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10 Best Notepad++ Alternatives in 2020

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  1. A free source code editor which supports several programming languages running under the MS Windows environment.

    Help with the %TIME:~6,2% set dt=%dt: =0% ECHO %dt%>> command... about 6 days ago

    I do use Notepad++ (as seen here: for writing code files, so I'm not sure if that is close to or the same as the UI from github.
  2. At GitHub, we’re building the text editor we’ve always wanted: hackable to the core, but approachable on the first day without ever touching a config file. We can’t wait to see what you build with it.

    Build a simple guessing game in Golang. about 20 days ago:

    You have now successfully installed ‘go’ and also set up your guessing game file. Now, open the guess.go file with a text/code editor on your device. Personally, I use VS Code. Windows comes with Notepad pre-installed. Mac OS includes TextEdit. Linux users can use Vim. You can also download other text editors like sublime text or atom.
  3. GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more.

    Hey, looking for some good file managers about about 2 months ago

    Emacs is a text editor. Dired is a package that comes bundled with it and provides a file manager within Emacs.
  4. NetBeans IDE 7.0. Develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, PHP, C/C++ and more. Runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris. NetBeans IDE is open-source and free.

    Free for dev - list of software (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.) about about 2 months ago:

    Apache Netbeans — Development Environment, Tooling Platform and Application Framework.
  5. jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with a large collection of plugins

  6. Lightweight IDE for Linux and Windows

  7. TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors.

    Any good notepad++ replacements about about 1 month ago:

    TextMate, which is native and open-source, is a good alternative. In fact, TextMate was the inspiration to create SublimeText, so much that the Themes and Extensions for SublimeText (v2) are compatible with TextMate bundle system. Emphasis on SublimeText v2, because v3 and v4 introduced a completely different extension API.
  8. Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing

    How to Master Vim about 29 days ago:

    First thing you need to do is get Vim installed on your computer, where I will assume that you are using Linux. If not, you can download it at
  9. Light Table is a new interactive IDE that lets you modify running programs and embed anything from...

    Using Emacs in an IDE World about 27 days ago:

    On the one hand, Emacs is a very flexible platform powered by Lisp. Users can change and extend to their needs, make smaller adjustments on the fly. That’s the source of its attractiveness and longevity. On the other hand, it seems to look confusing, use archaic terminology, takes time to setup a dev environment comparable to VSC. Elisp has its problems and disliked by many users. It is slowly loses its appeal...
  10. A modern, open source text editor that understands web design

    Fix for extension library + The state of Brackets (Sept 16th) about 4 days ago

    I think there will be a a new release coming soon that implements this solution. Also to mention that is still the new home of Brackets with a currently defunct download button.
  11. Bluefish is a text editor for web designers and programmers.