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    Howl is described as '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' and is a Text Editor in the Development category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Howl for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Chrome OS. Most alternatives are Text and Code Editors. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like Howl are Notepad++ (Free, Open Source), Atom (Free Personal, Open Source), Sublime Text (Free Personal) and Vim (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 15, 2021
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    Howl is a general purpose editor that aims to be both lightweight and fully customizable. It is built on top of the very...
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    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.
    2. Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.


    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.
    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.
    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.


    6. 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.
    7. Zettlr is a supercharged markdown editor that combines many writing editor features and collect them in one application. It aims at speeding up your workflow and help you write without any interruptions.
    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.
    9. 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.
    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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