Notepad++ app can now be download from the Windows Store


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Notepad++ is a popular free text editor and source code editor for Windows PC users. Initially hosted on SourceForge.net, the project gradually moved onto the TuxFamily and since 2015, Notepad++ has been hosted on GitHub.

Used by millions worldwide, the software has now been made available for download on the official Microsoft Store. This was made possible through Project Centennial which enables developers of existing.Net and Win 32 apps to convert them to the Universal Windows Platform.

Here’s a bit of history:

Notepad++ was developed by Don Ho in September 2003.  The developer used JEXT (a Java-based text editor) at his company but, dissatisfied with its poor performance, he began to develop a text editor written in C++ with Scintilla. He developed it in his spare time since the idea was rejected by his company. Notepad++ was built as a Microsoft Windows application; the author considered, but rejected, using wxWidgets to port it to the Mac OS X and Unix platforms.

Download now NotePad++ for Windows 10

The app is available as a free download here, being developed by NightRisde. Another similar example with NotePad++ is Paint.NET, which was made available for download on the Microsoft Store back in October, last year.

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