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CudaText

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

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  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
Avg rating of 3.9 (10)| 10 comments

What is CudaText?

CudaText is a cross-platform text editor, written in Lazarus icon Lazarus / Free Pascal icon Free Pascal. It starts quite fast (0.5 sec with ~30 plugins on CPU Intel Core i3 3Hz). It is extensible by Python add-ons (plugins, linters, code tree parsers, external tools).

Features include:

Syntax highlight for many languages: C, C++, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, Python, XML etc. 200+ syntax lexers exist. Code tree (tree structure of functions/classes/etc in source). Code folding. Multi-carets and multi-selections. Find/Replace with reg. ex. Configs in JSON format. Including lexer-specific configs. Tabbed UI. Split each tab. Split view for 2/3/4/6 files. Simple auto-completion (fixed list) for some lexers. Command palette (ST3 style). Minimap. Micromap. Show unprinted whitespace. Support for many encodings. Customizable hotkeys. Binary/Hex viewer for files of unlimited size.

Features for HTML/CSS coding:

Smart auto-completion for HTML, CSS. HTML tags completion with Tab-key (Snippets plugin). HTML color codes (#rgb, #rrggbb) underline. Show pictures inside editor area (jpeg/png/gif/bmp/ico). Show tooltip when mouse moves over picture tag, entity, color value.

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CudaText Screenshots

Multi-selections, Replace dialog at bottom
Dark theme, Minimap
2 groups shown, picture file opened, JavaScript fragment in HTML
Code Tree for Pascal lexer
(gif) Multi-carets, multi-selections in action
(gif) Font ligatures with Fira Coda font
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CudaText Features

  1.  LightweightCudaText consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsCudaText can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
  3.  AutocompletionCudaText can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.

CudaText information

  • Developed byUVViewSoft
  • LicensingOpen Source (MPL-2.0) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.9
  • Alternatives180 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  1,466 Stars
  •  133 Forks
  •  46 Open Issues
  •   Updated
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Our users have written 10 comments and reviews about CudaText, and it has gotten 37 likes

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plskplsk
  
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Absolutely amazing program! Light, powerful, beautiful, stable... Highly recommended.

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surehand53
  
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  • Lightweight multi platform text editor
  • beginner friendly: many editing functions can also be used via command palette and menu
  • plugin support
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tmsg
  
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I have had to retract my positive comment of a year ago as the Cudatext editor is simply too unstable for productive work. It is VERY good so long as it works but horrible if it doesn't -- which unfortunately happens WAY too often... every update is a potential dead end where even basic stuff stops working or breaking changes are introduced which mean that one has to go through the (numerous) options before being able to continue working. Really sad but I can't work with an app like that.

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UVviewsoft_com

Hello, from CudaText author. I reply to the user tmsg: yes, we talked with you on the app forum. Yes, CudaText had big regressions in new versions, in the 2021-2022 years. I remember your reports about them, they were very useful. All those regressions were fixed at those times. I am sorry for mistakes, the reason was the lack on beta-testing, by me and users. After I got reports, I did the fixes. Today is 2022 April, and we have much less reported regressions in last months, only minor ones, as I know. Sorry.

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TBayAreaPat
  
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This may be a nice program, but there's too much obstacle course going on without seeing a prize at the goalpost. Weird they put the plug-in file as the hi-lited download at top on SourceForge. First zip in list says Amd64. I went to FossHub for download. Bosnian company. The first thing I want to do is get rid of that funky gray tone background.

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Hexaae
  
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I've been using for a long time many editors, including VSCodium, Geany, NotePad++, Sublime and many others... CudaText is better than all of the above, and launches in 1 second (!). Highly recommended.

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Spout
  
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I switched to CudaText for a while because I found a lot of the interface very intuitive and logical. And unlike similar style editors (your sublimes etc) it doesn't eat all the resources on my geriatric machine. And it is FLOSS which is always preferable. :)

It is developed primarily it seems by Windows users and ported to Mac OS without much/any testing so has the same problems as all non-native applications. Little things that don't quite work properly. Unfortunately little things like keyboard shortcuts not being working/configurable can really be deal breakers. Perhaps a smarter person could figure out how to get it to work, but I couldn't.

If I had to use Windows this is definitely the first text editor I would try because I'm pretty sure most of my problems were result of platform.

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Cudatext is a very capable programmer's editor with great potential. There are two big problems with it though: some releases are as buggy as hell as the developer is no great fan of pre-release testing. Second, the dev too often introduces changes that are not backwards-compatible so that your super-duper setup all of sudden doesn't work anymore.

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  • Text Editor
  • Code Editor
  • editors
  • free-pascal

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CudaText platform details

Windows

x86, x64

Linux

x86, x64, arm, aarch64

BSD

FreeBSD x86, x64/ NetBSD x64

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