gedit vs Notepad++

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gedit

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gedit vs Notepad++: What are the differences?

gedit: Text editor for the GNOME desktop environment, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. gedit is the GNOME text editor. While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor; 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.

gedit and Notepad++ belong to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by gedit are:

  • Full support for internationalized text (UTF-8)
  • Configurable syntax highlighting for various languages (C, C++, Java, HTML, XML, Python, Perl and many others)
  • Undo/Redo

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

"Fast" is the primary reason why developers consider gedit over the competitors, whereas "Syntax for all languages that i use" was stated as the key factor in picking Notepad++.

Decisions about gedit 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 Notepad for us is a completely outdated solution with an unacceptable interface.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 gedit
Pros of Notepad++
  • 10
    Fast
  • 9
    Lightweight
  • 9
    GNOME Integration
  • 5
    Syntax Highlighting
  • 3
    Immediately starts
  • 3
    Tabbed UI
  • 2
    Free
  • 2
    I love gnu-linux
  • 1
    External tools and snippets
  • 1
    Supports every programming language
  • 1
    Spell Check
  • 1
    If you took cs50, you know gedit
  • 1
    Old gedit based on gtk2
  • 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 gedit
Cons of Notepad++
  • 2
    GTK3
  • 2
    No default plugin manager
  • 1
    Can't install more advanced packets

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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.

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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Vim
Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
Atom
At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
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.
Geany
Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a special Desktop Environment like KDE or GNOME - Geany only requires the GTK2 runtime libraries.
Visual Studio Code
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