Notepad++ vs TextMate

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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.

Decisions about Notepad++ and TextMate
Andrey Ginger
Managing Partner at WhiteLabelDevelopers · | 3 upvotes · 291.1K 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 Notepad for us is a completely outdated solution with an unacceptable interface.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 Notepad++
Pros of TextMate
  • 101
    Syntax for all languages that i use
  • 60
    Tabbed ui
  • 56
    Great code editor
  • 52
    Fast and lightweight
  • 38
    Plugins
  • 27
    Nice GUI
  • 26
    Regex & Special Character Search & Replace
  • 15
    Fast startup
  • 9
    Application is free, and plugins are too
  • 9
    Themes
  • 6
    Free
  • 3
    100% Free
  • 3
    Very Lightweight
  • 2
    Column selection
  • 1
    Awesome autocomplete
  • 1
    Open Sourced
  • 1
    Cos it's seck
  • 1
    Nice gui. are you kidding me?
  • 1
    Easy edit on FTP servers (NppFTP)
  • 17
    Syntax highlighting
  • 5
    PHP Developer
  • 5
    Javascript
  • 4
    jQuery developer
  • 4
    Native UI
  • 1
    Bundles
  • 1
    MacOS native
  • 1
    Keyboard shortcuts
  • 1
    Snippets
  • 1
    Commands
  • 1
    Ruby
  • 1
    Clean ui
  • 1
    Low Energy Usage
  • 1
    Starts fast
  • 1
    Open Source

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Cons of Notepad++
Cons of TextMate
  • 2
    No default plugin manager
  • 1
    Can't install more advanced packets
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    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.

    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.

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    What are some alternatives to Notepad++ and TextMate?
    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.
    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.
    UltraEdit
    It is a powerful, fast, and secure text editor whose helpful features make every day life easier for any user type and programming language. Windows, Mac, Linux.
    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.
    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.
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