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. Pe, short for Programmer’s Editor, is an open source text editor for BeOS. It is targeted towards source-code editing, and features syntax highlighting for a large number of programming languages.
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    2. A new code editor for Chrome and ChromeOS.
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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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    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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    4. Text Edit Plus is a lightweight tool that enables users to easily create new text documents or to modify existing ones. The application is designed as an alternative to Notepad, by offering a wider set of features. Some of the features: Adding date and time.


    5. Code Writer is a free text and code editor app for the Windows platform, downloadable from the Windows Store. Use it as a replacement for Notepad and other quick edit apps.
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    6. Ynote Classic is an easy to use fast and advanced text editor with a tabbed interface and multiview. It has intelligent Syntax Highlighting, Code Folding , Auto Indent and autocompletion. It can highlight any language you like using Regular Expressions.
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    7. Notepad-like VB.Net multi-tab source code editor for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 that supports ASM, ASP.Net, Boo, C#, C++, CSS, HTML, INI, Java, JavaScript, Lua, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, SQL, VB.Net, XML and plain text files.
      • Windows
      PHP Studio is an easy-to-use and comprehensive development solution for PHP based websites and applications.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      IT-Edit (Integrated Terminal Editor) provide a text editor with syntax highlight, line numbering and with the basics text editing functionalities, a file managing interface and terminals in the same window as the editor.

      Discontinued

      Last update was in May 2016.

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