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Open Source UltraEdit Alternatives

The best open source alternative to UltraEdit is Notepad++. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to UltraEdit and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to UltraEdit are Atom, Vim, VSCodium and Eclipse.

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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightNotepad++ consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableNotepad++ can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsNotepad++ can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingNotepad++ supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    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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    Atom

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • Electron / Atom Shell

    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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAtom can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableAtom is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingAtom supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeAtom supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Atom simultaneously.
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    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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  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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightVim consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableVim is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVim can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingVim supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownVim supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceVim either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingVim can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
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    Vim vs UltraEdit opinions
    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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  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.

    ⚫︎ No TrackingVSCodium will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableVSCodium is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedVSCodium is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVSCodium can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineVSCodium can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VSCodium without registration.
    ⚫︎ LightweightVSCodium consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingVSCodium supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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  5. Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsEclipse can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Eclipse vs UltraEdit opinions
    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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  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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightGeany consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingGeany supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableGeany is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingGeany can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ PortableGeany can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingKate supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownKate supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ LightweightKate consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    GNU nano

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • BSD
    • Haiku

    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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceGNU nano either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  9. Development Environment, Tooling Platform and Application Framework.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingApache NetBeans supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Discontinued

    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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  10. 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:

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGNU Emacs can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableGNU Emacs is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingGNU Emacs supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingGNU Emacs supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Emacs can compare two files and highlight their differences (M-x ediff)
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