Notepad++ vs TextMate: What are the differences?
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; 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.
Notepad++ and TextMate can be categorized as "Text Editor" tools.
Some of the features offered by Notepad++ are:
- 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
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
"Syntax for all languages that i use" is the top reason why over 94 developers like Notepad++, while over 16 developers mention "Syntax highlighting" as the leading cause for choosing TextMate.
Implisit, Adsia, and Capgemini are some of the popular companies that use Notepad++, whereas TextMate is used by MAK IT, Edify, and Rude Baguette. Notepad++ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 187 company stacks & 499 developers stacks; compared to TextMate, which is listed in 13 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.