Free Notepad++ Alternatives for Chrome OS

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: 4/19/2019 7:08:00 AM

Alternatives to Notepad++ for Chrome OS with Free License

  • Atom

    A hackable text editor for the 21st Century. At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.

    • What should be a simple application is implemented in the extremely bloated Electron framework. No thanks, I'll take something native. Guest • Feb 2018 • 97 agrees and 34 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Atom isn't lightweight as Notepad++ Guest • Aug 2017 • 17 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Bloated and slow compared to Notepad++ NuncioBitisApr 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • More beautiful and has much more tools donoaiApr 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Atom is a text editor that provides an all in one solution to all the absolute basic needs today's modern world expects in a notepad replacement. Sleek UI, extensible, cross-platform, and, actively developed, Atom is the defacto choice for the vast majority when wanting to replace notepad/NotePad++ with an editor that packs a real punch in default capabilities and usefulness. Guest • Jun 2017 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's easy to use, predictable, and very extensible. Smarter than VS Code, easier than Notepad++. VenHayzJul 2017 • 0 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Great UI. Great Packages (extensions). Support for several programming languages. Great developers and community. Free and Open Source. Guest • Dec 2016 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Cross-platform, modern, fast, great UI, great UX, extensible, fast community-driven development, stable... cblockApr 2017 • 2 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Despite sometimes high demanding (for an text editor), good as an Editor/IDE. Guest • May 2016 • 10 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open-source. Community-driven. A lot of high quality extensions available. Very simple and quick. A lot of customisation if you want. Guest • Apr 2017 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Amazing UI, large variety of useful plugins, nice features like multiple cursors, open source and free to use Ruebz999Dec 2016 • 5 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Atom can split windows and allow users to work on multiple files simultaneously, while also integrating plugins. I would say it's better than Notepad++ for many programming tasks. Guest • Sep 2015 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS BSD ... Electron / Atom Shell

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  • Visual Studio Code

    Code combines the streamlined UI of a modern editor with rich code assistance and navigation, and an integrated debugging experience – without the need for a full IDE.

    • Cross-platform, superior highlighting and plugins. CeesTJan 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Yet another simple tool reimplemented in the extremely bloated Electron framework. No thanks. Guest • Feb 2018 • 78 agrees and 52 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Loads of features and extensions. Microsoft really knows how to make good development tools. Guest • Oct 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very nice and fresh software for source code editing with a lot of features swood544Mar 2018 • 11 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Has all same features of Notepad++! also smarter!!!!! Guest • Apr 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Powerful, fast, free, fully customize-able, and looks nice. Guest • Jul 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open source and a very versatile editor Guest • Oct 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Incredibly performant and versatile editor. With the feeling of an editor and the power of an IDE avitalbennatanMar 2017 • 16 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has everything that a developer needs! Good extensions for any language, good themes made by users, built in Git, and much more! Guest • Jul 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open source, handles many different languages, extensible. What's not to love? Guest • May 2017 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Electron / Atom Shell

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  • gedit

    Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. Has syntax highlighting and is suitable for programming, with support for several languages. It is extensible with plugins.

    • Some essential plugins missing especially around code formatting tools Guest • Mar 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Gedit can't fold code, can't make ident lines, and the ident is strange! Guest • Jul 2016 • 13 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • no sorting and don't reconize regular expression when 'replace' or search rmpbklynSep 2015 • 9 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS BSD ... GNOME OpenSolaris

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  • Caret

    Professional text editing for Chrome and Chrome OS. Caret is a graphical text editor modeled on Sublime Text, running completely offline (no Internet connection required) and capable of opening and saving files anywhere on your hard drive. The goal of Caret is to provide a missing portion of the Chrome OS developer story: serious programmer tooling without needing to install a second OS and learn Vim

    • It has similar options, you can select the language you are programming on and also has themes. Guest • Nov 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its not an online, cloud based app. It works only for chrome. Guest • May 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • You can use it offline and its easy to access. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Web Chrome OS Chrome

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  • GNOME Builder

    Builder is an IDE for GNOME that is focused on bringing the power of the platform to more developers than ever before. The Builder project started out of a class teaching people to program for the GNOME platform. In the process, we realized that we need to improve our tooling so we started creating Builder!

    Free Open Source Linux Chrome OS

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  • Keypress Editor

    Keypress is an offline, desktop based code editor for Chrome. Use Keypress to edit your local files, on any platform. Keypress features a stylish and simplistic interface, and intuitive features like project management and fuzzy search for opening files. It also supports versatile layouts, fullscreen mode, Emmet, and more.

    Freemium Open Source Chrome OS Chrome

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  • TabNote

    use your Browser as your Notepad, take notes while you are browsing. From now on for notepad, you don't have to go anywhere, convert your browser into your favorite notepad. Customize it as you like it. TabNote is free and offline. Take notes while you are browsing with TabNote : )

    Free Web Chrome OS Chrome

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  • TabNote-

    TabNote is a free and offline chrome extension which can use to take notes while you are browsing the web. 🤗 🤖 You can customize your TabNote by setting up font size, font color, font family, background color, spell checker etc. You can use TabNote as a clipboard or a notepad. Purpose of TabNote is productivity. You don't have to wait until for notepad, TabNote is a single click away. 👼

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Chrome OS ... Self-Hosted Chrome

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