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CotEditor vs Notepad++: What are the differences?

What is CotEditor? Open Source Plain-Text Editor for OS X. CotEditor is a lightweight plain-text editor for OS X.

What is 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.

CotEditor and Notepad++ can be primarily classified as "Text Editor" tools.

Some of the features offered by CotEditor are:

  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Powerful Find & Replace
  • Setting via Click

On the other hand, Notepad++ provides the following key features:

  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  • User Defined Syntax Highlighting and Folding: screenshot 1, screenshot 2, screenshot 3 and screenshot 4
  • PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expression) Search/Replace

"Excellent support for Japanese encoding" is the top reason why over 2 developers like CotEditor, while over 94 developers mention "Syntax for all languages that i use" as the leading cause for choosing Notepad++.

CotEditor is an open source tool with 2.77K GitHub stars and 252 GitHub forks. Here's a link to CotEditor's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is CotEditor?

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

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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        Decisions about CotEditor and Notepad++
        Gustavo Muñoz
        Gustavo Muñoz
        Web UI Developer at Globant · | 3 upvotes · 32.8K views
        Visual Studio Code
        Visual Studio Code
        Atom
        Atom
        Sublime Text
        Sublime Text
        Vim
        Vim
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        Notepad++
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        Flutter
        Flutter
        TypeScript
        TypeScript
        #RESTfulAPI
        #Microsoft

        I have chosen Visual Studio Code after testing a lot of other editors like Atom, Sublime Text (with legal license), Vim or even Notepad++ because it is the sum of all their virtues and none of their defects. It's fast, it has all the tools and plugins I need to work, and it's pretty and very good optimized. It has what I need to work and nothing more. And the main plugins works like a charm. Developing for React or Flutter is amazing. Even the TypeScript plugin works great. I like how IntelliSense works, and all the extra tools to code remotely using #ssh, access #RESTfulAPI or event manage projects or collaborating remotely. Thanks #Microsoft for Visual Studio Code.

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        How developers use CotEditor and Notepad++
        Avatar of Daniel Kovacs
        Daniel Kovacs uses Notepad++Notepad++

        When some regex or hardly scriptable but pattern-type problem occurs, I always go to notepad++. Also nice for file inspection (like image-meta).

        Avatar of Ana Phi Sancho
        Ana Phi Sancho uses Notepad++Notepad++

        Development Tool code editor - Open Source: Supports a wide selection of programming languages( C/C++, C#, Java, PHP, Python, or .NET.)

        Avatar of BobStein
        BobStein uses Notepad++Notepad++
        • syntax highlighting
        • find
        • highlight selected text
        Avatar of Tim De Lange
        Tim De Lange uses Notepad++Notepad++

        First thing I install on a new windows box.

        Avatar of Promethean TV
        Promethean TV uses Notepad++Notepad++

        Used as a basic text and code editor.

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