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Notepad++ Alternatives for Chrome OS

Notepad++ is not available for Chrome OS but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best Chrome OS alternative is Atom. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Visual Studio Code or gedit. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Notepad++ and 11 are available for Chrome OS so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Chrome OS alternatives to Notepad++ are Caret, Text, GNOME Builder and Zed Code Editor.

Notepad++ alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Code Editors or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Notepad++.
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Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.

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  1. Atom is an open-source, Electron based text editor with a massive ecosystem of plugins and themes that are easily accessible through a built-in package manager. Being built with Electron, it uses web technology (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Node.

    Discontinued

    Atom will be discontinued at the end of 2022: https://github.blog/2022-06-08-sunsetting-atom/

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    Despite sometimes high demanding (for an text editor), good as an Editor/IDE.

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    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.

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    What should be a simple application is implemented in the extremely bloated Electron framework. No thanks, I'll take something native.

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    D33pSh33p

    Feels bloated and sluggish compared to Notepad++. It makes my laptop sad when doing lots of multitasking. That's the main reason I don't use it.

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    NuncioBitis

    Too slow, big, and heavy, and a memory hog.

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    lian00

    I tried Atom and it’s probably the most heavy code editor I ever met (more than 1 Go installed).

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    edapm

    Notepad++ has a dated feel about it. Atom is lightweight, and feels modern and slick.

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  2. Visual Studio Code is a free, lightweight, and extensible code editor for building web, desktop, and mobile applications, using any programming language and framework.

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    swood544

    Very nice and fresh software for source code editing with a lot of features

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    avitalbennatan

    Incredibly performant and versatile editor. With the feeling of an editor and the power of an IDE

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    Yet another simple tool reimplemented in the extremely bloated Electron framework. No thanks.

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    aaronfranke

    Visual Studio Code can do everything Notepad++ does but better. It has more features, is very extensible and customizable, has a great dark default theme, is cross-platform, and is fairly lightweight.

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    RedTrillix

    Its quite a big application, and if you wanna just edit a config file or text document, you dont want a big, slower application running.

    Its a good coding app for projects and stuff, but not if you want to make a simple edit.

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    Hau_Kai

    It's more than just an environment to view code with highlighting. It is a basic yet complete coding environment to write and run code.

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    Visual Studio Code is great but it is heavy and complex. Not a good replacement for simple GUI text editor with macro support which is Notepad++.

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    gedit

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • GNOME
    • OpenSolaris

    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.

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    Gedit can't fold code, can't make ident lines, and the ident is strange!

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    Some essential plugins missing especially around code formatting tools

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    rmpbklyn

    no sorting and don't reconize regular expression when 'replace' or search

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  4. Caret icon

    Caret

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Caret is a lightweight-but-powerful programmer's editor running as a Chrome Packaged App. Inspired by Sublime and built on top of the Ace editing component, it offers:

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    tvgoing1

    not online, works only for chrome and cloud based

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    It has similar options, you can select the language you are programming on and also has themes.

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    Its not an online, cloud based app. It works only for chrome.

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    You can use it offline and its easy to access.

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    Text

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Text.app is a simple text editor for Chrome OS and Chrome. It's fast, lets you open multiple files at once, has syntax highlighting, and saves to Google Drive on Chrome OS.

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    Most users think Text is a great alternative to Notepad++.


  6. Builder is an IDE for GNOME that is focused on bringing the power of the platform to more developers than ever before.

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    Zed Code Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Zed is a fully offline-capable text and code editor you can use to edit files locally, on Dropbox, or remotely on any server. It has all the code editor features you'd expect and more:

    Discontinued

    Latest commit 661ba3a on May 11, 2015. See https://github.com/zedapp/zed

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    TabNote-

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome

    TabNote is a free and offline chrome extension which can use to take notes while you are browsing the web. 珞

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    TabNote

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Use your Browser as your Notepad, take notes while you browse.

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    Keypress Editor

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    A new code editor for Chrome and ChromeOS.

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