GNU nano Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to GNU nano for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to GNU nano and loads of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to GNU nano are Atom (Free, Open Source), Sublime Text (Free Personal), Vim (Free, Open Source) and VSCodium (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 2, 2021

    1. 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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    2. Micro is a terminal-based text editor that aims to be easy to use and intuitive, while also taking advantage of the full capabilities of modern terminals.
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      Almost everyone thinks Micro is a great alternative to GNU nano.
      surehand53 - beginner friendly - uses very sane keymap defaults (Ctrl-x, Ctrl-c, Ctrl-v) - short cut cheat sheet - excellent help build in - very capable text editor
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    3. 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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    4. UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An industry-award winner, UltraEdit supports disk-based 64-bit file handling (standard) on 32-bit Windows platforms (Windows 2000 and later).
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    5. Leafpad is a lightweight text editor that emphasizes simplicity. As development focuses on keeping weight down to a minimum, only the most essential features are implemented in the editor.
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    6. Syntax Highlighting: Colorize more than 50 pre-installed major languages like HTML, PHP, Python, Ruby or Markdown. You can also create your own settings.
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    7. Left is a distractionless writing tool with auto-complete, a synonyms dictionary, writing statistics, markup-based navigation and a speed-reader. The application is free and Open Source, its original purpose was to help Rekka with the writing of the upcoming novel Wiktopher.
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    8. Graviton Code Editor is a minimalist, cross-platform editor focused on speed, customization and productivity. FEATURES - Themes - Plugins - Full compatibility with .
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      wxMEdit is a cross-platform text and hex editor, derived from MadEdit .
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    9. Kakoune is a code editor heavily inspired by Vim, as such most of its commands are similar to vi’s ones.
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