BBEdit is described as 'A HTML and plain text editor intended for software development' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to BBEdit for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS and BSD. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like BBEdit are Notepad++ (Free, Open Source), Sublime Text (Paid), Eclipse (Free, Open Source) and gedit (Free, Open Source).
- Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. View 196 alternatives to Notepad++
- Free • Open Source
- 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. View 172 alternatives to Sublime Text
- Paid • Proprietary
Sublime Text vs BBEditI feel that Sublime Text is a superior product to Notepad++ as I have used both of that software extensively. This is only my personal opinion and you might find the opposite to be true for you.
- Most simple text editor. Just plain text, saves in .txt format. Not available for download; bundled with all versions of Windows. View 121 alternatives to Notepad
- Free • Proprietary
Notepad vs BBEditOther than suuuper basic text editing, it has no real functionality. An alternative to BBEdit should have some level of programming/HTML editing support. (I'm not hating on Notepad, but it's like saying "Don't like Word? Try writing on pen and paper ;) )