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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 a Text Editor in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to xPad. for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Haiku. The best alternative is Notepad++, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like xPad. are Vim, GNU nano, gedit and GNU Emacs.

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  1. Notepad++ icon

    Notepad++

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    215 alternatives to Notepad++ 

    Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.

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    1.  LightweightNotepad++ consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Code FormattingNotepad++ supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
    3.  PortableNotepad++ can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsNotepad++ can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  AutocompletionNotepad++ can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    6.  Syntax HighlightingNotepad++ supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    7.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
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  2. Vim icon

    Vim

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • OpenSolaris
    • MorphOS
    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


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    GNU nano

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    132 alternatives to GNU nano 

    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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    1.  Command line interfaceGNU nano either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  4. gedit icon

    gedit

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • GNOME
    • OpenSolaris
    169 alternatives to gedit 

    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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    1.  Lightweightgedit consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Syntax Highlightinggedit supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsgedit can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Autocompletiongedit can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    5.  Spell Checkinggedit can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    The Default look under GNOME with Adwaita
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  5. GNU Emacs icon

    GNU Emacs

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    • Homebrew
    159 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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    CudaText

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    181 alternatives to CudaText 

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

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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
  7. Notepad3 icon

    Notepad3

    • Windows
    196 alternatives to Notepad3 

    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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    1.  LightweightNotepad3 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableNotepad3 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Syntax HighlightingNotepad3 supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Notepad3 without registration.
    Supports RTL languages out of the box.
    Select Syntax Scheme
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    Notepad

    128 alternatives to Notepad 

    Most simple text editor. Just plain text, saves in .txt format. Not available for download; bundled with all versions of Windows.

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    1.  LightweightNotepad consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Pinegrow Web Editor

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • CSS
    • Sass
    • Wordpress
    • Atom
    • Bootstrap
    103 alternatives to Pinegrow Web Editor 

    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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    1.  Support for BootstrapPinegrow Web Editor supports the popular CSS framework Bootstrap.
    2.  WYSIWYG SupportPinegrow Web Editor integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    3.  WYSIWYG HTML EditorPinegrow Web Editor allows you to make and preview changes to an application or website in real time, without needing to know code.
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  10. UltraEdit icon

    UltraEdit

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    200 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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