TextPad Alternatives

    TextPad is described as 'is designed to provide the power and functionality to satisfy the most demanding text editing requirements. It can edit files up to the limits of virtual memory, and it will work with the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Server 2003 and 2008' and is a popular app in the Development category. There are more than 100 alternatives to TextPad for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like TextPad are Notepad++ (Free, Open Source), Atom (Free, Open Source), Sublime Text (Free Personal) and Vim (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 21, 2021

    1. VS 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.
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    2. Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.
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      Almost everyone thinks Notepad++ is a great alternative to TextPad.


    3. 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.
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      Some users think Atom is a great alternative to TextPad, some don't.
    4. Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features.
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    5. 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 vs TextPad opinions
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      No macro support, No custom snippet support.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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    6. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's VSCode.
    7. 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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    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.
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    9. 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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    10. 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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