Commercial Notepad++ Alternatives

Notepad, which is built to every computer running Windows, is a useful tool for jotting down quick, well, notes or ideas that can be easily saved, accessed, and shared. That said, it is a very basic program with little in the way of formatting options. In fact, until Windows 10, it didn't even support one of the most basic formatting options in the form of Word Wrap. Luckily, Notepad++ addresses the need for a more robust yet accessible text tool.

Notepad++ can be considered a sort of jack of all trades. With this comes a sort of added complexity. Simpler programs can be found in Notepad and its alternatives, though you would be giving up features that Notepad++ offers: features like autocompletion, support for multiple languages, and a variety of formatting options.

As Notepad++ is a Windows exclusive app, it may be necessary to use alternatives available on macOS and Linux.

If you're looking for a text editor more focused on having a featureset comparable to an integrated development environment, software like Small Geany iconGeany and its alternatives might be more your speed.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 5/11/2020 10:37:00 AM

Alternatives to Notepad++ for all platforms with Commercial License

  • Sublime Text

    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. Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free without an expiration time limit, however a license must be purchased for continued use.

    • FTP is a lot easier to use than in Sublime, where you need to install a package manager and install a package like Sublime FTP, which isn't nearly as user-friendly as Notepad++. Guest • Nov 2017 • 6 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Modern looking UI, fast and powerful editor, lots of plugins/package that will help you code. I use both sublime and atom for most of the time. rickysantosoJul 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • I love to use sublime text to configure HTML5 and CSS it's my favorite text editor for code, and use it regularly. Guest • Apr 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Better looking UI and it's available across all platforms. Also, Package Control is amazing AkootMar 2017 • 17 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has all the features I need without having to install more than a few extensions. 914ian914Feb 2018 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Support for many languages, good debugging without any plugins. Guest • Jul 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • It refresh files automatically. Very good for log files User4168935Feb 2019 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Notepad++ allows toggling bookmarks with a single click. CeesTMar 2017 • 8 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Both are native text editors that don't use Electron kylepiiraNov 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Search and replace is not upto the level of notepad++ Guest • Mar 2017 • 9 agrees and 13 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Best!!! Like a Notepad++ , even better ) OfigenssskiApr 2019 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Much polished UI and better search. techcrankMay 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Not similar to NotePad++ at all Guest • Apr 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it is much better the Notepad++ Guest • Sep 2015 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • Coda

    You code for the web. You demand a fast, clean, and powerful text editor. Pixel-perfect preview. A built-in way to open and manage your local and remote files. And maybe a dash of SSH. Say hello, Coda. Features: • Touch Bar. On the new MacBook Pro, switch instantly between editor and preview, comment lines in a flash, and much more. • Speed. Syntax highlighting is anywhere from 4 to 10 times faster. Symbol parsing is 10 times faster. It’s real zippier. • Editor Improvements.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac iPhone iPad

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  • UltraEdit

    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).

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • TextMate

    TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike. Whether you are a programmer or a designer, the production of code and markup is hard work. Without an editor dedicated to the task, it is also often cumbersome, overwhelming, and repetitive.

    Commercial $ $ $ Open Source Mac

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  • Onivim 2

    Onivim 2 is a retro-futuristic modal editor - the next iteration of the Onivim project - combining Vim-style modal editing with the aesthetics and language features of modern editors. Fast, native, cross-platform Onivim 2 is built from the ground up to be fast. Never wait on your editor! Instant Startup Onivim 2 is powered by Revery - and compiled to native code. Under the hood, it uses libvim for an authentic Vim modal editing experience.

    Commercial $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • TextPad

    TextPad is designed to provide the power and functionality to satisfy the most demanding text editing requirements. It can edit files up to the limits of virtual memory, and it will work with the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Server 2003 and 2008. TextPad has been implemented according to the Windows XP user interface guidelines, so great attention has been paid to making it easy for both beginners and experienced users.

    Commercial Windows

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  • TweakStyle

    TweakStyle is an Integrated Development Environment for Web Development. Unlike most IDEs, TweakStyle is tailor-made for Front-end Development and understands Web Design. It tends to packs all you need to code, preview and debug web pages with the perfect blend of features. TweakStyle may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however a license must be purchased for continued use. There is currently no enforced time limit for the evaluation.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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