Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

gedit
gedit

41
40
+ 1
37
TextMate
TextMate

84
61
+ 1
45
Add tool

gedit vs TextMate: 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; TextMate: The Missing Editor for Mac OS X. TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.

gedit and TextMate 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, TextMate provides the following key features:

  • Ability to Search and Replace in a Project
  • Auto-Indent for Common Actions Like Pasting Text
  • Auto-Pairing of Brackets and Other Characters

"Fast" is the top reason why over 8 developers like gedit, while over 16 developers mention "Syntax highlighting" as the leading cause for choosing TextMate.

- No public GitHub repository available -
- No public GitHub repository available -

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 TextMate?

TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.
Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose gedit?
Why do developers choose TextMate?

Sign up to add, upvote and see more prosMake informed product decisions

    Be the first to leave a con
    What companies use gedit?
    What companies use TextMate?

    Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

    What tools integrate with gedit?
    What tools integrate with TextMate?

    Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

    What are some alternatives to gedit and TextMate?
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Visual Studio Code
    Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
    See all alternatives
    Decisions about gedit and TextMate
    No stack decisions found
    Interest over time
    Reviews of gedit and TextMate
    No reviews found
    How developers use gedit and TextMate
    Avatar of Sascha Manns
    Sascha Manns uses geditgedit

    I'm using it to load the fresh installed config file, so the user can edit this directly and easily.

    Avatar of vgorloff
    vgorloff uses TextMateTextMate

    Editing Source code, Automation scripts and other files.

    How much does gedit cost?
    How much does TextMate cost?
    Pricing unavailable
    News about gedit
    More news
    News about TextMate
    More news