CotEditor Alternatives for Windows

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

    This page was last updated Oct 1, 2021

    1. VS Code is more than just a code editor, it provides the tools and extensions to compile, debug, compare, refactor, and even manage code repositories all within a highly-customised development environment.
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      Visual Studio Code vs CotEditor opinions
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      rabbit5 Like CotEditor, VSCode is very lightweight and ideal for quickly editing a single file while still offering solid syntax highlighting and formatting actions such as "beautifying" JSON.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    2. Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.
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    3. Atom is an open-source, Electron based text editor with a massive ecosystem of plugins and themes that are easily accessible through a built-in package manager. Being built with Electron, it uses web technology (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Node.
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    4. 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.
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    5. 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.
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      Vim vs CotEditor opinions
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      CotEditor is GUI, Vim is command line.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    6. Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle.
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    7. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's VSCode.
    8. Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages.
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    9. 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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    10. 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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