Programmer's Notepad Alternatives

    Programmer's Notepad is described as 'Notepad more focused on developing than just scribble down notes' and is a popular app in the Development category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Programmer's Notepad for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Notepad++, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Programmer's Notepad are Vim (Free, Open Source), Eclipse (Free, Open Source), VSCodium (Free, Open Source) and Geany (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 2, 2021

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      • Xfce
      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.
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    1. EmEditor is a fast Unicode 64bit text editor for Windows 10/7/Vista/XP/2000 supporting extremely large files (up to 248 GB), binary files, comparison, multiline editing, easy numbering, scriptable macros, CSV files, script keyword highlighting and much more.
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    2. Onivim 2 is a retro-futuristic modal editor - the next iteration of the Onivim project - combining Vim-style modal editing with the aesthetics and language features of modern editors.
    3. Xed is a text editor which supports most standard editor features, extending this basic functionality with other features not usually found in simple text editors.
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    4. TextPad is designed to provide the power and functionality to satisfy the most demanding text editing requirements. It can edit files up to the limits of virtual memory, and it will work with the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Server 2003 and 2008.
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    5. Kakoune is a code editor heavily inspired by Vim, as such most of its commands are similar to vi’s ones.
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    6. Metapad is a small, fast (and completely free) text editor for Windows 9x/NT/XP/Vista with similar features to Microsoft Notepad but with many extra (and rather useful) features.
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    7. EditPad Lite is a compact general-purpose text editor. Use EditPad Lite to easily edit any kind of plain text file. EditPad Lite has all the essential features to make text editing a breeze: - Large file and long line support.
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    8. BBEdit is a professional HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides an abundance of high-performance features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text.
    9. Espresso is a powerful text editor for web developers, from the creators of CSSEdit .
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