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 an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Basic Notepad for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Chrome OS. The best alternative is gedit, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Basic Notepad are GNU nano (Free, Open Source), Kate (Free, Open Source), QOwnNotes (Free, Open Source) and Notepad (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 21, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Most simple text editor. Just plain text, saves in .txt format. Not available for download; bundled with all versions of Windows.


    6. 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 is a free and offline chrome extension which can use to take notes while you are browsing the web. 🤗 🤖 You can customize your TabNote by setting up font size, font color, font family, background color, spell checker etc.
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    7. 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, and even add music and movie files.
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    8. 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.
    9. Diakonos is a powerful and easy to use console-based text editor.
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