Notepad++ is awesome, and OneNote not so much…

I use Notepad++ since a couple of years now, just yesterday I found another awesome feature and reason to love NotePad++ more!
Ctrl+K (without the Ctrl+C) works in Notepad++ (as expected like Visual Studio) on editing autohotkey files and batch files (.bat) and a lot of other file types!!

: Ctrl+K, Ctrl+C is the shortcut for commenting code

Figure: Commenting lines in NotePad++ with Ctrl+K


I would love to use OneNote, but I have following problems with it

  1. Where are the OneNote files stored?
    If we reformat drive because of system update, this is important to me!
  2. Onenote files can be opened only with Onenote :-(
  3. The UI is confusing to me, there are 3 tabs on 3 borders of the UI

Figure: BAD – What is the difference between the 3 different tabs? Is there a difference?

The big PLUS for Onenote is the OCR feature “Copy Text from Picture”!!!!!
That is the only thing I use from Onenote


The big features I like from NotePad ++

  1. Syntax Highlighting in many different languages and file types (C#, html, … list is HUGE)
  2. Regular Expression Search/Replace
  3. File Status Auto-detection
    If you modify or delete a file which opened in Notepad++, you will be notified to update your document (reload the file or remove the file)
  4. Easy to use
  5. Auto Show last opened files

All features can be found here

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