gedit is the official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor.

16 Alternatives To Gedit


Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver is a proprietary web development tool developed by Adobe Systems.

Aptana Studio

The world’s most powerful open-source web development IDE just got better. Rebuilt from the ground-up. It’s now much faster, customizable and includes new features to help you be more productive.


At GitHub, we’re building the text editor we’ve always wanted: hackable to the core, but approachable on the first day without ever touching a config file. We can’t wait to see what you build with it.


BBEdit is a professional HTML and text editor for Macintosh that provides features for editing, searching, and minipulation of text for web authors and software developers.

GNU Emacs

GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more.

GNU nano

GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor.


Lightweight IDE for Linux and Windows


The Kate Editor Homepage

Komodo Edit

Komodo Edit is a fast, smart, free and open-source code editor.


NetBeans IDE 7.0. Develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, PHP, C/C++ and more. Runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris. NetBeans IDE is open-source and free.


Notepad2 is a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting.


TextWrangler is a very capable text editor. What sets BBEdit apart is its extensive professional feature set including Web authoring capabilities and software development tools.


TextMate brings Apple’s approach to operating systems into the world of text editors.


UltraCompare is the name of an advanced level of file and folder comparison platform that is loaded with an advanced level of features and functions.


Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing

Visual Studio Code

Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft