Notepad2 Alternatives for Mac

    Notepad2 is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Atom, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Notepad2 and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Notepad2 are Sublime Text (Free Personal), Geany (Free, Open Source), gedit (Free, Open Source) and GNU nano (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 23, 2021

    1. Atom is an open-source, Electron based text editor with a massive ecosystem of plugins and themes that are easily accessible through a built-in package manager. Being built with Electron, it uses web technology (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Node.
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      Atom vs Notepad2 opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Atom is still a legitimate alternative to Notepad2, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Slow and bloated. Atom isn't a lightweight Notepad2 alternative.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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    2. 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.
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    3. 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.
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    4. 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.
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    5. GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor. Besides basic text editing, nano offers many extra features like an interactive search and replace, go to line and column number, auto-indentation, feature toggles, internationalization support, and filename tab completion.
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    6. 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.
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    7. Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.
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    8. CudaText is a cross-platform text editor, written in Lazarus. It starts quite fast (0.5 sec with ~30 plugins on CPU Intel Core i3 3Hz). It is extensible by Python add-ons (plugins, linters, code tree parsers, external tools).
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    9. 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 disk-based 64-bit file handling (standard) on 32-bit Windows platforms (Windows 2000 and later).
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    10. Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and collaboration services that help you and your team do more. Includes support for PHP, CSS, FTP, and more...
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