I know you are supposed to say “it depends” and waffle over answers like they all are great, but I don’t play that game. To be honest, I use them all so I am very familiar with these tools. That said, I use Notepadd++ EVERY DAY. It is always open for me to jot things into, clear formatting, and is like my little stash of information that I pull from.
I dare you to follow my 5-Minute guide and NOT turn into an ultra-productive badass!