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 packages. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a special Desktop Environment like KDE or GNOME - Geany only requires the GTK2 runtime libraries.
- Virtually the same features and on top of it it's cross platform and open source.
- Geany in functionality and interface is very similar to Notepad++
- Has the same features + some more features than Notepad++. And It's Free Software, on GPL license - huge PLUS for this! ++++