xPad. Alternatives

    xPad. is described as 'xPad is the ultimate notepad, TextEdit and Stickies replacement for Apple's OS X. With a simple, easy-to-use interface and powerful multi-document features, xPad will quickly become your daily text editor of choice' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to xPad. for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Notepad++, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like xPad. are Vim (Free, Open Source), gedit (Free, Open Source), GNU nano (Free, Open Source) and GNU Emacs (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 1, 2021

    1. Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.
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    2. 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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    3. 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.
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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Pinegrow is a Mac, Windows and Linux web editor that lets you build responsive websites faster with live multi-page editing, CSS & SASS styling, CSS Grid editor and smart components for Bootstrap, Foundation and WordPress.
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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Most simple text editor. Just plain text, saves in .txt format. Not available for download; bundled with all versions of Windows.
    10. Notepad3 is a fast and light-weight Scintilla-based text editor with syntax highlighting. It has a small memory footprint, but is powerful enough to handle most programming jobs.
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