Alternatives to TextEdit for all platforms with any license

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  • 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 and replace, go to line and column...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD Haiku

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  • Aptana Studio icon

    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...

    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.
  • Komodo Edit icon

    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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.
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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...

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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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  • UltraEdit icon

    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 icon

    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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  • jEdit icon

    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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