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Text Editors

Platforms

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Online
  • Android
  • BSD
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Self-Hosted
  • Chrome OS
  • Android Tablet
  • Google Chrome
  • PortableApps.com
  • Xfce
  • Electron / Atom Shell
  • Haiku
  • Firefox
  • Etherpad
  • Cygwin
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Features

  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Portable
  • Lightweight
  • Distraction free writing
  • Tabbed interface
  • WYSIWYG Support
  • Multiple languages
  • Distraction-free UI
  • MarkDown support
  • Extensible by Plugins/Extensions
  • Support for Unicode
  • Customizable
  • Code completion
  • Collaborative writing
  • Minimalistic
  • Support for Large File
  • Search and replace
  • Support for SFTP
  • Support for regular expressions
  • Fullscreen support
  • Autocompletion
  • Web-Based
  • Drag n drop
  • Sync with Dropbox
  • Real time collaboration
  • Text editing
  • Support for Themes
  • Live Preview
  • Support for FTP
  • Dropbox integration
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Notepad++

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

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Sublime Text

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features.

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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.

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Atom

A hackable text editor for the 21st Century.

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Write!

Write! is a distraction-free text editor that boosts your productivity. It supports markdown syntax, spell-checker, cloud integration and much more!Features:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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GNU Emacs

GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more.

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Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver is a proprietary web development tool developed by Adobe Systems.

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Notepad2

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.

Notepad2 is a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. Simple as possible, but yet powerful. Has full Unicode support.

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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.

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TextMate

TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors.

  • Mac
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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 https://alternativeto .

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GNU nano

GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor.

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Taskade

Taskade is a new way to create team task lists and notes. Make lists, organize your thoughts, and be inspired to get things done. Taskade let's you create simple and smart checklists, outlines, and notes for teams. .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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TextWrangler

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."

TextWrangler is the powerful general purpose text editor, and Unix and server administrator’s tool.

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Bluefish Editor

Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming 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 programs.

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KompoZer

Discontinued

The project seems to be discontinued. Latest stable version, 0.7.10, was released on 2007 and last development version, 0.8b3, on 2010, but the program is still downloadable from the official website.

KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.

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