Using Notepad++ with Arduino sketches
After using both the Arduino IDE and VB express I'm always a little disappointed at the lack of helper features in the Arduino IDE, of course it is a little unfair to compare the two when you consider the differences in available resource! the Arduino IDE is still pretty good.
I have used Notepad++ for some time as a general text editor on my PC and I thought I'd give it a try as an editor for my pde files.
Another good feature is the automated colouring of key words and you can even add your own key words.
With Arduino set to external editor this gives a much more user friendly interface I realise there are other options to get a more professional UI, like Eclipse etc but this is a lot easier to set up.