Notepad++ vs. Kakoune vs. CotEditor

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Description

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.

What is Kakoune?

Kakoune is a code editor heavily inspired by Vim, as such most of its commands are similar to vi’s ones. Kakoune can operate in two modes, normal and insertion. In insertion mode, keys are directly inserted into the current buffer. In normal mode, keys are used to manipulate the current selection and to enter insertion mode.

What is CotEditor?

CotEditor is a lightweight plain-text editor for OS X.

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    Why do developers choose Kakoune?
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    Why do developers choose CotEditor?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Notepad++?
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    What are the cons of using Kakoune?
    No Cons submitted yet for Kakoune
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    What are the cons of using CotEditor?
    No Cons submitted yet for CotEditor
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    Pricing

    How much does Notepad++ cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use Notepad++?
    138 companies on StackShare use Notepad++
    What companies use Kakoune?
    0 companies on StackShare use Kakoune
    What companies use CotEditor?
    0 companies on StackShare use CotEditor

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Notepad++?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Notepad++
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    What are some alternatives to Notepad++, Kakoune, and CotEditor?

    • Sublime Text - A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
    • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
    • Vim - Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing
    • Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century

    See all alternatives to Notepad++



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