Notepad++ Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to Notepad++ for Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD, Web and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to Notepad++.

Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. If your looking for more info about Notepad++ like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 12/22/2018 5:50:00 PM

Alternatives to Notepad++ for all platforms with any license

  • Notepadqq

    Notepadqq is a linux clone (identical application) of Notepad++

    • For those looking to replace Notepad++'s UI and functionality with a similar editor but on Linux, this is by far the most similar to Notepad++. The other alternatives are similar in the sense that they are code/text editors but not that they look abnd work the same. Guest • Mar 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Excellent editor. Pretty much the same UI as Notepad++ Guest • Sep 2016 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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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 programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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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  • 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 programs. It is best used for jobs with simple configurations - I use it for building test and demonstration programs as well as SciTE and Scintilla, themselves. SciTE is currently available for Intel Win32 and Linux compatible operating systems with GTK+. It has been run on Windows XP and on Fedora 8 and Ubuntu 7.

    • 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

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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  • Neovim

    Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: Simplify maintenance and encourage contributions. Split the work between multiple developers. Enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source. Improve extensibility with a new plugin architecture.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

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  • Notepad2-mod

    Changes compared to the official Notepad2 Code folding Support for bookmarks Option to mark all occurrences of a word Word auto-completion Syntax highlighting support for AutoHotkey, AutoIt3, AviSynth, Bash, CMake, Inno Setup, LaTeX, Lua, Markdown, NSIS, Ruby, Tcl and YAML scripts Improved support for NFO ANSI art Support for replacing Windows Notepad using a clean, unintrusive registry-based method Other various minor changes and tweaks

    • Notepad2-mod is built with the same Scintilla engine as Notepad++ but with a lighter feature set. It's very good if you want a very fast lightweight viewer/editor with some nice extras (syntax highlighting, word completion, line sorting etc.), but not a full on programming editor. joe_megJan 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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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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  • AkelPad

    A simple notepad-like text editor with many features. It is designed to be a small and fast. User interface in 20 languages.

    • Portable, light weight, flexible, simple, fast. Guest • Sep 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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  • TextWrangler

    TextWrangler is the powerful general purpose text editor, and Unix and server administrator’s tool. At its most basic, a text editor is a tool for simply editing text. You can use a text editor for a wide variety of tasks from cleaning up data, to editing configuration files on your Mac or server, to writing HTML or coding.

    • Discontinued The developers announced that development of TextWrangler has stopped, in favor of concentrating their efforts on the development of BBEdit. Quoted from the TextWrangler webpage, "We are sunsetting TextWrangler, and we encourage anyone interested in TextWrangler to download and use BBEdit instead."

    Free Mac

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  • Light Table

    Light Table is a new interactive IDE that lets you modify running programs and embed anything from websites to games. It provides the real time feedback we need to not only answer questions about our code, but to understand how our programs really work.

    • Discontinued Appears to be abandoned. Last release was Jan 2016

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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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 0 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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  • QOwnNotes

    QOwnNotes is the open source plain-text notepad with markdown support and todo-list manager for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that works together with the notes application of ownCloud. So you are able to write down your thoughts with QOwnNotes and edit or search for them later from your mobile device (like with CloudNotes) or the ownCloud web-service. The notes are stored as plain text files and are synced with ownCloud's file sync functionality.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Qt

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  • Lime Text

    Experimental Sublime Text clone. The Backend is written in Go (Programming Language). If you are fluent in go, go ahead fork the projekt. This project is at an early stage. It is a chance and a challenge. We hope you are up to it. The Frontend is written in what ever you want. At the moment there are termbox,qt and HTML/javascript implementations. Dart and skia are in discussion. If one of those Languages is your strong suit feel free to push the task forward.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Go (Programming Language)

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  • Leafpad

    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. Features: Codeset option (Some OpenI18N registered) Auto codeset detection (UTF-8 and some codesets) Unlimitted Undo/Redo Auto/Multi-line Indent Display line numbers Drag and Drop Printing

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD Cygwin MacPorts

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  • WriteMonkey

    Writemonkey is a Windows zenware writing application with an extremely stripped down user interface, leaving you alone with your thoughts and your words. It is light, fast and free. With an array of innovative tools under the hood and full Markdown support, it helps you write better. WriteMonkey is light, fast, and perfectly handy for those who enjoy the simplicity of a typewriter but live in modern times.

    Freemium Windows

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  • jEdit

    jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development behind it. While jEdit beats many expensive development tools for features and ease of use, it is released as free software with full source code, provided under the terms of the GPL 2.0.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • ReText

    ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview. It is written in Python using Qt libraries, able to run on any platforms (Linux and BSD are officially supported).

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Notepad3

    Although the Windows operating system was updated significantly over the past years. However, the default Windows Notepad has not been updated in 20 years. If you need a text editor for simple programming tasks, using the vanilla Windows Notepad just does not cut it. Enter Notepad3! Therefore, we created Notepad3 with all the features that the default Windows Notepad currently lacks. Notepad3 is a fast and light-weight Scintilla-based text editor with syntax highlighting.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • CotEditor

    Syntax Highlighting: Colorize more than 50 pre-installed major languages like HTML, PHP, Python, Ruby or Markdown. You can also create your own settings. Scriptable: Make your own macro in your favorite language, whether it is Python, Ruby, Perl, PHP, UNIX shell, AppleScript or JavaScript. Outline Menu: Extract specified lines with the predefined syntax, and you can jump to the corresponding line.

    Free Open Source Mac

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