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One of the most lightweight editor.

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  1.  LightweightLeafpad consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.

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  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Alternatives94 alternatives listed

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Best for editing simple text, probably the lightest app. Not for coding, or anything a bit complex.

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Mousepad is designed to be a general-purpose, lightweight text editor. Leafpad follows the same principle. All other programs on the list have extra features, mostly for programming, which make them unsuitable replacements

(Leafpad is sadly not Qt-based either, but that's unrelated)

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Very similar to Windows Notepad.

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