EmEditor Alternatives for Linux

    EmEditor 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 100 alternatives to EmEditor and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to EmEditor are Sublime Text (Free Personal), Vim (Free, Open Source), VSCodium (Free, Open Source) and gedit (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 12, 2021

    1. 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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    2. Leafpad is a lightweight text editor that emphasizes simplicity. As development focuses on keeping weight down to a minimum, only the most essential features are implemented in the editor.
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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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    3. 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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      wxMEdit is a cross-platform text and hex editor, derived from MadEdit .
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    4. Pluma, fork of gedit , is a text editor part of MATE Desktop Environment.
    5. CSVboard is an application for viewing, sorting and finding data from a csv file. Open your csv files with minimum effort. Clean and simple Look. Free for private and commercial use. Source code available at Github.
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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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    6. 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.
    7. Csv / Tsv / Delimited file editor. Supports for very large Files. Supports just about any character being used as a field separators - Tabs, comma's, colons, semi colons, hex chars (i.e. x'00', x'FA') etc.
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