BBEdit Alternatives for Linux

    BBEdit is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to BBEdit and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to BBEdit are Sublime Text (Free Personal), Eclipse (Free, Open Source), gedit (Free, Open Source) and GNU nano (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 22, 2020

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      ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview. It is written in Python using Qt libraries, able to run on any platforms (Linux and BSD are officially supported).
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      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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    1. Xed is a text editor which supports most standard editor features, extending this basic functionality with other features not usually found in simple text editors.
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    2. kodeWeave is a realtime coding playground for HTML, CSS and Javascript. Similar to JSFiddle and JSBin, but kodeWeave was made to work offline but also as a prototyping application to build applications for desktop operating systems while on mobile devices.
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    3. Pluma, fork of gedit , is a text editor part of MATE Desktop Environment.


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      SlickEdit is a cross-platform, multi-language code editor that gives programmers the ability to code in over 40 languages on 7 platforms.
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    4. TweakStyle is an Integrated Development Environment for Web Development. Unlike most IDEs, TweakStyle is tailor-made for Front-end Development and understands Web Design. It tends to packs all you need to code, preview and debug web pages with the perfect blend of features.
    5. Howl is a general purpose editor that aims to be both lightweight and fully customizable. It is built on top of the very fast LuaJIT runtime, and can be extended in either Lua or Moonscript. It has a minimalistic UI driven mainly by the keyboard.
    6. Zed is a fully offline-capable text and code editor you can use to edit files locally, on Dropbox, or remotely on any server. It has all the code editor features you'd expect and more:

      Discontinued

      Latest commit 661ba3a on May 11, 2015. See https://github.com/zedapp/zed

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    7. Notepas is a fast portable native multiplatform text editor written in Lazarus and can be compiled for multiple platforms and widget sets using the advanced native Free Pascal Compiler.
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