Compare Xfce, Visual Studio Code, Notepad++, and Atom

Pricing

 
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Visual Studio Code
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Notepad++
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Atom
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Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.5
9.1
9.2
8.9
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.2
9.0
9.2
9.0
Ease of Setup
Ease of SetupNot enough data available
9.2
9.5
9.0
Ease of Admin
Ease of AdminNot enough data available
8.6
9.2
8.3
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
6.9
8.5
8.4
8.1
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business WithNot enough data available
8.9
8.9
8.4
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.9
9.5
8.8
8.7
Meets Requirements
Xfce
8.5
Visual Studio Code
9.1
Notepad++
9.2
Atom
8.9
Ease of Use
Xfce
8.2
Visual Studio Code
9.0
Notepad++
9.2
Atom
9.0
Ease of Setup
Xfce
Not enough data available
Visual Studio Code
9.2
Notepad++
9.5
Atom
9.0
Ease of Admin
Xfce
Not enough data available
Visual Studio Code
8.6
Notepad++
9.2
Atom
8.3
Quality of Support
Xfce
6.9
Visual Studio Code
8.5
Notepad++
8.4
Atom
8.1
Ease of Doing Business With
Xfce
Not enough data available
Visual Studio Code
8.9
Notepad++
8.9
Atom
8.4
Product Direction (% positive)
Xfce
8.9
Visual Studio Code
9.5
Notepad++
8.8
Atom
8.7

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
83.3%
40.9%
31.0%
51.2%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
8.3%
33.0%
32.2%
27.8%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
8.3%
26.0%
36.8%
21.1%
Xfce
Small-Business
83.3%
Mid-Market
8.3%
Enterprise
8.3%
Visual Studio Code
Small-Business
40.9%
Mid-Market
33.0%
Enterprise
26.0%
Notepad++
Small-Business
31.0%
Mid-Market
32.2%
Enterprise
36.8%
Atom
Small-Business
51.2%
Mid-Market
27.8%
Enterprise
21.1%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Internet
33.3%
Computer Software
32.9%
Information Technology and Services
24.0%
Computer Software
30.5%
 
Information Technology and Services
20.0%
Information Technology and Services
22.6%
Computer Software
20.5%
Information Technology and Services
18.0%
 
Telecommunications
13.3%
Internet
6.6%
Telecommunications
4.1%
Internet
13.1%
 
Religious Institutions
6.7%
Higher Education
2.8%
Internet
3.9%
Higher Education
4.0%
 
Program Development
6.7%
Retail
2.0%
Higher Education
3.1%
Marketing and Advertising
3.9%
 
Other
20.0%
Other
33.1%
Other
44.4%
Other
30.6%
Xfce
Internet
33.3%
Information Technology and Services
20.0%
Telecommunications
13.3%
Religious Institutions
6.7%
Program Development
6.7%
Other
20.0%
Visual Studio Code
Computer Software
32.9%
Information Technology and Services
22.6%
Internet
6.6%
Higher Education
2.8%
Retail
2.0%
Other
33.1%
Notepad++
Information Technology and Services
24.0%
Computer Software
20.5%
Telecommunications
4.1%
Internet
3.9%
Higher Education
3.1%
Other
44.4%
Atom
Computer Software
30.5%
Information Technology and Services
18.0%
Internet
13.1%
Higher Education
4.0%
Marketing and Advertising
3.9%
Other
30.6%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Giancarlo M.
User

Sometimes you need a windows manager that won't load your memory with stuff you don't even need, Xfce is quite a good option for this, windows will move as fast as you can imagine even when using an old computer or even better when connection to remote...

John Patrick S.
User in Information Technology and Services

Git integration, integrated terminal, faster than Atom, the community has written useful plugins though I try to use as minimum as I can. I have written most of what I like about Visual Studio Code in the section where I explained why I switched from Atom.

Kyle Q.
Administrator in Retail

- It is very easy to use, and extremely lightweight. - Syntax Highlighting for when you are programming. - GUI can be customized to make it to get a better feel. - Can have multiple documents open using different tabs, - Good community support for any...

Ananyo S.
User

Best? Try ctrl + d on any word. This is by far the best feature in any text editor. It supports multicursors, with the same ctrl + d or with ctrl + click. You can search for something in whole project directory by ctrl + shift + f. The command palette,...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Spencer M.
User in Internet

- Had some display issues, and googling around always came across tips for Ubuntu that were not helpful. - Had a similar experience with the WiFi

Palash K.
User in Information Technology and Services

Extremely limited features with respect to standard and hugely popular IDES like Visual Studio Lack of Project Structures and project Templates made enterprise-wide application development very difficult.

Wade W.
User in Internet

I now find myself using other sleeker tools, like Sublime Text more often now

Sergio R.
User in Information Technology and Services

Sessions are not saved by default in Atom core, there's a package that does the job for now (https://github.com/mpeterson2/save-session). Sublime does it by default. Needs some performance improvements, sometimes it gets unresponsive after opening a...

 
Xfce
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Giancarlo M.
User

Sometimes you need a windows manager that won't load your memory with stuff you don't even need, Xfce is quite a good option for this, windows will move as fast as you can imagine even when using an old computer or even better when connection to remote...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Spencer M.
User in Internet

- Had some display issues, and googling around always came across tips for Ubuntu that were not helpful. - Had a similar experience with the WiFi

Visual Studio Code
Most Helpful Favorable Review
John Patrick S.
User in Information Technology and Services

Git integration, integrated terminal, faster than Atom, the community has written useful plugins though I try to use as minimum as I can. I have written most of what I like about Visual Studio Code in the section where I explained why I switched from Atom.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Palash K.
User in Information Technology and Services

Extremely limited features with respect to standard and hugely popular IDES like Visual Studio Lack of Project Structures and project Templates made enterprise-wide application development very difficult.

Notepad++
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Kyle Q.
Administrator in Retail

- It is very easy to use, and extremely lightweight. - Syntax Highlighting for when you are programming. - GUI can be customized to make it to get a better feel. - Can have multiple documents open using different tabs, - Good community support for any...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Wade W.
User in Internet

I now find myself using other sleeker tools, like Sublime Text more often now

Atom
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Ananyo S.
User

Best? Try ctrl + d on any word. This is by far the best feature in any text editor. It supports multicursors, with the same ctrl + d or with ctrl + click. You can search for something in whole project directory by ctrl + shift + f. The command palette,...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sergio R.
User in Information Technology and Services

Sessions are not saved by default in Atom core, there's a package that does the job for now (https://github.com/mpeterson2/save-session). Sublime does it by default. Needs some performance improvements, sometimes it gets unresponsive after opening a...

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