Sublime Text vs. Vim vs. Notepad++

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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 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.

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.
Why do developers choose Sublime Text?
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Why do developers choose Notepad++?
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What companies use Sublime Text?
1784 companies on StackShare use Sublime Text
What companies use Vim?
1089 companies on StackShare use Vim
What companies use Notepad++?
245 companies on StackShare use Notepad++
What tools integrate with Sublime Text?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Sublime Text
What tools integrate with Vim?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Vim
What tools integrate with Notepad++?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Notepad++

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

  • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
  • Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century
  • Emacs - The extensible self-documenting text editor.
  • Brackets - A modern, open source text editor that understands web design

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