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  • Atom icon

    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...

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

    • Despite sometimes high demanding (for an text editor), good as an Editor/IDE. Guest • May 2016 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • What should be a simple application is implemented in the extremely bloated Electron framework. No thanks, I'll take something native. Guest • 9 days ago • 1 agrees and 0 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 1 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 1 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 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Amazing UI, large variety of useful plugins, nice features like multiple cursors, open source and free to use Ruebz999Dec 2016 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Great UI. Great Packages (extensions). Support for several programming languages. Great developers and community. Free and Open Source. Guest • Dec 2016 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Cross-platform, modern, fast, great UI, great UX, extensible, fast community-driven development, stable... cblockApr 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 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Visual Studio Code icon

    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.

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

    • Incredibly performant and versatile editor. With the feeling of an editor and the power of an IDE avitalbennatanMar 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open source, handles many different languages, extensible. What's not to love? Guest • May 2017 • 1 agrees and 2 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 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Yet another simple tool reimplemented in the extremely bloated Electron framework. No thanks. Guest • 9 days ago • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Vim icon

    Vim

    Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content. It also has a...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Haiku ... OpenSolaris

    • Vim is a console app and require to know its commands to use it, while Notepad++ is UI driven, anyone can use it. Guest • Mar 2015 • 22 agrees and 14 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight, configurable, and fast. Has a lot of options, but all of them are very intuitive. Guest • Oct 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fastest in use. You can improve your productivity and performance when writing. Guest • Jan 2017 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Brackets icon

    Brackets

    Brackets is an open-source editor for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The project was created and is...

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

    • because i like the UI more than notepad++ Guest • Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • it's easy to use and is open source so a definite runner-up to notpad++ Guest • Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Stop making text editors in Electron. It's gross. Guest • 9 days ago • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has an auto complete feature which makes it better than Notepad++ techcrankMay 2017 • 2 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    Geany

    Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Xfce

    • Geany in functionality and interface is very similar to Notepad++ Guest • Feb 2016 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free, lightweight, multi platform, open source, customizable. What more do you want? ResdekAug 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Simple, lightweight. But there're syntax highlighting and code completion. jovinFeb 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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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...

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

    • Gedit can't fold code, can't make ident lines, and the ident is strange! Guest • Jul 2016 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Some essential plugins missing especially around code formatting tools Guest • Mar 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • no sorting and don't reconize regular expression when 'replace' or search rmpbklynSep 2015 • 5 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    GNU Emacs

    GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD

    • Emacs is the be-all-end-all text editor. It takes a while to learn, but its code and text editing commands are extremely powerful. There's also a package manager for things like auto completion, automatic running, and more language support. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Kate icon

    Kate

    Text editor for the KDE desktop environment with support for multiple languages and syntax highlighting. It is extensible with plugins. Features a MDI interface. ...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD KDE

    • Great syntax highlighting, and good plugin support. Fast and easy to use. ricjacMay 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Kate is a fast, lightweight, open source alternative to Notepad++ with slick, simple, and modern UI. Compared to Notepad++ it is also available on Linux, not just on Windows. Guest • Oct 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Komodo Edit

    Komodo Edit is a fast, smart, free and open-source code editor. Switching your trusty code editor is hard, but give Komodo Edit (or its big brother...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    Notepad2

    Notepad2 is a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. Simple as possible, but yet powerful. Has full Unicode support. Can be run out of...

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2.25, released on October 28, 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
    • Faster startup, full replacement of notepad.exe for windows Guest • Feb 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    Bluefish Editor

    Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    SciTE

    SciTE is a SCIntilla based Text Editor. Originally built to demonstrate Scintilla, it has grown to be a generally useful editor with facilities for building and running...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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    • A simpler version of Notepad++. Supports all the jazz you'll need: syntax higlighting, it's clever with Tabs, mass renaminc, etc. No macros though. xxavxSep 2016 Disagree   Agree