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Create highly customisable notes in Eclipse, and never lose track of your thoughts, ideas or code snippets!

A simple example of how the plugin can be used and customised. You have countless possibilities!

Features at a glance

  • Create as many notes as you like in a dedicated Eclipse view.
  • Modify the text style (font, color, bold, italic, underlined, strikeout, etc.).
  • Customise the appearance and functionality of the plugin via its preference page.
  • Create lists of text elements.
  • Automatically save the contents of your notes to a default or custom location.
  • Use editable shortcuts to boost your productivity.
  • Export notes as text files.
  • Lightweight and user-friendly interface.
  • Source code fully available.
  • More to discover and to come in future updates!

Check out what's new in the latest releases!

Getting started

💿 Plugin installation

You can download and install the plugin via the Eclipse Marketplace, or simply drag the below button to your running Eclipse workspace:

Drag to your running Eclipse workspace to install Notepad4e

Alternatively, head to the update site and follow the instructions listed there.

🔧 Setting your own working copy of the project

  • Ensure you have a working version of the JDK (Java Development Kit).
  • Download the RCP and RAP Developers version of Eclipse.
  • Make a copy of the repository on your computer. You can also create your own fork by clicking on the Fork icon on the top right of this page.
  • In Eclipse, go to File -> Import... -> Existing Projects into Workspace.
  • In the Select root directory field, indicate the location where you downloaded the Notepad4e repository.
  • Tick the project that appears in the Projects field and click Finish.
  • You're ready to go! You can now either launch an instance of Eclipse running the plugin by right-clicking on the project and selecting Run As -> Eclipse Application, or you can export a plugin archive file by selecting Export -> Deployable plug-ins and fragments.


$ code

Want to make Notepad4e better, faster, stronger? Contributions are more than welcome, open a pull request and share your code! Simply fork the repository by clicking on the icon on the top right of this page and you're ready to go!

💬 Support

Thought of a cool idea? Found a problem or need some help? Simply open an issue!

⭐ Thanks

Find the project useful, fun or interesting? Star the repository by clicking on the icon on the top right of this page!


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