Alternatives to Traditional Ex - Vi editor for all platforms with any license

  • Notepad++ icon


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

    Open Source Windows

  • Atom icon


    A hackable text editor for the 21st Century. At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Electron / Atom Shell

  • Vim icon


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

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

  • gedit icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenSolaris

  • Geany icon


    Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku

  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • TextMate icon


    TextMate is not an IDE but by using its powerful snippets, macros, and unique scoping system, it can often provide features that even...

    Commercial Mac

  • Kate icon


    Text editor for the KDE desktop environment with support for multiple languages and syntax highlighting. It is extensible with...

    Open Source Windows Linux KDE

  • UltraEdit icon


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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • jEdit icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • SynWrite icon


    SynWrite is a free source code editor and notepad replacement for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. SynWrite features: syntax...

    Open Source Windows Total Commander

  • Neovim icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

  • slap icon


    slap is a Sublime-like terminal-based text editor that strives to make editing from the terminal easier. It has: * first-class...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Node.JS

  • MacVim icon


    MacVim is a port of the text editor Vim to Mac OS X. MacVim supports multiple windows with tabbed editing and a host of other...

    Open Source Mac

  • JOE icon


    JOE is a full featured terminal-based screen editor which is distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). JOE has been...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Enki icon


    Enki is a text editor for programmers. It is: –User friendly. Intuitive interface. Works out of the box. You don’t have to read a lot...

    Open Source Linux

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  • 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...

    Open Source Windows

  • Aquamacs Emacs icon

    Aquamacs Emacs

    An Editor for Text, HTML, LaTeX, C++, Java, Python, R, Perl, Ruby, PHP, and more... Based on GNU Emacs, Aquamacs integrates...

    Open Source Mac

  • Devpad icon


    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...

    Open Source Windows

  • FoldingText icon


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

    Commercial Mac

  • Apimac Notepad icon

    Apimac Notepad

    Notepad for Mac let’s you organize any piece of text you may want to have at hand everyday. Designed from the ground up to support the...

    Commercial Mac

  • acme

    Acme is a powerful text editor, development environment and textual-user-interface platform developed by Rob Pike originally for Plan...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Pluma icon


    Pluma, fork of gedit , is a text editor part of MATE Desktop Environment. It supports most standard editor features, extending...

    Free Linux

  • Diakonos

    Diakonos is a powerful and easy to use console-based text editor.

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Climacs Discontinued

    Climacs is an open source Emacs-like text editor written in Common Lisp. It has a good integration with other CLIM-based applications...

    Open Source Mac

  • EdytorNC icon


    EdytorNC is text editor for CNC programmers. Some features : bolt holes calculation; solutions of triangles calculation; speed, feed...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Kakoune icon


    Vim inspired text editor with support for multiple selections and scores of other "out of the box" features.

    Free Linux

  • Yi icon


    Yi is a text editor written, and extensible in, the Haskell programming language. It can be made to behave like emacs or like vi. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • FavoText icon


    FavoText is a text editor, which supports editing file with text/hex format, syntax highlighting and auto completion; it also offers...

    Commercial Windows

  • Angel Writer Discontinued

    Angel Writer is a free text editor allowing you to create impressive documents that contain formatted text, graphics and tables. You...

    Free Windows

  • JujuEdit icon

    JujuEdit Discontinued

    JujuEdit is a file editor, or alternatively a text editor with knobs-on. It is an application designed for me and people like me. At...

    Free Windows

  • PHP Studio icon

    PHP Studio

    PHP Studio is an easy-to-use and comprehensive development solution for PHP based websites and applications. This advanced PHP editor...

    Commercial Windows

  • Eddie icon


    Eddie is a programmers editor for Mac OSX and Gnome Linux. Inspired by the Macintosh Programmer's Workshop, Eddie brings some of...

    Free Mac Linux

Traditional Ex - Vi editor Comments

Good when Vim isn't there

Comment by User6487886
about Traditional Ex - Vi editor Oct 2012

It works enough like vim that you can make do with it in a pinch. I recommend having actual vim.