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BBEdit Alternatives for Windows

BBEdit is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Notepad++, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to BBEdit and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to BBEdit are Visual Studio Code, Sublime Text, Eclipse and gedit.

BBEdit alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Code Editors or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of BBEdit.
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  1. Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.

    ⚫︎ LightweightNotepad++ consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableNotepad++ can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsNotepad++ can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingNotepad++ supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Notepad++ vs BBEdit opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Notepad++ is a great alternative to BBEdit.

    Lightweight native editor with syntax coloring, brace matching, and multi-file sidebar. Most importantly, it's not a bloated JavaScript Electron mess.

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  2. Visual Studio Code is a free, lightweight, and extensible code editor for building web, desktop, and mobile applications, using any programming language and framework.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVisual Studio Code can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ LightweightVisual Studio Code consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableVisual Studio Code is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingVisual Studio Code supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeVisual Studio Code supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownVisual Studio Code supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Visual Studio Code without registration.
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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightSublime Text consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSublime Text can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableSublime Text is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingSublime Text supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ PortableSublime Text can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Sublime Text vs BBEdit opinions
    Most users think Sublime Text is a great alternative to BBEdit.

    I 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.

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  4. Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsEclipse can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    gedit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • GNOME
    • OpenSolaris

    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.

    ⚫︎ Lightweightgedit consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsgedit can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Syntax Highlightinggedit supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Spell Checkinggedit can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
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    GNU nano

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceGNU nano either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Bluefish Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.

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  8. Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment which is part of the SDK for the Qt Framework.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingQt Creator supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    PhpStorm

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Enjoy productive PHP and web development with PhpStorm. Take advantage of deep code understanding, top-notch coding assistance, and support for all major tools and frameworks.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingPhpStorm supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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  10. Notepad3 is a fast and light-weight Scintilla-based text editor with syntax highlighting. It has a small memory footprint, but is powerful enough to handle most programming jobs.

    ⚫︎ LightweightNotepad3 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableNotepad3 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingNotepad3 supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Notepad3 without registration.
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    Supports RTL languages out of the box.
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