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Alternatives to CotEditor

BBEdit, Visual Studio Code, Sublime Text, Vim, and Atom are the most popular alternatives and competitors to CotEditor.
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What is CotEditor and what are its top alternatives?

CotEditor is a lightweight plain-text editor for OS X.
CotEditor is a tool in the Text Editor category of a tech stack.
CotEditor is an open source tool with 2.9K GitHub stars and 259 GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to CotEditor's open source repository on GitHub

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