Alternatives to JOE 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

  • Atom icon

    Atom

    A hackable text editor for the 21st Century. At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Electron / Atom Shell

  • 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

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    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

  • Geany icon

    Geany

    Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

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    GNU Emacs

    GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

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    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

  • Kate icon

    Kate

    Text editor for the KDE desktop environment with support for multiple languages and syntax highlighting. It is extensible with...

    Open Source Windows Linux KDE

  • 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

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    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

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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

  • Textadept icon

    Textadept

    Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and ridiculously extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers. Written in a combination of C...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    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

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    MacVim

    MacVim is a port of the text editor Vim to Mac OS X. MacVim supports multiple windows with tabbed editing and a host of other...

    Open Source Mac

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    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

  • 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

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    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

  • 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

  • Vico icon

    Vico

    Vico is a programmers text editor for Mac OS X. Some of the features are: strong focus on keyboard control (vi key bindings)...

    Freemium Mac

  • Aquamacs Emacs icon

    Aquamacs Emacs

    An Editor for Text, HTML, LaTeX, C++, Java, Python, R, Perl, Ruby, PHP, and more... Based on GNU Emacs, Aquamacs integrates...

    Open Source Mac

  • Syntaxic icon

    Syntaxic

    A keyboard-friendly text editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Features: - Incremental search and replace - Sidebar and jump-to-file...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Traditional Ex - Vi editor icon

    Traditional Ex - Vi editor

    The vi editor is one of the most common text editors on Unix. It was developed starting around 1976 by Bill Joy at UCB, who was tired...

    Free Linux

  • Diakonos

    Diakonos is a powerful and easy to use console-based text editor.

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    EdytorNC

    EdytorNC is text editor for CNC programmers. Some features : bolt holes calculation; solutions of triangles calculation; speed, feed...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • acme

    Acme is a powerful text editor, development environment and textual-user-interface platform developed by Rob Pike originally for Plan...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • PHP Studio icon

    PHP Studio

    PHP Studio is an easy-to-use and comprehensive development solution for PHP based websites and applications. This advanced PHP editor...

    Commercial Windows

  • Eddie icon

    Eddie

    Eddie is a programmers editor for Mac OSX and Gnome Linux. Inspired by the Macintosh Programmer's Workshop, Eddie brings some of...

    Free Mac Linux

  • IT-Edit icon

    IT-Edit

    IT-Edit (Integrated Terminal Editor) provide a text editor with syntax highlight, line numbering and with the basics text editing...

    Open Source Linux

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