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Basic Notepad Alternatives

Basic Notepad is described as 'plain and simple text editor. You can use this wonderful too to process your plain text documents easy without any text formatting' and is a Text Editor in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Basic Notepad for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Kate, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Basic Notepad are GNU nano, gedit, QOwnNotes and Notepad.

Basic Notepad alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Code Editors or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Basic Notepad.
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  1. Kate icon

    Kate

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE
    128 alternatives to Kate 

    The Kate project develops two main products: KatePart, the advanced editor component which is used in numerous KDE applications requiring a text editing component, and Kate, a MDI text editor application.

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    1.  Syntax HighlightingKate supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    2.  Code FormattingKate supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
    3.  Support for MarkDownKate supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    4.  LightweightKate consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  2. GNU nano icon

    GNU nano

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    132 alternatives to 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 number, auto-indentation, feature toggles, internationalization support, and filename tab completion.

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    1.  Command line interfaceGNU nano either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    gedit

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • GNOME
    • OpenSolaris
    169 alternatives to 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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    1.  Lightweightgedit consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Syntax Highlightinggedit supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsgedit can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Autocompletiongedit can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    5.  Spell Checkinggedit can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
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    QOwnNotes

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Qt
    • PortableApps.com
    198 alternatives to QOwnNotes 

    Plain text notepad with markdown support and todo list manager for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that works together with the notes application of ownCloud.

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    Notepad

    128 alternatives to 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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    1.  LightweightNotepad consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    TextPad

    • Windows
    127 alternatives to 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 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Server 2003 and 2008.

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    TabNote-

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    126 alternatives to TabNote- 

    TabNote is a free and offline chrome extension which can use to take notes while you are browsing the web. 珞

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    Diakonos

    • Linux
    • BSD
    151 alternatives to Diakonos 

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

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    1.  Command line interfaceDiakonos either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Tilde

    • Linux
    121 alternatives to Tilde 

    Tilde is a text editor for the console/terminal, which provides an intuitive interface for people accustomed to GUI environments such as Gnome, KDE and Windows. Example: copy current selection is Control-C; paste previously copied text is Control-V.

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    1.  LightweightTilde consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Nota (Maui Applications)

    • Linux
    122 alternatives to Nota (Maui Applications) 

    Nota is a convergent text editor. Nota is easy to use, with a simple interface by default. Nota supports syntax highlighting for various languages, focus mode, annotations, configurable fonts, colors, a integrated side panel and more.

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    1.  Syntax HighlightingNota (Maui Applications) supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    2.  LightweightNota (Maui Applications) consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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