Alternatives to Notepad++ for Linux with any license

  • Sublime Text

    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. ...

    • Better looking UI and it's available across all platforms. Also, Package Control is amazing AkootMar 2017 • 13 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's fast and has powerful editor features. Usability and UX of Sublime Text are just outstanding. Guest • May 2017 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has all the features I need without having to install more than a few extensions. 914ian914Feb 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Modern looking UI, fast and powerful editor, lots of plugins/package that will help you code. I use both sublime and atom for most of the time. rickysantosoJul 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • FTP is a lot easier to use than in Sublime, where you need to install a package manager and install a package like Sublime FTP, which isn't nearly as user-friendly as Notepad++. Guest • Nov 2017 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Notepad++ allows toggling bookmarks with a single click. CeesTMar 2017 • 6 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Search and replace is not upto the level of notepad++ Guest • Mar 2017 • 6 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • 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...

    • What should be a simple application is implemented in the extremely bloated Electron framework. No thanks, I'll take something native. Guest • Feb 2018 • 50 agrees and 16 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Despite sometimes high demanding (for an text editor), good as an Editor/IDE. Guest • May 2016 • 6 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Amazing UI, large variety of useful plugins, nice features like multiple cursors, open source and free to use Ruebz999Dec 2016 • 2 agrees and 3 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
    • 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
    • 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 2 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
    • Cross-platform, modern, fast, great UI, great UX, extensible, fast community-driven development, stable... cblockApr 2017 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux 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.

    • Yet another simple tool reimplemented in the extremely bloated Electron framework. No thanks. Guest • Feb 2018 • 32 agrees and 21 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very nice and fresh software for source code editing with a lot of features swood544Mar 2018 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Incredibly performant and versatile editor. With the feeling of an editor and the power of an IDE avitalbennatanMar 2017 • 6 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Has all same features of Notepad++! also smarter!!!!! Guest • Apr 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Powerful, fast, free, fully customize-able, and looks nice. Guest • Jul 2018 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 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open source, handles many different languages, extensible. What's not to love? Guest • May 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell Mac

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  • 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...

    • 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 • 36 agrees and 23 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Serves same purpose, similar features, different approach, multiplatform, ubiquitous. marcinkowalskiMar 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I like to use the vim command line version on windows it feels pretty minimalistic and its appearance gives the impression it goes right to the job of editing text Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • vim is a console app and relies on a special keyboard command syntax which users need to learn and know. It is already a joke that people do not manage to remember how to quit vi(m) not to mention all the other things people might not remember about the commands. superluminarJul 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Fastest in use. You can improve your productivity and performance when writing. Guest • Jan 2017 • 4 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lightweight, configurable, and fast. Has a lot of options, but all of them are very intuitive. Guest • Oct 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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

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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...

    • Geany in functionality and interface is very similar to Notepad++ Guest • Feb 2016 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Simple, lightweight. But there're syntax highlighting and code completion. jovinFeb 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free, lightweight, multi platform, open source, customizable. What more do you want? ResdekAug 2017 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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

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  • 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...

    • Stop making text editors in Electron. It's gross. Guest • Feb 2018 • 38 agrees and 17 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • because i like the UI more than notepad++ Guest • Dec 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it's easy to use and is open source so a definite runner-up to notpad++ Guest • Dec 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has an auto complete feature which makes it better than Notepad++ techcrankMay 2017 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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  • Eclipse

    Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software...

    • It is an entire IDE, not a text editor tool. Guest • Jan 2018 • 40 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Notepad++ is (relatively) light and programming agnostic with lots of text manipulation tools. Eclipse is none of these things. Guest • Jun 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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...

    • Gedit can't fold code, can't make ident lines, and the ident is strange! Guest • Jul 2016 • 10 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • no sorting and don't reconize regular expression when 'replace' or search rmpbklynSep 2015 • 8 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Some essential plugins missing especially around code formatting tools Guest • Mar 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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

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  • 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. ...

    • Great syntax highlighting, and good plugin support. Fast and easy to use. ricjacMay 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees 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 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD KDE

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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...

    • 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 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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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 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...

    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...

    • 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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