GNU nano is described as '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' and is a very popular Text Editor in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to GNU nano 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 GNU nano are Notepad++ (Free, Open Source), Atom (Free, Open Source), Sublime Text (Free Personal) and Vim (Free, Open Source).
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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Visual Studio Code vs GNU nano opinions
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Nano is a small command line editor and VS Code is a big heavy wanna-be-ide GUI app
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Atom vs GNU nano opinions
This alternative is disputed. Atom is still a legitimate alternative to GNU nano, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
superluminar gnu nano is a small command line editor, atom a big-ish GUI based
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.