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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!


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


GNU General Public License v3.0