Geany Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Geany for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. 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 Geany and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Geany are Atom (Free, Open Source), Sublime Text (Free Personal), Vim (Free, Open Source) and Eclipse (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 4, 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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      Some users think Visual Studio Code is a great alternative to Geany, some don't.
    2. 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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      Atom vs Geany opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It is a simple text editor designed to handle code. It is free like Geany and supports all platforms. Granted it isn't as light as Geany, I still feel it resides in the same middle ground between only storing and editing text and a full IDE.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      -2
      Atom is not an IDE, just a text editor.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

      -7


    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.
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      Most users think Sublime Text is a great alternative to Geany.
    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.
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      Most users think Vim is a great alternative to Geany.
    5. 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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    6. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's VSCode.
    7. Python and Django IDE with refactorings, code completion, on-the-fly code analysis and other features, including version control integration, deployment, integration with issue trackers, and remote debugging.
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    8. 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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    9. 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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      GNU nano vs Geany opinions
      This alternative is disputed. GNU nano is still a legitimate alternative to Geany, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      nano is a text editor, not an IDE
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

      3
    10. The Kate project develops two main products: KatePart, the advanced editor component which is used in numerous KDE applications requiring a text editing component, and Kate, a MDI text editor application.
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