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SlickEdit Alternatives

SlickEdit is described as 'cross-platform, multi-language code editor that gives programmers the ability to code in over 40 languages on 7 platforms' and is a Code Editor in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to SlickEdit for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like SlickEdit are Notepad++, Vim, VSCodium and Geany.

SlickEdit alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Code Editors or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SlickEdit.
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SlickEdit is a cross-platform, multi-language code editor that gives programmers the ability to code in over 40 languages...

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  1. Visual Studio Code is more than just a code editor, it provides the tools and extensions to compile, debug, compare, refactor, and even manage code repositories all within a highly-customised development environment.

  2. Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.


  3. Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content. It also has a GUI version called GVim.

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    vim is a very good choice to fast edit a single file. when you have a project, that's a different story

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  4. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code - Open Source ("Code - OSS") project, the open source core of the proprietary Visual Studio Code.

  5. Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages.

    Geany 1.34

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    Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. Has syntax highlighting and is suitable for programming, with support for several languages. It is extensible with plugins.

    The Default look under GNOME with Adwaita
  7. GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing. The features of GNU Emacs include:

    Emacs can compare two files and highlight their differences (M-x ediff)
  8. CudaText is a cross-platform text editor, written in Lazarus.

    Multi-selections, Replace dialog at bottom
  9. Most simple text editor. Just plain text, saves in .txt format. Not available for download; bundled with all versions of Windows.

  10. Notepad3 is a fast and light-weight Scintilla-based text editor with syntax highlighting. It has a small memory footprint, but is powerful enough to handle most programming jobs.

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