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Free UltraEdit Alternatives

The best free alternative to UltraEdit is Notepad++, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to UltraEdit and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to UltraEdit are Visual Studio Code, Atom, Vim and VSCodium.

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

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    Notepad++ vs UltraEdit opinions
    Most users think Notepad++ is a great alternative to UltraEdit.

    Missing important functionality, too many cooks, annoying bugs.

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    notepad++ is missing a lot of functions

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    It's free and does it so good !

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    notepad++ do not support large files

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  2. 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.

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  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.

    Discontinued

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

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    Atom vs UltraEdit opinions
    Some users think Atom is a great alternative to UltraEdit, some don't.

    UE's big win is that it's a column based text editor. NOT an SDK. Nearly all text editors listed here are actually SDKs. Either that or they're just the usual suspects.

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  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.

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    Almost everyone thinks Vim is a great alternative to UltraEdit.

    it's small but strong program for text editing on the most platforms.

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  5. 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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  6. Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle.

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    This alternative is disputed. Eclipse is still a legitimate alternative to UltraEdit, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Eclipse is an development platafform.

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    Eclipse is not a column based text editor. It's an SDK

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  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.

    Geany 1.34
  8. 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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    GNU nano

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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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  10. Development Environment, Tooling Platform and Application Framework.

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    Python plugin for NetBeans (nbPython) has been discontinued since v8.1

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    Not a column based editor. It's an SDK

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