NppTags plug-in for Notepad++


NppTags is a Universal Ctags plug-in for Notepad++.

When you use Notepad++ to program in a popular programming language (like C, C++, Java, JavaScript, PHP), ctags can be very useful for you. It creates a so called tags file that can be used to navigate through your sources. This plug-in lets you jump to a selected function / variable / class / etc in your code by pressing just one key! When multiple tags are found you can select the right yourself.


To download version 0.9.1, go to the releases page. Version 0.9.1 was released on 11 April 2021.

The source code of NppTags can be found at GitHub.

How to install

To manually install the plug-in, in the plugins directory in the Notepad++ installation directory, create a folder named NppTags and place NppTags.dll and ctags.exe in that directory. Then (re)start Notepad++.


Select a tag


The documentation of NppTags can be found at Read the Docs. This includes: