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XML Notepad Alternatives

XML Notepad is described as 'provides a simple intuitive user interface for browsing and editing XML documents' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to XML Notepad for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Haiku. The best alternative is Vim, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like XML Notepad are Geany, GNU Emacs, CudaText and PSPad.

XML Notepad alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Code Editors or XML Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of XML Notepad.
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XML Notepad provides a simple intuitive user interface for browsing and editing XML documents.

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  1. Vim icon

    Vim

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    • AmigaOS
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    192 alternatives to Vim 

    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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    1.  LightweightVim consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVim can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Syntax HighlightingVim supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    4.  Support for MarkDownVim supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    5.  Command line interfaceVim either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    6.  Spell CheckingVim can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    7.  Batch EditingVim allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
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    GVim with netrw+airlines+ctrlspace+xkb-switch+monokai theme+Source Pro font
    Plugin Gitgutter shows added lines as '+' and altere as '~'.
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    Vim is a general purpose tool.

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    VIm is a powerful editor, but isn't able to provide a tree view of a XML file

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  2. Geany icon

    Geany

    • Mac
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    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    133 alternatives to Geany 

    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. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a special Desktop Environment like KDE or GNOME -...

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    1.  LightweightGeany consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Geany.
    3.  Syntax HighlightingGeany supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    4.  Ad-freeGeany doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Distraction-freeGeany has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    6.  Spell CheckingGeany can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    7.  PortableGeany can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Geany 1.34
    Nice UI with themes and good integration with Ubuntu
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    Geany is an entire IDE, not a XML editor with tree view

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    GNU Emacs

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    • Homebrew
    158 alternatives to GNU Emacs 

    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:

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGNU Emacs can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Syntax HighlightingGNU Emacs supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    3.  Support for scriptingGNU Emacs supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    Emacs can compare two files and highlight their differences (M-x ediff)
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    Same as VIM, Emacs is a powerful editor, but isn't able to provide a tree view of a XML file

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    CudaText

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    180 alternatives to CudaText 

    CudaText is a cross-platform text editor, written in Lazarus / Free Pascal.

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    1.  LightweightCudaText consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsCudaText can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  AutocompletionCudaText can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    Multi-selections, Replace dialog at bottom
    Dark theme, Minimap
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    PSPad

    • Windows
    156 alternatives to PSPad 

    PSPad is a freeware programmers editor in 8 languages for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Some features are highlighted syntax, ftp, projects and so on. Code explorer for Pascal, C/C++, INI, HTML, XML, PHP and more in development, internal web browser with APACHE support.

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    1.  Syntax HighlightingPSPad supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    2.  LightweightPSPad consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  PortablePSPad can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Main Window - Project Settings
    PSPad with project window, clips list template and LOG window...


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    UltraEdit

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    199 alternatives to UltraEdit 

    UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An industry-award winner, UltraEdit supports disk-based 64-bit file handling (standard) on 32-bit Windows platforms (Windows 2000 and later).

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    UltraEdit features an integrated FTP browser and supports syntax highlighting for hundreds of languages, with more always in the works. And with an integrated SSH/telnet client, scripting, custom tools, macros and Smart Templates, UltraEdit's ready for any coding session.
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    CotEditor

    • Mac
    144 alternatives to CotEditor 

    Syntax Highlighting: Colorize more than 50 pre-installed major languages like HTML, PHP, Python, Ruby or Markdown. You can also create your own settings.

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    1.  File VersioningCotEditor has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    2.  LightweightCotEditor consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in CotEditor without registration.
    CotEditor (Updated with a different theme)
    version 4 released 2020-11-14 ,
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    ReText

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    185 alternatives to ReText 

    ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownReText supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
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    TreeLine

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    40 alternatives to TreeLine 

    TreeLine just stores almost any kind of information. A tree structure makes it easy to keep things organized. And each node in the tree can contain several fields, forming a mini-database. The output format for each node can be defined, and the output can be shown on the screen...

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    NoteTab

    151 alternatives to NoteTab 

    NoteTab is a leading text editor, popular Notepad replacement, and powerful code-based HTML editor for Windows.

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    1.  Support for scriptingNoteTab supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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