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Visual Studio Code Alternatives for Chrome OS

There are many alternatives to Visual Studio Code for Chrome OS if you are looking for a replacement. The best Chrome OS alternative is Atom. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try gedit or Caret. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Visual Studio Code and eight of them are available for Chrome OS so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Chrome OS alternatives to Visual Studio Code are GNOME Builder, Text, Zed Code Editor and Keypress Editor.

Visual Studio Code 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 Visual Studio Code.
This page was last updated Jun 26, 2022
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  • Mac
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  • Chrome OS

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  1. 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/

    Atom vs Visual Studio Code opinions
    Most users think Atom is a great alternative to Visual Studio Code.

    Its UI is wonderful. Simple, works. Have never had performance problems myself.

    Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago
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    teamindiawebdesignuk

    its user friendly text editor.

    Top positive comment  10 months ago
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    preplime

    Clean interface and "hackable"

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    22Ezra22

    It opens fairly fast and has a lot of features and looks really good.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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    M_O_Z_G

    Better performance than Atom has.

    Positive comment almost 4 years ago
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    Zorkzero1

    It's an extensible and user friendly text editor.

    Positive comment almost 5 years ago
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  2. gedit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • GNOME
    • OpenSolaris

    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.

    Some users think gedit is a great alternative to Visual Studio Code, some don't.


  3. Caret

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Caret is a lightweight-but-powerful programmer's editor running as a Chrome Packaged App. Inspired by Sublime and built on top of the Ace editing component, it offers:

  4. Builder is an IDE for GNOME that is focused on bringing the power of the platform to more developers than ever before.

  5. Text

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Text.app is a simple text editor for Chrome OS and Chrome. It's fast, lets you open multiple files at once, has syntax highlighting, and saves to Google Drive on Chrome OS.



  6. Zed Code Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Zed is a fully offline-capable text and code editor you can use to edit files locally, on Dropbox, or remotely on any server. It has all the code editor features you'd expect and more:

    Discontinued

    Latest commit 661ba3a on May 11, 2015. See https://github.com/zedapp/zed

  7. Keypress Editor

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    A new code editor for Chrome and ChromeOS.

  8. Caret-T

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Fork of Caret Editor that has full Tern integration (Intellisense for Javascript)

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