Zebra Pad Alternatives

    Zebra Pad is described as 'is the software solution for those who want to keep the simplicity of Notepad but still want a few professional features. There are some usual features such as automatic updates, but also some cool one like a custom file type for extra metadata to be added to the file' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Zebra Pad for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Chrome OS. The best alternative is gedit, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Zebra Pad are Notepad (Free), ReText (Free, Open Source), Leafpad (Free, Open Source) and metapad (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 2, 2020

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


    3. 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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    4. Leafpad is a lightweight text editor that emphasizes simplicity. As development focuses on keeping weight down to a minimum, only the most essential features are implemented in the editor.
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    5. Metapad is a small, fast (and completely free) text editor for Windows 9x/NT/XP/Vista with similar features to Microsoft Notepad but with many extra (and rather useful) features.
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    6. EditPad Lite is a compact general-purpose text editor. Use EditPad Lite to easily edit any kind of plain text file. EditPad Lite has all the essential features to make text editing a breeze: - Large file and long line support.
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      • Google Chrome
      TabNote is a free and offline chrome extension which can use to take notes while you are browsing the web. 🤗 🤖 You can customize your TabNote by setting up font size, font color, font family, background color, spell checker etc.
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      Eddie is a programmers editor for Mac OSX and Gnome Linux. Inspired by the Macintosh Programmer's Workshop, Eddie brings some of it's powerful features into a modern lightweight and capable programmer's editor.
    7. When you need to create text documents, TextEdit is a highly versatile word processor, including tools to format and layout your page, edit and stylize text, check spelling, create tables and lists, import graphics, work with HTML, and even add music and movie files.
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    8. BabelPad is a free Unicode text editor for Windows that supports the proper rendering of most complex scripts, and allows you to assign different fonts to different scripts in order to facilitate multi-script text editing.
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