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Kate Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Kate for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Kate are Sublime Text, Atom, Vim and VSCodium.

Kate alternatives are mainly Text Editors but 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 Kate.
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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.

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  2. 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
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    It looks identical to kate, with same functionalities. For me it's even better.

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    It's literally Kate except it costs money.

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  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.

    Discontinued

    Atom will be discontinued at the end of 2022: https://github.blog/2022-06-08-sunsetting-atom/

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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. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code - Open Source ("Code - OSS") project, the open source core of the proprietary Visual Studio Code.

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  6. 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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    gedit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • GNOME
    • OpenSolaris

    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.

    The Default look under GNOME with Adwaita
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    It's an alternative in every way, except Kate has a little bit more features, as it is a KDE app.

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    GNU nano

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    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. The features of GNU Emacs include:

    Emacs can compare two files and highlight their differences (M-x ediff)
  10. Neovim is Vim out of the box.

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