GNU Emacs Alternatives

    GNU Emacs is described as 'extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core n interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing' and is a very popular Text Editor in the Development category. There are more than 100 alternatives to GNU Emacs for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Chrome OS. Most alternatives are Text , Code Editors and IDEs. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like GNU Emacs are Notepad++ (Free, Open Source), Atom (Free, Open Source), Sublime Text (Free Personal) and Vim (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 29, 2021

    1. Visual Studio 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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    2. Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.
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      Notepad++ vs GNU Emacs opinions
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      Many possibilities for all languages and the plugins are great.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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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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      Atom vs GNU Emacs opinions
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      rockiger It is as customizable as Emacs, but with a sane gui
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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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 GNU Emacs opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Vim is a great alternative to GNU Emacs.
      Vim is nowhere near as extensible as Emacs. Vim is designed to do 1 thing and do 1 thing well. In comparison, Emacs is supposed to do everything.
      Negative comment 4 months 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 Code - OSS (vscode) project, the open source core of the proprietary Visual Studio Code.
    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. 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 GNU Emacs opinions
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      GNU nano is a simple text editor from the terminal, GNU emacs is meant to be much larger than a text editor.
      Negative comment 4 months ago

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    10. 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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