Notepad++ Alternatives for Linux
Visual Studio Code is a free and extensible code editor for building web, desktop, and mobile applications, using any programming language and framework.
- - Visual Studio Code is the most popular Web-based, Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to Notepad++.
- - Visual Studio Code is the most popular free alternative to Notepad++.
Visual Studio Code Features
Comments about Visual Studio Code as a Alternative to Notepad++
Cross-platform, superior highlighting and plugins.2
Great features and lots of good extensions5
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.8
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.0
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.0
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 is the most popular commercial alternative to Notepad++.
Sublime Text Features
Comments about Sublime Text as a Alternative to Notepad++
Crazy pricing. June 2022: 99$/3yrs0
It has all the features I need without having to install more than a few extensions.3
Sublime Text is too slow, big, and heavy, and a memory hog.-1
I haven't used Sublime Text but I've use Notepad++ and found it to be really useful! Will definitely try Sublime Text now that I know it is an alternative.0
Support for many languages, good debugging without any plugins.-1
Geany is a powerful, stable and lightweight programmer's text editor that provides tons of useful features without bogging down your workflow. It runs on Linux, Windows and macOS is translated into over 40 languages, and has built-in support for more than 50 programming...
- - Geany is the most popular Open Source alternative to Notepad++.
Comments about Geany as a Alternative to Notepad++
Has the same features + some more features than Notepad++. And It's Free Software, on GPL license - huge PLUS for this! ++++3
Virtually the same features and on top of it it's cross platform and open source.9
Breaks some of my basic workflows. E.g. can't drop files onto the Geany window (to open them), can't use F3 for "find next"... OTOH the UI is nice and sleek.0
So far Geany is the best cross-platform alternative to Notepad++ I have tried. Its UI isn't hard to figure out & has a similar feel.0
It's lightweight, fast and more customizable than Notepad++, and have basic IDE-like features, which are useful for programmer-users.0
The Kate project develops two main products: KatePart, the advanced editor component which is used in numerous KDE applications requiring a text editing component, and Kate, a MDI text editor application.
Comments about Kate as a Alternative to Notepad++
Kate is also open-source like Notepad++ and likewise runs at the speed of a native app. Features align pretty nicely between the two, but Kate runs natively on all desktops, not just Windows. Same workflow on Windows, Mac and Linux.2
Great syntax highlighting, and good plugin support. Fast and easy to use.8
lightweight, code syntax highlighting, regex find and replace1
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 GUI version called GVim.
Comments about Vim as a Alternative to Notepad++
Serves same purpose, similar features, different approach, multiplatform, ubiquitous.6
Fastest in use. You can improve your productivity and performance when writing.1
Vim is a console app and require to know its commands to use it, while Notepad++ is UI driven, anyone can use it.27
Notepad++ is a gui application, while vim is strictly for terminals.0
Although it runs as a GUI, you still need to know the vi commands. Unless you don't mind using the menu bar to do everything.-1
This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code - Open Source ("Code - OSS") project, the open source core of the proprietary Visual Studio Code.
Comments about VSCodium as a Alternative to Notepad++
VS Codium does everything Notepad++ can do but better. It has more features, is more extensible/customizable, is fairly lightweight, and is cross-platform.2
The power of Visual Studio without all the tracking of Microsoft in a simple and intuitive layout2
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.
Comments about gedit as a Alternative to Notepad++
no sorting and don't reconize regular expression when 'replace' or search5
Gedit can't fold code, can't make ident lines, and the ident is strange!11
Some essential plugins missing especially around code formatting tools3