Notepad++ Alternatives for Xfce

Notepad, which is built to every computer running Windows, is a useful tool for jotting down quick, well, notes or ideas that can be easily saved, accessed, and shared. That said, it is a very basic program with little in the way of formatting options. In fact, until Windows 10, it didn't even support one of the most basic formatting options in the form of Word Wrap. Luckily, Notepad++ addresses the need for a more robust yet accessible text tool.

Notepad++ can be considered a sort of jack of all trades. With this comes a sort of added complexity. Simpler programs can be found in Notepad and its alternatives, though you would be giving up features that Notepad++ offers: features like autocompletion, support for multiple languages, and a variety of formatting options.

As Notepad++ is a Windows exclusive app, it may be necessary to use alternatives available on macOS and Linux.

If you're looking for a text editor more focused on having a featureset comparable to an integrated development environment, software like Small Geany iconGeany and its alternatives might be more your speed.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 11/12/2013 2:58:00 AM

Alternatives to Notepad++ for Xfce with any license

  • 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 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.

    • Free, lightweight, multi platform, open source, customizable. What more do you want? ResdekAug 2017 • 7 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Geany in functionality and interface is very similar to Notepad++ Guest • Feb 2016 • 11 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Simple, lightweight. But there're syntax highlighting and code completion. jovinFeb 2017 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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

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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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  • Mousepad

    A simple text editor for the Xfce desktop environment. Mousepad aims to be an easy-to-use and fast editor for quickly editing text files, not a development environment or an editor with a huge bunch of plugins. Features: * Complete support for UTF-8 text * Cut/Copy/Paste and Select All text * Search and Replace * Font selection * Word Wrap * Auto character coding detection (UTF-8 and some codesets) * Infinite Undo/Redo * Auto Indent * Multi-line Indent * Drag and Drop * Printing

    Free Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

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  • MadEdit

    MadEdit is an Open-Source and Cross-Platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++ and wxWidgets. MadEdit can edit files in Text/Column/Hex modes, and supports many useful functions, e.g. SyntaxHighlightings, WordWrap, Encodings (UTF8/16/32,Big5,GBK...) and WordCount. Features MadEdit can run under Linux, FreeBSD and MS-Windows platforms. Edits files in Text, Column and Hex modes. In Hex-Mode, MadEdit can open large files which size is up to 32GB (INT_MAX*16).

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.9, released in February 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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  • medit

    medit is a programming and around-programming text editor. Started originally as a simple built-in editor component in GGAP, it grew up to a real text editor.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

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