A Built in FTP Client Who Knew?

I have been using Notepad++ for years now, it is the Swiss Army Knife of text editors.  It supports text, html, css, php, sql, java, javascript, python, and xml just to name a few the list goes on and on.  It also has a ton of features that I use all the time. 

Notepad++ also features plugins, and comes preinstalled with a few.  The other day completely by accident I discovered that one of the plugins is an FTP client.


The highlighted icon brings up the NppFTP plugin allowing you to open files from a remote location, edit them, and save them back all in one move. Wish I had known about this a long time ago, makes me wonder what else is hidden in Notepad++ that I haven’t discovered yet. 

A list of available plugins is here one of these days I really need to go through it and see what else I can add to Notepad++.

If you have a Notepad++ tip of your own feel free to drop it in a comment trust me it will be appreciated.

6 Responses to A Built in FTP Client Who Knew?
  1. Thomas Duff
    December 15, 2011 | 9:39 am

    As usual, I always seem to learn new stuff from you on a daily basis… 🙂 Thanks for sharing this.

  2. John Turnbow
    December 15, 2011 | 9:58 am

    Thanks.. I’m going to download Notepad++ today!

  3. Tanya Delaney
    December 15, 2011 | 10:42 am

    Thanks for this post – I’ve been using N++ for years and had no idea it had this functionality. 🙂

  4. william eberle
    December 15, 2011 | 10:15 pm

    Cool stuff, Mitch! Shocking as it is, I’ve never used Notepad++, I’m going to check it out right now 🙂

    Ditto, Tom…

  5. Steve McDonagh
    December 16, 2011 | 4:34 pm

    As a LONG time Notepad++ user there are 2 plugins worth looking at are JSmin which runs Douglas Crockford’s JSMin algorithm on current javascript document. http://sourceforge.net/projects/jsminnpp/
    And JSONViewer
    Both of which I find rather useful …

  6. Shih Tzu
    December 18, 2011 | 4:18 am

    I was searching for an FTP client plugin for Chrome (if there’s one) before deciding to switch from Firefox 8 to Chrome. And then I read this great piece of good news!

    I commonly use Xammplite, Firebug, FireFtp, Windows Grep and Notepad++ for website development.