Espresso Alternatives

    Espresso is described as 'powerful text editor for web developers, from the creators of CSSEdit ' and is a popular app in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Espresso for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like Espresso are Notepad++ (Free, Open Source), Sublime Text (Free Personal), Vim (Free, Open Source) and VSCodium (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 22, 2020

    1. Most simple text editor. Just plain text, saves in .txt format. Not available for download; bundled with all versions of Windows.
    2. 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.
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    3. UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An industry-award winner, UltraEdit supports disk-based 64-bit file handling (standard) on 32-bit Windows platforms (Windows 2000 and later).
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    4. Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and collaboration services that help you and your team do more. Includes support for PHP, CSS, FTP, and more...
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    5. TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.
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      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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    6. TextWrangler is the powerful general purpose text editor, and Unix and server administrator’s tool.

      Discontinued

      The developers announced that development of TextWrangler has stopped, in favor of concentrating their efforts on the development of BBEdit.

      Quoted from the TextWrangler webpage, "We are sunsetting TextWrangler, and we encourage anyone interested in TextWrangler to download and use BBEdit instead."

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    7. Notepad more focused on developing than just scribble down notes. These is not an exhaustive feature list, but gives you some idea of the features present in Programmer’s Notepad.
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    8. Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and ridiculously extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers.
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    9. 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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