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  • Bluefish Editor icon

    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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    UltraEdit

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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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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    TextWrangler

    TextWrangler is the powerful general purpose text editor, and Unix and server administrator’s tool. At its most basic, a text editor is a tool for simply editing...

    Free Mac

    • Discontinued The developers announced that development of TextWrangler has stopped, in favor of concentrating their efforts on the development of BBEdit. Quoted from the TextWrangler webpage, "We are sunsetting TextWrangler, and we encourage anyone interested in TextWrangler to download and use BBEdit instead."
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    Light Table

    Light Table is a new interactive IDE that lets you modify running programs and embed anything from websites to games. It provides the real time feedback we need to not...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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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 most essential features are...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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    jEdit

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Neovim

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

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    Notepadqq

    Notepadqq is a linux clone (identical application) of Notepad++

    Open Source Linux

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    • Excellent editor. Pretty much the same UI as Notepad++ Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree

Notepad++ Comments

Vital !!!

Positive Comment by ChelOis
about Notepad++ Apr 2017

This marvel is an essential part of the Freeware/OpenSource set of applications that I always install and use on my PC. Do yourself a favor, forget about standard Notepad and other paid or even free alternatives.

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Peligroso e inseguro

Negative Comment by truchisoftr
about Notepad++ Mar 2017

Se encontraron graves vulnerabilidades INSTALADAS POR SU CREADOR en este software, en concreto, mientras esta abierto permite capturar a un tercero todas las teclas que se escriban. De nuevo, esto es ADREDE realizado por su creador en colaboracion con terceros.

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LOL -2 Helpful

Negative Comment by altermetax
about Notepad++ Mar 2017

Seriously, all of these people voting for such an old, obsolete and deprecate software?

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Works Great. 2 Helpful

Positive Comment by louieequinn
about Notepad++ Nov 2016

I use it all the time for code editing for my home cleaning website and it works great.
It is simple and elegant.

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Nice editor... -3 Helpful

Positive Comment by ITSecMedia
about Notepad++ Oct 2016

... as long as you are not willing to spend a few bucks into such an important tool for programmers.

A free great alternative is VSCode by Microsoft.

If you are willing to invest in your future as coder, go and get a license for SublimeText and EmEditor, I use both regularly.

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Use this everyday 2 Helpful

Positive Comment by kelleygibson
about Notepad++ Jan 2016

I use Notepad++, and have for years. I love it! Couldn't ask for a better text editor with some advanced features beyond the standard Notepad.

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i use it all the time...

Positive Comment by robertmu
about Notepad++ Jan 2016

i use it all the time for code edditing and works great

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Good

Comment by JennyBredst
about Notepad++ Oct 2015

I use it for code editing on my Windows machine. I am satisfied.

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Best free editor for ColdFusion

Comment by 10basetom
about Notepad++ Aug 2015

NPP + nppColdFusion plugin = best free code editor for ColdFusion.

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Absolutely Essential on Any PC

Positive Comment by BeamUsUpCrawler
about Notepad++ Jun 2015

Notepad++ is one of the first things I install when formating or getting a new PC absolutely essential!

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Log buster

Positive Comment by manuellazzari
about Notepad++ Jun 2015

This is THE tool to navigate logs

[Edited by manuellazzari, June 26]

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the best editor

Positive Comment by johnyprince
about Notepad++ Jun 2015

simple and elegant

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Notepad++ abandoning sourceforge

Comment by tabakis
about Notepad++ and SourceForge Jun 2015

Due to the alleged hijacking of various apps by SF.

"I humbly request that Notepad++ users not encourage such scams, and educate others not to download any software from SourceForge. I request as well that the project owners on SourceForge move out of SourceForge, in order to preserve the purpose of the Open Source Community and encourage the works of true authors/creators."

Ref: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/news/notepad-plus-plus-leaves-sf.html

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The best editor on Windows

Positive Comment by appproximate
about Notepad++ Jun 2015

It will be perfect if its GUI could be cooler.

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