Alternatives to Leafpad for all platforms with any license

  • Notepad++ icon


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

    Open Source Windows

  • Atom icon


    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 ("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


    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 Emacs icon

    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

  • 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

  • Kate icon


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

    Open Source Windows Linux KDE

  • Tomboy icon


    Have you ever felt the frustration at not being able to locate a website you wanted to check out, or find an email you found...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Notepad icon


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

    Free Windows

  • jEdit icon


    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

  • Notepad2-mod icon


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

    Open Source Windows

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  • ReText icon


    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

  • EmEditor icon


    EmEditor is a fast Unicode text editor for Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 supporting large files, scriptable macros, CSV files, keyword...

    Commercial Windows

  • Textadept icon


    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

  • SynWrite icon


    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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    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

  • Mousepad

    A simple text editor for the Xfce desktop environment. Mousepad aims to be an easy-to-use and fast editor for quickly editing text...

    Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

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  • Neovim icon


    Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: Simplify maintenance and encourage contributions. Split...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

  • medit icon


    medit is a programming and around-programming text editor. Started originally as a simple built-in editor component in GGAP, it...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

  • Scratch icon


    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 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

  • 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

  • CotEditor icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • JOE icon


    JOE is a full featured terminal-based screen editor which is distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). JOE has been...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Notepad! icon Notepad!

    Notepad! is the free, powerful, feature-rich replacement for your Windows Notepad. This software is completely free to use, for both...

    Free Windows

  • Notepas icon


    Notepas is a fast portable native multiplatform text editor written in Lazarus and can be compiled for multiple platforms and widget...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Ynote Classic icon

    Ynote Classic

    Ynote Classic is an easy to use fast and advanced text editor with a tabbed interface and multiview. It has intelligent Syntax...

    Open Source Windows

  • BowPad icon


    BowPad is a small and fast text editor with a ribbon user interface and syntax highlighting.

    Open Source Windows

  • NoteTab icon


    NoteTab is packed with time-saving productivity tools that no other text or HTML editor has.

    Freemium Windows

  • Devpad icon


    Notepad-like VB.Net multi-tab source code editor for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 that supports ASM, ASP.Net, Boo, C#, C++, CSS...

    Open Source Windows

  • Beaver Editor icon

    Beaver Editor

    Beaver is an Early AdVanced EditoR. Beaver is a GTK+2 editor designed to be Light-Weight, Modular and Stylish

    Open Source Linux

  • FoldingText icon


    FoldingText makes you productive in easily formatted plain text. Turn your ideas into plans. Your to-dos into results. Your writing...

    Commercial Mac

  • TEA icon


    TEA is a fast, pure C++ text editor for UNIX, Mac, OS/2 and Windows. TEA provides you hundreds of functions: Small size ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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