Alternatives to EmEditor for all platforms with any license

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  • Notepad++ icon

    Notepad++

    Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.

    Open Source Windows

    • EM Editor has the option to edit large files.
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    • Notepad++ cannot handel giant text files, of several GB in size.
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  • Sublime Text icon

    Sublime Text

    Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Vim icon

    Vim

    Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku OpenSolaris ... Xfce

  • gedit icon

    gedit

    Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. Has syntax highlighting and is suitable for programming, with support for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenSolaris

  • GNU nano icon

    GNU nano

    GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor. Besides basic text editing, nano offers many extra features like an interactive search...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku

  • Notepad2 icon

    Notepad2 Discontinued

    Notepad2 is a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. Simple as possible, but yet powerful. Has full...

    Open Source Windows

  • PSPad icon

    PSPad

    PSPad is a freeware programmers editor in 8 languages for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Some features are highlighted syntax...

    Free Windows

  • Notepad icon

    Notepad

    Most simple text editor. Just plain text, saves in .txt format. Not available for download; bundled with all versions of Windows.

    Free Windows

  • SciTE icon

    SciTE

    SciTE is a SCIntilla based Text Editor. Originally built to demonstrate Scintilla, it has grown to be a generally useful editor with...

    Open Source Windows Linux Xfce

  • UltraEdit icon

    UltraEdit

    UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • AkelPad icon

    AkelPad

    A simple notepad-like text editor with many features. It is designed to be a small and fast. User interface in 20 languages. ...

    Open Source Windows

  • jEdit icon

    jEdit

    jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Leafpad

    Leafpad is a lightweight text editor that emphasizes simplicity. As development focuses on keeping weight down to a minimum, only the...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Notepad2-mod icon

    Notepad2-mod

    A modified version (fork) of Notepad2 based on Kai Liu's and other people's patches.

    Open Source Windows

  • Programmer's Notepad icon

    Programmer's Notepad

    Notepad more focused on developing than just scribble down notes. These is not an exhaustive feature list, but gives you some idea...

    Open Source Windows

  • ReText icon

    ReText

    ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview. It is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • EditPad Lite icon

    EditPad Lite

    EditPad Lite is a general-purpose text editor, designed to be small & compact, yet offer all the functionality you expect from a...

    Free Personal Windows

  • SynWrite icon

    SynWrite

    SynWrite is a free source code editor and notepad replacement for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. SynWrite features: syntax...

    Open Source Windows Total Commander

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  • Caret icon

    Caret

    Professional text editing for Chrome and Chrome OS. Caret is a graphical text editor modeled on Sublime Text, running completely...

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome

  • wxMEdit icon

    wxMEdit

    wxMEdit is a cross-platform text and hex editor, derived from MadEdit . It adds automatic updates, bookmarks, selecting lines with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • TextPad icon

    TextPad

    TextPad is designed to provide the power and functionality to satisfy the most demanding text editing requirements. It can edit files...

    Commercial Windows

  • slap icon

    slap

    slap is a Sublime-like terminal-based text editor that strives to make editing from the terminal easier. It has: * first-class...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Node.JS

  • MadEdit icon

    MadEdit Discontinued

    MadEdit is an Open-Source and Cross-Platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++ and wxWidgets. MadEdit can edit files in...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • RJ TextEd icon

    RJ TextEd

    RJ TextEd is a full featured text and source editor with Unicode support, syntax highlighting and code folding. The functionality...

    Free Windows

  • Scratch icon

    Scratch

    Scratch is the text editor that works for you. It auto-saves your files, meaning they're always up-to-date. Plus it remembers your...

    Open Source Linux

  • Keypress Editor icon

    Keypress Editor

    This is the editor you were looking for. Keypress is an offline, desktop based code editor. Use Keypress to edit your local files...

    Free Chrome OS Chrome

  • metapad icon

    metapad

    Metapad is a small, fast (and completely free) text editor for Windows 9x/NT/XP/Vista with similar features to Microsoft Notepad but...

    Open Source Windows

  • Editra icon

    Editra

    Editra is a multi-platform text editor with an implementation that focuses on creating an easy to use interface and features that aid...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • CotEditor icon

    CotEditor

    CotEditor is another text editor for Mac from Japan. It is also a code editor for C, C++, CSS, eRuby, HTML, Java, Javascript, LaTeX...

    Free Mac

  • HippoEDIT icon

    HippoEDIT

    HippoEDIT is a powerful, fast and easy to use Windows text editor, primarily targeted at power users and programmers. It has modern...

    Commercial Windows

  • Text icon

    Text

    Text.app is a simple text editor for Chrome OS and Chrome. It's fast, lets you open multiple files at once, has syntax...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome

  • Large Text File Viewer icon

    Large Text File Viewer

    Have you ever felt frustrated when you just want to look at the content of a large text file but it takes forever for Notepad or Word...

    Free Windows

  • Thunderpad icon

    Thunderpad

    Thunderpad (formerly Textpad) is a simple, general-purpose and cross-platform text editor written in C++ using the Qt libraries....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Pe (Programmer’s Editor) icon

    Pe (Programmer’s Editor)

    Pe, short for Programmer’s Editor, is an open source text editor for BeOS. It is targeted towards source-code editing, and features...

    Open Source Haiku

  • TextEdit icon

    TextEdit

    When you need to create text documents, TextEdit is a highly versatile word processor, including tools to format and layout your page...

    Free Mac

EmEditor Comments

Yutaka made a great job on EmEditor!

Positive Comment by ITSecMedia
about EmEditor Oct 2016

We love EmEditor, using it since many many years!

That editor is a MUST-HAVE.

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Nice but does not support folding.

Comment by YourGod
about EmEditor May 2015

This is a really nice editor but it does not support folding. Without folding editing XML, HTML is like hell.

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Worth 1000% of the money.

Positive Comment by Juhandra
about EmEditor Apr 2012

Together with "Directory Opus" the 2 main programs i always feel it was money well spend for such fantastic software.

EmEditor has almost all one thinks of regarding a text editor, extremely fast, plugins, macro's, you name it, EmEditor has it.

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I liked it.

Comment by User4656714
about EmEditor Jul 2011

I think it is most powerful text editor to run for Windows. It is light and fast even for a big file. I like its unicode support. Sometimes I need to work with Japanese or Chinese or Korean, it supports perfectly fine with UFT-8 perfectly unlike some of of other text editors. The best text editor ever I have.

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I rarely pay my own money for development apps (most of the ...

Comment by willwm
about EmEditor Jun 2011

I rarely pay my own money for development apps (most of the tools I use are purchased by my employer for our team), but this program is so exceptionally good, I happily paid out of pocket to get this editor. I've used Notepad++, Notepad2, and other free apps, and while they each have their strong points, nothing comes even close to the quality and usefulness of EmEditor. Highly, highly recommended!

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