XML Notepad Alternatives for Linux

    XML Notepad is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Vim, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to XML Notepad and 17 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to XML Notepad are Geany (Free, Open Source), GNU Emacs (Free, Open Source), CudaText (Free, Open Source) and UltraEdit (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 4, 2021

    1. 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 is a powerful editor, but isn't able to provide a tree view of a XML file
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      Vim is a general purpose tool.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    2. 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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      Geany is an entire IDE, not a XML editor with tree view
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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    3. 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.
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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
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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    4. CudaText is a cross-platform text editor, written in Lazarus. It starts quite fast (0.5 sec with ~30 plugins on CPU Intel Core i3 3Hz). It is extensible by Python add-ons (plugins, linters, code tree parsers, external tools).
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    5. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview. It is written in Python using Qt libraries, able to run on any platforms (Linux and BSD are officially supported).
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    6. 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.
    7. XML Copy Editor is a fast, free, validating XML editor.
    8. Oxygen XML Editor is a cross platform XML Editor providing tools for XML authoring, XML conversion, XSL, XSLT, XQuery, XML Schema, DTD, Relax NG and Schematron development, SOAP and WSDL.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Enki is a text editor for programmers. It is: –User friendly. Intuitive interface. Works out of the box. You don’t have to read a lot of docs -Hacker friendly. Code as quickly as possible. Without mouse.
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