Open Source Notepad Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Notepad is Notepad++, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Notepad and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Notepad are Atom (Free, Open Source), Vim (Free, Open Source), gedit (Free, Open Source) and GNU nano (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 4, 2021

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    • Haiku
    • Google Chrome
    • KDE
    • OpenSolaris
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Cygwin
    • MacPorts
    • Homebrew
    • MorphOS
    • Self-Hosted
    • GNOME

    Features

    • Syntax Highlighting
    • Portable
    • Lightweight
    • Tabbed interface
    • IDE
    • Multiple languages
    • Search and replace
    • Extensible by Plugins/Extensions
    • Hex Editor
    • Support for regular expressions
    • Notetaking
    • Support for Unicode
    • Support for Large File
    • Customizable
    • Code completion
    • Text editing
    • Word processing
    • Command line interface
    • Automatic Indentation
    • Autocompletion

    License

    × Clear
    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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