Kate Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Kate for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Kate and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Kate are Atom (Free, Open Source), Sublime Text (Free Personal), Vim (Free, Open Source) and Geany (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 4, 2021

    1. VS 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. 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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    3. 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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      Sublime Text vs Kate opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's literally Kate except it costs money.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      It looks identical to kate, with same functionalities. For me it's even better.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's VSCode.
    7. 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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      gedit vs Kate opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's an alternative in every way, except Kate has a little bit more features, as it is a KDE app.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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    8. 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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    9. GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.
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    10. Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: Simplify maintenance and encourage contributions. Split the work between multiple developers. Enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source.
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