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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Kod is a programmers' editor for OS X

      Source available at http://github.com/rsms/kod

      Goals and features

      Fully concurrent — loading files, syntax highlighting, etc is distributed across available CPU cores. Minimal waiting time.

      Discontinued

      Last update was in 2011. https://github.com/rsms/kod

      • Windows
      Intype is a powerful and intuitive code editor for Windows with lightning fast response. It is easily extensible and customizable, thanks in part to its support for scripting and native plug-ins. It makes development in any programming or scripting language quick and easy.

      Discontinued

      Development seems to be discontinued. Latest activity on Twitter dates back to June 2013. Last version, 1.0.1, released on March 2013, can be still bought from the official website.

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    1. EverEdit is a fast, lightweight, extendable text, source and binary editor for Windows (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003+). While it can serve as a good Notepad replacement, it also offers many powerful features for Web page authors and programmers.
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    2. HippoEDIT is a powerful, fast and easy to use Windows text editor, primarily targeted at power users and programmers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Microsoft Paint
      People joke about what IDE they use often, things like Word, MS Notepad, sometimes even Eclipse, and then often times MS Paint. People joke about MS Paint because it's not even a text editor, people joke about it because it doesn't have one feature in common with IDEs.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Enki is a text editor for programmers. It is:–User friendly. Intuitive interface. Works out of the box. You don’t have to read a lot of docs-Hacker friendly. Code as quickly as possible. Without mouse.
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    3. Notepad! is the free, powerful, feature-rich replacement for your Windows Notepad. This software is completely free to use, for both personal and business purposes.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      xPad is the ultimate notepad, TextEdit and Stickies replacement for Apple's OS X. With a simple, easy-to-use interface and powerful multi-document features, xPad will quickly become your daily text editor of choice.

      Discontinued

      xPad is no longer developed or maintained, but it can be still downloaded from its webpage.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      EdytorNC is text editor for CNC programmers.
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    4. Peppermint is a tweakable Swiss Army knife for Coding on your Mac.

      Discontinued

      Website, Mac App, and Twitter last updated in 2015
      Facebook discontinued

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