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Open Source Sublime Text Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Sublime Text is Atom. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Notepad++ or Vim. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Sublime Text and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Sublime Text are VSCodium, Geany, Kate and gedit.

Sublime Text 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 Sublime Text.
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  1. Atom is an open-source, Electron based text editor with a massive ecosystem of plugins and themes that are easily accessible through a built-in package manager. Being built with Electron, it uses web technology (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Node.

    Discontinued

    Atom will be discontinued at the end of 2022: https://github.blog/2022-06-08-sunsetting-atom/

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    Similar interface and functionality of a code editor, but Atom uses a lot of resources being that it is written in JavaScript.

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    WestFlame

    It seems that Atom is better supported by developers and community. It receives updates faster.

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    Really slow editor, flashy but not an alternative to Sublime which focuses on speed and versatility. It has many plugins like sublime though.

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    I dont like Atom as alternative of sublime text because it is much bigger then a sublime (about 200 mb against about 30mb) so it is bloatware.

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    Bad editor, electron is horrible framework, bugs, etc.

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    Kovah

    While Sublime is more like an editor, Atom is more like an IDE. A slow and bulky IDE.

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    Slow loading, slow autocomplete, bad php support.

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

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    Most users think Notepad++ is a great alternative to Sublime Text.

    I have been using it in windows and have a lot of good experience in editing, counting,regex etc

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    IT'S EASY AND FREE TO USE

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    notepad++ doesn't have an output screen to show the code output and its interface is not as good

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    RonBowman

    On Windows, Notepad++ is the greatest alternative to all other text editors.

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    Doesn't have tryhard streamlined UI

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  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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    Most users think Vim is a great alternative to Sublime Text.

    terminal-based, open-source, very fast, extensible, text editor and by that I mean it is not intended as an IDE while other recommendations mostly are, can confuse new users, but overall it is very awesome if you can get used to it.

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    RonBowman

    Much more options than any other editor. While this is great for the experienced user, novice users could easily get confused.

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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.

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    Having used MS VSCode for a while, its refreshing to have a version that is TRULY open source. And if you've used MS's VSCode, than using this won't alter your workforce at ALL.

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    Clear user interface and many helpful functions. Just like VSCode, but without unwanted code. The best editor for developers,

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  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.

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    Almost everyone thinks Geany is a great alternative to Sublime Text.

    its support many programming language and so easy to compile,build,and run..!

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    LucasVieites

    For users who come from a Linux environment this is a perfect editor to keep using on MacOS X

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  6. The Kate project develops two main products: KatePart, the advanced editor component which is used in numerous KDE applications requiring a text editing component, and Kate, a MDI text editor application.

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    RonBowman

    Kate is among the best text editors, especially when working on multiple documents simultaneously.

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    gedit

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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.

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    Most users think gedit is a great alternative to Sublime Text.

    Pales in comparison feature-wise and performance-wise.

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  8. 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)
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    More powerful and extensible plugins.

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    GNU nano

    • FreeOpen Source
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    GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor. Besides basic text editing, nano offers many extra features like an interactive search and replace, go to line and column number, auto-indentation, feature toggles, internationalization support, and filename tab completion.

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    Some users think GNU nano is a great alternative to Sublime Text, some don't.

    Functionally-wise, Nano would be GNU counterpart of notepad.exe, nowhere near functionality of Sublime Text.

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    vfrico

    It is command line based, and does not have any kind of plugins or themes.

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    It's barely replacement of MS-DOS Wordstar from 80's...

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  10. Neovim is Vim out of the box.

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