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metapad alternatives

  • Notepad++

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

    tags: Portable autocompletion block-edit code-editor code-formatting
    platform: Windows
  • Vim

  • Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content.

    tags: code-editor configurability customizable developer-tools development
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Haiku OpenSolaris
  • Visual Studio Code

  • Code combines the streamlined UI of a modern editor with rich code assistance and navigation, and an integrated debugging experience – without the ...

    tags: asp-net autocompletion bugs built-in-terminal c-plus-plus
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell
  • gedit

  • Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. Has syntax highlighting and is suitable for programming, with support for several languages....

    tags: autocompletion extensible gnome lightweight notepad
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD GNOME OpenSolaris
  • Geany

  • Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few depende...

    tags: Portable code-navigation customizable ide large-files
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Xfce
  • 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, g...

    tags: auto-indentation command-line-interface search-and-replace syntax-coloring terminal-based
    platform: Mac OS X Linux BSD Haiku
  • Komodo Edit

  • Komodo Edit is a fast, smart, free and open-source code editor. Switching your trusty code editor is hard, but give Komodo Edit (or its big brother...

    tags: code-editor html-editor javascript-editor macros perl-editor
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Notepad2

  • Notepad2 is a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. Simple as possible, but yet powerful. Has full Unicode suppo...

    tags: Discontinued Portable notepad syntax-highlighting text-editor
    platform: Windows Discontinued
  • PSPad

  • PSPad is a freeware programmers editor in 8 languages for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Some features are highlighted syntax, ftp, projects ...

    tags: Portable css file-transfer-protocol hex-editor html
    platform: Windows
  • Notepad

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

    tags: bundled text-editor unicode-support windows-built-in
    platform: Windows
  • SciTE

  • SciTE is a SCIntilla based Text Editor. Originally built to demonstrate Scintilla, it has grown to be a generally useful editor with facilities for...

    tags: coda code-editor css design file-transfer-protocol
    platform: Windows Linux BSD Xfce
  • 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, ...

    tags: code-editor hex-editor notepad programming text-editor
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • AkelPad

  • A simple notepad-like text editor with many features. It is designed to be a small and fast. User interface in 20 languages.

    tags: Portable languages-min-20 liberkey notepad text-editor
    platform: Windows
  • jEdit

  • jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development behind it. While jEd...

    tags: code-editor java notepad programming text-editor
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Notepad2-mod

  • Changes compared to the official Notepad2

    tags: Portable code-editor notepad notepad-replacement notepad2
    platform: Windows