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    jEdit Alternatives

    jEdit is described as 'mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development behind it' and is a very popular Text Editor in the development category. There are more than 100 alternatives to jEdit for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like jEdit are Notepad++, Atom, Sublime Text and Vim.

    jEdit is mainly a Text Editor but alternatives to it may also be Code Editors or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of jEdit.
    This page was last updated May 11, 2022
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    1. 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.
    2. EmEditor is a fast Unicode 64bit text editor for Windows 10/7/Vista/XP/2000 supporting extremely large files (up to 248 GB), binary files, comparison, multiline editing, easy numbering, scriptable macros, CSV files, script keyword highlighting and much more.


    3. Pluma, fork of gedit , is a text editor part of MATE Desktop Environment.
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      The repository "Code - OSS" (also known as vscode) is where Microsoft develops the Visual Studio Code product together with the community. This source code is available to everyone under the standard MIT license.
    4. 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.


    5. Graviton Code Editor is a minimalist, cross-platform editor focused on speed, customization and productivity.
    6. TextWrangler is the powerful general purpose text editor, and Unix and server administrator’s tool.

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      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."

    7. Lite XL is a lightweight text editor written mostly in Lua — it aims to provide something practical, pretty, small and fast, implemented as simply as possible; easy to modify and extend, or to use without doing either.
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      wxMEdit is a cross-platform text and hex editor, derived from MadEdit .
    8. TextPad is designed to provide the power and functionality to satisfy the most demanding text editing requirements. It can edit files up to the limits of virtual memory, and it will work with the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Server 2003 and 2008.
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