BabelPad Alternatives

    BabelPad is described as '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' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 100 alternatives to BabelPad for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like BabelPad are Notepad++ (Free, Open Source), Atom (Free, Open Source), Sublime Text (Paid) and Vim (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 23, 2021

    1. The vi editor is one of the most common text editors on Unix. It was developed starting around 1976 by Bill Joy at UCB, who was tired of the ed editor.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Replace notepad with free Unicode notepad replacement, rich in innovative features, text-processing functions, tools and hot-keys.
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    2. Text.app is a simple text editor for Chrome OS and Chrome. It's fast, lets you open multiple files at once, has syntax highlighting, and saves to Google Drive on Chrome OS.
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    3. use your Browser as your Notepad, take notes while you are browsing. From now on for notepad, you don't have to go anywhere, convert your browser into your favorite notepad. Customize it as you like it. TabNote is free and offline.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Xfce
      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 (UTF8/16/32,Big5,GBK...) and WordCount.

      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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    4. HTMLPad is sophisticated all-in-one HTML, CSS, JavaScript and XHTML editor. Features include FTP connectivity, HTML Tidy validator, spell check.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      medit is a programming and around-programming text editor. Started originally as a simple built-in editor component in GGAP, it grew up to a real text editor.
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    5. A text editor for GNOME that combines simplicity with power. Scribes focuses on streamlining your workflow. It does so by ensuring common and repetitive operations are intelligently automated. And also by eliminating factors that prevent you from focusing on your tasks.
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    6. A new code editor for Chrome and ChromeOS.
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    7. 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 latest Apple technologies, Notepad allows you to save, copy, paste and organize all your favorite snippets with ease.
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