Alternatives to Sublime Text for all platforms with any license

  • 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 customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Electron / Atom Shell

    • Similar interface and functionality of a code editor, but Atom uses a lot of resources being that it is written in JavaScript. Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Atom is very similar in feel and functionality to Sublime Text, but much easier to extend. Even the source code of the editor itself is a breeze to read. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It seems that Atom is better supported by developers and community. It receives updates faster. WestFlameDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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 GUI version called GVim.

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

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    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 maintained by Adobe, and is released under an MIT License.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

    • Live preview is built directly into the program. No additional setup. Plugin manager enables Emmets and other plugins to be installed completely GUI. Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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 plugins. Currently it features: * Full support for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenSolaris

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    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 packages. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce BSD

    IDE
    • For users who come from a Linux environment this is a perfect editor to keep using on MacOS X LucasVieitesNov 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • its support many programming language and so easy to compile,build,and run..! Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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

    • Open source, lots of out of the box features and also extensions. Guest • Oct 2016 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 to support text editing. The features of GNU Emacs include: ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    GNU nano

    GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor. Besides basic text editing, nano offers many extra features like an interactive search and replace, go to line and column number, auto-indentation, feature toggles, internationalization...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

    • Functionally-wise, Nano would be GNU counterpart of notepad.exe, nowhere near functionality of Sublime Text. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Aptana Studio

    Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and collaboration services that help you and your team do more. Includes support for PHP, CSS, FTP, and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Aptana is still in development on GitHub but latest version, 3.6.1, was released in October 2014. It lacks Java 8/9 features, as well as newer Javascript and HTML 5 features.
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    Komodo Edit

    Komodo Edit is a fast, smart, free and open-source code editor. Switching your trusty code editor is hard, but give Komodo Edit (or its big brother Komodo IDE) a try: it'll be worth your while. Windows, Mac, Linux? Yes. PHP...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    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. Kate is a multi document editor, based on a rewritten version of the...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD KDE

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    PyCharm Community Edition

    Python IDE with refactoring, code completion, on-the-fly code analysis, graphical debugger, and coding productivity orientation. It can work with Git, Mercurial, CVS, Subversion, GitHub. The Community Edition has some limitations:...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    IDE
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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 the box without installation, and does not touch your...

    Open Source Windows

    • 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.
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    TextMate

    TextMate is not an IDE but by using its powerful snippets, macros, and unique scoping system, it can often provide features that even a language specific IDE lacks. It has enough project management features to keep most users happy.

    Commercial Mac

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    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 explorer for Pascal, C/C++, INI, HTML, XML, PHP and more in...

    Free Windows

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    Coda

    Coda is a fast, clean, and powerful text editor with pixel-perfect preview and a built-in way to open and manage your local and remote files. And a dash of SSH too. It’s got everything you expect: syntax highlighting for tons of...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    WebStorm

    JetBrains WebStorm is a commercial IDE for JavaScript, CSS & HTML built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA platform. WebStorm provides automatic code completion, on-the-fly code analysis, refactoring support and VCS integration.

    Commercial 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 programs. It is best used for jobs with simple configurations - I...

    Open Source Windows Linux Xfce BSD

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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 text. You can use a text editor for a wide variety of tasks from...

    Free Mac

    • TextWrangler is a small and powerful text editor, like Sublime Text. Guest • Nov 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 disk-based 64-bit file handling (standard) on 32-bit Windows...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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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 expensive development tools for features and ease of use, it is...

    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 most essential features are implemented in the editor. Features: Codeset option (Some...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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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), multi-window (MDI) and pseudo multi-window modes (PMDI); *...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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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 only answer questions about our code, but to understand how our...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

    IDE
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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 developers. Enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

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    Textadept

    Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and ridiculously extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers. Written in a combination of C and Lua and relentlessly optimized for speed and minimalism over the years, Textadept is an ideal...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    NINJA-IDE

    NINJA-IDE (from the recursive acronym: "Ninja-IDE Is Not Just Another IDE"), is a cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE). NINJA-IDE runs on Linux/X11, Mac OS X and Windows desktop operating systems, and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    IDE
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    Komodo IDE

    Code smarter and faster with Komodo IDE, the cross-platform professional development environment for dynamic languages and open technologies. Komodo's award-winning feature set includes standard editor functionality like code...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

    IDE
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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 basic text editor. It is a step up from Notepad, offering cleaner handling of large files, support...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Notepadqq

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

    Open Source Linux

Sublime Text Comments

In Beta V3 since ages! -1 Helpful

Positive Comment by ITSecMedia
about Sublime Text Oct 2016

When do they release the FINAL V3 ?

The beta V3 are stable enough...

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It's Just Amazing !

Comment by mustafanline
about Sublime Text Jun 2016

Super Fast, Perfecto, No Need For Alternative "XD

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Just the best editor. EVER

Positive Comment by soarhk
about Sublime Text Jun 2016

Superfast, easy to use and multiplattform. Perfect for code and edit simple texts.

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was amazed untill

Negative Comment by idefix
about Sublime Text Dec 2015

i wanted to use Undo Redo and it did not work :(
hope there was some settings need to enable, found nothing

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My favourite text editor

Positive Comment by GordonNelson
about Sublime Text and Notepad++ Oct 2015

Crossplatform is awesome. Realy
PC at home, Mac Mini at work, all compare to Sublime Text.

Another great feature is height right bar. I can find typical moments in my lists.
Thanks for freeware

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Lightweight and beatiful

Positive Comment by manuellazzari
about Sublime Text Jun 2015

Also, after this one every other IDE will look horrid.

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Best editor, though not free

Positive Comment by jackeryfunke
about Sublime Text and Notepad++ May 2015

Fast, a lot of plugins, no useless stuffs

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Sublime - best editor

Positive Comment by nickmihaiu
about Sublime Text Jan 2015

Things I like at Sublime:
- supports plugins
- great color theme
- lightweight
- works on all platforms(linux, windows, mac)
- saves open tabs and restores them when opening sublime

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Mis ojos

Positive Comment by andres57sc
about Sublime Text Oct 2014

Mis ojos adoran el color de la interfaz, simplemente perfecto.

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I love this editor

Comment by SandeshDamkondwar
about Sublime Text Jul 2014

Features I love,
1. Multi cursor mode,
2. Package manager,
3. Instant file switching
4. Folder search

And lot of helpful plugins

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Simply AweSomE !!

Positive Comment by catalyst
about Sublime Text and Vim, Notepad Apr 2014

This is a kind of text editor I have been searching for months. Nice learing curve, it is simple as notepad and sophisticated as Vim at the same time..

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Ugh

Comment by Roby718
about Sublime Text Apr 2013

Saw "Free", then I saw "Purchase A License".

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Awesome

Positive Comment by Jackiii99
about Sublime Text Jan 2013

Sublime Text Editor is awesome.

[Edited by Jackiii99, January 05]

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Best text editor... ever.

Positive Comment by Blackyell
about Sublime Text Oct 2012

Incredibly efficient, with its plugins, multi-cursors editing, ultra configurable etc.

Try it, adopt it.

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