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GNU Emacs Alternatives & Competitors

(74)4.5 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to GNU Emacs? Tons of people want Text Editor . Notepad++, Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code, and Atom are the most popular alternatives and competitors to GNU Emacs.

Top Alternatives to GNU Emacs

  • Notepad++
  • Sublime Text
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Atom
  • UltraEdit

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to GNU Emacs

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  1. Notepad++

    (1,667)4.6 out of 5

    Notepad++ is a source code editor and notepad replacement that supports several languages in a MS Windows environment with Syntax highlighing and folding, PCRE, customizable GUI, auto-completion and more.

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  2. Notepad++ is a source code editor and notepad replacement that supports several languages in a MS Windows environment with Syntax highlighing and folding, PCRE, customizable GUI, auto-completion and more.

    Categories in common with GNU Emacs:

    Maciej B.
    MB
    Ability to edit large files Line numbering Plentiful plugins Multiple tabs Each tab is saved until you manually close it

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, Notepad++ is:

    Easier to set up
    More usable
    Easier to admin
    #2
    #2
  3. Sublime Text

    (1,346)4.5 out of 5

    Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.

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  4. Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.

    Categories in common with GNU Emacs:

    SS
    Simple, yet powerful text editor with hundreds, if not thousands of plugins. You can use vim/emacs commands as well.

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, Sublime Text is:

    Easier to set up
    More expensive
    More usable
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    #3
    #3
  5. Visual Studio Code

    (1,157)4.6 out of 5

    Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.

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  6. Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.

    Categories in common with GNU Emacs:

    John Patrick S.
    JS
    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...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, Visual Studio Code is:

    Easier to set up
    More usable
    Easier to admin
    #4
    #4
  7. Atom

    (641)4.4 out of 5

    Atom is a desk application based on web technologies that allows you to take control of your editor with CSS and other features.

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  8. Atom is a desk application based on web technologies that allows you to take control of your editor with CSS and other features.

    Categories in common with GNU Emacs:

    KR
    - Shortcuts - Custom shortcuts - hackable/highly-customizable interface - Easily manageable compilers, libraries, and dependencies

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, Atom is:

    Easier to set up
    More usable
    Easier to admin
    #5
    #5
  9. UltraEdit

    (988)4.7 out of 5

    UltraEdit is a powerful text editor and code editor for Windows, Mac, and Linux that supports nearly any programming language and easily handles huge (4+ GB) files. Includes (S)FTP, SSH console, powerful find/replace with Perl regex support, scripting / macros, and more.

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  10. UltraEdit is a powerful text editor and code editor for Windows, Mac, and Linux that supports nearly any programming language and easily handles huge (4+ GB) files. Includes (S)FTP, SSH console, powerful find/replace with Perl regex support, scripting / macros, and more.

    Categories in common with GNU Emacs:

    UF
    have been using UltraEdit for 10+ years since i was in college. Have tried many alternatives, including notepad++, Emacs, VI, etc, but none of them come as handy, fast, and do what editor is...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, UltraEdit is:

    More expensive
    Easier to set up
    More usable
    #6
    #6
  11. BBEdit

    (47)4.5 out of 5

    BBEdit is a professional HTML and text editor for Macintosh that provides features for editing, searching, and minipulation of text for web authors and software developers.

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  12. BBEdit is a professional HTML and text editor for Macintosh that provides features for editing, searching, and minipulation of text for web authors and software developers.

    Categories in common with GNU Emacs:

    Tom R.
    TR
    BBEdit is a great text editor for MacOS. Between the contextual coloring, phenomenal regex capabilities, and integration with the terminal, it's hard to beat. It has great search and...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, BBEdit is:

    Easier to set up
    More expensive
    More usable
    #7
    #7
  13. gedit

    (52)4.0 out of 5

    gEdit is a general purpose text editor that includes internationalized text, syntax highlighting, undo/redo, file reverting, print and print preview support and more.

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  14. gEdit is a general purpose text editor that includes internationalized text, syntax highlighting, undo/redo, file reverting, print and print preview support and more.

    Categories in common with GNU Emacs:

    UE
    There are a few positive things I can say about gedit. It's available as part of GNOME and set as the default text editor, so chances are you will run into using it as some point or another. It is...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, gedit is:

    More usable
    More expensive
    Better at support
    #8
    #8
  15. TextPad

    (107)4.4 out of 5

    TextPad7.4 is a powerful, general purpose editor for plain text files. Easy to use, with all the features a power user requires.

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  16. TextPad7.4 is a powerful, general purpose editor for plain text files. Easy to use, with all the features a power user requires.

    Categories in common with GNU Emacs:

    SS
    It is the perfect complement to our work tools, completely avoiding wasting time, since we can organize our tasks and manage them neatly. In turn, the programming team can edit web pages with ease,...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, TextPad is:

    Easier to set up
    More expensive
    More usable
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    #9
  17. TextEdit

    (106)4.0 out of 5

    TextEdit is a text editor based on the NStext and NSDocument text system of Cocoa for Mac.

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  18. TextEdit is a text editor based on the NStext and NSDocument text system of Cocoa for Mac.

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    RM
    So far so good. Perhaps it may take me a whole day to mention what i like about TextEdit,generally i like everything. But hear are some perfect features i saw to be more precise. The UI is very...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, TextEdit is:

    Easier to set up
    More usable
    Easier to admin
    #10
    #10
  19. Brackets

    (206)4.4 out of 5

    Brackets is a text editor tool that makes it easy to design in the browser, it iss crafted from the ground up for web designers and front-end developers.

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  20. Brackets is a text editor tool that makes it easy to design in the browser, it iss crafted from the ground up for web designers and front-end developers.

    Categories in common with GNU Emacs:

    UH
    The live preview is truly helpful. A great advantage comparing to other apps. Also, it is a lightweight app. It's easy to install. Easy to setup and there are tons of add-ons that make the work...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, Brackets is:

    Easier to set up
    More usable
    Easier to admin
    #11
    #11
  21. Komodo IDE

    (30)4.4 out of 5

    Looking for a powerful editor without all the advanced functionality an IDE comes with? Komodo IDE is for you.

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  22. Looking for a powerful editor without all the advanced functionality an IDE comes with? Komodo IDE is for you.

    Categories in common with GNU Emacs:

    JM
    It is an editor with a modern interface, Mac style. I like its excellent autocomplete tool. It has support for different programming languages in which PHP, HTML, CCS and others stand out. The...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, Komodo IDE is:

    Easier to set up
    More expensive
    More usable
    #12
    #12
  23. Kate

    (9)4.1 out of 5

    Kate is an editor and programmer software.

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  24. Kate is an editor and programmer software.

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    SS
    Kate is a very advanced text editor, It has lots of customization options, the split view option is very good and I really like it, and whenever I type something on the Kate Text Editor, I can just...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, Kate is:

    More usable
    More expensive
    Better at support
    #13
    #13
  25. SlickEdit

    (17)4.4 out of 5

    SlickEdit provides software developers with the multi-language, multi-platform code-editing capabilities they need to write better code, faster.

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  26. SlickEdit provides software developers with the multi-language, multi-platform code-editing capabilities they need to write better code, faster.

    Categories in common with GNU Emacs:

    MM
    This text editor has excellent script functions. Another positive feature of SlickEdit is that it can be configured to integrate with MySQL. Also very important are customization options, which...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, SlickEdit is:

    More expensive
    More usable
    Better at support
    #14
    #14
  27. Bluefish

    (44)4.1 out of 5

    Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code.

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  28. Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code.

    Categories in common with GNU Emacs:

    Miri L.
    ML
    flexible and glitzy editor for ppl who code. works fine on *nix. i can x forward it over ssh from a *nix server to my desktop, it's stable enuf for that, which is pretty good. not as fast as gedit,...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, Bluefish is:

    Easier to set up
    More expensive
    More usable
    #15
    #15
  29. Edit+

    (47)4.3 out of 5

    Edit+ is a text editor, HTML editor, PHP editor, Java editor, and Hex veiwer for windows that can serve as a notepad replacement with features for web page authors and programmers.

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  30. Edit+ is a text editor, HTML editor, PHP editor, Java editor, and Hex veiwer for windows that can serve as a notepad replacement with features for web page authors and programmers.

    Categories in common with GNU Emacs:

    UI
    EditPlus is a text editor for Windows with built-in FTP, FTPS and sftp capabilities. While it can serve as a good Notepad replacement, it also offers many powerful features for Web page authors and...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, Edit+ is:

    Easier to set up
    More expensive
    Easier to admin
    #16
    #16
  31. Elvis Text Editor

    (10)3.2 out of 5

    Elvis Text Editor is a vi/ex clone providing syntax hilighting, mulitple files in mulitple windows, browse modes for LaTeX, HTML, and MAN pages, network support, and GUI frontends.

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  32. Elvis Text Editor is a vi/ex clone providing syntax hilighting, mulitple files in mulitple windows, browse modes for LaTeX, HTML, and MAN pages, network support, and GUI frontends.

    Categories in common with GNU Emacs:

    Cleudy A.
    CA
    Elvis Text Editor has a really simple UI, a VIM-like shortcut scheme and it's super lightweight. Note taking and plain text editing is easily done with this application.

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, Elvis Text Editor is:

    More usable
    #17
    #17
  33. EmEditor

    (19)4.3 out of 5

    EmEditor is a text editor for Windows that supplies larger files and Unicode, macros, plug-ins and more.

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  34. EmEditor is a text editor for Windows that supplies larger files and Unicode, macros, plug-ins and more.

    Categories in common with GNU Emacs:

    IT
    The means you can open any text file and specify your delimiters to be able to edit it. You can open enormous files and it will use your hard disk and not open it in RAM as alll text editors used...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, EmEditor is:

    More expensive
    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
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    #18
  35. Textmate

    (21)4.5 out of 5

    TextMate is a general-purpose GUI text editor for Mac OS X.

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  36. TextMate is a general-purpose GUI text editor for Mac OS X.

    Categories in common with GNU Emacs:

    Luis Vicente F.
    LF
    Seguramente al igual como a mí me sucede, también pasa con los demás usuarios, es que la herramienta de software con la que estamos más involucrados en nuestra cotidianidad empresarial sea el...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, Textmate is:

    More usable
    More expensive
    Better at support
    #19
    #19
  37. NoteTab

    (24)4.7 out of 5

    NoteTab is a Notepad replacement HTML and text editor with text-processing, search and replace, capture and copy text to clipboard, reusable text snippets and macros, and other utilities to help the editing process.

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  38. NoteTab is a Notepad replacement HTML and text editor with text-processing, search and replace, capture and copy text to clipboard, reusable text snippets and macros, and other utilities to help the editing process.

    Categories in common with GNU Emacs:

    GF
    NoteTab is a text editor with many useful tools. I particularly like the options for working with HTML and Bootstrap files, which make implementation easy. I also like that the editor is included...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, NoteTab is:

    Easier to set up
    More usable
    More expensive
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  39. Text Edit Plus

    (16)4.2 out of 5

    Tex-Edit Plus is a scriptable, ASCII text editor that fills the gap between a Apple's bare-bones TextEdit and a full-featured word processor. It's fast, efficient, and has a clean, uncluttered interface.

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  40. Tex-Edit Plus is a scriptable, ASCII text editor that fills the gap between a Apple's bare-bones TextEdit and a full-featured word processor. It's fast, efficient, and has a clean, uncluttered interface.

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    JR
    ASCII Art allows me to create some pretty cool things, like creating a logo directly in ASCII. I can change the default font of the editor to one of my liking.

    Reviewers say compared to GNU Emacs, Text Edit Plus is:

    More usable
    More expensive
    Better at support