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. MetroTextual is a Windows text editor inspired by Microsoft’s Metro Design Language. It’s designed to be a visually appealing replacement for Notepad; with significant improvements to performance and aesthetics.
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    2. Shell Script editor for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux features such as syntax highlighting, the Shell Script code builder, the Shell Script code assistant, and the Shell Script function list tool.
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    3. FavoText is a text editor, which supports editing file with text/hex format, syntax highlighting and auto completion; it also offers many powerful features for Web page authors and programmers.
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    4. Simple Code Editor is a simple, elegant, and powerful code editor, with many features.

      Discontinued

      Website no longer available: http://simplecodeeditor.neocities.org/

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    5. Appy Text is a super fast + lightweight text editor. Immersive too - more content, less chrome. If you're a Notepad user but have been looking for a charmingly simple, modern and free alternative then look no further. Made (carefully) for PC, tablet and phone.
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