Mousepad Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Mousepad 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 50 alternatives to Mousepad and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Mousepad are Sublime Text (Free Personal), Vim (Free, Open Source), VSCodium (Free, Open Source) and Geany (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 12, 2021

    1. Diakonos is a powerful and easy to use console-based text editor.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Tilde is a text editor for the console/terminal, which provides an intuitive interface for people accustomed to GUI environments such as Gnome, KDE and Windows. Example: copy current selection is Control-C; paste previously copied text is Control-V.


      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      4coder is a minimalist, cross platform, programmable, code editing environment, catering to the needs of low level programmers. It allows you to use one work flow across Windows, Linux, and Mac (with the exception of your debugger... for now.).
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    2. jdTextEdit is a powerful texteditor with a lot of features. -Syntaxhighlighting -Very well configurable -Different encodings are supported -The session can be saved -User interface in German and English -Portable mode -Pluginsupport -Bookmarks -Macros
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    3. Vis aims to be a modern, legacy-free, simple yet efficient editor, combining the strengths of both vi(m) and sam.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      vy is a modal editor with a very modular architecture. vy is built on top of Tkinter which is one of the most productive graphical toolkits; It permits vy to have such a great programming interface for plugins.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      medit is a programming and around-programming text editor. Started originally as a simple built-in editor component in GGAP, it grew up to a real text editor.
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    4. A text editor for GNOME that combines simplicity with power. Scribes focuses on streamlining your workflow. It does so by ensuring common and repetitive operations are intelligently automated. And also by eliminating factors that prevent you from focusing on your tasks.
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