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Description

What is 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.

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.

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

    Cons

    What are the cons of using Sublime Text?
    Downsides of Sublime Text?

    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?

    Companies

    What companies use Sublime Text?
    1270 companies on StackShare use Sublime Text
    What companies use Notepad++?
    133 companies on StackShare use Notepad++
    What companies use Emacs?
    91 companies on StackShare use Emacs

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Sublime Text?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Sublime Text
    What tools integrate with Notepad++?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Notepad++
    What tools integrate with Emacs?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Emacs

    What are some alternatives to Sublime Text, Notepad++, and Emacs?

    • 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
    • Brackets - A modern, open source text editor that understands web design

    See all alternatives to Sublime Text

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