Mousepad Alternatives

    Mousepad is described as 'A simple text editor for the Xfce desktop environment. Mousepad aims to be an easy-to-use and fast editor for quickly editing text files, not a development environment or an editor with a huge bunch of plugins' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Mousepad 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 Mousepad are Notepad++ (Free, Open Source), Sublime Text (Free Personal), Vim (Free, Open Source) and Geany (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 22, 2020

    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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      Visual Studio Code vs Mousepad opinions
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      It's heavy-weight while Mousepad is as lightweight as it can possibly get
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    2. Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.
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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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    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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      Vim vs Mousepad opinions
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      Mousepad is a GUI text editor; Vim is a command line based editor. Both are great in their own ways but they are used in completely different contexts.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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      An absolutely beautiful-yet-minimalist hotkey-based editing setup, legendary extensibility, and outstanding community support & extensions. ...In other words: it's freakin' awesome!!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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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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      Geany vs Mousepad opinions
      Most users think Geany is a great alternative to Mousepad.
      Notepad is a text editor; Geany is an IDE. Recommending it to someone looking for a text editor is like, you ask me for a butter knife and I hand you a chainsaw.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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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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    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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      GNU nano vs Mousepad opinions
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      Notepad is GUI based, Nano is terminal based. I love Nano and use it lots but apples and oranges.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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    9. Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.
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    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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