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

Pricing

 
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Xfce
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Visual Studio Code
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Notepad++
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TextPad
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Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.5
9.1
9.2
8.8
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.2
9.0
9.2
9.1
Ease of Setup
Ease of SetupNot enough data available
9.2
9.5
9.4
Ease of Admin
Ease of AdminNot enough data available
8.6
9.2
8.8
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
7.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.9
9.5
8.8
7.5
Meets Requirements
Xfce
8.5
Visual Studio Code
9.1
Notepad++
9.2
TextPad
8.8
Ease of Use
Xfce
8.2
Visual Studio Code
9.0
Notepad++
9.2
TextPad
9.1
Ease of Setup
Xfce
Not enough data available
Visual Studio Code
9.2
Notepad++
9.5
TextPad
9.4
Ease of Admin
Xfce
Not enough data available
Visual Studio Code
8.6
Notepad++
9.2
TextPad
8.8
Quality of Support
Xfce
6.9
Visual Studio Code
8.5
Notepad++
8.4
TextPad
8.1
Ease of Doing Business With
Xfce
Not enough data available
Visual Studio Code
8.9
Notepad++
8.9
TextPad
7.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Xfce
8.9
Visual Studio Code
9.5
Notepad++
8.8
TextPad
7.5

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
83.3%
40.9%
31.0%
37.1%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
8.3%
33.0%
32.2%
24.7%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
8.3%
26.0%
36.7%
38.1%
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
36.7%
TextPad
Small-Business
37.1%
Mid-Market
24.7%
Enterprise
38.1%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Internet
33.3%
Computer Software
32.9%
Information Technology and Services
24.0%
Information Technology and Services
19.2%
 
Information Technology and Services
20.0%
Information Technology and Services
22.6%
Computer Software
20.5%
Computer Software
12.5%
 
Telecommunications
13.3%
Internet
6.6%
Telecommunications
4.1%
Internet
5.8%
 
Religious Institutions
6.7%
Higher Education
2.8%
Internet
3.9%
Higher Education
5.8%
 
Program Development
6.7%
Retail
2.0%
Higher Education
3.1%
Financial Services
5.0%
 
Other
20.0%
Other
33.1%
Other
44.4%
Other
51.7%
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%
TextPad
Information Technology and Services
19.2%
Computer Software
12.5%
Internet
5.8%
Higher Education
5.8%
Financial Services
5.0%
Other
51.7%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Phil w.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

This desktop environment is following the KISS principle, keep it simple stupid. It's based on GTK+ and not so disruptive as GNOME project. Debian integration is just great. Anyway I am not using so much other applications like thunar file manager or...

Rafael A.
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Internet

Visual Studio Code is really lightweight, works perfectly in Linux and OS X, which are my primary operating systems. The feature to open a folder is great and allows you to search through code files easily. The fact that's Open Source is great because it...

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...

Sylvia D.
User in Environmental Services

I love everything about TextPad! It's a direct upgrade from Notepad and I have been happily using it for many years. In my line of work I have to deal with viewing many large text files which can be a pain to deal with sometimes. -TextPad automatically...

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

G2 User

Updates all the time!!!! After an update the software freezes Takes a long time to load

G2 User in Computer Software

Not much...it is all good the best all functional for geek

Matthew G.
User in Computer Software

Weird shortcuts is a main one, not intuitive at all. As well they could support more code extensions (json) natively. There's not much to dislike but there's not much to like, and that's the main problem. In a sea of great text editors that are worth...

 
Xfce
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Phil w.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

This desktop environment is following the KISS principle, keep it simple stupid. It's based on GTK+ and not so disruptive as GNOME project. Debian integration is just great. Anyway I am not using so much other applications like thunar file manager or...

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
Rafael A.
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Internet

Visual Studio Code is really lightweight, works perfectly in Linux and OS X, which are my primary operating systems. The feature to open a folder is great and allows you to search through code files easily. The fact that's Open Source is great because it...

Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 User

Updates all the time!!!! After an update the software freezes Takes a long time to load

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
G2 User in Computer Software

Not much...it is all good the best all functional for geek

TextPad
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Sylvia D.
User in Environmental Services

I love everything about TextPad! It's a direct upgrade from Notepad and I have been happily using it for many years. In my line of work I have to deal with viewing many large text files which can be a pain to deal with sometimes. -TextPad automatically...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Matthew G.
User in Computer Software

Weird shortcuts is a main one, not intuitive at all. As well they could support more code extensions (json) natively. There's not much to dislike but there's not much to like, and that's the main problem. In a sea of great text editors that are worth...

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