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The Top 7 Notepad++ Alternatives for You

Notepad++ Sublime Text Vim Atom GNU Emacs Brackets Visual Studio Code
  1. A free source code editor which supports several programming languages running under the MS Windows environment.
    • Open Source
    I have provided you with mainly free Notepad++ alternatives here. This is not that surprising because Notepad++ is free also. When choosing a Notepad++ alternative you need to consider what you are going to use it for and your level of programming experience.

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  2. Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features. Fully customizable with macros, and syntax highlighting for most major languages.
    • Open Source
    Sublime Text is one of the very best Notepadd++ alternatives available. It really does have a great number of features and you can use plugins and add ons if you want support for more programming languages and mote functionality. I loved the search and go feature in Sublime Text and I also liked the number of keyboard shortcuts I could use for greater efficiency.

    #Text Editors #IDE #Software Development 3 social mentions

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    Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing
    • Open Source
    Vim is a totally free Notepad++ alternative. It is available to use on Windows, Mac and Linux computers and it is very powerful. I was able to customize Vim to get it to look and function just how I want it. There is really good help support with Vim so if you are new to programming it will get you through most issues.

    #Text Editors #Software Development #IDE 10 social mentions

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    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.
    Atom is a very flexible text editor and I really liked the different customization options that are available. Not only that but there are a lot of plugins available for Atom due to its open API. When you use Atom it’s like using a native application and you get a tabbed layout similar to Notepad++. I also liked the multi-paned layout a lot.

    #Text Editors #IDE #Software Development 152 social mentions

  5. GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more.
    • Open Source
    Emacs has been around in its various forms since 1976 and is another very worthy Notepad++ alternative. When I first started using Emacs I have to admit that I didn’t find it the easiest to use. But once I got used to it I realized just how powerful Emacs is for the programming community.

    #Text Editors #IDE #Software Development 6 social mentions

  6. A modern, open source text editor that understands web design
    • Open Source
    Don’t think that this uncluttered interface means that Brackets doesn’t have a lot of features because it does. This powerful text editor hides away the many features from view to make things uncluttered for you. Brackets will highlight syntax which helps with your coding efforts. There’s also a split-screen function for easy comparison.

    #Text Editors #IDE #Software Development 47 social mentions

  7. Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
    • Open Source
    If you are looking for a text editor that will assist you to edit and debug your code then Visual Studio Code is a good Notepad++ alternative. When I first used Visual Studio Code I found the really minimal interface quite surprising. If you want even less then you can go into “Zen” mode that hides almost everything.

    #Text Editors #IDE #Software Development 1023 social mentions

  8. Bluefish is a text editor for web designers and programmers.
    The interface with BlueFish has more clutter than some of the others and there are stack of toolbars and tabs on view. I really liked that BlueFish had very good code snippet support and it is pretty easy to integrate external programs. I found this text editor pretty easy to use after I got over the initial shock of the fairly cluttered interface.

    #Text Editors #IDE #Software Development 2 social mentions

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