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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 Emacs?

GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.

What is gedit?

gedit is the GNOME text editor. While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor.

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Why do developers choose Notepad++?
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    Why do developers choose Emacs?
  • Why do you like Emacs?

    Why do developers choose gedit?
  • Why do you like gedit?

    Cons

    What are the cons of using Notepad++?
    No Cons submitted yet for Notepad++
    Downsides of Notepad++?

    What are the cons of using Emacs?
    No Cons submitted yet for Emacs
    Downsides of Emacs?

    What are the cons of using gedit?
    Downsides of gedit?

    Companies

    What companies use Notepad++?
    133 companies on StackShare use Notepad++
    What companies use Emacs?
    92 companies on StackShare use Emacs
    What companies use gedit?
    1 companies on StackShare use gedit

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Notepad++?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Notepad++
    What tools integrate with Emacs?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Emacs
    No integrations listed yet

    What are some alternatives to Notepad++, Emacs, and gedit?

    • 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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