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ConTEXT is described as 'small, fast and powerful freeware text editor, developed to serve as a secondary tool for software developers' and is a Text Editor in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to ConTEXT for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like ConTEXT are Notepad++, Sublime Text, Vim and VSCodium.

ConTEXT 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 ConTEXT.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

ConTEXT is a small, fast and powerful freeware text editor, developed to serve as a secondary tool for software developers.

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  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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    Edit side by side in widescreen
  4. Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content. It also has a GUI version called GVim.

    ⚫︎ LightweightVim consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableVim is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVim can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingVim supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownVim supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceVim either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingVim can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
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  5. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code - Open Source ("Code - OSS") project, the open source core of the proprietary Visual Studio Code.

    ⚫︎ No TrackingVSCodium will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableVSCodium is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedVSCodium is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVSCodium can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineVSCodium can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VSCodium without registration.
    ⚫︎ LightweightVSCodium consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingVSCodium supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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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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    The Default look under GNOME with Adwaita
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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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    CudaText

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    CudaText is a cross-platform text editor, written in Lazarus.

    ⚫︎ LightweightCudaText consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsCudaText can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableCudaText is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Multi-selections, Replace dialog at bottom
  9. 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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    CotEditor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Syntax Highlighting: Colorize more than 50 pre-installed major languages like HTML, PHP, Python, Ruby or Markdown. You can also create your own settings.

    ⚫︎ File VersioningCotEditor has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ LightweightCotEditor consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in CotEditor without registration.
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    CotEditor (Updated with a different theme)
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