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    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 Electron / Atom Shell. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like GNU nano are Notepad++, Atom, Sublime Text and Vim.

    GNU nano is mainly a Text Editor but alternatives to it may also be Code Editors or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GNU nano.
    This page was last updated Apr 30, 2022
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    GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor. Besides basic text editing, nano offers many extra features like an...
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    1. A new code editor for Chrome and ChromeOS.
    2. Text Edit Plus is a lightweight tool that enables users to easily create new text documents or to modify existing ones. The application is designed as an alternative to Notepad, by offering a wider set of features. Some of the features: Adding date and time.


    3. Ynote Classic is an easy to use fast and advanced text editor with a tabbed interface and multiview. It has intelligent Syntax Highlighting, Code Folding , Auto Indent and autocompletion. It can highlight any language you like using Regular Expressions.
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      vile is a portable vi clone with extra features and other improvements. It's a text editor that attempts to combine the best aspects of the popular Emacs and vi editors.
    4. Twistpad is a fully featured text and code editor for Windows. Twistpad can be used as a simple notepad replacer, or a featured packed editor targeting web and software developers.


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      Cross-platform, keyboard-friendly text editor.
    5. Notepad-like VB.Net multi-tab source code editor for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 that supports ASM, ASP.Net, Boo, C#, C++, CSS, HTML, INI, Java, JavaScript, Lua, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, SQL, VB.Net, XML and plain text files.
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      Simple, Flexible, Powerful Text Editor for the Web. Handles most common features you want; code completion, saved snippets, subversion support, remote connections, extensible language support, browser preview and much more.
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      This is a portable version of the Mg editor from OpenBSD by an OpenBSD developer who did a bunch of overhaul work on the version of Mg found in the OpenBSD base system.
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    6. PICO means "very small" and also stands for "PIne COmposer". PICO is designed to be a "simple editor", ie only the bare minimum of commands and simply to use. Very good for beginners who wish to write emails and posts.
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