Code Alternatives

    Code is described as '(formerly known as Scratch) is an advanced text editor built for and bundled with elementary OS' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Code for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Chrome OS and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like Code are Atom (Free, Open Source), VSCodium (Free, Open Source), CudaText (Free, Open Source) and Notepad3 (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 2, 2021

    1. SynWrite is a free source code editor and notepad replacement for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.

      Discontinued

      Last update was on 29-08-2017. Synwrite is continued on CudaText.
      Only there is no Total Commander plug-in with CudaText.

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    2. Howl is a general purpose editor that aims to be both lightweight and fully customizable. It is built on top of the very fast LuaJIT runtime, and can be extended in either Lua or Moonscript. It has a minimalistic UI driven mainly by the keyboard.


    3. Notepas is a fast portable native multiplatform text editor written in Lazarus and can be compiled for multiple platforms and widget sets using the advanced native Free Pascal Compiler.
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    4. Zed is a fully offline-capable text and code editor you can use to edit files locally, on Dropbox, or remotely on any server. It has all the code editor features you'd expect and more:

      Discontinued

      Latest commit 661ba3a on May 11, 2015. See https://github.com/zedapp/zed

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Judge0 IDE is a free and open-source online code editor that allows you to write and execute code from a rich set of languages. It's perfect for anybody who just wants to quickly write and run some code without opening a full-featured IDE on their computer.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      JOE is a full featured terminal-based screen editor which is distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). JOE has been around since 1988 and comes standard with many Linux distributions.
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    5. Lines is a modern and minimalist text editor - IDE with support for over 150 programming languages, embedded code inspectors and many other cool tools to help you write better code.
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    6. Cold Turkey Writer won't let you quit until you finish your work. Like, literally will not quit.
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    7. Thunderpad (formerly Textpad) is a simple, general-purpose and cross-platform text editor written in C++ using the Qt libraries. Thunderpad aims to be faster and more lightweight than most text editors, but as useful as them.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed since 2015. Latest versions can be still downloaded from SourceForge and GitHub

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      EdytorNC is text editor for CNC programmers.
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