’t functional.

quicktext

qta     +    [Tab Button] =>

qtb

3. SourceCookifier

A plugin which uses Exuberant Ctags to parse either only the currently activated source file or multiple files of so-called sessions. The results are shown and can be browsed in a treeview inside of a dockable window.

source

4. Compare

There’s never just one copy of a code or documentation. Especially when you’re working with a team. So use this plugin to load two files side by side and compare their differences.

compare

5. Snippetplus

Code snippet and Surround With plugin for Notepad++. Write snippet name and replace it with real code or select some text and surround it with something like IF,TryCatch,Table,Div or whatever.Will give you hint if you don’t remember the snippet name

snippet

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