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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 and extraordinary features. ...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

    • Better looking UI and it's available across all platforms. Also, Package Control is amazing AkootMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Notepad++ allows toggling bookmarks with a single click. CeesTMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It's fast and has powerful editor features. Usability and UX of Sublime Text are just outstanding. Guest • 7 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Search and replace is not upto the level of notepad++ Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    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 customize to do anything, but also...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Electron / Atom Shell

    • Despite sometimes high demanding (for an text editor), good as an Editor/IDE. Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Cross-platform, modern, fast, great UI, great UX, extensible, fast community-driven development, stable... cblockApr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Open-source. Community-driven. A lot of high quality extensions available. Very simple and quick. A lot of customisation if you want. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Amazing UI, large variety of useful plugins, nice features like multiple cursors, open source and free to use Ruebz999Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Great UI. Great Packages (extensions). Support for several programming languages. Great developers and community. Free and Open Source. Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Atom can split windows and allow users to work on multiple files simultaneously, while also integrating plugins. I would say it's better than Notepad++ for many programming tasks. Guest • Sep 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Vim icon

    Vim

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

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

    • Vim is a console app and require to know its commands to use it, while Notepad++ is UI driven, anyone can use it. Guest • Mar 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Fastest in use. You can improve your productivity and performance when writing. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Brackets icon

    Brackets

    Brackets is an open-source editor for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The project was created and is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

  • Visual Studio Code icon

    Visual Studio Code

    Code combines the streamlined UI of a modern editor with rich code assistance and navigation, and an integrated debugging experience – without the need for a full IDE.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

    • Incredibly performant and versatile editor. With the feeling of an editor and the power of an IDE avitalbennatanMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Open source, handles many different languages, extensible. What's not to love? Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • gedit icon

    gedit

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD GNOME ... OpenSolaris

    • no sorting and don't reconize regular expression when 'replace' or search rmpbklynSep 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Gedit can't fold code, can't make ident lines, and the ident is strange! Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Some essential plugins missing especially around code formatting tools Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • 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 a few dependencies from other...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Xfce

    • Geany in functionality and interface is very similar to Notepad++ Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Simple, lightweight. But there're syntax highlighting and code completion. jovinFeb 2017 Disagree   Agree
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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 programming language with extensions...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Emacs is the be-all-end-all text editor. It takes a while to learn, but its code and text editing commands are extremely powerful. There's also a package manager for things like auto completion, automatic running, and more language support. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Kate icon

    Kate

    Text editor for the KDE desktop environment with support for multiple languages and syntax highlighting. It is extensible with plugins. Features a MDI interface. ...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD KDE

  • PSPad icon

    PSPad

    PSPad is a freeware programmers editor in 8 languages for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Some features are highlighted syntax, ftp, projects and so on. Code...

    Free Windows

    • More stable with huge files. Has implemented great function in Special conversions: "Remove Accent from chars". Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Excellent application, notepad++ sometime crashes and deletes the file contents (editing), PSPad doesn't have this problem. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Notepad2

    Notepad2 is a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. Simple as possible, but yet powerful. Has full Unicode support. Can be run out of...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2.25, released on October 28, 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
    • Faster startup, full replacement of notepad.exe for windows Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Bluefish Editor

    Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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 facilities for building and running...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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    • A simpler version of Notepad++. Supports all the jazz you'll need: syntax higlighting, it's clever with Tabs, mass renaminc, etc. No macros though. xxavxSep 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    AkelPad

    A simple notepad-like text editor with many features. It is designed to be a small and fast. User interface in 20 languages. Features * Single window (SDI)...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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