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    Sublime Text Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Sublime Text for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Sublime Text and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Sublime Text are Atom (Free Personal, Open Source), Notepad++ (Free, Open Source), Vim (Free, Open Source) and VSCodium (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 21, 2022
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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.
      Visual Studio Code vs Sublime Text opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Visual Studio Code is a great alternative to Sublime Text.
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      samajoseph Superb functionality out of the box, with great git integration and easy learning curve. Free!!
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      kholdstayr This is my favorite code editor. It is open source and portable, you can get a portable version that will fit onto a flash drive if you want. It is just as configurable as Sublime Text and has a large community producing great plugins. it has GIT support built in and excellent support for Javascript, HTML, CSS, and Python, and others of course. It has an integrated debugging system.
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

      1
      As an Atom fork it has the same problems like Atom being more an IDE than an editor and the usage of the Electron Framework results in extremely more RAM usage (more than factor 10), CPU usage, loading time and disk usage.
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

      7
      xu3e It is not really lightweight. It uses Electron which eats RAM and CPU!
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      0
      Have been using VSC for many years, so far so good! Its free
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      -3
      castironpancake They both are very good, but I enjoy the UI of Visual Studio Code better
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      -2
      dmitch Built by some of the best in the industry!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      -7
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    2. 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.
      Atom vs Sublime Text opinions
      Most users think Atom is a great alternative to Sublime Text.
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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.
      Top positive comment  over 6 years ago

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      Slow loading, slow autocomplete, bad php support.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      7
      Really slow editor, flashy but not an alternative to Sublime which focuses on speed and versatility. It has many plugins like sublime though.
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

      5
      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.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      1
      Bad editor, electron is horrible framework, bugs, etc.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      3
      Kovah While Sublime is more like an editor, Atom is more like an IDE. A slow and bulky IDE.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      DaffaMumtaz it's free but the look and the feature are similiar to sublime text
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    3. Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.
      Notepad++ vs Sublime Text opinions
      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
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

      -1
      RonBowman On Windows, Notepad++ is the greatest alternative to all other text editors.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      0
      notepad++ doesn't have an output screen to show the code output and its interface is not as good
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

      -4
      IT'S EASY AND FREE TO USE
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      0
      Doesn't have tryhard streamlined UI
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

      -8
    4. 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.
      Vim vs Sublime Text opinions
      Most users think Vim is a great alternative to Sublime Text.
      RonBowman Much more options than any other editor. While this is great for the experienced user, novice users could easily get confused.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      5
      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.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      0
    5. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's Code - OSS (vscode) project, the open source core of the proprietary Visual Studio Code.
      VSCodium vs Sublime Text opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
      Clear user interface and many helpful functions. Just like VSCode, but without unwanted code. The best editor for developers,
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    6. 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 vs Sublime Text opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Geany is a great alternative to Sublime Text.
      its support many programming language and so easy to compile,build,and run..!
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      2
      LucasVieites For users who come from a Linux environment this is a perfect editor to keep using on MacOS X
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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    7. 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.
      Kate vs Sublime Text opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Kate is a great alternative to Sublime Text.
      RonBowman Kate is among the best text editors, especially when working on multiple documents simultaneously.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    8. 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.
      gedit vs Sublime Text opinions
      Most users think gedit is a great alternative to Sublime Text.
      Pales in comparison feature-wise and performance-wise.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    9. 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:
      GNU Emacs vs Sublime Text opinions
      Almost everyone thinks GNU Emacs is a great alternative to Sublime Text.
      au More powerful and extensible plugins.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      1
    10. 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.
      GNU nano vs Sublime Text opinions
      Some users think GNU nano is a great alternative to Sublime Text, some don't.
      vfrico It is command line based, and does not have any kind of plugins or themes.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

      1
      Functionally-wise, Nano would be GNU counterpart of notepad.exe, nowhere near functionality of Sublime Text.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

      9
      It's barely replacement of MS-DOS Wordstar from 80's...
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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