A fast, minimalist, and remarkably extensible cross-platform text editor.
- Free • Open Source
- Text Editor
What is Textadept?
Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and ridiculously extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers. Written in a combination of C and Lua and relentlessly optimized for speed and minimalism over the years, Textadept is an ideal editor for programmers who want endless extensibility without sacrificing speed or succumbing to code bloat and featuritis.
Comments and Reviews
- Text Editor
CategoriesOS & Utilities • Development
Recent user activities on Textadept
- Ugotsta added Textadept as alternative(s) to Zed editor
- POX added Textadept as alternative(s) to ecode
- GuilleW added Textadept as alternative(s) to Pulsar Editor
It has multiple split for the main window, where you can put several files. It allows syntax coloring.
Simple, lightweight. perfect.
Almost as good as Scite
Low memory usage (in Linux and even in Windows where it uses the non-native GTK).
Minimalist (without compromising functionality).
Configurable to the hilt.
Struggles when it comes to replacing text (even in a single file).
No reliable spell-checker. There is a plugin, but difficult to get it work.
Portable, small, and just works for basic to intermediate editing of whatever on Windows.
This is a masterpiece. As configurable as vim and emacs, but with a saner config language and API. It's tiny, 15mb memory usage. It's a mystery why this is not better known.
I wholeheartedly agree with this assessment:
After giving Textadept a try, I now wonder what took me so long to discover this gem. Simply put, it is the most customizable, scriptable, and hence powerful free text editor that I have ever used on Windows since Vim, SciTE, and NPP (inefficient web apps like Brackets and Atom don’t count). This is the text editor that made me fall in love with Lua and has slowly started replacing NPP as my favorite code editor in the toolbox.
To scratch the surface of how extendable this program is, I'll give you a few examples:
You get the idea – this thing is a beast. What I love about it is that it’s a relatively fast and resource-friendly beast that lets you unzip and go, no installation required.