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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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      The beautiful, fast, flexible, native Mac code editor from Panic.
    1. Thunderpad (formerly Textpad) is a simple, general-purpose and cross-platform text editor written in C++ using the Qt libraries. Thunderpad aims to be faster and more lightweight than most text editors, but as useful as them.

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      The project is no longer developed since 2015. Latest versions can be still downloaded from SourceForge and GitHub



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      Smultron is a text editor for Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 which is both easy to use and powerful. It is designed to neither confuse newcomers nor disappoint advanced users.
    2. EditPlus is a text editor, HTML editor and programmers editor for Windows. While it can serve as a good Notepad replacement, it also offers many powerful features for Web page authors and programmers.
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      EdytorNC is text editor for CNC programmers.


    3. TEA is a fast, pure C++ text editor for UNIX, Mac, OS/2 and Windows. TEA provides you hundreds of functions:
    4. BowPad is a small and fast text editor with a ribbon user interface and syntax highlighting.
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      Eddie is a programmers editor for Mac OSX and Gnome Linux. Inspired by the Macintosh Programmer's Workshop, Eddie brings some of it's powerful features into a modern lightweight and capable programmer's editor.
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      A cross-platform, reimplementation of Notepad++. Releases are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS.
    5. Jane is Just Another Nasty Editor, designed to view and edit all kind of ASCII files. There are millions of similar editors already available, but the choice is yours: those who try this might discover nice features they'll soon don't want to miss anymore.
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