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BBEdit vs Notepad++: What are the differences?

BBEdit: A proprietary text editor for macOS. It has been crafted to serve the needs of writers, Web authors and software developers, and provides an abundance of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of prose, source code, and textual data; Notepad++: Free source code editor and Notepad replacement. Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

BBEdit and Notepad++ can be categorized as "Text Editor" tools.

According to the StackShare community, Notepad++ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 275 company stacks & 3084 developers stacks; compared to BBEdit, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

Decisions about BBEdit and Notepad++
Andrey Ginger
Managing Partner at WhiteLabelDevelopers · | 3 upvotes · 423.4K views

Since communication with Github is not necessary, the Atom is less convenient in working with text and code. Sublim's support and understanding of projects is best for us. Notepad for us is a completely outdated solution with an unacceptable interface. We use a good theme for Sublim ayu-dark

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Pros of BBEdit
Pros of Notepad++
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    Support for character encodings and file formats
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    Flexible project file management
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    Snippets functionality includes substitutions
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    Highly extensible (plugins, text filters, etc)
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    Superb regex find/replace
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    Syntax for all languages that i use
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    Tabbed ui
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    Great code editor
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    Fast and lightweight
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    Plugins
  • 28
    Nice GUI
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    Regex & Special Character Search & Replace
  • 16
    Fast startup
  • 9
    Application is free, and plugins are too
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    Themes
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    Free
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    Very Lightweight
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    100% Free
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    Column selection
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    Awesome autocomplete
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    Easy edit on FTP servers (NppFTP)
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    Mksahammed1@gmail.com
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    Cos it's seck
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    Nice gui. are you kidding me?
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    Open Sourced

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Cons of BBEdit
Cons of Notepad++
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    • 2
      No default plugin manager
    • 1
      Can't install more advanced packets

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    What is BBEdit?

    It has been crafted to serve the needs of writers, Web authors and software developers, and provides an abundance of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of prose, source code, and textual data.

    What is Notepad++?

    Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

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    What are some alternatives to BBEdit and Notepad++?
    TextMate
    TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.
    Sublime Text
    Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
    Atom
    At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
    UltraEdit
    It is a powerful, fast, and secure text editor whose helpful features make every day life easier for any user type and programming language. Windows, Mac, Linux.
    Visual Studio Code
    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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