Sublime Text Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to Sublime Text for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD, Web and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to Sublime Text.

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features. If your looking for more info about Sublime Text like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 10/12/2018 10:05:00 AM

Alternatives to Sublime Text for all platforms with any license

  • Notepad++

    Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions.

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    • I have been using it in windows and have a lot of good experience in editing, counting,regex etc Guest • Feb 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Atom

    A hackable text editor for the 21st Century. 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Electron / Atom Shell

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    • Similar interface and functionality of a code editor, but Atom uses a lot of resources being that it is written in JavaScript. Guest • Feb 2016 • 24 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Atom is very similar in feel and functionality to Sublime Text, but much easier to extend. Even the source code of the editor itself is a breeze to read. Guest • Oct 2016 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Being both features packed and stylistic, Atom provides many aspects to make your coding experience more enjoyable. Guest • Aug 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • it's free but the look and the feature are similiar to sublime text DaffaMumtazFeb 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Slow loading, slow autocomplete, bad php support. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It seems that Atom is better supported by developers and community. It receives updates faster. WestFlameDec 2016 • 6 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open source, lots of out of the box features and also extensions. Guest • Oct 2016 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's fast, slick and currently developed and improved at impressive speed. Guest • Oct 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • -Free -Very good performance -Good to a lot of things Guest • Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Superb functionality out of the box, with great git integration and easy learning curve. Free!! samajosephMay 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This is my favorite code editor. It is open source and portable, you can get a portable version that will fit onto a flash drive if you want. It is just as configurable as Sublime Text and has a large community producing great plugins. it has GIT support built in and excellent support for Javascript, HTML, CSS, and Python, and others of course. It has an integrated debugging system. kholdstayrJul 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Visual Studio Code is a delight to use. It's a free editor that includes syntax highlighting for many text formats and programming languages. It has a rich set of plugins. Bug fixes and new features are added at least once a month. Guest • Mar 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Despite its "relatively" slow startup time, Code is a great jack of all trades tool, that is not only clean and practical but also open source. Guest • Apr 2017 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • - free - has a good handset of features for frontend web development without installing additional packages - great javascript es6 features and module detection - very good settings profile customization - easy to sync / export settings profile - low on resource consumption Guest • May 2018 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Vim

    Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content. Vim offers several “modes” for editing with efficiency. This makes vim a non-user-friendly application but it is also a strength. The normal mode binds alphanumeric keys to task-oriented commands. The visual mode highlights text. The command-line mode offers more tools (for search&replace, defining functions, etc.

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  • Brackets

    Brackets is an open-source editor for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The project was created and is maintained by Adobe, and is released under an MIT License. With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, Brackets is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser. It's crafted from the ground up for web designers and front-end developers. Brackets is a lightweight, yet powerful, modern text editor.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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    • Live preview is built directly into the program. No additional setup. Plugin manager enables Emmets and other plugins to be installed completely GUI. Guest • May 2016 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has a streamlined interface, excellent code highlighting, many plugins available for installation, a sidebar which can display folders and files, the ability to have multiple files open at once, the option for a vertical/horizontal split screen to display more than one file at once, and it's free. Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Xfce

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    • For users who come from a Linux environment this is a perfect editor to keep using on MacOS X LucasVieitesNov 2015 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • its support many programming language and so easy to compile,build,and run..! Guest • Dec 2016 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • GNU nano

    GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor. Besides basic text editing, nano offers many extra features like an interactive search and replace, go to line and column number, auto-indentation, feature toggles, internationalization support, and filename tab completion.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

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    • Functionally-wise, Nano would be GNU counterpart of notepad.exe, nowhere near functionality of Sublime Text. Guest • Nov 2015 • 9 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is command line based, and does not have any kind of plugins or themes. vfricoJun 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's barely replacement of MS-DOS Wordstar from 80's... Guest • Jun 2017 • 0 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • GNU 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. The features of GNU Emacs include: * Content-sensitive editing modes, including syntax coloring, for a variety of file types including plain text, source code, and HTML. * Complete built-in documentation, including a tutorial for new users.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Kate

    Text editor for the KDE desktop environment with support for multiple languages and syntax highlighting. It is extensible with plugins. Features a MDI interface. Kate is a multi document editor, based on a rewritten version of the kwrite editing widget of KDE, offering all the features of that plus a bunch of its own. Kate has been been moved to the kdesdk package in KDE4, and is a built-in part of your favorite desktop since release 2.2.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD KDE

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  • PhpStorm

    Smart PHP Code Editor The editor that actually 'gets' your code and deeply understands its structure, supporting all PHP language features for modern and legacy projects. Provides the best code completion, refactorings, on-the-fly error prevention, and more. Code Quality Analysis Hundreds of inspections take care of verifying your code as you type, analyzing the whole project.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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    • PHP Storm is a full pledge IDE not comparable to Sublime Text editor spthaoltJul 2016 • 12 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Komodo Edit

    Komodo Edit is a fast, smart, free and open-source code editor. Switching your trusty code editor is hard, but give Komodo Edit (or its big brother Komodo IDE) a try: it'll be worth your while. Windows, Mac, Linux? Yes. PHP, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Perl, Tcl, XML, HTML5, CSS 3? Yes, with (customizable) syntax coloring, folding, background syntax checking, and excellent auto-complete and calltips (we call it "code intelligence").

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Neovim

    Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: Simplify maintenance and encourage contributions. Split the work between multiple developers. Enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source. Improve extensibility with a new plugin architecture.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

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  • Notepad2

    Notepad2 is a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. Simple as possible, but yet powerful. Has full Unicode support. Can be run out of the box without installation, and does not touch your system's registry.

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2.25, released on October 28, 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Aptana Studio

    Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and collaboration services that help you and your team do more. Includes support for PHP, CSS, FTP, and more...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued Aptana is still in development on GitHub but latest version, 3.6.1, was released in October 2014. It lacks Java 8/9 features, as well as newer Javascript and HTML 5 features.
  • 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. Whether you are a programmer or a designer, the production of code and markup is hard work. Without an editor dedicated to the task, it is also often cumbersome, overwhelming, and repetitive.

    Commercial $ $ $ Open Source Mac

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    • Fast, lightweight, feels native on OS X and has easy to change themes. Fonts are good and it doesn't have fancy features which means you can't accidentally activate fancy features. Basic text editor that's good for everything and is the only thing anyone needs. It's TextEdit but with nice colors and syntax highlighting! Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Coda

    Coda is a fast, clean, and powerful text editor with pixel-perfect preview and a built-in way to open and manage your local and remote files. And a dash of SSH too. It’s got everything you expect: syntax highlighting for tons of languages. Code folding. Project-wide autocomplete. Fast find and replace. Indentation guides. Automatic tag closing. Fast commenting and shifting of code. Coda has battle-tested, deeply integrated file management.

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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  • UltraEdit

    UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An industry-award winner, UltraEdit supports disk-based 64-bit file handling (standard) on 32-bit Windows platforms (Windows 2000 and later).

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • PSPad

    PSPad is a freeware programmers editor in 8 languages for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Some features are highlighted syntax, ftp, projects and so on. Code explorer for Pascal, C/C++, INI, HTML, XML, PHP and more in development, internal web browser with APACHE support. Installation contains templates for HTML, PHP, Pascal, JScript, VBScript, MySQL, MS-Dos, Perl.

    Free Windows

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  • Light Table

    Light Table is a new interactive IDE that lets you modify running programs and embed anything from websites to games. It provides the real time feedback we need to not only answer questions about our code, but to understand how our programs really work.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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    • Discontinued Appears to be abandoned. Last release was Jan 2016
  • SciTE

    SciTE is a SCIntilla based Text Editor. Originally built to demonstrate Scintilla, it has grown to be a generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs. It is best used for jobs with simple configurations - I use it for building test and demonstration programs as well as SciTE and Scintilla, themselves. SciTE is currently available for Intel Win32 and Linux compatible operating systems with GTK+. It has been run on Windows XP and on Fedora 8 and Ubuntu 7.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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  • TextWrangler

    TextWrangler is the powerful general purpose text editor, and Unix and server administrator’s tool. At its most basic, a text editor is a tool for simply editing text. You can use a text editor for a wide variety of tasks from cleaning up data, to editing configuration files on your Mac or server, to writing HTML or coding.

    Free Mac

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    • Discontinued The developers announced that development of TextWrangler has stopped, in favor of concentrating their efforts on the development of BBEdit. Quoted from the TextWrangler webpage, "We are sunsetting TextWrangler, and we encourage anyone interested in TextWrangler to download and use BBEdit instead."
    • TextWrangler is a small and powerful text editor, like Sublime Text. Guest • Nov 2016 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Notepad2-mod

    Changes compared to the official Notepad2 Code folding Support for bookmarks Option to mark all occurrences of a word Word auto-completion Syntax highlighting support for AutoHotkey, AutoIt3, AviSynth, Bash, CMake, Inno Setup, LaTeX, Lua, Markdown, NSIS, Ruby, Tcl and YAML scripts Improved support for NFO ANSI art Support for replacing Windows Notepad using a clean, unintrusive registry-based method Other various minor changes and tweaks

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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