Install Notepad ++ on Nintendo Switch

Notepad ++

Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.
To run: Menu -> Accessories -> Notepad++

This app runs with the help of box86 and wine.

Fortunately, Notepad ++ is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Notepad ++.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu Noble, which is currently version 5.1.2 Ubuntu Noble.
Notepad ++ will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Notepad ++

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Notepad ++.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Programming category.

Now scroll down to find Notepad ++ in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Notepad ++ for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at