What's the alternative?

Top 12 Text Editor Options

Based on our collection of software reviews as well as verified products.
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  1. Atom

    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.

  2. Netbeans

    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.

  3. Sublime Text

    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.

  4. Visual Studio Code

    Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft

  5. Eclipse

    Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle.

  6. Brackets

    A modern, open source text editor that understands web design

  7. Qt Creator

    Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment. It is the fastest, easiest and most fun experience a C++ developer could wish for.

  8. IntelliJ IDEA

    Capable and Ergonomic IDE for JVM

  9. Gedit

    gedit is the official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor.

  10. Adobe Dreamweaver

    Adobe Dreamweaver is a proprietary web development tool developed by Adobe Systems.

  11. Microsoft Visual Studio

    Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft.