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  • Notepad++ icon

    Notepad++

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

    Open Source Windows

  • 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 GUI version called GVim.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku OpenSolaris Xfce

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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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    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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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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    Notepad

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

    Free Windows

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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

  • 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 disk-based 64-bit file handling (standard) on 32-bit Windows...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Notepad2-mod

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

    Open Source Windows

  • Programmer's Notepad icon

    Programmer's Notepad

    Notepad more focused on developing than just scribble down notes. These is not an exhaustive feature list, but gives you some idea of the features present in Programmer’s Notepad. * Syntax Highlighting for lots of...

    Open Source Windows

  • ReText icon

    ReText

    ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview. It is written in Python using Qt libraries, able to run on any platforms (Linux and BSD are officially...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • EmEditor icon

    EmEditor

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

    Commercial Windows

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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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    SynWrite

    SynWrite is a free source code editor and notepad replacement for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. SynWrite features: syntax highlighting for lots of languages; fully customizable highlighting; code folding; tree structure view...

    Open Source Windows Total Commander

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    TextPad

    TextPad is designed to provide the power and functionality to satisfy the most demanding text editing requirements. It can edit files up to the limits of virtual memory, and it will work with the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows...

    Commercial Windows

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    Scratch

    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 tabs so you never lose your spot, even in between sessions. Make it yours. Scratch is written...

    Open Source Linux

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    metapad

    Metapad is a small, fast (and completely free) text editor for Windows 9x/NT/XP/Vista with similar features to Microsoft Notepad but with many extra (and rather useful) features. It was designed to completely replace Notepad since it...

    Open Source Windows

  • MadEdit icon

    MadEdit

    MadEdit is an Open-Source and Cross-Platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++ and wxWidgets. MadEdit can edit files in Text/Column/Hex modes, and supports many useful functions, e.g. SyntaxHighlightings, WordWrap, Encodings...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.9, released in February 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
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    TextEdit

    When you need to create text documents, TextEdit is a highly versatile word processor, including tools to format and layout your page, edit and stylize text, check spelling, create tables and lists, import graphics, work with HTML...

    Free Mac

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    RJ TextEd

    RJ TextEd is a full featured text and source editor with Unicode support, syntax highlighting and code folding. The functionality extends beyond text files and includes support for HTML editing with integrated preview, spell checking...

    Free Windows

  • EditBone icon

    EditBone

    Powerful text editing tool that comes with syntax highlighting, support for over 50 languages and scripts, 22 different styles, a handy file comparison feature and support for multiple directories and search results.

    Open Source Windows

  • Large Text File Viewer icon

    Large Text File Viewer

    Have you ever felt frustrated when you just want to look at the content of a large text file but it takes forever for Notepad or Word to open it? This program was designed for viewing large (>1GB) text files. It uses little...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Official website/app unavailable.
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    Thunderpad

    Thunderpad (formerly Textpad) is a simple, general-purpose and cross-platform text editor written in C++ using the Qt libraries. Thunderpad aims to be faster and more lightweight than most text editors, but as useful as them....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Pe (Programmer’s Editor) icon

    Pe (Programmer’s Editor)

    Pe, short for Programmer’s Editor, is an open source text editor for BeOS. It is targeted towards source-code editing, and features syntax highlighting for a large number of programming languages. It also works as a basic source-level...

    Open Source Haiku

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    GetDiz

    GetDiz is a fully featured text editor which can replace Notepad while maintaining an incredible speed, ease of use and small size. You can display and edit any text files with GetDiz. Additionally it offers enhanced functionality...

    Free Windows

  • Syncplify.me Notepad! icon

    Syncplify.me Notepad!

    Notepad! is the free, powerful, feature-rich replacement for your Windows Notepad. This software is completely free to use, for both personal and business purposes. With multi-document editing, split editing (two views of the same...

    Free Windows

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    Notepas

    Notepas is a fast portable native multiplatform text editor written in Lazarus and can be compiled for multiple platforms and widget sets using the advanced native Free Pascal Compiler. Exclusive features: - Alpha blended...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Pluma icon

    Pluma

    Pluma, fork of gedit , is a text editor part of MATE Desktop Environment. It supports most standard editor features, extending this basic functionality with other features not usually found in simple text editors. Pluma is a...

    Free 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 Highlighting, Code Folding , Auto Indent and autocompletion. It can highlight any language you like using...

    Open Source Windows

  • EditPlus icon

    EditPlus

    EditPlus is a text editor, HTML editor and programmers editor for Windows. While it can serve as a good Notepad replacement, it also offers many powerful features for Web page authors and programmers.

    Commercial Windows

  • Jane icon

    Jane

    Jane is Just Another Nasty Editor, designed to view and edit all kind of ASCII files. There are millions of similar editors already available, but the choice is yours: those who try this might discover nice features they'll soon...

    Free Windows

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    FoldingText

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

    Commercial Mac

  • Devpad icon

    Devpad

    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, HTML, INI, Java, JavaScript, Lua, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, SQL, VB.Net, XML and plain text files. -...

    Open Source Windows

  • BowPad icon

    BowPad

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

    Open Source Windows

  • NoteTab icon

    NoteTab

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

    Freemium Windows

  • BabelPad icon

    BabelPad

    BabelPad is a free Unicode text editor for Windows that supports the proper rendering of most complex scripts, and allows you to assign different fonts to different scripts in order to facilitate multi-script text editing. It supports...

    Free Windows PortableApps.com

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