Monaco Editor vs Notepad++

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Monaco Editor

51
147
+ 1
14
Notepad++

17K
13.9K
+ 1
417
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Monaco Editor vs Notepad++: What are the differences?

Monaco Editor: A browser based code editor. The Monaco Editor is the code editor that powers VS Code. It is licensed under the MIT License and supports IE 9/10/11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera; 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.

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

"Out of the Box Intellisense" is the primary reason why developers consider Monaco Editor over the competitors, whereas "Syntax for all languages that i use" was stated as the key factor in picking Notepad++.

Monaco Editor is an open source tool with 15.9K GitHub stars and 1.39K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Monaco Editor's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Notepad++ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 187 company stacks & 499 developers stacks; compared to Monaco Editor, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

Decisions about Monaco Editor and Notepad++
Andrey Ginger
Managing Partner at WhiteLabelDevelopers · | 3 upvotes · 391.3K 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 Notepad for us is a completely outdated solution with an unacceptable interface.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 Monaco Editor
Pros of Notepad++
  • 5
    Out of the Box Intellisense
  • 3
    More features than Ace
  • 2
    Power vscode, with all it's features
  • 2
    Microsoft Product
  • 1
    Accessibility
  • 1
    Good support for none-monospace fonts
  • 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 Monaco Editor
Cons of Notepad++
  • 6
    Microsoft
  • 2
    No default plugin manager
  • 1
    Can't install more advanced packets

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What is Monaco Editor?

The Monaco Editor is the code editor that powers VS Code. It is licensed under the MIT License and supports IE 9/10/11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

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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What are some alternatives to Monaco Editor and Notepad++?
CodeMirror
CodeMirror is a JavaScript component that provides a code editor in the browser. When a mode is available for the language you are coding in, it will color your code, and optionally help with indentation.
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.
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.
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.
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