CotEditor vs Notepad++

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CotEditor

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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.

Decisions about CotEditor and Notepad++
Andrey Ginger
Managing Partner at WhiteLabelDevelopers · | 3 upvotes · 397.1K 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 Notepad for us is a completely outdated solution with an unacceptable interface.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 CotEditor
Pros of Notepad++
  • 3
    Excellent support for Japanese encoding
  • 101
    Syntax for all languages that i use
  • 60
    Tabbed ui
  • 56
    Great code editor
  • 53
    Fast and lightweight
  • 38
    Plugins
  • 28
    Nice GUI
  • 26
    Regex & Special Character Search & Replace
  • 16
    Fast startup
  • 9
    Application is free, and plugins are too
  • 9
    Themes
  • 6
    Free
  • 4
    Very Lightweight
  • 3
    100% Free
  • 2
    Column selection
  • 1
    Awesome autocomplete
  • 1
    Easy edit on FTP servers (NppFTP)
  • 1
    Cos it's seck
  • 1
    Nice gui. are you kidding me?
  • 1
    Open Sourced
  • 1
    Mksahammed1@gmail.com

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Cons of CotEditor
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 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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