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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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    jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of...
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    1. Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and ridiculously extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers.


    2. BBEdit is a professional HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides an abundance of high-performance features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text.
    3. Professional text editing for Chrome and Chrome OS.
    4. Metapad is a small, fast (and completely free) text editor for Windows 9x/NT/XP/Vista with similar features to Microsoft Notepad but with many extra (and rather useful) features.


    5. EditPad Lite is a compact general-purpose text editor. Use EditPad Lite to easily edit any kind of plain text file. EditPad Lite has all the essential features to make text editing a breeze:
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      NINJA-IDE (from the recursive acronym: "Ninja-IDE Is Not Just Another IDE"), is a cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE).
    6. SynWrite is a free source code editor and notepad replacement for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.

      Discontinued

      Last update was on 29-08-2017. Synwrite is continued on CudaText.
      Only there is no Total Commander plug-in with CudaText.

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      MadEdit is an Open-Source and Cross-Platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++ and wxWidgets.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.9, released in February 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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      ATPad is a simple Notepad replacement written in pure C and Windows API. Keeping simplicity of Notepad it provides many additional features. 90kb UPX repacked.
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