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    MacVim Alternatives

    MacVim is described as 'port of the text editor Vim to macOS. MacVim supports multiple windows with tabbed editing and a host of other features such as:' and is a Text Editor in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MacVim for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. Most alternatives are Text and Code Editors. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like MacVim are Notepad++ (Free, Open Source), Atom (Free, Open Source), Vim (Free, Open Source) and VSCodium (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 15, 2021

    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. Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.
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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.
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      Very reliable and configurable. lots of community plugins.
      Positive comment almost 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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      Almost everyone thinks Vim is a great alternative to MacVim.
    5. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's Code - OSS (vscode) project, the open source core of the proprietary Visual Studio Code.


    6. 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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    7. The Kate project develops two main products: KatePart, the advanced editor component which is used in numerous KDE applications requiring a text editing component, and Kate, a MDI text editor application.
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    8. 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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    9. 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.
    10. CudaText is a cross-platform text editor, written in Lazarus. It starts quite fast (0.5 sec with ~30 plugins on CPU Intel Core i3 3Hz). It is extensible by Python add-ons (plugins, linters, code tree parsers, external tools).
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